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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bill Cunningham

"You see if you don’t take money, they can’t tell you what to do kid."

William J. Cunningham (born March 13, 1929) is a street Fashion photographer.  He has been obsessed with snapping quick shots of crazy New York folks whizzing around for decades.  It's his passion, it's his love.  See some of what he has come up with...
 Bill is not only incredible at what he does, he seems to be a delightful, humble and good person too.
Check out Bill's NY Times blurb online here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Claire-Anne O'Brien and the Herd of Stools

 Look what I discovered today!  Aren't these charming and delightful?

From her website:
Originally from Co.Cork, Ireland, Claire-Anne O’Brien is a textile designer based in East London. 
After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2006 with a BA in Textiles, Claire-Anne went on to gain an MA in Knitted Textiles at the Royal College of Art in 2010. 

With a sculptural approach to textiles, Claire-Anne explores form, construction and scale through the unique properties of knitted fabrics.

Look how cute they are all huddled together, like sheep in a herd.  But really, how cool would these be as accent pieces in a home?
I am in love with the exaggerated knitting and how the glob sits atop spindly legs.  They resemble animals so, it's almost like they are alive!
 Claire-Anne O'Brien sitting on and holding her babies.

One last little lovely.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ek Thongprasert

K so maybe many have heard of Ek Thongprasert before... But I just discovered this lovely stuff the other day, and I fell, fast.

I was so struck by these adornments.  So unlike any I've seen in everyday life.  
Try to tell me they are not cool.  Just try.  Well, John did.  He thought  my discovery was no big deal.

But to me it was earth-shattering and inspiring! 

These seem to have a similar attitude to what I feel about the art I make:  A little crazy, not the norm, but made approachable by playfulness and engagingly sophisticated (hopefully) at the same time.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Getting Down with Santa Fe

 While John tested out the local skate park, I examined the street art that covered the landscape.

To many this may appear to be a mass of nastiness, and it is, if you read closely, but I found some beauty in it.

John don't care, he just want to ride...

I love the layering in street art.  If you peeled back each layer you would see something totally original, and together the layers form a disparate collaboration.  The dude who made that chicken raptor thing didn't know that the sea foam and grey crazy hyphenated lettering would be placed over top.  I like it.

I like this guy.  He is the ultimate New Mexican warrior.

I like the fizzed out orange boarder against the duller, smaller scripts.  Speaking of script and fonts and things: these artists come up with some really cool designs.  Letters intertwining, transitioning colors, etc.  It's kind of ironic that they often become so intricate and ornate that they are unreadable.  I know that is part of the point, I just like imagining these hard gangsters making pretty pictures.

I also enjoy thinking about the amount of preparation that goes into the design.  I bet the artist sketches all of the time and even if they don't specifically plan the design out sometimes, there has to be a certain amount of practice to get to this point.

Obviously I have never talked to a street artist before.  I don't know why, but we generally don't run in the same circles.

Street art is just so alive, so here and now.  I don't know if this was done 3 years ago, or 3 months ago.

Fluid black and white.


I like this affect and the color choice.  The washed out strokes in the back and the matte outline.

In what other style is it okay to just put a few money signs here and there?

How long does it take someone to do this?

This "Waste" one is cool, especially next to that crappy "PRP" one.

Seriously, where do they come up with this stuff?

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Music Playlist

1.  Little Numbers-BOY

2. Keep You-Wild Belle

3. Ticky Ticky-Owlle

4. Taro-Alt-J

5. Airfield-Javelin

6. Hail Bop-Django Django

7. Wildest Moments-Jessie Ware

8. Hat Trick-Empress Of

9. Recover-Chvrches

10. Don't Move-Phantogram

11. The Theory of Relativity (Diamond Rings Remix)-STARS

12. Sleep Alone (BeatauCue  Remix)-Two Door Cinema Club