Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Ceramic Speakers (porcelain, cork, and Baltic birch) designed by Joey Roth

Flight of The Conchords
Directed by Michel Gondry

Paperback Inscriptions

For Thomas "the enlightened one"
all my love Dad - Christmas 97

Scenes From the Life of Buddha
Reproduced From Paintings By
Keichyu Yamada
Professor In The Imperial Art Institute, Tokyo
The Open Court Publishing Co.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Peony and Canary, Hokusia Katshushika, 1833
The Japanese art of Ukiyo-e (“Pictures of the floating [or sorrowful] world”) developed in the city of Edo (now Tokyo) during the Tokugawa or Edo Period (1600-1868), a relatively peaceful era during which the Tokugawa shoguns ruled Japan and made Edo the seat of power. The Ukiyo-e tradition of woodblock printing and painting continued into the 20th century. This print, made in 1833 or 1834, is part of the series "Small Flowers" by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

Peony and Canary, Hokusia Katshushika 1833
via UNESCO World Digital Library

Monday, November 9, 2009

(1) Newell Convers Wyeth
(2) Vincent Van Gogh
(3) Andrew Wyeth

Friday, November 6, 2009

Breakaway, Irma Thomas, The Soul Queen of New Orleans

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Works of gelitin
(1-3) Klunk Garden, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2009
(4-5) Hase / Rabbit / Coniglio, Artesina, Piemont, Italy, 2005 - 2025


Billykirk from The Scout on Vimeo.

Billykirk from The Scout
Directed/Edited by Brennan Stasiewicz
Photography by Ed David
Produced by Tom Ran

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

2012 Architecten
playground with wasted windmill wings

Doris Salcedo
Installation for the Istanbul Biennale (2003)
1,550 used wooden chairs
Istanbul, Turkey
via Superuse

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Slow Reader

To my great surprise, instead of taking me to a secret hideaway, my kidnappers accompany me to my house, lock me in the catoptric room I had reconstructed with such care from the designs of Athanasius Kircher. The mirror walls reflect on my image an infinite number of times. Had I been kidnapped by myself? Had one of my images cast into the world taken my place and relegated me to the role of reflected image? Had I summoned the Prince of Darkness and was he appearing to me in my own likeness?

--Italo Calvino
If on a winter's night a traveler
Translated by William Weaver

Captains of Land

(1) Northfork, The Polish Brothers, 2003
(2) Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Jarmusch, 1999

(1) Scott Oliver, The Valley, Found chair, glue, wood panel 61.5" x 91.75" x 38.5"
(2) Julia Goodman, Certain is nothing now, junkmail collected from neighborhood, 80" x 72" x 208"
(3) Harriete Estel Berman, grass'gras, recycled pre-printed steel, 9' x 9'
via LINCART, Smart Art - Trash to Treasure Show

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paperback Inscriptions

To Small Bear:
on the first day of your job in the college information office.
May you find happiness?!
Big Bear

The Selected Poems of William Carlos Williams
With an Introduction by Randall Jarrell
A New Directions Paperbook
second printing

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009