Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rebecca Ward

Tape! Illusion! More!

Black Mountains
electrical tape, adhesive graphic film
Istanbul, Turkey

Quiet Arches, Shivering Tents
electrical tape, flagging tape, masking tape, string, dual-channel projection
Houston, TX

canvas, video projection
Austin, TX

Tape 3
duct tape
Austin, TX

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sara Midda

Forgot all about this super star until now. Her work is all about delighting in the simple, everyday things, which is something I need to relearn.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monty Burns

Found this via The Daily Heller. Monty Burns for mayor of NY. The hipster clip is hilarious.

Faberge Eggs

At first, I was like, "What's the point of having a bajillion dollar egg you can't do anything with?" But then, it's like paying for an amazing painting or something. Anyways, these things are growing on me and maybe one day I'll be able to afford one to put on my piano to admire. Thanks to Lisa.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Xavier Veilhan @ Palais de Versailles

An exhibit of Xavier Veilhan's sculptures at the Palais de Versailles in Paris. What an amazing environment for these sculptures. If you're in Paris, go visit before December 13. Otherwise, there's more on The Selby.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Gigi Gaston

Via The Daily Heller. This is gorgeous and quite sad. For all my NYers, go check out the exhibit for me, will ya?


Unisource's 20th Annual Paper Show is coming up next Tuesday, October 20. A few Chicago area designers got asked to come up with a poster to commemorate the event. I got to help Kevin with his (first). Following are a few of my favorites. I absolutely love the unicorn. It cracks me up.

Kevin Krueger

Ken Fox/50,000feet

Kelly Komp/Tandemodus

Fletcher Martin/a5

Tim Bruce/Lowercase

Rick Valicenti

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Typos (in icing)

Just read this amusing article on the NYTimes about icing typos on cakes. Some of them are pretty hilarious. Looks like there are some smart aleck, or just plain stupid cake decorators. Read & view more here.

Be careful when you ask them to leave it blank.

What not to do when someone asks you to write "nothing" on the cake.

LOL and WTF?

Time Off

This was a cool and inspiring video. Thanks to Joe.

100 Colors, 100 Writings, 100 Days

Found this via Design Observer's twitter. This is a piece by Rachel Berger, a graphic designer out in SF. Of course this totally reminds me of mine and some others' personal projects in Rome. She created this during Michael Bierut's 100 Day Workshop at the Yale School of Art.

For 100 days (October 30, 2008 to February 6, 2009), she picked a paint chip out of a bag and wrote a short response to it. She's posted 40 of her favorite here. Below are 2 of my faves.

06 Bee Pollen
At some point in childhood, we start having memories, born of experience and not of photographs or family lore. Before I had memories, our attic had a wasp nest. It was discovered and fumigated but not removed. My first memories are of buzzing, of lying awake at night in terror, of the wasps that had surely returned.

23 Pale Orchid
She was the best reader in third grade. She knew it. We all knew it.

If we were lucky, we had a thing we were best at. Josh was the best swimmer. Michael was the best at math. Liora had the best clothes. I was the tallest. Being tallest meant I was often line leader, asked to reach things, mistaken for a fourth grader. But my superlative was born of dumb luck. Reading was a real skill. And I hated her for it.

She read in a smug, fluid sing-song, rarely bothered keying her inflection to aspects of the content, ignored most punctuation. Speed and precision were it. One afternoon, her turn came to read from a text about the tropical rainforest. “The tropical rain forest is a forest of tall trees in a region of year-round warmth. An average of 50 to 260 inches of rain falls yearly.” etc, etc. It poured out of her in an unrelenting cascade of perfect. “Some of the better-known epiphytes include ferns, lichens, mosses, cacti, bromeliads, and orchids.” Wait, did she just say orCHids? The corners of my mouth turned up in a terrible, triumphant grimace. But it’s or-Kids.

I mouthed the word. Meanwhile, she stumbled. She knew something had gone horribly wrong, but it was too late.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Coffee...all shapes, forms, sizes

Interesting infografic on caffeine. See more info visualizations by this guy here. Thanks to Mike.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pete & Scarlett

Their collaboration entitled Break Up. This track is called Realtor. I've never heard Scarlett sing before, but it's nice. I also like the retro-ish hair and listless look in her eyes.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Selby: Simon & Martin Jacobs in London

Loooove that picture over the fire place and the garden fence. View the other details of their home here.