Monday, May 31, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup: T-shirt

Ads of the World

Conflict Kitchen

Carnegie Mellon University School of Art Professor Jon Rubin, adjunct assistant professor of art John Peña (A'08) and Dawn Weleski (A'09) are opening an Iranian takeout restaurant in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Saturday May 7 as part of a yearlong art project called "Conflict Kitchen." The kitchen only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with to raise awareness of the issues between the countries and to gain a better understanding of the highlighted countries social and culture life.

Conflict Kitchen - Carnegie Mellon University

Cabinet of Wonders

This interactive allows gallery and online visitors to explore its many doors and drawers, admiring tiny oil paintings, wood carvings, and precious inlaid materials decorating its surfaces-much like the voyage of exploration and discovery experienced in a museum visit.

Interactive Narratives

Man Versus Man Versus Poutine

As nauseating as it was to watch, the Poutine-Eating Championship is something about which Canada’s gastronomes can justly be proud. Why not? Poutine has seldom been taken more seriously.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bloggy reminds me of myself

Calvin's Canadian Cave of Coolnessit

Sign of the Times: Bob Dylan

I believe I have this poster kicking about in the shed along with one of Ed Broadbent, NDP leader way back when and a groovy silk screen of a friend (Bruce McKenna) who was running for high school president. Can't remember if he won.

Milton Glaser's 1966 poster of a folk-rock icon captured the psychedelic dazzle of the flower-power era.

Read more at Smithsonian Magazine


Julia Pott Illustration

Vincent Van Polo Shirt

Employees (I'm guessing) of Japanese apparel maker, Onward Kashiyama, arranged polo shirts to create an image of Vincent Van Gogh. Don't ask me why, don't know.

The Presurfer: Portrait Of Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Streets of San Francisco

Leigh Merrill is a photographer based in Denton, Texas. Her photographs incorporate fantasy and reality, calling into question ideas of beauty, class and romanticism in our urban environments.

I started to photograph homes, and eventually photographed thousands; I then digitally assembled and reassembled these photographs to create new images; each is typically made from several photographs of individual houses combined with tens to hundreds of smaller bits and pieces from other photographs of houses in the region. At first these images might look plausible; but closer inspection reveals that they are fabricated, and in fact illogical.

Streets: Into the Sunset: Design Observer

Pat Metheny - The Orchestrion EPK

Via Anything & Everything

My garden today

Weigela, poppies, peony, pink poppy.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Photographer Larry Clark's best shot

I took this in 1971. It was such a long time ago, like a different lifetime. The man's name was Gene Knight. He was an old friend – I'd known him for most of my life. We were all taking drugs, and he had this little pistol in his pocket. He reached in there to get it and shot himself in the leg. It was an accident.

The Guardian

It’s friday afternoon and I just came up with the...


10 incredibly cool transparent animals

This beautiful butterfly looks like stained glass.

See more at Holy Kaw!

Monday, May 24, 2010

My garden today

1930's wheelbarrow, perfect for mixing soil

Garden sculpture

Late afternoon in the garden

Mr. Nag, my favourite garden accessory

Potato Vines

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Calorific Drinks and their Dessert Equivalents

The information in this blog post is surprising and horrible. Luckily I drink nothing but coffee, wine and tap water.

Worst Bottled Tea
SoBe Green Tea (1 bottle, 20 fl oz)

240 calories
0 g fat
61 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 4 slices Sara Lee Cherry Pie
Leave it to SoBe to take an otherwise healthy bottle of tea and inject it with enough sugar to turn it into dessert. The Pepsi-owned company’s flagship line, composed of 11 flavors with names like “Nirvana” and “Cranberry Grapefruit Elixir,” is marketed to give consumers the impression that it can cleanse the body, mind, and spirit. Don’t be fooled. Just like this bottle of green tea, all of these beverages are made with two primary ingredients: water and sugar.

More sugary shockers at World Of Mysteries

My garden today

Saturday, May 22, 2010

LOST re-enacted by Cats in 1 minute.


A Partial Map of Your TARDIS (Subject to Change)

Dr. Who fans will get a kick out of this.

dwfiction: A Partial Map of Your TARDIS (Subject to Change)

Good Omens Shoes

A pair of Keds painted with Aziraphale and Crowley
Fwizard on deviantART

“The Wolverine ABCs” by Sean Murphy

Curved White


ALEXA MEADE has innovated a Trompe-L’Oeil painting technique that can perceptually compress three-dimensional space into a two-dimensional plane. Her work is a fusion of installation, painting, performance, photography, and video art.

Rather than painting a representational picture on a flat canvas, Meade paints her representational image directly on top of her three-dimensional subjects. The subject and its representation become one and the same. Essentially, her art imitates life on top of life.

See more of her Acrylic on Flesh