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THIS SATURDAY! BIG SUMMER: Designer Marketplace

June 28, 2012
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I’m REALLY excited to announce this weekend’s event with some of my great and talented friends here in the Bay Area….our BIG SUMMER Designer Marketplace! All of these ladies are hardworking business people and incredibly talented artists & designers dedicated to making quality products right here in SF and Oakland! I’m excited to hang...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Viola Frey

June 19, 2012
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After a mini-hiatus, we are back with Sara from Brown Paper Bag for Time Travel Tuesday! This week she wrote about Viola Frey, a Bay Area artist who explored gender power & dynamics in her expressive, figural ceramic sculptures. Don’t forget to visit BPB for my post on Jean Charlot, a French muralist whose...
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Lenneke’s Minishop Confetti!

June 12, 2012
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Our lovely friend Lenneke of Made by Lennebelle recently opened her own minishop in Rotterdam featuring her jewelry and other work by friends and local designers! Although the storefront was only open for April and May, Confetti is open 24/7 online at minishop-confetti.com! Check out all the beautiful merchandise and merchandising from the shop-...
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It’s Just Paradise

June 1, 2012
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I’m going to HAWAII tomorrow!!! A stowaway on my dad’s work trip (The Int’l Conference on Law & Society!), I’m excited to explore Oahu and Kauai with my family and to learn more about the diverse history and culture of the islands. I’ve been researching quite a bit over the past few weeks, digging...
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NYC: The Place to BE?!

May 31, 2012
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I decided to take somewhat of an impromptu pre-Memorial Day long weekend to New York…! The program consisted of lots of running around to: Schiaparelli & Prada, TOMAS SARACENO on the roof of The Met, the in-fucking-credible Dia:Beacon, Stephen at Sri Textiles, the Wythe Hotel, and various holes-in-the-wall, backyards, parks, rooftops (& rooftop farm!), beergardens, streetcorners, bus...
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New Old Works by Hans Krondahl

May 24, 2012
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Swedish textile designer and BIG THINGS AHEAD interviewee Hans Krondahl has been digitizing his personal archives and recently wrote me with some images he dug up of works from 1985-88 created after a trip to the Pacific. I always love his bright, playful textile designs, but this time these bushy, colorful experiments with fibers...
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Idolatry: Gilles Larrain’s 70s Transvestite Portraits

May 16, 2012
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Who can possibly resist the glamour, extravagance & strange allure of  drag queens!? After seeing these images from Gilles Larrain’s 1973 book, Idols, documenting the 1970s New York transvestite scene, I am dying to get my hands on the 2011 version, which includes even more selections from his archives. Also dying to have some raging dress-up...
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“Everyone has their own personal Egypt.”

May 14, 2012
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I’ve been going to Reno for Passover with my family for the past four years. This year I took the Chinatown gambler’s special bus from Oakland with a bunch of old Chinese dudes through the mountains. My dad and stepmom came out from Chicago; it was the first Seder my dad and his sisters...
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Weekend Plans?

May 11, 2012
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Lots going on this weekend in the SF art world- hope to see you out and about! Here’s the agenda: FRIDAY: I’ll be covering CCA’s Fashion Show for Modeconnect! My bff Nico and friends are opening a “The Field as the Frame, the Raster as the Rake“ at Alter Space in SOMA! Tom Marioni &...
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Blackstock’s Collections

May 9, 2012
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I brought my copy of Blackstock’s Collections to tutoring today and my student got a kick out of Gregory’s drawings of collections of items- shoes, noisemakers, animals, hats, warplanes, etc. She also then read ALL the names of bees aloud. Gregory Blackstock is a Seattle-based artist, accordion player, singer, ex-potwasher and autistic savant. His...
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