A COLLECTION OF

Month: December, 2011

I D E A

Looking forward to 2012 with all of you! A year of the dragon and lots of predicted doom, ranging from a wayward planet colliding with earth to complete and total devastation and destruction.  All of which NASA tries to debunk here – LINK.  We will see… we will see. Some other facts: 2012 is a […]

A N I M A L

Bird is a project by Roni Horn in which she photographed taxidermied wild fowl of Iceland (a country close to her heart). The photographs in this series are presented as pairs, incorporating the doubling technique that Horn has previously used in her work. The birds are all photographed from behind, causing the viewer to focus on […]

T H I N G

I love listening to podcasts while doing something that is kind of mindless and repetitive.  These past weeks have been filled with laughs, tears and oh reallys courtesy of This American Life and Radio Lab.  Gilda had recommended the last Poultry Slam on This American Life (especially part three) and I extend this recommendation from […]

P L A C E

Greeting from Clovis, California, friends! Here are a few words from Four Quartets, T.S. Eliot’s set of poems on time, immortality, and eternity, with which to end the year. See you soon!

P E R S O N

So excited to share an interview with Ana Serrano!  I am very interested in her work, and upon looking at her recent commission at Rice Gallery in Houston, A Salon of Beauty, found myself feeling a sense of familiarity and a strong urge to drive around Los Angeles. She works in a myriad of mediums, […]

I D E A

We wish you the loveliest kind of love, the most joyous joy, and the peacefullest peace this season, dear friends! Thank you for inspiring us daily with your presence, your comments, and your friendship. Cheers! Love: Gilda + Stefani

A N I M A L

I was so excited to see this awesome colored and patterned caterpillar at the beach one day.  I think it may be some sort of Tussock Moth caterpillar, but I am not entirely sure… if you know, let us know! Did you know that there are over 10,500 identified species of moths in North America? […]

T H I N G

(Our friend Brian Baughn is guest blogging for ACO today. Let’s hear it for BRIAN!) Like many lifelong prisoners of TV my formative years were a voyage through Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and now in my twilight years, VH1 Classic.  A couple years ago I faced the realization that these were all owned […]

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P L A C E

There are quite a few Self-Realization Fellowship locations around the world.  I have been to three, the Hollywood location, Mount Washington and the Pacific Palisades location, both with beautiful grounds and filled with opportunities to learn new things.  Pictured above is the Self-Realization Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, dedicated by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1950. From […]