Dec 22, 2010

3 Stores

Stoked. Selling my 'Light' at 3 stores. The Supply Room in Santa Barbara, Atomic Garden in Oakland, and General Store in San Francisco. Yes!

Dec 8, 2010

LIGHT : new work! lamps for sale!

Dear New Friend,

I made some lamps! I want you to have them.
Bad light can crush the potential of a good conversation.
It can make friends leave early, possible make you look bad or harsh a romantic vibe.
Let this light help set the scene for the story of your awesome life.
Simone Rubi

P.S. I can email you a catalog if you'd like.  rubi . simone @ gmail . com
P.P.S. Comes with Edison bulb 30 W or 60 W. Fabric twisted cord in grey, red, mustard, black, or white. Ready to plug in with 10 ft cord or also available to hardwire directly to your ceiling.
Simple kraft recycled paper box. Rubber stamp design.

"BOYD" Nickel socket. Grey, mustard, red, black, or white fabric cord.

"MARLOW" Brass socket. Embossed paddle. Grey, mustard, red, black, or white fabric cord.

"MARTEL" Porcelain socket. Grey, mustard, red, black, or white fabric cord.

Nov 17, 2010

This is what the LIGHT is doing now.

Sneek peek of what I'm making for my very own Pop-Up Shop. I've always been very aware of lighting. Don't you think that bad lighting can contaminate any good hang? Or meddle with a potentially great conversation or crush connection? I'm here to help. Lamps! With cool vintage euro cords and hardware. Some will involve rocks as a base from the beach in Santa Barbara and walnut (which I'm trying to figure out how to cut into a nice curve using a bandsaw.) I'm super excited to create my own little shoppe (say 'shop-pe' for a inside laugh) down in Santa Barbara for an event called, "Deck the Halls."

The event takes place at the Presidio Motel, home of the rad new store The Supply Room. The idea is that each person or vender has their own room at the hotel for one night. The room gets a make-over by that person and becomes a shop for a night. 5pm-Midnight. I think my friend Vanessa is joining and making some lovely things and bringin Santa Barbara their first taste of Blue Bottle coffee. I'm making a wicked (there I said it! too many canadians!) playlist, and might play some songs on the guitar. Also I believe a special cocktail might have to be invented in the shop that night. So far I have contributions from Jen Pearson (cool design objects from old apothecary bottles), Lulu Organics (vetiver and black pepper hair powder and organic cardamom lip balm!), Lauren Caproni of Gold Label (handmade bags from vintage fabric), and a few more in the works. Oh I might be bringing down some mexican blanket bags as well.... If you are in the area, come by for the fun.

Nov 3, 2010

Look at What the Light Did Now

So excited for this night! Been working on design related stuff and the credit design on this film for the last year and a half. Look for it in your town...or wait for it to come out on DVD in December with some cool designs and a bonus cd. The film is about the singer Feist and her collaborators. The trailer is fantastic.

Oct 29, 2010

These felt really good to make

Outtakes. One of the few times where the designs that I created were directly connected to the process inside my body. Like I could actually feel the visual as I was creating it. I'm going to keep going.

Total Trip: 3 Chapters



I went to Lake Tahoe with my mom recently and it felt like summer vacation. But it is Autumn and I'm not in school. I think I miss school. Sort of. More that I miss working in groups. Saw California in new autumn light. Started with spotting Thomas Keller at the French Laundry garden, then moved to old fam friends in cabins, then ended with a hike that involved spawning salmon and baby bears. Yes! Upon returning back to Oakland, I went to the beach with Vanessa and her dog. The beach is different now. The sand isn't as warm but the vast expressions of the big blue gets deeper with each breath. I wish I was floating in water more.

Oct 27, 2010

Sounds and feelings. Part 2

The sound came out as one big blurry orb of light.
No big deal.

Together. BSS and The Sea and Cake. LA. 10/19/2010.
I saw bros Broken Social Scene play last week. I took two pictures. The first one was what it sounded like. The second is how it looked. A big ball of radiant light? It's pretty much how I feel every time I hang with these dudes. Making the most. Toasting to life. I couldn't believe I was watching The Sea and Cake (who is opening on this tour) at this point in my life. The tones were womb-like and precise. I was INTO it. I am so glad BSS's music is finding it's way to me more now than 5 years ago, when most others were privy. How could 2 performances in 1 month both have church like qualities for me? This time, more in the form of light and celebration. I don't go to church, but if I did, could they please make sure to book bands that sound like this? Thanks.

Sounds and feelings. Part 1

I do believe this guy is one of the best performers I've ever seen. Jamie Lidell, ladies and gentlemen.
I went twice. That almost never happens. He took us to church. Rubies had the pleasure of opening for him for a couple shows in Germany. I still remember the feeling. Zeus, that opened this time, are this incredible band from Toronto. Felt like I was 17 and seeing The Kinks in the 60s. Listen to 'I know' in the dark.