February 14, 2012
January 23, 2012
Love this series of paintings from Nicholas Stevenson. "In these paintings I am attempting to recreate one of my favourite sensations. The unnamed feeling you get from spotting a distant object on a beach, looking more bewildering and terrifying as you stroll towards it. Old boat? Driftwood? Giant Squid? Body? Or maybe the sensation of looking in to an empty cage at the zoo; the sign with the latin name is present, so something must be in there somewhere, but where?"
January 9, 2012
January 3, 2012
I've had this postcard since a bookmaking class in college. The professor littered each table with old postcards and papers to collage into handmade books. I saved this one from the scissors: "Forward Together," Conservative party conference 1980. We saw The Iron Lady over the holiday weekend — Meryl Streep was brilliant.
December 31, 2011
Eva Zeisel, ceramic artist and designer died on Friday in New City, N.Y. She was 105. The New York Times notes: "Ms. Zeisel (pronounced ZY-sel), along with designers like Mary and Russel Wright and Charles and Ray Eames, brought the clean, casual shapes of modernist design into middle-class American homes with furnishings that encouraged a postwar desire for fresh, less formal styles of living." Photos from a 2007 New York Magazine article about Eva.