Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Tea Party

"Tree Stump Tea," by Julianna Swaney

I don't know about you, but I would like to be enjoying tea with these creatures. You can purchase the print here!

Friday, September 25, 2009

To Do: Los Angeles

Check out the amazing photo competition, "Color Wars," tomorrow night in LA! Not to be missed!!!

"Photographers, each tasked with capturing a different color inside of an enormous gallery audience, go on the hunt. The camera will be their paint brush, the film their paint, and the audience their subjects."

Jorge Macchi -- AOD

"Nocturno, variación sobre el Nocturno No. 1 de Erik Satie," 2002; paper and nails

"Untitled (Cool love)," 1997; watercolor and pencil on paper; collection of Luis Augusto Teixeira, Lisbon

More great work here

More Inspiration -- Surf and Find

Amazing story/slideshow on hand-made recycled houses in the NYTimes

Great posting on South African street style featuring Chris Saunder's photographs, via blackcigarette

An article on why/how running is so good for you via ZenHabits

Have an inspired weekend!!

Image Inspiration -- Trains

I would say that more than anything, I seem to be drawn to songs about trains. Slow ones, fast ones, those that are leaving, those just pulling in. I like this quote because it's the first step to it all.

photo by Jerm IX via galadarling

Pet Post -- Ellen Van Deelen

How spectacular are these photos by Ellen Van Deelen?! Play on, friends!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Image Quote

Here's to inner strength Xo

Image Inspiration -- Kids in the Water

Who says now that summer's over it's too cold to go swimming?! Nonsense!! Just look at these guys:

Amazing photos by W. Scott Chester

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pet Post -- Greenpoint Pups

We had the pleasure of a visit from Jackie O. and Lucky (and our human friend Jonathan). Check out these amazing faces...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Picasso with a Mask

image via Galerie Boisseree

Hope you have a fun weekend!! Xo

Jams: Jazz in Brookyln

From Bacteria to Boys.
Photo: Peter Gannushkin

Come enjoy some great tunes as part of the 5th Annual New Languages Festival @ McCarren Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn-- TONIGHT!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Image Inspiration -- A Little Love

it would be nice...

via toujours amoureux

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AOD -- Shara Hughes

"Intervention," 2009

"You Lost You," 2009

I am privileged to know today's artist and excited to share with you some of her recent paintings! Check out her new snazzy website for more beauty.

How to Lose a Guy in Ten Laughs

The amazing Tori and Abby!! Check out more of their hilarity at the Hunt for Good Americans.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Stress Relief

I balled socks for an hour this weekend when I was very stressed out and it TOTALLY helped. So did chocolate and whiskey. But working with the socks was far more therapeutic...

image via frolic

Friday, September 11, 2009


to all of those looking to a brighter future.
(by Yoko Ono)

Mary Lum -- AOD

"Multiple Cities #2," acrylic on plywood, 2007

Image via carroll and sons

"Condition 1," acrylic on panel, 2008

Image via frederieke taylor gallery

From today's artist: "When walking or driving in the city it is sometimes possible to detect the poetic subconscious of the place, the thing we cannot see but can only occasionally access through feeling. The sharp attention required for this experience comes from extensive looking (for nothing in particular), walking without distraction but implicitly always distracted."

Pet Post -- Street Jams

I dare you not to put something in this pup's container!!!

image via nickherber

Image Inspiration -- Let's Paint

I feel like painting something today...

Reading List -- Dubuffet

Aren't these museum catalogues fantastic?!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Political Pet Post

Bunnies need health care, too, let's remember...

via dailybunny

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pet Post -- Standing Around; Alert

via p.s. you aren't human

Elana Herzog -- AOD

"W(e)ave" (photo: Christian Saltas)

"Untitled (Peacock)" 2006

More on the artist here

Image Inspiration -- Clear Skies

"Reflections on Atrium on Bay" by Sam Javanrouh

Wall Inspiration

one of the dressing room walls in Stella McCartney's store
via galadarling

Jams -- Don't come home drinkin'

She gets me every time!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Tents

We had such a wonderful weekend camping and singing at Camp "I Do" that now I want to have another tent party. Perhaps indoors?!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Some Ole Tunes

Thanks to A-Meals for reminding me how much I adore Pete Seeger's Coyote tune...

Pet Post -- Pig Party

We're heading up to Maine for what's sure to be a glorious wedding and just thought this guy would set the mood for a great weekend. Cheers!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Reading List -- A Book of Ages

Here are some of the author's picks for some of the most interesting ages in his map of cultural history:


Sigmund Freud sees his mother naked, 1859.


Mick Jagger meets Keith Richards, 1947.


Hank Williams learns to drink liquor while living for a year with his cousins’ family in Fountain, Alabama, 1933.

AGE 11

In 1934 Charles Schulz’s family gets a new black and white dog. His name isn’t Snoopy.

AGE 16

John Lennon meets Paul McCartney for the first time at a church fete in Liverpool, 1957.

AGE 22

Salvador Dali meets Picasso, 1926. Picasso tells him he was wise to visit him instead of the Louvre.

AGE 30

Elvis Presley receives a visit from the Beatles at Graceland, August, 1965. Because he can’t tell them apart and doesn’t know their names he addresses each of them individually as “Beatle.”

AGE 46

Ernest Hemingway divorces third wife Martha Gellhorn for laughing at him, 1945.

AGE 58

In 1958, Alfred Hitchcock directs the film Vertigo which is about an older man who persuades a younger woman to change the way she wears her hair.

**check out the book's website here for more...

Image Inspirtation -- I Miss Paris

Portrait of Jules Lefranc (artist of works below):

"Vue du Sacré-Cœur, Paris, 1932

"La tour Eiffel et le chemin de fer de Versailles"

I want to go baaaaack!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sten Eklund -- AOD

These pieces by today's Swedish artist make me want to build things and then knock them down. Then I could laugh really hard and build things again...