Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Doesn't this make every walk through the neighborhood a bit more suspenseful and exciting?  who knows what kind of characters you can run into if you look for them.

via wooster collective.

a lil dose of monday mexicana

from stinkfish in oaxaca.  I think it's definitely time for my spraypaints and I to go on a little vacation down south.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

cartography as art

a map of the changes in the river bends of the Mississippi River over a millenia, as illustrated by Army Corps of Engineers in 1944.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

mr. varanese and his incredible love of the color orange.

no matter how he assembles his orange posters, though, it's always good. alex varanese must plant lots of marigolds in his yard. more orange beauties here!

sticky fingers

tanja hartmann created these amazing meringue rings out of silicone. the only thing preventing me from purchasing one is thinking about how i'd grow hungry every time i glanced at my hands.

they're only $22! shocking!

doug firs like a good rubbing.

bryan nash gill takes incredible wood prints from (surprise!) actual pieces of wood.  the man must be insane with the prices he dreams up, but isn't it delightful that through the power of the internet you can see this lovely thing without purchasing it?

what is super interesting about this print, though, is the weird tree ring pattern going on here.  each one of those rings grows uniformly around the tree every spring and summer, but Gill carves slight bumps and ridges into the face of the stump to get those tight clusters of rings. you can see how he made it here or (have lotsa dollars?) buy it here.

bread and puppets' manifesto.

amanda friedman's up at night.

but thank goodness she is so she can take more shots like this one.

more here.