A COLLECTION OF

Month: December, 2010

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A COLLECTION OF wishes you the happiest of happy new years to you! (PS.  Check out The Invisible Dragon by Dave Hickey)

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(image by Stefani Greenwood) According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit.  The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Zodiac and is a lucky sign.  According to tradition, the Rabbit brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves. It is a time for negotiation […]

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I am so into found sound.  There is nothing like listening to (sometimes it feels more like eavesdropping) beat up old tapes from a thrift store marked with a sharpie pen.   The internet offers a wide range of audio available from answering machines recordings to audio letters to audio diaries.  Listening to these sounds […]

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True north is the direction along the earth’s surface pointing towards the North Pole. It is represented on maps and globes by lines of longitude, which begin and end at the Earth’s poles, going north and south. On maps published by the United States Geological Survey and the U.S. military, true north is marked with a […]

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One of the greatest jewels in the vastness of the internet is A Journey Round My Skull, a beautiful site filled with pages and pages (literally) of fantastic images from books and other treasures that are sure to delight. Will Schofield is dedicated to cool.  If you are looking for something and haven’t found it […]

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Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the Moon, entered lunar orbit on December 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders did a live television broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and Moon seen from Apollo 8. Borman described it as being “a […]

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One of my favorite animals of the sea is the beautiful Sea Anemone referred to as the flower of the sea.  This beautiful, complex creature can usually be observed on rocks or coral – a trip during low tide is best for optimal viewing (be on the lookout because there are over 1000 species).  The […]

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I’ve had a life-long love affair with books and have a particular fondness for the way books smell. The quote above by Dr. Matija Strlic comes from a BBC article about a sniff test system called material degradomics that assesses how old a book is based on the way it smells. This is the first system […]

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“I think it is important to know that a man or woman, writer or not, can find more isolation in Los Angeles than in Boise, Idaho.  Or, all things being fair, he can with a telephone (if he has a telephone) have 19 people over drinking and talking with him within an hour and a […]

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When I close my eyes and think of Ida Kvetny, I see unicorns, diamonds, neon colors and electric smiles.  Ida is a contagious and gracious individual, always upbeat and ready for adventure.  She was recently in Los Angeles as a resident artist at Raid Projects where we took the photograph above. Here she is talking about painting, her inspirations and […]