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Friday, July 31, 2009

I wish we were going on a magical journey all together,
Tracy Timmins,Soldiers 07

happy friday

Jennifer Davis, float
acrylic/graphite 12x16"
Jennifer's art blog

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Joe Zane, 2008
Neon;
Ciao! 6 x 12"

Ok it's officially here... I'm off to Berlin for 11 days! I can finally quit the day dreaming and fake working. This vacay couldn't have come at a better time. I know I'll miss my sweet man partner and our chiwa child but it's always nice to get away. It's going to be difficult to update and I kinda want to disconnect from the internets anyways. I'll leave you guys with a few scheduled posting of my favorite pieces and some interesting travel photos.
Ciao!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Almost...

outta here.
Kevin Van Aelst

lounging

Just sitting around waiting for time to pass.
Jocelyn Chase
wearediggingforfire Q&A

shadow jewelry

Jewelery designer Maiko Takeda is really talented.
Just sayin.

Check out her DD Q&A

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I love you so much. I bet your bones taste like candy.
Today's lunch plans: facial waxing.
Sebastian Meschenmoser; Family in the fern
2007 ;Oil on canvas;151cm x 130 cm
Micah Lidberg:Positron Zine
Reuben Lorch-Miller:Untitled (Yellow Wolfman)
Ink on colored paper 11x8 1/2";2008
Petra Mrzyk and Jean-Francois Moriceau

Monday, July 27, 2009

ready for the ride

I'm so preoccupied today. My mind is buzzing with daydreams of my much needed European escape. Kevin Hooyman's candy colored works are getting me even more thrilled and pumped to go on a journey.
This dolphin rider amongst rivery log cabins reminds me of the floss rafts me and my pal plan on renting in Germany:
I can't wait!
Things are:Christine Wong Yap, Great Great Great and OK OK OK
neon and glitter pen on paper
, 2009

Great Great Great and OK OK OK is a diptych of drawings inspired by positive psychology, the study of maximizing happiness. Happiness requires both optimism and acceptance—in other words, the capacity to respond to situations with "Great!" or "Okay." This diptych is made with glitter and neon pens, to reference discount store culture and the immediacy of modest ambitions.

dream house randomizer

A collage of some dream house elements:

this sunroom in it's entirety
+

Samlad stil citypärlan
these saddle leather chairs and gray walls
+

white floors and a family wall
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a basement filled with modern bamboo furniture and not that guy
+

an absurd collection of art on the walls
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this delicious jade bathroom

+and of course this ridiculous dressing room/closet
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throw in a fancy dog painting & a window made of tequila bottles
and I'm all set.

Friday, July 24, 2009

weekday links

Chris Cobb
Adobe Books Installation “There is Nothing Wrong in this Whole Wide World”
rearranged 20,000 books in the Adobe Books shop by color

"working"

I'm going to start turning in stitched reports from now on:
That way I can blame my lack of timely productivity on sewing machines tangles and finger cramps rather than the gloriously distracting internet.
Jiseon Lee Isbara: Piercing fabric and life with thread and order

While on the topic of distractions and "working" I wanted to introduce you guys to my new favorite blog:
The title alone make fall in love with these frustrated desk jockeys.
Their tips and office musings are right up my alley.

Pieing

1 part Slapstick to 2 parts Caravaggio.

ADRIAN GHENIE :"Pie Fight Study 4",2008

I want to own this piece. I would willingly giveaway all my prints and wall junk for an epic painting like this.

happy friday

"You should have known how this would end"
acrylic on canvas, 2009
John Copeland

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rob Sato, The Sleeping Pack, 2009
It's just one of those sleepy days for me. I wish I was laying down with these teenie cats.
I suggest checking out Rob's work and sketch books for some stimulation if you're as hazy as I am today.

This coffee ain't working

I want to go back to bed.Bruce Weber for Moncler

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

no pin on Barcelona yet

If my future home doesn't have a conversation pit I want a Barcelona chair huddle.

I'm off to Europe in 8 days!!! While there me and pal Tiffany were thinking of heading to the Mediterranean. Flights from Berlin are a bit more expensive then we'd like to pay though. Instead of making a mini trip to Morocco, Greece or Spain it looks like we'll be taking it easy in Rügen Germany off the Baltic Sea. Not too shabby of an alternative if you ask me. As soon as I get back from Germany I want to plan my next escape to Barcelona. I'll take travel over a beautiful chair at this point.

Stitch Wars

This weekend I plan on checking out Bear and Bird Gallery's adorable "Stitch Wars" exhibition in Lauderhill. Here are some highlights from their Flickr page:
Pinkypunk (Pachy Sarmiento);Chewbacca
Synthetic Fur, Felt, and Fleece Fabrics; 56" tall
Kit Lane; Jabba the Hut: The Early Days
99.99% Wool, Glass Eyes, Beads, and Cotton Floss; 7"x5"Dianna Oates,Thanks Lucas
Cotton and PMC Floss;11”x14”
John Lacko,Chewie is My Co-Pilot
Felt, Embroidery Thread, and Wood;11"x16"x2.5"

I read about this show a couple weeks ago but I'm sure it will more enjoyable to see the work with out a hoard of star wars clad opening nighters standing around. I'm most excited to see Patchy's humongous Chewie [seen posed above]. I have been meaning to commission her to make Ben and I some custom dolls. Just one more thing on my long bespoke list.
Paul Mullins,Rose Parade
oil on canvas, 2008

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Iv Toshain is becoming a favorite of mine.
"Iv Toshain is a young Bulgarian artist currently living and working in Vienna. Her series of recent drawings, paintings and photographs, take a pointed and ironic look at an environment that mirrors the social codes with stereotypes, consumerism, brain drain, power exertion, frivolity, material life and reflects them back to her audience, beautifully slick and glamorous, through a very dark mirror. These images, are layered with the underlying disturbances that occur in a culture that celebrates youth, achievements and worships physical attractiveness..."
I like the layered yet simple look of some of these. I would love to visit her solo show at Fleetwing Gallery Brooklyn.

face adornment

I'm still yearning for a new pair of eyeglasses. I pretty much have my mind set on that bottom tortuous shell/clear pair by SEE. Although I'm really loving this pair by PRISM London called Rome in pale gray, I need to save up for my Berlin trip*. Looking at a computer screen all day is not good for my eyes or my bank account. I am always finding something new to fall in love with.
*more on that later