Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I love Arielle de Pinto's 2010 lookbook

we are floating in space

The Island of O'ahu by Astronaut Douglas Wheelock

The Island of O'ahu by Astronaut Soichi Noguchi

via make it easy

need not be

Julie Mehretu: Grey Area on view now at the Guggenheim till October 6

Julie Mehretu in Chapter 2, 3 and 4 of "Systems" from ART:21

Watch the full episode. See more ART:21.

Watch the full episode. See more ART:21.

Watch the full episode. See more ART:21.

My earlier drawings and paintings had this map-like, diagramtic element to them. As the work has shifted to being more atmospheric or painterly, I refrain from trying to explain what's going on in the paintings as much because they're not this kind of rational descriptions or efforts to articulate something in that way. I'm not trying to spell out a story... you feel the painting, and the reason you read the mark is because you also feel the mark.

Julie Mehretu

lynn batchelder

Non-things (gray pins), 2009. Sterling silver, leather, thread.

Lynn Batchelder via AJF

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

moving picture

Thanks to his stint as Wallpaper* guest editor this month, [Robert] Wilson’s [!!!] video portraits have taken on a new guise on the pages of the magazine. With the help of a nifty piece of acetate and the pre-cinema technique of OmbroCinema, many of them now animate the pages of our October issue. ‘What we’ve tried to do with the magazine is to make it more dimensional,’ he explains. ‘The new technology we’re using brings the images to life, creating something that’s more interactive and allowing the reader to be a participant in the composition.’

More here


Brief summary of my night


She was looking at the world upside down, so I thought I outta, too.

Friday, September 10, 2010

i had it all along

My excuse was that I didn't have any leather or waxed cotton cord. In actuality, I had it bagged up in my box of supplies the whole time I've been in New York!

Generally, I don't take inspiration from anything in particular, but tonight this image from a play directed by Robert Wilson has been lingering in my mind.

And, oddly enough, Fleetwood Mac (Rumours era) and Fever Ray on shuffle have been really doing it for me lately.

So after I sifted through some supplies given to me when I still lived in Hawai'i, I busted out two necklaces. One for me and one for the roomie. I was planning my outfit for tomorrow night around a pair of crazy pants, but I might have to plan it around this new necklace of mine. Or do crazy pants and new necklace. I think I'm FINALLY getting my groove back.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

poring over

For the past two Tuesdays, I've spent a good amount of time in two different used bookstores and walked away with these books.

From The Book Cellar at the Webster Library: Robert Wilson: The theater of images and Man Ray in Fashion

From Mast Bookshop: The Makioka Sisters and The Key, both by Junichirō Tanizaki.

Becoming engrossed in a book is one of the simplest of pleasures that I'm getting back in touch with. I'm used to seeing information fly before my eyes, whether holding down the space bar on Google Reader or scrolling to the bottom of the article to get the summarizing paragraph. Setting aside a few hours to sit in a coffee shop or lie in the park just to read a book seems absurd to me when I really think about it. No more just reading on the bus or subway!

Monday, September 6, 2010

farewell final

One of these mornings, you're gonna rise up singing
You're gonna spread your wings and take the sky

From George Gershwin's lullaby Summertime

Photo by George Caddy from his 1930's series Beachobatics, via L Plater's flickr

Sunday, September 5, 2010

farewell part two

Went home where it's pretty much always summer.

Now back here at the end of my first seasonal summer.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

farewell part one

Lipstick traces on a cigarette.
Every memory lingers with me yet.
I got it bad like I told you before,
I'm so in love with you,
Don't leave me no more.
Won't you come on home?
Won't you come on home?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I'm having a ring that I sketched made for me by the awesome folks over at Paul J. Armbruster in 'Aiea, Hawai'i.
Even though I could've went crazy with it, I opted for a simple design that incorporates my astrological sign and my favorite number.


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