Look up! From the Vertical Endeavors parking lot, top of the building next door. #Minneapolis (at Vertical Endeavors - Minneapolis)

Look up! From the Vertical Endeavors parking lot, top of the building next door. #Minneapolis (at Vertical Endeavors - Minneapolis)

Twin Town Guitars bathroom has some good old school Minnesota vinyl on display. Can you name them all? (at Twin Town Guitars)

Twin Town Guitars bathroom has some good old school Minnesota vinyl on display. Can you name them all? (at Twin Town Guitars)

Mugshot Monday - My Great Grandfather’s “Think of me” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee
I love the story behind this coffee mug. It belonged to my Great Grandfather Karl Hoessel and was given to him by my Great Grandmother Kate. My mom tells me back when they were in love and recently engaged, Kate sent Karl this coffee mug when he was away studying at the Lutheran Seminary in Buffalo, NY.
The coffee mug says “Think of me” on the side and has a decorative mustache protector — Great Grandfather Karl always had a beard and mustache, my mom said. I love this. Most mugs have a message that reflects the owner’s likes/dislikes or point of view. But this coffee mug is so intimate. I can visualize Karl sitting and sipping morning coffee from this mug and thinking about Kate back home. So lovely.
I did try growing a big beard for this mugshot so I could experience the mustache protector — it still works! 
Thanks, Mom for lending me Great Grandpa Karl’s coffee mug — and for sharing this awesome story.

Mugshot Monday - My Great Grandfather’s “Think of me” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee

I love the story behind this coffee mug. It belonged to my Great Grandfather Karl Hoessel and was given to him by my Great Grandmother Kate. My mom tells me back when they were in love and recently engaged, Kate sent Karl this coffee mug when he was away studying at the Lutheran Seminary in Buffalo, NY.

The coffee mug says “Think of me” on the side and has a decorative mustache protector — Great Grandfather Karl always had a beard and mustache, my mom said. I love this. Most mugs have a message that reflects the owner’s likes/dislikes or point of view. But this coffee mug is so intimate. I can visualize Karl sitting and sipping morning coffee from this mug and thinking about Kate back home. So lovely.

I did try growing a big beard for this mugshot so I could experience the mustache protector — it still works! 

Thanks, Mom for lending me Great Grandpa Karl’s coffee mug — and for sharing this awesome story.

Nobody believes the official spokesman… but everybody trusts an unidentified source.
Ron Nelson
hellocereallovers:

Our submission to thingsorganizedneatly. The contents of an entire box of luckycharms 

hellocereallovers:

Our submission to thingsorganizedneatly. The contents of an entire box of luckycharms 

Bauer Bros Salvage. Minneapolis.

Bauer Bros Salvage. Minneapolis.

jeansclaystudio:

Jean’s Clay Studio

Colectivo Coffee Mugs!

The Spring edition of Colectivo Coffee Mugs “Taza de la flor” or “Flower Mug” will be on the shelves at the cafes next week! A few more glaze firings and one more delivery by this Friday, and Colectivo will be distributing the mugs to their various cafes by
Tuesday, June 3rd. I believe the Humboldt location will have them available by Monday, June 2.

This new floral design has a latin style similar to the Sugar Skull Mugs that were made last fall for Colectivo. The flower is an elongated version of the eye from the sugar skull design with additional scrollwork flair. Made in Black, “Colectivo” Blue, Red and White, they will match the mugs made last fall. Colectivo will sell the mugs for $24.95 each. Hope you can get your hands on one or two if you like!

For those of you who are interested in the Colectivo Sugar Skull mugs, I am commissioned to create a new batch to be ready by November 2, 2014
- Dia de los muertos! The last photo in the series shows how the new flower mugs match with the prior sugar skull mugs. Other photos show different color combinations.

dro72:

I revised my mugs on Society6. Now there’s an image on each side.
If you bought one of the old ones you are in possession of a collectors item.

These are great coffee mugs.

dro72:

I revised my mugs on Society6. Now there’s an image on each side.

If you bought one of the old ones you are in possession of a collectors item.

These are great coffee mugs.

Chica Golden Hotwheels eyeing up my Kramarczuks hot dog on National Hot Dog day!

Chica Golden Hotwheels eyeing up my Kramarczuks hot dog on National Hot Dog day!

Bus shelter waiting. #Minneapolis

Bus shelter waiting. #Minneapolis

Mugshot Monday — “I <3 Yurts! Snow Mountain Ranch" coffee mug with NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee
Check me out — I’m all YURT-BURLY!
This last week, I stayed in a yurt in Colorado with my family at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch and it was awesome. I highly recommend it! No, seriously. It’s like camping, but you have electricity and the tent is already up!
Also, the mountains were amazing and there was a ton of stuff to do with Cindy and our 3 kids — zip line jumping, hiking, horseback riding, summer snow tubing (no, really!), white water rafting, and more. 
By the way — The NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee is free to all guests at the Buck Board restaurant in the main lodge. It was very good. And very free.
Interesting Disclaimer: I’ve posted 236 Mugshot Mondays and this is the first one that was not taken on a Monday. I’m home in Minneapolis today, but I wanted the lovely yurts in the background for the shot! I took this on Saturday, the day we left. I miss the mountains already. And the yurt.

Mugshot Monday — “I <3 Yurts! Snow Mountain Ranch" coffee mug with NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee

Check me out — I’m all YURT-BURLY!

This last week, I stayed in a yurt in Colorado with my family at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch and it was awesome. I highly recommend it! No, seriously. It’s like camping, but you have electricity and the tent is already up!

Also, the mountains were amazing and there was a ton of stuff to do with Cindy and our 3 kids — zip line jumping, hiking, horseback riding, summer snow tubing (no, really!), white water rafting, and more. 

By the way — The NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee is free to all guests at the Buck Board restaurant in the main lodge. It was very good. And very free.

Interesting Disclaimer: I’ve posted 236 Mugshot Mondays and this is the first one that was not taken on a Monday. I’m home in Minneapolis today, but I wanted the lovely yurts in the background for the shot! I took this on Saturday, the day we left. I miss the mountains already. And the yurt.

Road trip to Colorado coffee mugs.

Mugshot Monday - “Anonymous Red Square Grid” coffee mug with Earl Grey White Tip tea by TeaSource

I bought this coffee mug two weeks ago for $.10 at a thrift store in Hayward, Wisconsin. I have no clue who made it or why, but I love it. So simple and continuous. I’m drinking this AMAZING loose leaf Earl Grey White Tip tea — highly recommend it.

See all of my mugshots.

Mugshot Monday - “Anonymous Red Square Grid” coffee mug with Earl Grey White Tip tea by TeaSource

I bought this coffee mug two weeks ago for $.10 at a thrift store in Hayward, Wisconsin. I have no clue who made it or why, but I love it. So simple and continuous. I’m drinking this AMAZING loose leaf Earl Grey White Tip tea — highly recommend it.

See all of my mugshots.

tastefullyoffensive:

Artist Telmo Pieper Repaints His Own Childhood Drawings

Previously: Everyday Objects Turned Into Creative Illustrations