Megan Lee Designs, Art vs Craft 2011

Megan Lee is not from Milwaukee, then again who is these days (it’s not like it’s a bad thing). Most of all I like her regional outlook. You can be cool in Iowa wearing a shirt with Ohio, Wisconsin or a mini-boxer pug dog on it. Megan Lee’s designs are hand illustrated with sharp andContinue reading “Megan Lee Designs, Art vs Craft 2011”

Just Seeds, Art vs Craft 2011

Just Seeds’ sharp pop taste is very near the status of a global mainstay. Socially conscious and smart, I always enjoy their work. They even have a installation at the new Villard Avenue Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library. Do I really need to mention their prints make great additions to most any wall space?Continue reading “Just Seeds, Art vs Craft 2011”

Seize the Moment, The Brass Rooster

Milwaukee has a knack for growing inspired efforts. The Brass Rooster leaped out of no where this past Spring, to become a prime example of resurgent artisan crafts fusing with entrepreneurial pursuits. At The Brass Rooster hats are not just sold, but blocked, shaped, and re-banded. Crafting dreams happens the same way, if you wantContinue reading “Seize the Moment, The Brass Rooster”

MKE Molecules, WMSE Buy-Local Bazaar

A sidewalk sign boasted availability of “fine fineries” at the Buy-Local Bazaar in the Kern Center Sunday afternoon. In case you missed it, here are few of Local Trolley’s favorite booths: Lovesick Robot Studios http://lovesickrobot.org I mention this booth from the standpoint that I used to be a super duper Star Wars freak. The keyContinue reading “MKE Molecules, WMSE Buy-Local Bazaar”

Retrospective: Levine and Heimerl, Handmade Nation

I really enjoyed the film Handmade Nation, the work of Milwaukee documentarians. The review I authored entitled Manifest Dexterity originally posted February 8, 2009 on Sane Artworks Blog. ——- —- ——- Manifest Dexterity Wanna stick it to the “the man”? What if I told you that you could do it in the comfort of yourContinue reading “Retrospective: Levine and Heimerl, Handmade Nation”