News from Anti-fashion Super Hero, Rhondah Rhombus

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas from Rhondah

Twas the night before Christmas,
and all through the flat,
not a creature was stirring,
not even a rat.

The stockings were hung up, tattered and torn
in hope that the soggy toes'll dry before morn.

the children (rory and leonard) are snug in their beds,
while visions of pavlovas danced in their heads.

And Rhondah in her pudding hat,
and John in his Pjs
play sitar and cello
to the noise of the freeway.

The christmas tree sits
in the corner aglow
with cardboard limbs
and fake silver snow

This christmas is colder
than ever before
Snow, ice and rain,
no sun and seashore.

Parcels from home
lie under the tree
wherever we roam
we can still be


Love from Rhondah, John, Rory, Leonard, and Claire.

And I'm not joking about the cardboard tree. This may just be the only one of it's kind in the world.
We love brown cardboard, and cheery UPS delivery people who provide us with most of it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Bright lights and cupcakes of a big city

Today I was walking down bedford ave past one of my favourite stores, Pennylicks.
It's a vegan/vegetarian bakery and icecream parlour. You can get tiny miniature icecream
cones for $1. They don't have many flavours but they do have some very good ones, like
choco-hazelnut and chocomint.

Today I walked past with my roommate Sena, and we saw a sign:
TODAY IS CUPCAKE DAY! So of course, I went in.

We enquired about the sign and were introduced to a range of delicacies flavoured with various holiday and christmas flavours. We went for the red/green velvet cake with peperment ball and sprinkles. SOO good.

Sena got one too.

Vegan food has never looked so good..

I have printed a few 'knit me a dream' tshirts and other designs, but screenprinting is proving extremely tricky to get right every time, especially with the large amount of detail I have in my sketches.. But anyway, on a recent trip to MoMA I found this in the window display. All the neon lights and wool of your dreams!

The wool is really thick, like rope, if you can imagine.

with neon lights flashing through it..

So, I tried to make some gnocchi, with purple potatoes. It turned out pretty average, slightly edible but I chucked most of it out. It took me 3 hours.

Goopy, gluggy sticky potatoes..

I found these life size anti-fashion models at Moma.

Some of my favourite MoMa art:

Chair on wall.

cornered man.
people city..still from video animation about new york from 1970s.

view from my bedroom window, at sunset in williamsburg. Beautiful brickwork.

Williamsburg street art.
My brother sent me 50 crayola washable markers for my birthday..doodles ensued..and now
is taped to the fridge.
Happy birthday to meee...Rhondah's birthday was a great affair, with two kiwi pavs and many new
american pavlova fans!

Byeee now.