Now that the kids are getting older, in addition to giving physical presents this past Christmas, I decided to also gift each of them with an experience. And with both of them really into music at the moment – K-pop to be specific – I decided to go with concert tickets. Three days ago itContinue reading “Our K-pop life”
Music has never meant as much to me as it did when I was 14. Even in my 20s when I spent the bulk of my money and evenings watching my favorite bands perform throughout Boston, the connection was muffled. Alone in my room with headphones, record on repeat, and pouring over lyrics while sittingContinue reading “Thank you, BTS”
Last week I signed the lease on a 285 square foot art studio on the third floor of a refurbished mill building in Lowell. I move into my new writing space on April 1. Perhaps the joke is on me. The idea of renting a studio for writing came out of nowhere. One day I remembered the building fromContinue reading “A writing studio”
by Karina Coombs A series of ceramic scrolls from Bedford artist Carol Rissman. Rissman makes each tile from white or red clay before imprinting or stamping them with natural found objects. Pieces are then fired and stained. Tiles are selected individually for each scroll and mounted on a wooden backing. (Photo by Karina Coombs)Continue reading “Nature and technology meet at Gleason’s newest art show”
Back when we were dating, my husband and I first went to the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles show. We spent hours strolling up and down the street and in and out of the tents looking for things that “spoke” to us. We acquired an enormous porcelain industrial glove mold, an old glass hospital paper cupContinue reading “Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show, 2016”
For someone who thinks she is fairly aware of trends – and is clearly wrong about this fact – I can’t believe I wasn’t aware of terrarium fever until this past July. It was a visit to a local garden store with a little money and time to kill that first brought them to myContinue reading “What is old is new again (to me, anyway)”
A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards from Blue Chalk on Vimeo. Found on This is Colossal.
Aug(De)Mented Reality by Hombre_McSteez on YouTube. Found at This is Colossal.
Valley of Dolls from Fritz Schumann on Vimeo. ~ A resident of a small Japanese village replaces residents who have moved or died with handmade dolls. How weird it would be to just stumble upon this without any context, arts and crafts zombies. Related articles Woman makes dolls to replace people in her village
~ I am in awe that this was built in the late 1700s. And is programmable. Never mind that is still actually works.
Table Manners from Rebecca Manley on Vimeo. ~ Cardboard has never looked so good.
SHAKE from Variable on Vimeo. ~ For those who enjoy dogs and excessive amounts of slobber spraying wildly in slow motion.
Midnight Moment: “Eye Test” – 2×4 from AIGA/NY on Vimeo. ~ I’m seeing spots, but in a good way. This would look amazing in Times Square.
~ Today calls for some Pixies. Old and new (the new is growing on me).
The Sentry of Green Hall, Wellesley College
Full Turn ECAL/Benjamin Muzzin from ECAL on Vimeo. ~ I’ve been meaning to link to this for a few days now. Spinning two flat panel televisions back to back at high speed creates fantastic images.
Lost & Found by Joey Bania on Vimeo. ~ I think this guy is fascinating and makes wonderful creations. I envy his simple living. Found at Colossal.
Danielle from Anthony Cerniello on Vimeo. ~ Best to watch the aging process all the way through without skipping. Found at Colossal.
In Morocco – 2013 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo. ~ Like a dream. Beautiful.
~ I’m in the mood for this today. Jack White performs Hotel Yorba live in London, 2012.
~ Green Day plays the album Dookie live in celebration of its release 20 years ago. If you’ve got a spare 37 minutes it’s worth a listen. Related articles Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ Documentary Due in October (rollingstone.com)
~ Pink Floyd and animation from Aardman Animations? Some of my favorite things. Now to figure out how to hear this radio drama on August 26. Found at Laughing Squid. Related articles Aardman animates Pink Floyd trailer (bbc.co.uk)
Modern Ruin: Black Hole from Jeff Frost on Vimeo. ~ Really fantastic time-lapse using still images from riots and optical illusion paintings. Chaotic and violent beauty.
The Secret Story of TOYS from Anthony Ladesich on Vimeo. ~ And here I thought it was all done with computers. Fascinating look at toy sculpting.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING from ABOVE on Vimeo. ~ Street artist spends 7 months trying to find ideal location for stencil art and shadow.