Posts Tagged ‘ ART ’

“I’m looking for the stunners.”

May 12, 2011

i haven’t been more invigorated by a movie, a person or their philosophy than i was tonight by bill cunningham new york, the documentary about this incredible man who has dedicated his entire life to clothes and how they’re worn on the street. it’s the story of a hard-working, honest, life-loving guy who just...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: TARAVAT

May 5, 2011

all of this year’s televised revolutions have forced the west to notice a huge part of the world we have been ignoring for years: the youth of the middle east! but sf-based artist, taravat talepasand, who grew up in a persian home, has been raising the issues of the first-generation identity crisis since the...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Joseph Cornell

May 3, 2011

We decided to do a more regular Time Travel Tuesday guest post w/Sara at Brown Paper Bag!!! So excited that she chose Joseph Cornell as her artist this time; I was obsessed with the huge collection of his boxes at the Art Institute as a kid, especially this one of the owl that lights...
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pop up/workshop success!!!

May 2, 2011

the BIG THINGS pop up and shop and bookbinding workshop this weekend was a total success!!! thanks to write ups from tons of local sites (refinery29, 7×7, fecal face, the sf bay guardian, sf station +++), we had an amazing turnout of people of all ages! it was a gorgeous day for limeade and...
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it’s just a phase

April 25, 2011

Heinz Hack, Die Deklination des Mondes, 2005. Sol LeWitt, Schematic Drawings for Incomplete Open Cubes, 1974. Marcel Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase, 1912. Eadward Muybridge, Ostrich Flying-Run, c. 1884-1887
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celebrate autism awareness month!

April 19, 2011

april is autism awareness month! according to the autism society, there are currently about 1.5 million americans living with autism, with 1 in every 110 children affected. autism is a spectrum neurological disorder, meaning there are various levels of disability all related to impaired social interaction and communication. although there is no single known cause to...
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and it’s good!!!

April 6, 2011

anyone who grew up in the nineties can relate to the basketball frenzy that swept the world with the success of the chicago bulls and michael jordan’s tongue-wagging, air-getting and hyper fame. in chicago, there wasn’t a single kid’s room that didn’t have a jordan poster and even now, when i travel and tell...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: COURTNEY

March 29, 2011

the first time i went to courtney’s house i was 19 and i thought she was the coolest “adult” ever: she had a garden (that was growing!), an impressively minimal living room (perfectly neat furniture!) and a whole dinner cooking on the stove (in a clean kitchen!). while everyone else i knew was sleeping...
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color friends

March 22, 2011

my favorite museum to visit when i lived in munich was the lenbachhaus, an italian-style villa with a lovely fountained courtyard and so so so so soooo many rooms full of german romantics, expressionists, conceptualists, & more. the main attraction is their huge collection of kandinsky & blaue reiter work donated by gabriele munter,...
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haiti folk

March 20, 2011

freakin over papier mache folk art and paintings from haiti! from the digital library of the caribbean, part of the university of florida library.
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