"Everything should be made as simple as possible..but not simpler." Albert Einstein

studio visit with Annie Larson

Yesterday I visited Annie Larson from ALL knitwear in her beautiful Minneapolis studio.  She is lovely, and kind, and was so generous to give me a demonstration on her knitting machine.  Annie creates the most amazing knits I have ever seen, and the craftsmanship and attention to detail is wonderful.  I came away feeling so inspired.

I wanted to show you

I love small books and murky dark colors.  And of course polaroids.  I purchased this little book a while back and fell in love with not only the images inside, but the book itself.  It’s such a simple format -the small, square shape, nice textured paper and simple pamphlet binding.  I am currently teaching a portfolio design class at the U of M and plan to show this to my students.

Along with the book, Tara sent me this original polaroid of tall trees, showing mostly their trunks.  I love the proportion of dense stands of trees with really tall trunks.

You can purchase your own copy of the book here.