Wednesday, March 31, 2010

whimsical wednesday :: sewmoe

is based in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina by designer 
Moe Donnelly.  Her line provides unique women's clothing for a 
range of occasions--producing seasonal lines that strive to combine
innovative construction with durability and wearability.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

sustainable sunday :: ode magazine

Ode Magazine
the online community for intelligent optimists

Ode is a print and online publication about positive news, about the 
people and ideas that are changing our world for the better.  Ode was 
founded in the spring of 1995 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands by 
Jurriaan Kamp and Helene de Puy.  Kamp, a former editor and 
correspondent with the leading Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad, and 
de Puy wanted to create an alternative to mainstream publications, 
a magazine that was open to new inspirations and new visions from 
around the world.  The cover of the first issue - a close-up image of a 
radiant woman laughing out loud - captured the joy and spontaneity 
they wanted Ode to embody.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

soundscape saturday :: limbik frequencies

Limbik Frequencies
electronica, downdtempo, IDM, glitch
Milwaukee, WI
stream of sounds with artists Proem, Tycho, Boards of Canada,
ISAN, Arc Lab, CiM, Landau, The Black Dog, edIT, Monoceros,
Kettel, Ilkae
..and that only whispers at the surface

Friday, March 26, 2010

fashion friday :: mina perhonen

Minä Perhonen
Head designer Minagawa and his team are always searching for 
new boundaries to what is technically possible.  This results in 
beautiful details that are hidden as little treasures in his garments 
and fabrics.  Design sustainability and craftsmanship are becoming 
increasingly important in the world of fashion.
Minä Perhonen represents these values in its design philosophy and
was founded in 2003 by head designer Akira Minagawa.  The design 
label is perceived as one of the most prestigious of Japan.  It is 
internationally known for its timeless design and associated with 
sustainability and craftsmanship reusing subtle details in 
multiple collections.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

photographic thursday :: pixie vision productions

Circle 23 Photography

Pixie Vision Productions
Pixie is a visual artist using photography, writing and videography 
to capture moments on stage and off.  She is based in Los Angeles 
and her work is featured internationally in galleries and publications 
including Rolling Stone, Revolver, Variety and The LA Times.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

sustainable sunday :: max gladwell

Max Gladwell™
authored by Rob Reed
"The nexus of social media, geolocation, and green living.  
It is Web 2.0 with a purpose. It is location with relevance.
It is sustainability with network effects.
Our mission is to provide coverage and analysis about
this compelling mix of technology and humanity
from a unique point of view. It is to produce original content
and inspire healthy conversation about the challenges we face
individually and as a global society.
It is to challenge conventional wisdom
and offer an alternative to the echo chamber.
Max Gladwell is the voice for social media, geolocation, and green living."

Friday, March 19, 2010

fashion friday :: vivalamoda magazine

VivaLaModa Magazine
"a bi-monthly magazine created to show the greatest
and coolest fashionable and hand made things that we can find.
But we don’t want to talk only about fashion
or beautiful stuff we find.
This magazine will also host articles about green products,
toys, decoration, product reviews and many more things.
We want to support indie designers and crafters who make things
with their own hands (not to forget we also love vintage!),
and give readers information about the handmade world.

This magazine is made with love, patience and a good eye
for great products..
and for that I have to thank all the fantastic collaborators.
You can find them on the last pages of the magazine
and in the collaborators section.
The rest of work: putting everything together, editing all the magazine,
designing the look and some articles, is up to me, Ainhoa, the editor!"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

whimsical wednesday :: my love for you is a stampede of horses

Jamie Quinn

Tiffany Bozic

Christina Empedocles

Alex Kopps

My Love for You...
An art blog curated by Meighan O'Toole. Cataloging low brow and 
contemporary art, My Love for You features question and answer, 
studio visits, and daily posts about artists from all over the world.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

body movement tuesday :: the lucent dossier experience

The Lucent Dossier Experience
What Lucent does best is create wonderlands
for their guests to lose themselves in,
so let them be your guide into a fantastical realm
where brilliance and insanity fuse together
in an exotic kind of ecstatic bliss.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

photographic thursday :: luminous-lint

[The Queen of Hearts]
1905-1915 (ca)
Real photo postcard
Private collection of Brian Smolens

Melander (Chicago)
45 - The Haunted Lane
Stereocard, half
Private collection of Kevin Yee

Empire State Building Distortion
Silver print
6 3/4 x 5 1/4 ins (17.1 x 13.3 cm)
Swann Galleries - New York
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction Oct 21, 2008, Lot 208)

Nickolas Muray
Hubert Julian Stowitts
1927 (ca)
George Eastman House: International Museum of Photography and Film
© Nickolas Muray Photo Archives
Courtesy of George Eastman House
Gift of Mrs. Nickolas Muray (71:0035:0044)

A resource for collectors and connoisseurs of Fine Photography.
It is assisted by a vast community of experts and enthusiasts
around the world and is a rich resource for all those that love historic,
vintage and contemporary photography.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

whimsical wednesday :: october effigies

In addition to designing well over 200 dolls and making 
several hundreds by hand, Kerry Kate also designs and 
makes a line of stuffed print dolls that are now available 
on Etsy.
October Effigies have been featured in several publications 
and films. Her hand painted dolls have been sold and shown 
in galleries all over the world.
More information can be found in October Effigies

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

body movements tuesday :: performance research


loopdiver 2009


Performance Research
Contemporary Body Movement, Sound Aesthetics, and Other Performance Research
compiled by Robert Alexander

Monday, March 8, 2010

oddities and magik monday :: the cabinet of the solar plexus

The Cabinet of the Solar Plexus
Dolorosa de la Cruz
love is the law, love under will
persistence is all
to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield