Archive for October 2007


happy halloween


(‘Found art’ from Rome.)

Posted at 12pm on 10/31/07 | 3 comments | Filed Under: art & artists | read on


{artist} ruth singer



… like hanging a couture gown on your wall. These textile pieces are by Ruth Singer. Thanks, once again, to the wonderful dear ada for pointing these out.

Posted at 12pm on 10/31/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: art & artists | read on


new golden compass trailer

Posted at 12pm on 10/31/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: book-to-movie, film | read on


seventh tree


Goldfrapp’s new album, Seventh Tree, is out 25 February 2008! Says Goldfrapp: “A sensual counterpoint to the glitterball glamour of Supernature, Seventh Tree is gilded in the butterfly colours of an English surrealism shared from Lear to Lennon. It shimmers and shines with the warmth of a hazy summer, an electric whirlpool over which Alison’s glistening voice soars.”

I see that Alison’s hot on the heels of the new ‘clown chic‘ ushered in by Galliano. I hate clowns, even the French harlequin ones.

On a related note, is it just me, or does Kylie Minogue’s new song and video scream Allison Goldfrapp? I dunno… this “Two Hearts” video sounds and feels very much like Goldfrapp’s “Ooh La La” (especially, mid-video when Kylie busts out with the leather one-piece jump suit):

Posted at 5pm on 10/30/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: female voices | read on


quartz blossom


I saw this sweet little tree at a local craft fair in my neighborhood and snapped it up. The artist, Walter of Birds of Brazil, makes these trees with copper wire and rose quartz pebbles (using crazy glue to attach the pebbles to leaves made of loops.) An original idea that’s not only pretty to look at, but might generate some good energy as rose quartz crystal is supposed to bring love, happiness, balance and healing. Isn’t this a great and original idea?

Posted at 5pm on 10/30/07 | 2 comments | Filed Under: art & artists, home | read on


to read

My personal jukebox hero, Springsteen, was interviewed in the New York Times a few weeks ago. If you’re a fan of music, artistry, and music-as-protest, read this powerful article: In Love With Pop, Uneasy With The World. (Thanks to my dad for sending.) It’s rare that I read an article that gives me insight into an artist I already know so well and love so much.

Radar’s recent interview with Siouxsie Sioux is refreshing and candid. She talks about ‘Stepford pop stars,’ ending life’s vicious circles, and her violent revenge fantasies against animal abusers. Read: Black Magic Woman. Very entertaining.

Posted at 5pm on 10/30/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on


best in photo

National Geo’s best photos of 2007.

Posted at 10pm on 10/28/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: photography | read on


mood boards



Awhile back decor8 had a cool contest wherein people submitted original ‘mood boards’ representing the feel and color palette for homes and rooms they’d like to create. I found these two mood boards in a lost in a folder on my harddrive, and they reminded that I should do something similar if I ever want to finish decorating/designing our home. Maybe something like this might help me focus and stay on point? The peaceful neutral palette of the first board inspires me to create a sanctuary for the bedroom – the combo of ivories (alabaster, iridescent pearl, translucent rice paper) punctuated by deep rose and delicate/intricate patterns is rich and beautiful without being too heavy. And, I love the sea blues and greens of the second mood board paired with those hues of peach and gold. Such lovely combinations. (The first mood board by Kerry Pitt-Hart and the second by Jana Valachovicova. Talented ladies.)

Posted at 10am on 10/26/07 | 3 comments | Filed Under: art & artists, home | read on


wall mantra


A few months ago, I bought this replica of a British World War II poster in a panic-button-red color from SFgirlbybay (whose UK friend would ship them stateside.) Now that the Keep Calm posters have become so popular, there’s a Keep Calm gallery offering different colors. Think I may have to re-order in the soothing ‘duck egg’ blue – works better that way.

Posted at 12pm on 10/21/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: art & artists | read on




The On-line Picasso Project is the most comprehensive compilation of Picasso’s work in the world. The site presents such a thorough catalog of every little thing Picasso ever did, it almost feels voyeuristic. It’s worth clicking through a few decades to get a feel for a master’s artistic process.

Posted at 12am on 10/18/07 | no comments; | Filed Under: art & artists | read on

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