A COLLECTION OF

Month: February, 2012

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I read this article on mindful eating in the New York Times last week and have been thinking about it a lot lately, especially when it’s time to eat. I’m a fast eater and a lot of my meals take place at my desk, staring at a monitor. As much as I try to slow down, it’s hard […]

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You might hate me after reading this post and if you do I will drown my sorrows at one of the best places in the world, The Amangiri.  I was truly a lucky lady when one of my birthday presents was a stay at the Amangiri Hotel in Canyon Point, Utah. (a million kisses to […]

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I met Ben Goddard at an LA LOVE potluck dinner a couple years ago, soon after he had moved to Los Angeles. Ben is a photographer whose work is, to me, equally thoughtful as well as it is humorous, complex as it is straightforward. His images have a lot to offer visually and figuratively.  Here […]

I D E A

A poem by Raymond Carver for you today.  xo Please visit Carversite.com for more information, poems, and history.

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A Birdsong Sampler is a 2001 project by Kerry Tribe in which she had ten friends (all artists and most grad students from UCLA) imitate the chirp of the bird of their choice. The results were then digitally mixed to produce an ambient soundtrack in “the spirit of a sound effects CD or New Age nature […]

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The lupinus, lupin, or lupine is one of my favorite plants, and is steeped in the nostalgia of my childhood – they were often encountered on hikes with my grandparents and family in California. I always stop to admire their beauty when I am out, and usually touch their leaves because they are irresistible to […]

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I thought these words from Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space: The Classic Look at How We Experience Intimate Places were fitting for this post considering the fact that I’ve been sick at home for the last couple of days and haven’t ventured far from our couch. I’ve been watching Downton Abbey (which isn’t a show about […]

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An amazing store and person await you in Brooklyn, New York.  Sri is a textile gallery specializing in antique Japanese folk textiles, highlighting the indigo dyed cotton utilitarian fabrics and boro — or patched and mended — textiles of old Japan.  Today we are lucky to have Stephen Szczepanek of Sri sharing with us.  I […]

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    Some food for thought from Michelangelo Pistoletto essay Art’s Responsibility – Artist as Sponsor of Thought, courtesy of ForYourArt. Tip: ForYourArt has a really great weekly email they send out with information about exhibitions, events and all kinds of art happenings around Los Angeles. Sign up for it HERE.

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Over the holidays, my pig interest was peaked by my lovely mom.  She gave me the awesome gift featured above – a sculptural pig that is a speaker!  I am enjoying taking my little piggy out and about and having such a cute companion to listen to music with.  Thank you Mom.  While researching, I […]