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

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(Our friend Ward Long is guestblogger-in-residence on ACO. Let’s hear it for WARD!) Miniature Garden is a collaborative zine publisher founded by Denise Schatz in 2008. I saw the Miniature Garden booth at the New York Art Book Fair last fall, and then immeditately realized that I’d seen their books and posters in my own favorite bookstores, […]

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Last week I went to see Pina at the Downtown Independent with a friend and it was so breathtaking.  I was amazed the entire time, completely immersed in a range of emotions from feeling very uplifted to almost strangled with dark thoughts.  It is in 3-D and it works perfectly for this film.   Check out […]

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Happy Leap Year, friends! Here are some facts about this special day: FACTS: Why do we have leap years? “Because the Earth doesn’t revolve around the sun in precisely 365 days, so we add a day — Feb. 29 — into the calendar every fourth year to synchronize. If we didn’t, experts say, we’d eventually […]

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Sometimes something just comes over me, I get a vision and I must do anything and everything to bring that vision to fruition.  Recently my friend Becky and I were in Sur La Table and I saw a lip cookie cutter.  The picture above is the result.  I don’t have any secrets to share about […]

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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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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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Double Page editors Christophe Keller, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié, and Catherine de Smet asked 45 graphic designers from around the world to select two contemporary art books and to make one photograph of the most interesting double page spread from each. Their idea was that the collected photographs would constitute a kind of imaginary book that would provide a “snapshot” […]

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Vernal (or ephemeral) pools are temporary bodies of water usually filled with winter rain or snow melt.  They are called vernal pools because they are often, but not necessarily, at their peak depth in the spring (“vernal” meaning of, relating to, or occurring in the spring) – their water level will fluctuate with a normal […]