Is the iPhone the moleskine of the future? Jorge Colombo certainly makes it look easy in these sketches of New York City. You can even watch a quicktime movie of each picture, emerging, so to speak. ~~~~ Update: Here is a newer link for Colombo's work at The New Yorker.
For National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets has organized a very cool contest. Here's the announcement from their site: Recreate a favorite poem off the page and contribute it to the Free Verse project. Write lines on a sandy beach, assemble twigs on a hillside, or chalk the sidewalk. Take a photo before… Continue reading And Then It Got Very Cool
If you ever end up in Kemi, Finland, without a place to stay, fret not. This snow hotel has rooms for couples and singles. Sleeping bag included! See the story on Cool Hunting to find out more.
Dragon, originally uploaded to flickr by zhaonameloc. I've been at the AWP conference in Chicago this week. Across the street from my hotel, there's been a snow sculpture contest. It's been fun to watch the giant blocks of white turn into dragons and dogs and lotus blooms. At night, they look especially cool.
Architecture meets dream in the work (the world) of Vasco Mourão. via Art MoCo
jenny holzer installation at guggenheim, originally uploaded by fluidotv. Jenny Holzer's work lords over our generation like the Other Big Brother.
L’escalier (or Where’s Ivan?), originally uploaded by IrenaS.
It's a Richard Serra Sunday, thanks to the fab photograph by Gaelan Macrame, found on flickr. [Originally uploaded to flickr by gaelan.]
These are flickr photos of work by artist and sculptor Richard Serra. first photo by fake plastic earth via flickr second photo by MRY Studio via flickr (via Silliman’s Blog and Modern Art Notes)
My friend Ann Sieber sent me a link this week to Jiyeon Song’s site Experiential Typography, saying she thought I might like it. I do! "The One Day Poem Pavilion demonstrates the poetic, transitory, site-sensitive and time-based nature of light and shadow. Using a complex array of perforations, the pavilionâs surface allows light to pass… Continue reading One Day Poem Pavilion
Bloxes by aikoto via Flickr From the official Blox website: What are Bloxes? Bloxes are building blocks made of interlocking pieces of corrugated cardboard, folded together. Their unique shape and structure make them exceptionally strong and lightweight . Check out their website for more information.
u+a + neil m. denari architects: useful + agreeable house (via a daily dose of architecture)
Or, to be more precise: Lautréamont and Gaudi. A Daily Dose of Architecture runs an intermittent series of posts comparing specific poets and archiitects. I always enjoy it. Here’s a link to a recent one. The idea is not to make an argument about the two artists but rather to juxtapose their work side by… Continue reading Poetry and Architecture
Here’s a real DNA of a design. Dennis Oppenheim provided this idea and plan for this bus stop in Ventura, California. You can read the architect’s vision statement here. According to the blogger at kavefish, it is a functioning bus in Ventura to this day. If you’ve seen it with your own eyes, please let… Continue reading Most Po Mo Bus Stop
Houston is not known for cool, but here is an exception. The Art League has inverted a bungalow and this is what they got. For those of you in the vicinity, drive up Montrose toward the Heights (north); the cross street is Willard. The house–slated for demolition, apparently–was altered by Dean Ruck and Dan Havel.… Continue reading Everybody Loves Implosion