Archive for April 2009


shell art

When done right, shell art is simply gorgeous. I discovered shell artist Blott Ker-Wilson on Design Crisis and fell in love with (some) of her shell rooms and the Cilwendig house, a “shell house” that she refurbished. The hand mirror was made by shell artist Peggy Green.

Posted at 10am on 4/20/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: art & artists, music | read on



This TED talk is absolutely fascinating. Bonnie Bassler, who teaches molecular biology at Princeton, explains how bacteria “talk” to each other and what this discovery means for our increasingly antibiotic-resistant world. (Personally, I wouldn’t touch an antibiotic unless my life was in danger.) Just watch the first 60 seconds. She’ll suck you in!

P.S. Her bit on bioluminescence was especially interesting. I never understood how fireflies and glowing sea creatures create their light.

Posted at 12pm on 4/9/09 | 3 comments | Filed Under: the shift (of ages) | read on


small living

Here and here.

Posted at 1pm on 4/8/09 | 2 comments | Filed Under: home | read on



In case you missed it, here’s a first look at Tim Burton’s Alice. (It really is an amazing cast – I love Crispin Glover and Alan Rickman and Christopher Lee and of course Johnny.) Oh, and it’s going to be released in IMAX 3D!

(Photo illustrations by Abelardo Morell)

Posted at 12pm on 4/8/09 | 4 comments | Filed Under: book-to-movie | read on



Via The Huff.

Posted at 9am on 4/7/09 | 3 comments | Filed Under: random | read on


road trip

photo 1: here, photo 2: tim walker, photo 3: here

Posted at 11am on 4/6/09 | 3 comments | Filed Under: photography | read on


roll down the window

Photo: FLC

Posted at 11am on 4/6/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: random | read on



Kurtli is where I’ll be checking the weather from now on (thanks, lolita!)

Posted at 6pm on 4/5/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: random | read on


oh romeo

Some visual accompaniment for Ms. Gerrard! (Zeffirelli’s Romeo & Juliet.)

Posted at 2pm on 4/2/09 | 7 comments | Filed Under: film | read on



Last week, Marraine’s put up the gorgeous music video for Lisa Gerrard’s “Sanvean” (which I’d never seen) and it inspired me to pull out some of my old Lisa Gerrard albums and soundtracks. As an encore, here’s an epic live performance of Ms. Gerrard singing “Sacrifice” from The Insider soundtrack. The woman could wring tears from a stone! Although, one youtube commenter writes, it’s only sad if you make it sad…

No. It’s most definitely sad. If this isn’t the sound of bone-deep sadness, I don’t know what is.

Posted at 2pm on 4/2/09 | 4 comments | Filed Under: female voices | read on

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