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Sunday, January 31, 2010

When I want something I see it everywhere. [Reborn-5285.jpg]

adam cruces photo & polaroid scarf
Qiu Yang Pigment prints &

#1 dog mom

ESB's momversations post has been resonating. Although I am far from being a mommy, I am one proud dog mom. One of my favorite things about meeting new people is the opportunity to pet chat. I'm usually the first to whip out the ole iphone to flip through dozens of Parker pics. I was happy to meet a fellow chiwa enthusiast the other day who shares my obsession.

Meet Loki:

Loki's mom showed me a few normal looking photos of her Chi, but this shot made me lose it.
Here you see him wearing a homeopathic herbal eye patch to cure a mild case of puppy conjunctivitis. His just take the damn picture look is killing me. Pet parents are just as weird as one's with human babies.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


*this cute post-it I found in the kitchen the other morning made my heart thump

I'm sure I'd gain new insight into the man I love from reading his dogeared copy of The catcher in the rye. Those early influential books are so formative of one's personality. I need to revisit this classic.

in·flu·en·tial [in-(ˌ)flü-ˈen(t)-shəl]
adj. Having or exercising influence.
One that is of considerable importance or influence.

Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them - if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.
- J.D. Salinger,
The Catcher in the Rye

Friday, January 29, 2010


soul mate

Happy Friday

Magmamouth: Ghost Rider
Casein and Basswood, 2006

Thursday, January 28, 2010

visit Mike Garten's site and flickr page, you won't regret it.


be still my heart: Bradley Castellanos
Self Portrait Mapping

oil, acrylic, photo collage, & resin on panel, 2009
Water Gap

oil, acrylic, photo collage, & resin on panel, 2010

oil, acrylic, photo collage, & resin on panel, 2009

Playing in my head when I look at these paintings is Weezer's Holiday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

visual intrigue & cerebral tickling

Tauba Auerbach

Subtraction (Startling) Ink and pencil
Reflectera II Reconfigured typewriter
All the Punctuation Typewriter ink
Alphabetized Bible Laser printed pages

Ambo Dextro Reconfigured typewriter
Here and Now/And Nowhere (Anagram IX)
Stacking (Yes), Stacking (No)

Gulp... I think I'm becoming a floozy. I'm falling fast and hard for Tauba Auerbach although I've already professed my love to so many others. I've come across some standout, stimulating and creativity conceiving works lately. I lub* me some Tauba.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Tell me I'm clever,

Tell me I'm kind,
Tell me I'm talented,
Tell me I'm cute,
Tell me I'm sensitive,
Graceful and wise,
Tell me I'm perfect-
But tell me the truth.

Tell Me
Shel Silverstein

Bryan Schnelle collage

Monday, January 25, 2010


a noisy love

My brain is full, I haven't focused like this in a long time. A slurry of different acronyms, acquiring names and faces, remembering building layouts, odd scents, sacchariny politeness. The newness is exhausting and invigorating.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

From the children's book Long Neck Deer, illustrated by Yoota Azargeen.
via thescienceofdesign

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I'm wrapping up a few long over due carepackages this afternoon. I want to take some cues from this amazing paper installation series. I need more discipline in my life.
Lola is a former student of the EFTI photography school in Madrid. She physically wraps everything in her scenes in clean, white paper. She is using her own domestic spaces and is interested in ideas of safety, security and protection of and within the home. Beautiful and thought provoking!

Friday, January 22, 2010


jesse draxler

In 2 hours I'll no longer be your default receptionist.
Fuck yeah to new beginnings.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

powers of 10

10 things that make me happy:
  1. Successfully twirling my hair up into an effortless and sexy fuckdo.
  2. Having a full conversation in nonwords with someone who understands my language.
  3. Re-reading the last page of a good book moments after it's finished.
  4. Finding one more M&M in the bag after I thought I ate the last one.
  5. Kissing Parker's furless chest in the morning.
  6. Peeling a clementine in one piece.
  7. Smelling my fingers after ripping up basil.
  8. Finding hidden gems in my bookmark bar.
  9. Hearing Ben say that "cookies, ice cream and shoes" make me happy.
  10. Making my dad laugh.

10 that make me happy
  1. Rackk and Ruin
  2. CEVD
  3. dreamresidue
  4. ziz
  5. cheapdate
  6. Kitty Stampede
  7. even*cleveland

Rules: List ten things that makes you happy and do one of them today.
Then link to the person who tagged you and pass this little bit of love on to 10 others.
No pressure to repost.

Thank you Claw for being so sweet!

page tsou illustration

perptually & forever

My dear pal Ferris has been working on some new pieces that make me salivate.
ferris caldwell: Perptually & Forever

typeset and cross-stitch quote from "I am Waiting" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I have talented friends that perpetually and forever inspire.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

hop on

The PIG Presents, Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery, 2008 Miami

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just the right level of insanity

Explosion needlepoint.
Amelia Bauer:

Explosion Pillows, 2009
mound of needlpoint pillows, approximately 6' x 6' x 3.5'

based on stills from the following movies:
Blood Diamond
The Departed
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
The Godfather
Groundhog Day
Jacob's Ladder
The Matador
Mission Impossible
Night of the Living Dead
Top Secret!

Monday, January 18, 2010

long time no links

atrial systole


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Crush: Summer Pierre

She's multi-talented, she just had a baby in a gypsy cab, and I LOVE her.

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