A COLLECTION OF

Month: May, 2012

G O O D B Y E

To our dear readers, We want to thank each and every one of you for reading, commenting, sending emails, participating in our giveaways and partaking in our adventures here on A COLLECTION OF. Unfortunately, Stefani and I have decided to fold ACO at this time due to some lifestuff. We have truly loved the experience of collecting the […]

P E R S O N

If you have been following A Collection Of, you know that Gilda Davidian and Stefani Greenwood are the authors, dear friends and artists.  If you have arrived here for the first time let me introduce you to us… Stefani on Gilda: When I think about Gilda my eyes are dripping honey and butterflies are kissing […]

I D E A

I read Reborn, excerpts from Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks from 1947-1963 about a year ago, and I love going back to leaf through it and hear Sontag’s voice mature and her life change through the documented years. Reading Reborn made me feel closer to the flame of life. Sontag’s spirit, strength and passion are clearly channeled through her vibrant opinions and […]

A N I M A L

Did you know there is a mountain lion living in Griffith Park? The park service thinks the 3 year old male is most likely from the Santa Monica region, which means he travelled across the 405 and 101 freeways.  Or that it came from the San Gabriel region, traversing through storm drains and neighborhood streets. […]

T H I N G

We are big list-makers and list-lovers here on ACO (remember this?). So it’s no surprise that I lit up when I recently came across Umberto Eco’s The Infinity of Lists, an illustrated essay about what he calls “the vertigo of lists” which he worked on while a resident at the Louvre. In it he talks about lists being therapeutic, celebratory, as […]

P L A C E

Three adjectives that come to mind are genius, never-ending, frightening. Here are some things that I have been meaning to tell you about, but somehow put off or emailed to myself and then just moved to the A Collection Of folder.  Oopsies. Selected from the selection: – Louis Theroux – oh this man (major swoon). […]

P E R S O N

  I am excited to introduce you to the wonderful Katie McMurran who I met through Angela sometime last year. Katie is a radio producer, composer and audio artist. She studied at CalArts and currently works for KUSC. Be sure to check out her website to hear some of her beautiful compositions (I loved For Keith and […]

I D E A

We over here at ACO are giving cheers at the statement above made in regards to gay marriage by President Obama.  We couldn’t be happier that he believes in his heart that people should be treated equally. Recently we had a way out of town guest visiting, and I will use some of his words for […]

A N I M A L

Our friend Miwa had posted the photo above on her facebook a while back and I couldn’t get it out of my head! These beautiful fungi are called nidulariacea and are also known as fairy cups or bird nest’s fungi, cause they look like bird nests with little eggs in them. They grow on mulch or […]

T H I N G

On one of my trips down the rabbit hole I found an awesome site/project called 323 Projects, started and run by Tucker Neel. All of their projects involving calling in – their current project is The Patter of Tiny Brains, an exhibition curated by Doug Harvey. From their website: For this group show sourced from dozens […]