These are some initial thoughts after an encounter with Banksy, whose work I find provokes my thinking on several different levels. In my opinion, if there is any truly great sin widely practiced in our world today, it’s the failure to think, for deep thinking almost always enjoins action. Banksy takes this on with verve.
Omid Asadi, an artist from Iran (so, naturally, he has to be a terrorist or something) carefully cuts fallen, dried leaves into weapons of mass des…—oh, I mean: amazing miniaturized works of art!
Strictly for the birds is actually also for dogs. These are cleverly designed little bird houses and dog houses. When you want to give a home to your feathered or fury friends, check these out. Source: etsy
I stubbled onto this interesting collection of photos by Kim Leuenberger. Her Traveling Cars Adventures series is a collection of old miniature cars staged and photographed by the young Swiss photographer. If you like her images below, you can find more at the French source post. (Source: fubiz) You can also check out her work at […]
Creative packaging design: I stumbled upon this interesting collection of 25 products. Check out the full list if the ones I’m including here interest you. (Source: Bored Panda) I hate when product packaging is so clever you actually don’t want to use the product!
Old Memories When I was a child in arms, I recall my grandfather holding me up to a tree trunk next to his garage. He “helped” me carve my initial into the bark of the tree—basically he did the carving as I was just too young. But I vividly remember this. My mother and grandmother were […]
I read, or a friend of mine suggested—I don’t recall which, that we are in a golden age for television. Numerous excellent programs are available. So, I’ve been thinking about this: Are we really in a golden age for television programming? As a child, we had to center our schedules around our favorite TV programs. If […]
Night at the Symphony A week ago tonight we went to the San Francisco Symphony: Till Fellner performed Mozart‘s Piano Concerto No. 24 in c Minor, K 491 (1786). Flawless, intricate voicing. And the symphony was at its best, with Semyon Bychkov conducting. The balance. The classical period restraint. The symbiosis. Gorgeous! I so wish […]
I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to being easily distracted. But there are many, many moments in life that require our full participation, our complete attention, our unyielding focus, the surrender of our whole being. Artistry is one such moment. Learn to fully embrace that which is gorgeous. Respect that which […]
Carole, this post is for you! (lots of macro work) 14-year-old Zev from Natick, Massachusetts, has taken the photography world by storm with his surreal photo manipulations. Better known by the nickname of ‘fiddle oak’, Zev presents a highly imaginative portfolio of surreal self-portraits, which he created together with his sister Nellie (aged 17). His […]