Monday, November 17, 2008

Sarah Sze

Recently featured in The New York Time Style Magazine she is known for her large scale highly intricate installations:
The image above is from her 2004 Installation: The Art Of Losing
For more of her work see:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Does the Eye of the Artist Ever Wink?

I came across this article when I was packing my room the other day. It features the beloved Michel Gondry talking about his visual perception:

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Anita Rubiku: Is Doing Some Amazing Things With Embroidery

Anila Rubiku
Milan-Tokyo a round trip
installation view Echigo Triennal
50 circle wood embroidery frame and sewn linen
1600 x 500 x 70 cm

Anila Rubiku
Mastering Freedom # 7
cm. 21,5 x 31,5
Sewn paper and perforated
For more see here in Bust this month or at Galerie Anita Beckers:

Valerie A Molnar

They're Kissing Again
Hand Knit Acrylic Yarn, 20'w x 13'h 2008
Ellipse Art Center, Arlington VA

Count Tyrone Rugen's Run
Hand Knitted Acrylic Yarn and Acrylic Paint on Wall 15’h x 19’w 2007

Count Tyrone Rugen's Run
Hand Knitted Acrylic Yarn and Acrylic Paint on Wall 15’h x 19’w 2007

Detail one of Count Tyrone Rugen's Run
Hand Knitted Acrylic Yarn and Acrylic Paint on Wall 15’h x 19’w 2007

For more work see:

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Prehistoric Skeletons Found Embracing

"Two skeletons about 5000-6000 years old have been found in Italy. They’re unquestionably hugging, making this the first of its kind. Pretty special.

“It’s an extraordinary case,” said Ms Menotti. “There has not been a double burial found in the Neolithic period, much less two people hugging - and they really are hugging,” she told Reuters news agency.

Flint tools, including arrowheads and a knife, were also found alongside the couple."

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A Bit of This and That

Mixed Message doormat: By British company "Suck UK" says "Come in" or - "Go away" when you turn it.

Topoware: Topography inspire dining ware

Designed by Alexandra Deschamps-SoSonsino and Karola Torkos.

Zoe Stanton's suite of self-filling champagne glasses from Britain

Monday, June 02, 2008

36 Seconds of Cheese Ball Cute

Everyone has a weakness and apparently mine is "Techno Kittens". Who knew?

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Well I've been working a lot lately, but mostly on gifts for other people (surprises for loved ones/a week full of Birthdays). Unfortunately this means I haven't had time to make more public works (yet). Still I wanted to leave behind a bit of something on here. So I'm leaving the following pics to hopefully inspire, make you laugh or get you excited enough to go out and generate your own bits of creation and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ser Chö Ösel Ling Retreat Center

An incredible group of people came together in order to celebrate the completion of the North Wing for the:
Ser Chö Ösel Ling Retreat Center
May 17, 2008
Here are just a few of pictures posted by Roger Edwards at:
Or for the larger version of the images go to:

Lama Michael Conklin

Trying to appear candid. (Left to right: Jessica, me)

For more information see:

Monday, May 19, 2008

Siri J. Egeland

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Cornmeal-Thyme Cookies!

My housemate Jordan has made these several times and I have to say they are delicious.


Makes about 3 dozen
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup dried currants
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cornmeal, and salt in a medium bowl.
Put butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; cream on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time. Add flour mixture; mix on low speed until just combined. Mix in currants and thyme.
Using a tablespoon or a 1 1/2-inch ice-cream scoop, drop rounded balls of dough onto lined sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake, rotating and switching positions of sheets about halfway through, until pale golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies, on parchment, to a wire rack. Let cool completely.

Lama Samten Is...

My hero!

Saturday, May 17, 2008


I am currently reading Lillian Hellman’s Pentimento ("a collection of memories in short story form"-Danielle Meder) and came across this exchange towards the beginning of the book:

"Hammett (Writer Dashiell Hammet), on the second day, told Hannah (Hellman's sister) that all he had ever wanted in the world was a docile woman but, instead had come out with me (Hellman),...and she said that she, too, liked docile women in theory, but never liked them when she met them, and didn't he think they were often ninnies with oatmeal in the head. He said yes, he thought just that, but ninnies were easier women to be unfaithful to. She laughed at that..."

You may or may not agree with the sentiment, but I enjoyed the exchange none the less. Regardless the book itself is excellent as is Hellman's writing. Though a bit dated at times, overall I would say it's definitely a more than worth while read.

Who Wants Some Pie?

Buttermilk Pie
Location: Rutledge, GA

What It Is: In downtown Rutledge you will find "Yesterday's Cafe", which is famous for it's truly local Southern dish (an old African American recipe passed down through generations) -- buttermilk pie. Last November, this buttermilk pie recipe won first place in Good Morning America's Best Bites Challenge. -AOL May 17, 2008

How To Make It:

Buttermilk Pie

1 3/4 cups of sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 eggs beaten
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup buttermilk

The key to correctly making our buttermilk pie is mixing each ingredient separately. Combine the sugar and flour and whisk until flour is completely mixed into the sugar. Then add the vanilla and whisk until evenly mixed in with sugar and flour.

Beat the eggs well before adding to dry ingredients and again, whisk well. Next whisk in the melted butter and then add the buttermilk. Whisk the mixture well. We actually like to whip the final mixture with the whisk before pouring into an unbaked 9" pie shell.

We bake our pies in a commercial convection oven for 45 minutes. The convection oven is key in rising the custard consistency. Shake the pie a little to make sure it is not undercooked. It should barely shake in the middle. The crust should be golden to light brown and a little flakey on top.

Make sure when you cut your pie that you do not have a separation with a cakey layer near the top. The pie should have a custard consistency throughout. Good luck and happy baking!

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Sara Fanelli

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Thanks Kasha for telling me about this great illustrator!

Friday, May 16, 2008

DIY In Southeast Asia

"Ricecooker is mainly about promoting and documenting DIY + indie culture, especially its creative, critical and political expression and the people behind it; especially here in the Southeast Asian region."

For more information go to:

Thanks Jesse for passing on this link!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


This only makes less sense the more times I watch it and yet I can't stop watching it.


ArtCorps's mission is to advance social change initiatives by promoting arts and culture as powerful tools to generate cooperative and sustainable work between development organizations and the communities they serve.

During one-year residencies, artists use every imaginable art form including theater, mime, puppetry, mural painting, sculpture and poetry to bring the organizations' environmental and social messages to life and engage the local community in their activities.

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Little Horses Take Over Portland

Part of the "Portland Horse Project", located at NE 30th Ave and NE Killingsworth Street.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Great Cause

"H is for Humanity, Habitats, Health, Habitats, and HIPPO! Project H, an organization that promotes, inspires, and delivers humanitarian product design, is funding 50 Hippo Rollers for a series of 17 villages in Kgautswane in Northeastern South Africa. Hippo Rollers, if you haven’t seen them before, they are amazing barrel devices that allow the millions whose livelihoods depend on the daily fetching of water to more safely and efficiently access and transport water. The roller holds 3-4 days worth of water for a family of 7, about 5 times the amount of water that can be moved using traditional methods, which frees up time for more productive economic and educational activities. It’s an amazing product and an amazing story of good design enabling communities."

For more information go to:

Or Inhabitat at:

A Few Notable Signs Passed On By Mom

Perhaps you've seen these before, if not please enjoy the following:

Don't Forget!

To tell your moms that you love them today!
For my mom:
Mom I love you and if I haven't expressed my gratitude enough before, then I would like this moment to say thank you. Thank you for all of your love and support and also for choosing not to have eighteen children over the years. Mrs. Lubman you are the original show stopper and I heart you for being the incredibly unique and caring person that you are!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread (born 1963-2003) is a British artist, best known for her sculptures, which typically take the form of casts, and first woman to win the Turner Prize.
Whiteread is one of the so-called Young British Artists, and exhibited at the Royal Academy's Sensation exhibition in 1997. She is probably best known for Ghost, a large plaster cast of the inside of a room in a Victorian house, and for her resin sculpture for the empty plinth in London's Trafalgar Square. -Wikipedia Last Updates May 4, 2008

Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley at:

Ernest Neto

"One of Brazil's most famous artists, Ernesto Neto creates room-sized environments for the viewer to navigate through and interact with. By using light, stretchable fabrics and organic shapes, filled occasionally with scented spices, Neto's work allows the viewer to experience the work through all senses, creating a spatial labyrinth for the journey through the passages in the room. Currently, Neto is collaborating with Merce Cunnigham on an exhibition called "Dancing on the Cutting Edge," where his sculptures become sets and costumes for the choreographer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. He exhibited with the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia (2004) and worked with Carnegie International (1999). Neto was the Brazilian artist for both the Biennale of Sydney (1998) and the Venice Biennale (2001). ArtForum has reviewed his work several times, including his exhibition with Galerie Max Hetzler in 2004."
-Daily Serving at: