A COLLECTION OF

Month: March, 2012

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I remember checking out a VHS tape of Adrienne Rich from our local library when I was a teenager after reading some of her poems in I Hear My Sisters Saying, an anthology of poetry which was a beacon for me throughout my adolescent years. She was making a speech in the video. I didn’t […]

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Walter Bradford Cannon, an American physiologist, was the person who coined the term fight or flight response.  His theory states that animals react to frightful/threatening situations with an activation of the sympathetic nervous system.  In a response to fear, animals (including humans) will have nerve stimulation in the brain which will then cause an increase […]

T H I N G

Do you guys remember our super duper friend Brian? Well, did you know that Brian is not only our friend but also the creator of an awesome game called TRACTOR BEAM which you can download for your iPhone or iPad? It’s true. About the game: Your engines are down.  Use your tractor beams to move. Tractor beam is a powerfully […]

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Have you guys seen The Total Look (the creative collaboration between Rudi Gernreich, Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton over at the MOCA/Pacific Design Center)?  It is so radical! I had a chance to see some of Rudi Gernreich’s designs at FIDM and now to see even more of his vision has my mind swirling.  He has […]

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Dear Readers, I am excited to introduce you to João Ferro Martins this morning. I came across a photograph of João’s on even*cleveland not too long ago (remember this interview?) and was thoroughly  taken by each of the pieces that I then saw on his website. João’s work includes installation, sculptures, photographs and drawings which encompass  a […]

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Last weekend I went to LACMA and was swept away by the Ellsworth Kelly show.  He is one of my favorite artists, and being in the rooms filled with his work was sort of an out of body experience.  I really like what Richard Axsom says about Kelly’s prints: …exchange the totemic presence, the tangible […]

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Here is a poem by Charles Wright, dear readers. Hope your days are full of peony blossoms, sparrows and other feathery things. INTERVIEW // POEMS

T H I N G

Have you listened to the NPR podcast with Maurice Sendak – on life, death and children?  It will rip your heart out.   Listen Now: LINK

P L A C E

Man, I can’t believe we haven’t done a post on the Huntington Library in all of the history of ACO! Huntington Library is a lovely oasis nestled in Pasadena. I have many a sweet memories of sneaking in to the park grounds with friends, wandering from garden to garden, napping, reading, seeing and enjoying. It’s a stunningly beautiful location with […]

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Today is a new kind of day.  A day that we break our usual routines and try something new – it may only be just once but the fluttering of templates shifting will make it’s presence known.  Hooray! Today we can thank Gemma Correll for helping us see things differently.  She is a freelance Illustrator […]