A COLLECTION OF

Month: January, 2011

P E R S O N

I met Michelle Jane Lee in the woods of Norfolk, Connecticut during the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art a handful of summers ago. We quickly became friends and embarked on some unforgettable adventures together. Michelle’s paintings and drawings shimmer with desires and dreams.  She has a poetic sensibility and makes work that reverbrates with concealed energy. She moved to Los Angeles […]

I D E A

I highly recommend watching A Touch Of Greatness, a documentary about Albert Cullum.   He was an inspired beautiful man who was a teacher for over 60 years and will continue to elevate lives forever thanks to this movie and his books (I immediatly ordered The Geranium On The Windowsill Just Died But Teacher You […]

A N I M A L

From The Difficulty of Life and the Difficulty of Philosophy written by Cora Diamond. Found in the beginning of Elliot Ross’s photo book Animal which you can see excerpts from here.

T H I N G

Have a question?  Just want to know something about something?  Make a paper fortune teller, aka a cootie catcher or in Germany the Himmel und Hölle (Heaven and Hell)! The player asks a question of the person holding the fortune teller; this question will be answered by the device. The holder then asks for a […]

P L A C E

Over the weekend, Stefani and I paid a visit to The Brewery, an art colony near Downtown Los Angeles that houses hundreds of artists in its 300+ studios. The complex spreads across 18 acres and includes more than 20 buildings, including the former Pabst Blue Ribbon Breweries (from which the community got its name) and one of Los Angeles’ first […]

P E R S O N

One day I was browsing the internet and came across Klaus Pichler.  (My heart stopped) The end.  But really, I went to his website and was completely blown away by his images.  They are stark yet funny and somehow just everything fades away and you are totally engaged.  He really had me at Skeletons in […]

I D E A

Sister Corita Kent was a truly inspirational nun, artist and educator. She ran the art department at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles until 1968 when she left the convent. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping establish both as fine art mediums. Her screen prints attracted worldwide attention, reflecting her vibrant spirituality, […]

A N I M A L

Tigers are so cute and cuddly, no wait…  I mean tigers are obligate carnivores, are the largest of the big cats (tiger, lion, jaguar, and leopard) and can weigh up to 660 pounds.  But still they are pretty cute when they are babies born so tiny, blind and toothless.  Either way, Cute or Not, here are some facts: […]

T H I N G

I recently received a copy of David Horvitz’s Everything That Can Happen In A Day and it’s been the perfect book with which to ring in the New Year. The book is chock full of ideas, perpetuating the possibility of possibility from page to page. The ideas presented in the book are from a tumblr of the same name to which […]

P L A C E

A really cool excursion is a visit to the mud volcanoes located at Davis Rd and Schrimpf Rd in Calipatria, California, near the Salton Sea.  You take a long dirt road (we did it in our honda civic) and at the bend you will see them.  Once you are outside of your car you will […]