Making a Horse With Dad

I remember talking to him about my drawings and art. He preferred our abstract works to our realistic pictures and discouraged figuration, which is silly - children want to be able to draw things that look real. He wasn't very understanding of the little girl stuff: that's why you have a mother. But the best project we made with him was an amazing life-scale horse. Little girls love horses, and what could be better than making a realistic, life-size horse with your dad?" —Rebecca Smith on her father David Smith

Read more: Making a Horse With Dad, Tate Etc., August 2006

Candida and Rebecca Smith's bedroom (c.1962), photographed by their Dad. Top: Rebecca and Candida plastering a horse (c.1961), photographed by their Dad. ©Photographs: David Smith ©Estate of David Smith

Rick Pohlers Rocker

Solid cherry and leather rocker by Rick Pohler. Originally made for his own kids (in the mid-1970s of course), now available at Objects USA.

Happy Father's Day

• Slept in until 10am.
• Chocolate croissant and bacon in bed.
• Rad card.
• Sing-a-long with Elsa to "Sloop John B".
• Drum-a-long with Astrid to "Wouldn't It Be Nice".
• Cooling off in the kiddie pool.
• I smell a chocolate cake.

Hope you all had a good one.

What to write in a card for Mom:

You have sparkly eyes, red hair, a lot of freckles, red lips, shiny eyes too. And most of all: Mommy, a beauty queen.

0-100 Editions Spring 2010 issue

Tierney Gearon (above), Elinor Carucci, Margaret Durow, Justin Waldron, Debora Mittelstaedt, Cristiano Guerri, Daniel Shea, Erik Osberg, and Amy Stein.


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The roses at Huntington Gardens. Photos by YHBHS. Jinx.

Antanas Mockus

"When women complained that they didn’t feel safe after dark, he [Bogotá mayor Antanas Mockus] organized several women-only nights. Men were encouraged to stay home and take care of the children while the women could attend free concerts around town."

Antanas Mockus’s Despair / Brave New Worlds [Walker Design]