Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So today is as hectic as yesterday but exciting! I just got off the phone with Steve James, Director of the documentary film Hoop Dreams! Along with a colleague of mine at Kartemquin Films he was guiding us through scenes to use in a video montage for 'the' event. I will not touch the edit, that is all down to Liz, I have no clue re. editing, however it was pretty cool being involved. I will see if I am allowed to post the final product!? Although there may be licensing problems with that! I will check...

Oh, and on a separate note, ages ago me & Em went to the Smart Museum in Chicago, they had an exhibit of H. C. Westermann's work. I wanted to post a few images of his, see them above! I am not sure it is represented in my choice above, but he uses cool color, and they are funny!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Matt writes - I split my time between Emma Carroll Etc. and working for a documentary film company here in Chicago. My main focus at the moment is organizing an event for Kartemquin. The event is to mark the 15th Anniversary of my favorite documentary, Hoop Dreams. It is a must see if you haven't watched it, or a must see again if it has been an age since you saw it last!

Kartemquin are just the best documentary makers out there, it is a family of award winning filmmakers, based in Chicago, who have been making docs for over 40 years! Check out their website -

The event is going to be held at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago and will raise funds for future social issue documentary projects fostered here at Kartemquin.

It's cool becuase the characters from the film will be attending along with the filmmakers, as will Alex Kotlowitz, author of the awesome There Are No Children Here! Read it!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Just finishing reading 'Life & Times of Michael K'. Its written by JM Coetzee. Love 'it', and the image they use on the front cover!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our feather collection is now on sale at The Shop Floor Project!  A hybrid of virtual department store & museum, this is really a beautiful website. 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lately we've been taking little day trips and checking out some of the antique stores... here's some of the things we've come across...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Emma Carroll Etc
has been asked to take part in Gen Art's Fresh Faces in Fashion Show in Chicago at the end of the month. So this week we're going to be very busy working on putting together our exhibition. I've been searching for nice linen fabrics and things and came across these beautiful textiles here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rain Today...

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Hello, welcome to our new blog! A little bit Emma and a little bit Matt, some Emma Carroll Etc. news, and a little bit of things we like.... we'll see how it goes...!