Monday, June 28, 2010

Rockport, Massachusetts

Marty here. We took off for Rockport on Saturday morning for an overnight. If you’ve read our blogs over the years, you know that Rockport is one of our favorite getaway destinations. It’s about a two hour drive from Cape Cod and is located on the tip of Cape Ann, just beyond Gloucester. It a great little village to stroll and shop in, and the fish is fresh beyond belief. Here are a few pictures, starting with fishing shack “Motif # 1” which is supposedly the most painted building in the US. I’ll put up some pictures tomorrow. As usual, just click to enlarge:

Friday, June 25, 2010

Shara Porter

Back when we had our shop downtown, one of the artisans we loved representing was Shara Porter, a screenprinter from New Bedford. She was one of many artists we've met there during Open Studio weekends. I was thrilled to see she was juried into Renegade Brooklyn  as I remember a few years ago she didn't make the cut which surprised me, given the quality and functionality of her pieces. If you're in the market for a new bag, wallet (men's and women's), or one of those vintage key holders, Shara's got the goods!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Car Show

Marty here. Today was the annual Father’s Day Car Show here in Hyannis. For once we had a nice day and the turnout was huge, both in terms of people and vintage cars. I ended up snap-shooting about 60 cars and  figured I’d post a few pictures everyday. My favorite cars are the ones that bring a sense of nostalgia. While an AC Cobra is an incredibly impressive car, it’s the 60’s Oldsmobile station wagons, the Chevy Biscaynes and the Ford Galaxies that hit me – cars you saw everyday as a kid. How quickly and unknowingly they passed into time. Here are a few assorted pictures: