A COLLECTION OF

Month: April, 2012

P E R S O N

My introduction to the photographer Jon Crispin came from a friends blog, Bonne Chance (thank you Angela!).  While looking at his images, I am drawn to the details, the caring way he photographs and the surprises.  I started my looking and learning adventure with his documentation of suitcases that belonged to The Willard Psychiatric Center in New […]

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I came across some pieces by Nina Beier this week, which – click after click after click –  led me to the quote above. This text encapsulated somethings that have been on my mind lately. Click HERE to see images of the show which is about this fight between shirts and skins, objects and humans. Happy weekend, […]

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Sometimes I find my cat’s whiskers around the house and I always keep them. Not exactly sure why, but maybe it has something to do with love and loss. Whiskers (or Vibrissae) are special hairs or feathers (in birds) that provide tactile sensations. They are found on the faces of almost all mammals except for man and […]

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Have you guys heard of MOPLA? MOPLA stands for Month of Photography Los Angeles, a celebration of photography during the month of April that takes the form of exhibitions, discussions, and presentations across the city. From their website: MOPLA was established and exists to advance the celebration of photography through a variety of events and […]

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Do you guys like the Royal/T in Culver City?  Over the weekend my husband and I had a very good time there. “Royal/T is a playful collision of spaces—café/shop/art space—presented in stunning fusion. An eclectic mix of retail and contemporary art reimagined in the surrounds of LA’s first Japanese-style cosplay café.” We enjoyed the Royal/T […]

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I’m excited to introduce you to Aurélien Arbet, one half of the creative force behind a plenitude of collaborative projects with fellow artist Jeremie Egry. Aurelien and Jeremie founded the clothing brand Hixsept in 1999, a project that blends tailoring and experimentation. In 2007, they (along with others) founded JSBJ – Je Suis une Bande de Jeunes – that […]

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Man, do I love me a few hundred tasty kale chips.  There seems to be a consensus that buying kale chips tips the scale on outrageous.  Which is why I also love that it is so easy to bake up a bunch!  It seriously takes 10 – 15 minutes to have one in your mouth. […]

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I’ve been reading Alain de Botton’s On Love, a novel that is part analysis/part meditation on the highs and lows of attraction, love, and relationships. At one point, de Botton talks about Wittgenstien’s duck/rabbit, a picture (above) that can be seen either as a duck or a rabbit. Wittgenstein first introduced this drawing in his book Philosophical Investigations […]

T H I N G

You guys know how much I love animals and how I wish there were birds singing on my shoulder and squirrels flicking their tails at my toes.  For some reason, at our house the birds don’t really take to eating at the feeder.  They like to sit on the fence by my window and fly […]

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Stefani and I drove to CalArts last week to hear Kerry Tribe speak about her work.  Kerry was so generous and congenial in her lecture. It was a real delight to hear her speak about her projects (past and present) and process. Above is a still from one of my favorite pieces of hers calle Here & Elsewhere. […]