Tuesday, June 30, 2009

visionquest

tangy tangerine and blue treasury from visionquest

molly stolen from whole foods


i just read on channel four's website that some jerk stole molly from in front of the p street, nw whole foods market last night! i would freak out if my gorgeous baby went missing! Molly is about 60 lbs, with short, red/rust hair. She is very friendly and responds to her name. She has a scar inside her right hind leg and wears a pink nylon collar with cupcakes on it. more photos of molly here. if you have any information about molly's disappearance, please email the owners: findmollydog@gmail.com

street artist edgar mueller rocks!

german Street artist Edgar Mueller is so awesome. these paintings are mind-blowing and i would have to see them to actually believe them. this one is an apocalyptic transformation of a normal neighborhood street scene (ha!).

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cai Guo-Qiang at the guggenheim in spain


new york based artist Cai Guo-Qiang is hard to describe... he apparently had an explosive revelation and began using gunpowder as a medium. this obsession led to pseudo- explosions, and naturally, pyrotechnics. see his current mid-career retrospective at the guggenheim in bilboa through september 20th.

michael jackson: the way i prefer to remember him

this was so great!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

want it before you know it

ememem unconsciously selected her faves for this dreamy treasury. check out em's etsy shop of bears n' stuff: it will leave you in stiches!

eastern market grand reopening!

eastern market has been alive and kicking since the fire destroyed the old building in april 2007: it never really missed a beat, with food vendors housed in a temporary structure and everyone else in the street and on the sidewalks. but the old building has been completely restored to it's original beauty and will officially re-opened by mayor fenty today @ 10:00 am! go buy some fresh raviolis: i know i will!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

chrysalis chair at neocon 2009

designer timothy luscher exhibited his stainless steel chrysalis chair at this year's neocon show in chicago. hmmm...am i seeing a trend here? reminds me of crochet crochet...which reminds me of the ball chair.

sterling and hematite bracelet

just sold and shipped this woven sterling chain with a hematite toggle from my herban elements etsy shop.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

on the fly dc


ranked in last week's wall street journal country-wide best of the lunch truck's poll, on the fly is dc's first eco-truck food cart. having eaten the chili and empanadas quite a few times, i can honestly say, "their food is delicious!". also try the fojol brothers of merlindia for yummy curries.

Monday, June 22, 2009

sign of the times

my neighbor's nieces are in town for a visit. this is what they drew on her driveway. did i mention they are in town from michigan? i'm just saying...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

citizenM

next time im in amsterdam, im staying at citizenM! totally mod and only 69 euros a night: are you kidding me? costs have been kept down due to the pre-fab-ability of the 215 room, 5-story building designed by concrete. iconic design elements inserted through vitra. koel!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

best of neocon 2009

this sleek little number designed by john niero won a gold award in the best of neocon 2009 competition.

Friday, June 19, 2009

maltese cross

jesse commissioned me to make a cross for her boyfriend's 30th birthday: this is what i came up! it is kiln-fire enameled on both sides: the red & blue maltese cross side is bezel set in oxidized sterling silver and the other side is a cutout revealing a traditional cross in blue behind an acid etched frame. i used the inside of an envelope for the etched pattern. it turned out great.

silverdocs documentary film festival

the silverdocs documentary film festival began this past monday the 15th and runs through june 22: that's 8 days of more than 100 films from 60-plus countries! through a partnership with the american film institute (AFI) and the discovery channel, the silverdocs festival (in the afi silver theatre) is an internationally recognized event celebrating independent thought from everywhere. from marion barry to idol-afgan-style: there is something for everyone: but bring an open mind! here is the schedule.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

artomatic 2009

artomatic 2009 is in full swing through july 5th. located at 55 m street, se, this year's extravaganza features over 1000 visual artists and 600 performing artists. there are four stages, four bars and a lounge on each floor. did i mention it is free? there's tons going on this weekend, from sock puppet work shops to storytelling for the kids, film screenings of all types and a zombie prom. dont forget to check out the peeps diorama exhibit. sweet!

Monday, June 15, 2009

trend alert!

colourlovers predicts mustard, white, black, brown, beige and blacks as the newest direction for color lovers. i like it...but i still remember a mustard colored fridge from my past: not happening again!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

spike'd sundays

im hoping i will be in bikini shape this sunday so i can attend chef spike's barbeque and swim party at the capitol skyline pool, noon til 6pm. maybe if i start working out now, i'll be ready by september 6th-the last day!

takoma park jazz festival 2009

takoma park jazz fest is today 11-6. go check it out!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

dynamic tower skyscraper


the future is here!
this 80-story-voice-activated-rotating office building designed by david fischer is due to be completed in 2010.
that's crazy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

birds of a feather

aliherrmann has bird on the brain in her latest treasury. check out her awesome aviary-inspired artwork in her etsy shop.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

the original fake

KAWS calls himself the "original-fake" (andy-philes may dispute that) but, like warhol, his work definitely blurs the line between fine art and mass-produced merchandise. he has come along way from new jersey tagger to top-dollar artist.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

dragonflies!

you know it's summer when you see the dragonflies!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

brushes app for i-phone is o-so cool


last week i read artist jorge columbo created the latest cover of the new yorker magazine using only the iphone with the new brushes app! being an app-aholic, i was intrigued: so, i loaded it! brushes is fantastic and easy and cool! the video above is called "bus urbano" and is from artist xoan baltar accompanied by radiohead's "in rainbows".