A COLLECTION OF

Month: November, 2011

T H I N G

Thanks to my friend Chrissy Regan for introducing me to Anthony McCann.  This is taken from his poem Deseret, from his book I ♥ Your Fate.  At first I read the book to myself and then I read the book to the world.  It sounded and felt so good to read that book aloud. Learn more […]

P L A C E

Oh man, there are so many good shows up right now thanks to the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions happening all over Los Angeles! I paid a visit to the MOCA Geffen this past weekend to see Under the Big Black Sun, a survey of Los Angeles art from 1974 – 1981. There were so many amazing […]

P E R S O N

This morning’s interview is with the lovely Ping Zhu!  On one of my weekly internet whirlpools where I am bombarded with amazingness from around the world, I came across her really perfect illustrations (just look at the Dog Lover above!) and fell in love.  I hope you enjoy her interview as much as I did.  […]

I D E A

Read the rest of this poem from ee cummings by clicking HERE. And on a wholly different note, read this Thanksgiving poem by Wiliam Burroughs by clicking HERE. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for reading, greeting, and sharing this space with us. May your weekends be full of all kinds of […]

A N I M A L

I know there have been a lot of videos (I have a new camera and it goes underwater!) and posts about Kauai lately, but I can’t help it.  Here is a video of a school of Convict Sturgeon fish (Manini in Hawaiian) grazing on some algae. It was hypnotic to swim with them. Click HD on […]

T H I N G

I was recently reminded of the project by Sophie Calle titled Take Care of Yourself. Sophie Calle is a French aritst whose artwork addresses themes of intimacy, desire, privacy, voyeurism, and human connection. In Take Care of Yourself, Sophie Calle presents 107 interpretations of a breakup e-mail (shown above) she received from her lover the day […]

P L A C E

James Turrell’s Skyspace at the Pomona College Museum of Art is my new Meccca.  Since seeing and experiencing the work, I can’t seem to get it out of my head and body – probably because I like it there… a whole lot. The lighting programs are keyed to sunset and sunrise. The evening program begins […]

P E R S O N

We are so excited to have Angel Deradoorian as our guest on ACO today. Angel is a Brooklyn-based musician who sings and plays bass for the Dirty Projectors. She also has a solo project called Deradoorian with which she released the EP Mind Raft in 2009 (get it, listen to it).  Angel is a stunning vocalist, talented bass player, and – as […]

H E L L O !  the winner of the fabulous card by Parker Kaufman is…   wait for it…   MaryAnn!  Congratulations!  Thank you to all who entered!

I D E A

Here is an idea… enter this giveaway and make doing dishes something you look forward to!  I love Mrs. Meyers products, and when their limited seasonal fragrances come out I become ecstatic. This season my dishes are getting done on a regular basis thanks to my favorite pine scented dish soap. You too can experience […]