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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Apple Tree

Fun jewelry by Bangkok-based The Apple Tree:
Honey Comb bangles £28.00-48.00

Nerd Bunny; Resin bunny ring that is wearing brass spectacles £45.00
Mad Tea Party Bangle £105.00
(complements my imaginary tea-party wedding)
More Designs Available on their Myspace

today's agenda:


Dana Gentile:Dreamboy; 2007 6.5 × 11 × 1.5 inches mixed media collage, wooden spool and cigar box
Aqueduct, Mixed-media collage
Aqueduct, Mixed-media collage
Emily Counts

Cavernicolous, 2006; Gouache on Paper, 34" x 27"
Frame : Gesso, Gouache, and Gold Leaf on Paper and Foam Board

Chamber of Searching, 2006, Gouache on Paper; 44" x 34"
Danger Diamonds, Death Diamonds, 2006

Emily's geometric frames would go perfectly with my faceted dream chair and the kaleidoscope collection by Richter Switala.

Monday, March 30, 2009

portrait of me sitting in my office chair

Mark Mumford Very Nearly Empty, 2004; Color Lamda print, 33 x 23 1/4"

Saturday, March 28, 2009


I think I'd be more creative If I lived here:
Installations from Modern Bamboo 
I want to visit:
yomoyama house -Japanese artist residence. 

Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Friday

Let's party.
Chris Caccamise

sushi time

These fun water color painting by Scott Campbell just made me crave a sashimi bento box for lunch.
Sushis Meet The Tempuras"; watercolor on paper 8x10" $400
"Tofu and The Sushis"; watercolor on paper 8x10" $40 
Resources: blog, paintings available at 1988, comrad magazine feature

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm the bird and Thursday is that lady

I'm in love with every image in every one of superbomba's sets.

inspiration: Gala Dali

I am absolutely fascinated by this woman.
I want to be the Gala to my hubby's Dali
(minus the extra marital affairs). I have been searching for a biography on her with no luck.

Salvador Dalí, Galarina, 1944
(I'd love for my partner to paint my portrait like this)
"She was a muse for Dalí, who said that she was the one who saved him from madness and an early death. Salvador Dali stated it was Gala who acted as his ruthless agent, the interface between the genius and the real world. She aided in redirecting his focus. Many of the works he is now famous for, were created with Gala as his muse."

"Dali's love for Gala, a woman 10 years older than him, exploded; he realized numerous extravagancies to capture her attention; such as waxing his armpit and dying it blue, applying goat excrements upon himself and wearing a red geranium on his head. His emotion was such, that every time he tried to talk to her, he suffered uncontrollable laughing attacks.
During a stroll in Cabo de Creus, Dali fell on his knees laughing, he declared his love for her, and holding his hand Gala said "... my boy, let us never to be separated..."

Salvador and Gala born from an egg

head first into the fire

Lee Miller, Women with Fire Masks, Downshire Hill, Londres, 1941
© Lee Miller Archives sourced here

I'm so swamped today-I might just go and do this.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Learning that my friend is planning a trip to Reykjavik and looking at these photographs by Morten Spaberg has given me the incredible urge to get out of here.
And these and 6'oclock are making me yawn:

*thanks coo

classic prep

tartan via the oh so satisying Black Watch

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


This is one of my favorite family photos ever. 
I came across this vintage photograph of my almost father-in-law (not the one holding the beaver) recently and I've been obsessing over it ever since. It's absolutely perfect.  Instead of just framing it I think I want to have it commisioned painted like FEB 59:
There are tons of people on etsy who offer custom paintings based on photographs. Does anyone have someone they recommend? suggestions?

bike beard!?!

A contestant shows off his beard in the shape of a bicycle in the southern German town of Brigachtal, ahead of the upcoming international beard championships on 28 March.
BBC News
(this slightly grosses me out but it's an enjoyable wtf moment :)

a fine balance

A Fine Balance, 2004, oil on canvas , 48" x 96" 6 panels, each 48" x 16"
Solo, 2003 oil on canvas (diptych), 44" x 80"
I think these airy and crisp oil paintings by Phillis Berman would be perfect for a nursery. These scream imagination yet are very peaceful.

MAD Dinner

I just won MAD Dinner, the first book by Beijing architects MAD through my favorite design forum Dezeen!
Here is a summery from MAD:Organized around the metaphor of dinner table conversation, the book is a collection of ideas and opinions about topics ranging from politics to ecology to fame to the future. The dinner’s “guests” include people from all levels of Chinese society: a government official, hairdresser, migrant labourers, a doctor, a taxi driver, and a developer are all brought together to offer their views in an atmosphere of openness and exchange....A semi-journalistic approach has been employed to deliver serious contents in an accessible way and reconnect architecture to its fundamental concern – human lives.

Anyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I am very competitive and obsessed with winning things. Hence my love for the game BINGO!
So, needless to say I am very excited to have won this book-I can't wait to dig right in.
Thanks Dezeen!

splurge worthy print

Paris Sketch print, Evan Hecox, 2009; 20 x 16 Signed and numbered. Ed.Of 50 $125
I WANT THIS! Airmail envelopes, Paris and farmers markets-you can't go wrong. via omg posters!

Monday, March 23, 2009

I love: birds in beards

I occasionally joke with my small beardy man that he has birds in his facial hair. I think I'd really love it if it was true.
beard bird lover Diana Sudyka
crumbs in beard, linen screenprint tea towel Katherine Brickman; $40
beard bird Marc Johns $16
birds nest in beard print by Jikits $12
Devendra! by Dustin Fenstermacher Gina Tuzzi, El Dorado (1989);2009
my favorite freight carrier commercial ever: