Winter in Los Angeles

I grew up in LA and still go back to visit pretty frequently.  I don't think I could live there but I get why so many people live there...It is pretty damn nice in the winter time.  The weather was a breezy 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky the whole week I was there.  

Feeling deficient in museums since I live in the mountains, I filled up museum culture (both science and art) by visiting the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and the LA County Museum of Art.  I recommend both, though watch out at the NHM-during the week you are going to have to throw some serious elbows with school children on field trips if you want to get a good look at the mammal dioramas.  The weekend is probably more mellow. 


Dioramas at the Museum of Natural History

Read more →

Workshop at the the SF Center for the Book

Chip was delighted to spend the weekend in San Francisco learning how to tame the beloved Vandercook printing press.  The maintenance course was taught by senior Vandy guru Paul Moxon at the Center for the Book



Sunrise in the foothills on the drive from Auburn to San Francisco 

One of seven Vandercook printing presses at SFCB

Read more →




Blue Monday.

Read more →

The Shop at a Glance

The Press.


Read more →