Graham Nash Self PortraitNeil Young, Northern California 1988

Besides being a talented singer and songwriter, Graham Nash also took to photography, showing in galleries and publishing Eye to Eye, a collection of his photos. But hey, according to this song written the afternoon of his breakup with Joni Mitchell, he’s just a simple man.

Rubickubism by Invader

June 23, 2009

Invader, the street artist who created this masterpiece and other mosaics inspired by Space Invaders, is showing at Jonathan Levine Gallery from June 27th-July 25th. The opening reception is this Saturday from 7-9.

And on a separate note, if you’re looking for the Texas sheet cake recipe I promised to post, the photos I took were horrible. I am making it again this week, will take photos that do it justice and will post the recipe at the end of the week.

Brainstorm Wall Art

June 8, 2009

I did some strolling around at Renegade and fell for Brainstorm. They have so many great silkscreen prints. See what they have for sale here or if you’re going to Bonnaroo (lucky), check out the logo on the Bonnaroo merch. They designed it!

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Renegade Craft Fair

June 5, 2009

This weekend 300 indie artists are setting up shop in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park at the Renegade Craft Fair. Art, jewelry, stationery, home goods, clothes–lots of good stuff, including delicious food.

I’m helping my friend sell there and boy do I have a special deal for you. If you stop by the the prism Pop or pCharming booths on Sunday, I’ll give you a high five with each purchase. That’s right, you can have a hand-stinging, sound barrier-breaking high five if you buy anything from me. Our booths are located on the Lorimer side between Driggs & Bayard. I’ll be there until 3 on Sunday so come by!

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Check out more prism Pop and pCharming goodies here and here and see who else is selling at the Renegade Craft Fair here.

The Love and I went to Atlanta for our first time last week. After going to a Braves game and the World of Coca-Cola (a bust, don’t go unless you like to waste money), we drove to the Buckhead area in search of charm and character. We found next to none, just lots of new developments, strip malls and offices.

We saw a woman who looked like “our people” and asked her where we should go for a drink and to see a cooler side of the city. Her immediate response was to leave Buckhead and head to Little Five Points.

Little Five Points is on Atlanta’s Eastside and home to a lot of hip independent restaurants, bars, stores and craftsman-style homes. I really liked Soul Veg, a great vegetarian restaurant, and fell for Vacation, an awesome art and clothing store down the street. Pass under “Have Love, Will Travel” on Vacation’s door and find nicely edited and priced vintage clothes for men and women, art for sale on the wall, and music. Stir in lots of light from the huge storefront windows, bright clothes and neon colored signage and the store really captures the feeling of excitement and fun I found on vacation.

Vacation also has a blog. Read it up here.

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Sweet Mother Nature. Mikael Kennedy’s Odysseus series is based on the greatest travel story in the history of mankind, The Odyssey. These photos are getting me excited for my road trip in two weeks. I can’t wait for those moments when I’m out of city limits and in the expansive wilderness. However, unlike Odyssey, I won’t be traveling home to find my love but instead with him, finding adventure and possibly verbal battles in the beautiful but Yankee-hating South.

These small photos don’t do the series justice. View Odysseus in its full glory here.

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Gaming Meets Art, Sorta

March 19, 2009

Hunky Dory by Glenn Brown

Glenn Brown slide gameFeel up to some online gaming but you’re fresh out of Mountain Dew and your internet friends are at class? I have a solution for you, my lonesome friend. Introducing The Glenn Brown slide game.

Okay, okay. You won’t be killing anyone but you will stare at somewhat eerie images. And hey, you can talk British art with the ladies afterward instead of your usual “why Guild Wars is better than Diablo 2” routine.
Learn more about Glenn Brown here and play the game here.

Department of Eagles

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Today started off well when a box of Stumptown was parked next to my desk. Each breath I take is sweetened by the scent of my favorite coffee. Then I found out the melodious sounds of the Department of Eagles’ “No One Does it Like You” will be set to visuals directed by Patrick Daughters, who brought us those great Kings of Leon, Feist and Yeah, Yeah, Yeah videos.

But wait, it gets better. The video is debuting at the MoMA on 3/24 as part of their PopRally series, Department of Eagles will be performing, and attendees will receive a limited edition poster by the talented Marcel Dzama. I love you, Tuesday.

Get event info here, listen to more of the Department of Eagles here, watch Daughters’ videos here and admire Dzama’s work here. See you there!

Get Cubee Crafty

March 9, 2009

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For a good time, go to cubeecraft.com. Download and print a cubee. Cut, fold, build and be happy.

My aunt, a librarian, proved to me in junior high that librarians can be ahead of the curve when she sent me Vera Bradley years before it became the quilted sensation it now is. My high school library showed me they were tech savvy by using laserdiscs. Now, the Library of Congress has proved they know what’s up by uploading over 5,000 photos to their Flickr photostream.

The photos begin in the Abe Lincoln days and go through the 40’s. In true librarian fashion, they’re well organized and tagged for easy searching. I especially love their stunning photochroms of Norwegian wilderness and the color photos of American life during the Great Depression and WWII. That’s right, life existed in color before the 60’s.

And as if it couldn’t get better, the photos don’t have copyright restrictions. Go nuts!

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