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Friday, October 31, 2014

Scary Halloween

WISHING - YOU - A - SCARY - HALLOWEEN!
Image:Power Point Fan


Pix Friday

FRIDAY PICKS!
Potholes - a problem and a beautiful solution.
Play poker (or any other card game) with these newly designed decks.
And how about lip balm that makes you think your drinking a non-alcoholic, Old Fashioned?
All these, gleaned from out there and presented here!
Jim Bachor and his solution to Chicago's potholes - Colossal

Amigo playing cards - CoolHunting


Cocktail inspired lip balms by Stewart + Claire - CoolHunting

Creatively Playful

DOMINIC WILCOX
From dezeen, Mr. Wilcox says, "I believe that playfulness in design - particularly at the beginning, at the ideas stage - is really important."
Wilcox is noted for his surreal drawings and seemingly meaningless inventions, some included in his book, Variations on Normal.
Please travel on to dezeen to find out more - particularly about his stained glass automobiles to be shown at the Dezeen and Mini Frontiers Exhibition.
Learn more about the creative process - and enjoy the work of Dominic Wilcox!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vija Celmins and Bruce Nauman

ARTISTS, VIJA CELMINS and BRUCE NAUMAN, IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Excerpts - MoMA
So much is said in such a small amount of time in these exerpts from MoMA Multimedia. To learn even more, please visit the Museum of Modern Art website.
Vija Celmins, MoMA
Bruce Nauman, MoMA


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Creative Mix

CREATIVE MIX
I make images and objects that knock down the doors of your imagination.
I animate your stories.
I put together scintillating art exhibitions.
I make music. You listen. I change your mind.
I instruct you in the preparation of perfect food.
I am creativity at work and play. I make the world a more interesting place.
Following is today's mix of inventive, creative artists - in several different fields.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Rumpus

THE RUMPUS - FYI
We now list this site - for writers, about writing - on our ready list! From time to time, we will post a link to book reviews, etc. So, join us and join in on The Rumpus!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Strip of Crimson

THIN STRIP OF CRIMSON
Santa Fe - Vignette
That first morning, the altitude scorched my attitude. Coffee lifted me some, but it took another 24 hours before I could announce that I had truly landed in Santa Fe. Our landlords, I'm sure, thought I was some kind of unhappy, jaded, citified Californian - worse, a Californian from Los Angeles. Our first conversation, if it could be called that, was all small talk; "oh, what a wonderful guesthouse" and "Why in the world are you renting it to perfect strangers?" (not my business) and "We are so happy to be back in our favorite place!" - as if we didn't have another favorite place or two.
As our attitudes tempered, our senses heightened and what we loved most about this place came into clear, pristine focus: transparent air - thin, dry, clean. An unavoidable sky, at times filled with clouds of all varieties and qualities - and sunsets like these:

That first dynamite sunset! We forgot about altitude, about attitude and everything else. We were here. We were lighthearted and content and ripe for adventure.
From that point our spirits lifted us into ethereal realms - we took off in all directions, not once turning back.




Then we returned home - a hard landing, a thud. But, home is home and it is where we thrive and survive, until that future time, when home is there and not here anymore.


Quote from Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Death Comes for the Archbishop, book VII, ch. IV (1927). The archbishop and an Indian guide travel through the desert toward Santa Fe.

''The sky was as full of motion and change as the desert beneath it was monotonous and still,—and there was so much sky, more than at sea, more than anywhere else in the world. The plain was there, under one's feet, but what one saw when one looked about was that brilliant blue world of stinging air and moving cloud. Even the mountains were mere ant-hills under it. Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky. The landscape one longed for when one was away, the thing all about one, the world one actually lived in, was the sky, the sky!''

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Five Friday on Thurs.

FIVE FRIDAY, THURSDAY
Here we go, again. Time moves forward and we present 5 (five) recommendations - from ceramics to photographs, with a dash of new music thrown into the mix. We present the following artists and their work.
Sueharu Fukami: Porcelain Sculptures, 1980 – 2014 - cfile

Future Brown - Pitchfork

Artist, Jen Stark - Contemporist

MVRDV - new architecture - designboom
NYT Magazine Photographic Exhibition - Aperture


Monday, September 8, 2014

Music!

MUSIC - added to our Reading List
Why did it take so long?
Today we add two new blogs to our reading list. Both present information about new contemporary music: Pitchfork and The Line of Best Fit.
From time to time, we will recommend items from each - and present them to you - with a follow-up link to one site or the other.
And from Pitchfork, an article about Ariel Pink - the double album, pom pom, which will be out November 18.
So, take a look!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Today's Picks

PICKS FOR WEDNESDAY
Whether you are at work or tending to your children or sitting at a cafe, sipping tea - you will want to take a break and appreciate the artistry in the following recommendations.
Although printed via machinery the ceramics accomplished by Olivier van Herpt will intrigue you - as will the striking watercolors of Karina Eibatova.
Then, to answer your question as to whether or not you would purchase an ancient tea cup for 36 million dollars, follow the link below.
While you ask that question, put your tongue firmly in-cheek and take a peek at the new friends of artist / photographer, Dita Pepe.
Afterwards, slip on your new vacuum formed shoes (thanks to Lou Moria) and walk yourself over to Gallery LVS and view the exquisite, minimal ceramic work of Minsoo Lee.
So, put down that fork, call the baby-sitter, take a break from work, kick your feet up - and enjoy!
Printed ceramics by Olivier van Herpt, cfile

Watercolor minerals by Karina Eibatova, Colossal

36 million dollar teacup, cfile

Artist Dita Pepe incorporates herself
into the lives of other, Colossal

Lou Moria's vacuum-formed shoes, Designboom

Minsoo Lee's Inner Spaces ceramics, cfile

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