Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Behold, the Moss Bathmat!

You are not the only one to think i'm insane to want a moss bathmat. G, who shares this bathroom with me, was entirely skeptical of this idea. but look at the glory of this thing! it's not nearly as elegant as the bathmat I used as inspiration, but you can't say this isn't just as fluffy and delightful. 

live on, bathmat, live on.

a few favorites from the farmer's market line up

they're the best of buds once they're back in the port.


yeti and sasquatch, happily in love.

Friday, March 26, 2010

word of the day: ambigram.

Mr. Seb Lester and his typographical brilliance has released this new print through Pictures on Walls.  And this, like a few of his other sketches, can be read the same upside down or right side up.  They certainly grow them smart over there in the UK. 

more calligraphy genius from seb lester here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


here's what's been keeping me busy...

ms. ciesemier's rough n' tough bruiser girls

i've just moved into my new house, and while there's lots of beautiful prints that i have the pleasure of owning (hi there, dan mccarthy and daniel danger!) i have a giant soft spot for the roller derby print given to me by the kind folks at the extra-delicious zella's pizzeria in Baltimore.

Not only does Baltimore in general and the Charm City Roller Girls in specifics kick ass, but the Roller Girls also happen to have some amazing artists creating their promo posters. The one I am happy to have hung next to the liquor cabinet is below - what a beaut! have you ever seen a bruise you wanted to poke more than the one on her thigh?

she's just as saucy in Ciesmier's original colorway.

it looks like fierceness is Ciesemier's specialty! take a peek at this little fireball!

but then I go to visit her site and see things that are amazing and don't have any fierce women at all! is there nothing ms. ciesemier can't do?!

apparently not. keep churning out the goodness, kali ciesemier.

Monday, March 22, 2010

pick your battles.

mobstr, doing what he does best.

thanks, wooster collective.

delights from kris chau.

is there anything more pleasant than having balloons in your legs?
i don't think so.

more from dear kris here.

Monday, March 15, 2010

every day is backwards day for alexa meade.

alexa meade is a dc-area artist who actually puts paint on her subjects instead of painting her subjects.

what a clever girl. see more of her projects here.

tiffany bozic

meighan at my love for you is a stampede of horses was kind enough to share some of the astonishing pieces tiffany bozic has finished up for her fall show.

ms. bozic inspires me to be a better scientist. really, its true. did you see the inner ear surrounded by blue lobsters? my heart just fluttered a little bit when i saw that.*

wanna get lost in her backstock? so do i.

* i once had a blue lobster. he seemed to be happy and pleasant until i woke up the next morning and found he ate all my goldfishes and then promptly died. weird little critters.

Friday, March 12, 2010

ms. katchadourian has a good head on her shoulders.

oh, i hope you are all ready for a treat. i've just been privileged enough to stumble upon Nina Katchadourian, who somehow manages to create public art, sculptures, photographs, paper-based art, fabric-based art... goodness, she just does it all.

The two below are from a half-day public project instructing students and faculty at southwestern college to park by color. my excitement-over-color radar is off the charts with these photos.

These two are from an animal crossdressing project - here's shots of a boa dressed as a mouse. brill.

i'm completely charmed. please visit her site and make sure to pay close attention to her map dissection, which won my heart.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

street artists have filthy minds.

a lovely example of reverse graffiti from South Africa. Brought to you by Neil Coppen and friends. For a self-aggrandizing dissertation on this work, click here.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


i hope you ate a hearty breakfast, because this painting is going to need all the energy you've got.

this is the Censored Garden by Taravat Talepasand, and I am not sure about how you're feeling about it, but its been heavy on my mind ever since I first saw it. it's a lovely critique in that enormously clever sort of way.

enjoy. and more of Taravat's works here.

Friday, March 5, 2010

i'm gonna curb-sit at the sunday fremont market this weekend! there are caveats - only if it's not raining, and i'll only stay until i'm sold out. or until i've eaten all the crepes from the crepe-man that i can possibly eat.

see you on sunday!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

julian callos' pefect thick black lines

it is a lucky morning when i find myself putzing on the interwebs and happening upon amazing things like these from mr. julian callos, who might be my new favorite LA-ite. how do you make your acrylics look like watercolors, mr. callos? I suppose that's only for mysterious and marvelous artists to know. if you're ever in Seattle and would like to have some cookies and bourbon with me, though, I'd love to know your secrets.

if you are in LA, please go to the Manifest Equality show open until March 7th. if it is curated nearly as well as the Manifest Hope show last year, you'll be pleased as punch.

p.s. more from Julian on his blog here.