Knitted Dishcloth

2008: Handknitted exclusively for LABOUR AND WAIT, these 100% cotton dishcloths are very absorbent. Link

Extraordinary Commonplaces

"Commonplace" is a translation of the Latin term locus communis which means "a theme or argument of general application", such as a statement of proverbial wisdom. Scholars have expanded this usage to include any manuscript that collects material along a common theme by an individual. Link

Not a dull or trite book, as the usual sense of ‘commonplace’ would suggest, but a writer's notebook in which interesting ideas and quotations are collected for further reflection and possible future use. Link Whenever they came across a pithy passage, they copied it into a notebook under an appropriate heading, adding observations made in the course of daily life. Link

This is an album of watercolours, sketches and prints by various artists, accompanied by handwritten copies of poems and extracts from letters. Link

Albino Deer

1974: On December 19th of 1974, Emil Tylka spotted something very unusual as he passed along the waterways of the lower Indian Creek area. An albino white tail deer had busted through the ice and died.

Emil then made necessary arrangement to make sure that history and education would be restored, he donated the deer to the Fountain City Rod & Gun Club. Today, the deer can be seen in the Rock Bottom bar within the Monarch Tavern. Link

Pictures of an Albino Whitetail Deer. This buck can be identified as an albino deer and not a piebald by looking closely at its eyes and nose. The pink eye and the pink nose are a dead give-away.

The brown on the head near the base of the antlers might lead you to the conclusion that this isn't an albino buck but the color comes from the buck rubbing his antlers on trees (rubs). Link

Iris Apfel: Rare Bird of Fashion

2008: "Iris Barrel Apfel is one of the most vivacious personalities in the worlds of fashion, textiles, and interior design and has cultivated a personal style that is both witty and exuberantly idiosyncratic. Her originality is typically revealed in her mixing of high and low fashion—Dior haute couture with flea-market finds, Dolce & Gabbana striped leather trousers with a Zuni belt. With remarkable panache and discernment, she combines colors, textures, and patterns without regard to period, provenance, and, ultimately, aesthetic conventions." Link
Amazing collection currently exhibiting here. Exhibition review and interview here.

News: Refinery 29 Pipeline

2008: Refinery 29 included Buttercup and Ivory in "Service With a Smirk: Cheeky Party Supplies" and I could not be happier! Thank you Piera! Link

The Utopianist Guides

2008: An ever-growing source of adventure-filled treatises on taking care of your body and mind while taking care of the planet. Link

B & I collection: Classic Silverware Pouch

2008: Our formal napkins with whitework embroidered numerical folding instructions are just about ready! Illustrated diagram to follow. For now click here for napkin folding instructions.

A New Hive

2008: An art and design installation inspired by the worldwide en masse disappearance of honeybees. Link

Mosaic or Honeycomb Quilt

1870: Quilters follow artistic patterns based on tradition and their own inherent skill. This mosaic or honeycomb quilt was an elegant one made of silk and velvet sewn onto a black background. Link

A Gustavian house

1790: 1:48 scale house. Envisioned it as an imaginary Swedish house of the late 18th century, furnished in the so-called Gustavian style. A well-off widow lives here with a maid to look after the house. In the upper-class homes of the 18th century, the kitchen was often placed in a separate house, in order to reduce the risk of fire, so the little extension would be perfect for a kitchen. Link

Pop Pop

2008: Have a great weekend!

News: The Kitchn

2008: The Kitchn included Buttercup and Ivory in Delicious Links "How to Make Homemade Bitters"! Thank you! Link

News: Design*Sponge

2008: Design*Sponge posted a generous entry on Buttercup and Ivory. Thank you Grace!! Link

Battle at Kruger