costume contest

October 29, 2010

so usually i’m really psyched about halloween and we have a party and make spooky treats and wear awesome homemade costumes that we stay up all night frustratedly constructing on the sewing machine. but this year i’ve been so busy with everything else that halloween totally snuck up without even a brainstorm of costume...
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October 23, 2010

getting psyched up for tonight’s baseball battle between the giants and the phillies. dont get me wrong, im a cubs fan till i die, but when you haven’t won since 1908 (world champions 1908!) you kinda have to go to plan b…GO GIANTS!!!
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java jammin

October 22, 2010

claire holt traveled to indonesia in the 1930s to research and document the vibrant art and dance culture throughout the islands. because dance was such an integral part of everyday life in indonesia, claire realized that understanding the dance culture would require becoming familiar with the entire indonesian culture, religion and history. she spent...
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October 19, 2010

i’m taking spanish online (buenas dias!) and one of our assignments was to listen to “mami mi gusto” by the infamous blind afro-cuban bandleader, arsenio rodriguez. known as “el ciego maravilloso” or “the marvellous blind one,” rodriguez rose to fame in havana and new york in the 40s and 50s with his rearrangements of...
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October 16, 2010

bojagi!!! what a fantastic word for a fantastic object! in typical quilt-like fashion, bojagi were made from leftover scraps of fabric or old clothes, but instead of providing warmth, they were used by the average korean to wrap and carry other objects. when used as a food covering, the backside was lined with oiled...
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breaker breaker

October 11, 2010

the breaker boys of the pennsylvania coal mines sifted through piles of coal picking out chunks of rock and slate and breaking larger pieces of coal into smaller, more manageable pieces. the breakers were used from the 1860s-1920s, despite public protests due to their age (as young as nine!). many children were injured or...
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happy indigenous people’s day!

October 11, 2010

since 1992 berkeley has renamed columbus day “indigenous people’s day” in support of the world’s indigenous peoples that have suffered greatly under the europeans’ conquest of the new world. such incredible arts & crafts have come from these cultures, from the native americans, the aboriginal cultures of australia and new zealand, the berbers in...
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whistle while you work

September 13, 2010

enjoy these great images from an artificial flower factory in new york, c. 1907. HAPPY LABOR DAY!
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istanbul street smarts

September 1, 2010

my entire istanbul experience was about as traditional as a pork chop in a mosque. i barely glimpsed the hagia sofia, spent about an hour in the grand bazaar, and turned down a boatride on the golden horn. istanbul is one of those cities where you can just walk and walk for hours without...
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September 1, 2010
A creation made with Wind cones designed by French conceptual artist Buren is seen in De Haan

stripes. flag banners. rainbows. massive public installation. i’ve been obsessing over all of these things lately, so daniel buren’s work is really resonating right now.
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