TELL ME

Sam from the wonderful blog, day•dream, has been kind enough to nominate me for the Tell Me About Yourself Award. I was unable to find the original source of this award online (hence my lack of a link), so I’m going to bend the rules a little bit to turn revealing “seven things about myself” into “seven pictures that reveal something about me.” Here goes:


{source: Unleashed}


{source: Bisous Chic, provenance unknown}


{source: Sunday Suppers}

Rene Redzepi
{Rene Redzepi ceramics, source: Remodelista}

Fergus Wessel
{Fergus Wessel, source: I Love Typography}

Botticelli
{Allegory of Abundance, Sandro Botticelli, c. 1480, source: Lib-Art.com}


{source: Blomsterverkstad}

LDS

I recently read several articles discussing the prevalence of Mormon women in the lifestyle blogosphere. While I know very little about the LDS Church, and find generalizations to be pretty much useless in any context, I have definitely noted how many of the lifestyle blogs I love are written by Mormons – and, additionally, that my growing familiarity with these individuals through their writing, art, and photo curation has dismantled many of my ignorant assumptions about their religion.


{LDS Temple, Los Angeles, source: Natalie Marie}

STARWALL

Musician, filmmaker, and artist Sami Sänpäkkilä created this site-specific installation for the Louis Vuitton store in Tokyo. The “stars” in the Starwall are holes drilled in a black wall and lit from behind by the sun during the day, and fluorescent lights in the evening, with the size of the holes corresponding to the brightness of the stars they represent.

Sänpäkkilä writes: “For the gallery space Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Japan I have chosen the exact middle of the exhibition as the alignment point which is 25th July 2012 at 16.00. This is when the real stars will align with the fake stars drilled on the wall.”


{Sami Sänpäkkilä, Starwall (Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan edition)}

STACKS

I recently went to visit Andrea Zittel’s home/workspace in Joshua Tree, A-Z West, which articulates a fascinating collision between making, working, and living. I was particularly struck by the shelving she creates out of shipping boxes, layered with plastered gauze and strong enough to hold up huge stacks of books.


{source: arts.observer}


{source: A-Z West blog}

SKY LADDER

Cai Guo-Qiang’s gunpowder paintings evoke the smokiness of stoneware, the swirl of marble, and the splash of spilled ink – like all the earth’s elements in one. I really need to drag myself to MOCA to see these in person. I’ve heard such great things about the show.


{source: Cai Guo-Qiang, Sky Ladder Exhibition, at LA I’m Yours}