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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Imagine, art instead of billboard ads!

Pablo Picasso's Guernica as billboard
Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman, In Sit You, 2007. Image:

Great campaign from The Department of Culture and beautifulcity.
source: view on Canadian art

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A holiday that
Is only about eating
And being thankful
Have a great Thanksgiving. I'm off to spend time with my coo-coo family.
Check out verne ackular for great vintage shots of other people's odd families.
It's a good resource for quarky vernacular photography. I love the selection of images and titles.

yams with a side of fur
I often visit musubi for inspiration.

new fave:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

unrequited love

Kathatina's work which I just spotted at for me, for you reminds me of the Spiel & Holz wooden puzzles I fell in love with while in Berlin.

It wasn't love at first sight but my appreciation for these beautiful handmade puzzles grew more in the few days I was in Germany. The idea of having to lug around a huge pointy ended wooden thing on my back while ridding around on cobble stone roads wasn't appealing. It wasn't until the last couple days of my stay that I felt compelled to bring one home with me. Then of course, as with all of my Murphy's blessed luck, the day I went back to the tiny children's boutique they were closed. Alas, I filled my suitcase with other treasures. Life went on.
I think these puzzles were resting dormant in my impulsive shopping frontal lobe because as soon as I scrolled through Katharina's body of work I felt an immediate need to search for these again. As I do with any item that tickles my fancy I completely justify it. These things are multitaskers: They can be displayed as an ever shifting wall adornmnet and then later be perfect for my far off into the future babies. I can even still consider it a travel momento. Ta-Dah.

I haven't picked one up yet but I'm gunning for the 16.5" geometric spiral seen above.
Hermes Boxes 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas 2007

Monday, November 23, 2009


Cody Hudson
Too Late to Keep the Change, Too Late to Pay;
2008, 64" x 64"

window shopping

Been doing a little online browsing this AM. Why is window shopping so satisfying? I love that the holidays are fast approaching so I can justify all the time I spend online filling up my fantasy shopping carts. I seriously agonize while I do it but I love it so much.
A few items I'm tempted to buy my buddies so far:
great packaging deadstock jump-rope
a little pee comes out cards
Titanic vs. Iceberg soaps
vegan treat samplers
Both images sourced from sarah kate's photostream

Friday, November 20, 2009

lovely weekday links


Things I learned from my google analytics today:
  1. I hate reviewing my stats
  2. Two Belarusian citizens have visited my page
  3. I clearly never paid attention in geography because I've never heard of Belarus
  4. Minsk is the capital of Belarus
  5. They have a really pretty national emblem
  6. The Belarus Woman's prison has a cool mural:

happy friday

grego rachko painting

Thursday, November 19, 2009

tough titty

I'm usually sour on Thursdays.
Alice Tippit
Tough Titty
, oil on wood, 2008

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


What am I searching for?

Budapest-born photographer André Kertész gained inspiration for many of his best shots though his preoccupation with reading and the written word.

I hate that I pause when asked "'What do you want to do for a living?". I have a dream but not a goal right now. I need a short term goal and plan to follow. I'm an expert at knowing what i don't want to do. I can wax poetically about what I want to avoid and why, but when pressed I can't tell you what I really do want. With that said, I'm trying to make a change. A physical and immediate change. I just applied to a position that I am grossly under qualified for; I met less than a third of the requirements. The job description was so thorough and inspiring that I just had to reach out to them. I've never pictured myself as anarchivalist but I was moved by the concept, respect and innovation of library sciences. I have no prior experience in such things. The closest I even come to is having my dear friend Tiffany involved in an exclusive paper conservation program.
" Hai, can I haz a job?... I know someone who does this kinda thing."
I have no idea if my page long coverletter explaining my recent interest and eagerness to learn more of this field will even be read. I'm just hoping it's a step in the right direction to chasing downsomething new and thought provoking in my ca

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"Unbeing dead isn't being alive."

-e. e. cummings
iwasink painting

Monday, November 16, 2009

I wear contacts now

After 8 bespectacled years I finally have contact lenses.

and now:
6 out of 10 aint bad google)


I'm not going to say "I wish I shot that" but I will admit that I wish I was that model right now.
Grégoire Alexandre is a genius.

inspiration: hip grandparents
I'm so moved by this photograph of my boyfriend's grandparents. I framed and hung it on our picture wall yesterday, and I can't get it out of my mind. They look so cool and effortless. I love Nana's Mona Lisa grin and Grandpa's devilish smirk. I want to recreate this shot with our close friends.
Style wise this photo is killing it, I wouldn't mind owning a few inspired pieces:
Alexander McQueen Chunky Buckle Sweater & hand made cloche from yellowfielda yummy little Derringer cycle,
and incorporate a piece I already own and love:

the adorable bow leather driving gloves I am tempted to put on every single morning.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I'm so dead

Friday, November 13, 2009

weekday links

via grammar girl; shop noun

Enjoy the mishmash.

starchy carby greasy

Good Magazine: foods that might make you sick

I'd like fault the threat of poisoning by leafy green for my decision to binge at burgerking today.
But, in reality, last night's rush to the vet after Parker suffered what appears to be a mild seizure is partly to cause for my insatiable onion ring craving.
I usually gravitate to the fatty foods when under stress. Thankfully the baby is doing alright-- poor thing apparently has *low blood sugar.
*Note to self: Don't sympathy eat for her.

happy friday

one talented lady: brandi strickland

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

creative bike adornment

I'm so excited to be working together on a project with Tiffany of Heist and bridesmaid knuckle ring fame. We're working in tandem on a little surprise for my bike. Her indelible trampstamp must be concealed. Combining my creative direction, Tiff's skills with bronze, Harcourt Bindery in Boston, and the awesomeness that is Ovis aries orientalis it's sure to be amazing!
I can't wait to see how it develops.

This adorable Melbourne Art banner takes me here:

Shel Silverstein's LOVE

Shel is one of my biggest childhood influences. His books helped form the way I see things.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


A chair's back is fashioned out of cattle bones.
via NYT's The Recycled Houses
I think I'd rather rock a spinal column chair than a skinny girl must have.


fallon brass snake ring & zyannaoconnell

How sexy is that shot?!!


thank best friend one more time for having a photobooth at her darling wedding. [11.7.09+pb+copy.jpg]

Monday, November 9, 2009

unstimulated & easily distracted

I've been watching bird videos for the past 20 mins.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

just for you:


another Monica Canilao piece

Jody Rogac;Athena

Cutest wedding ever. Pom Pom Dahlias, origami airplanes, trophy vases, polaroids, typewriter table, vintage suitcases, signature cucumber libations, and a real black & white photobooth machine. Unbeatable.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Have a great weekend

Lisa Oppenheim; The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else
35mm slide projection using images downloaded from the internet of sunsets taken by soldiers in Iraq, then positioned in front of the setting sun in New York

I have to get the f@#$ out of the office before the few moments of sunlight disappear. I hate the clock change so much. I hope you crazies have an awesome time this weekend. I'll be busy bridesmaiding at my best friends' wedding and sipping champagne.

my world is pretty small

I haven't traveled to too many foreign destinations. Exploring the world is definitely on the top of my agenda before it "gets too late". Next up on my itinerary: Peru, Spain, Prague, Iceland & Scotland. I absolutely love this Francis Elliott map project. My personal globe would be about this blacked out.

dark globe, self portrait 2008
Francis Elliott
Dark Globe was first published in April 2007 for the Bristol Artists' Bookfair. The book is in 2 halves; the first features a form which lists every country in the world. The prospective buyer is then required to answer a series of questions about where they have, and haven't, traveled to. Foundry then uses the information given to create the second part; a unique atlas that records the owner's personal experiences of the world by blacking out every country that the owner has spent less than one night in, rather than the more normal use as a teaching aid.

Dermot Flynn's adorable map illustrations are also giving me the travel itch:

writers map