The urban lyrics of Robert Montgomery are nested so tightly into the cityscape, you might not notice. But they are there, each of them, a ghost in the machine. Check out his site here. (via My Modern Met)
Art happening on the NYC subway Olek is an artist. What is her art? Well, it’s called knit graffiti, yarn bombing, or urban knitting . It makes us take a second look. Or perhaps a 30 second look. New York City-based artist Agata Oleksiak (known as Olek) uses crochet in bold colors to make her statement.Continue reading “Crocheting the Way: Meet Olek”
From Moco Art: Vicki DaSilva uses tube lamps to create photography based on light graffiti. DaSilva uses this medium to create site-specific installations loaded with socio-political commentary. The single frame time exposure light paintings are made by moving the lamps either by hand or along tracks to create fields of light. Her current show ofContinue reading “Never Sorry by Vicki Dasilva”
Although I don’t do it as much as I used to, I still love writing in cafes. I enjoyed this story from Web Urbanist on cafes around the world with uber cool design. Pictured here is the East Beach Cafe in Littlehampton, UK. Check out the other dozen here.
Now this chair has the poetry in it! Via DesignBoom: The zartan chair by philippe starck with eugeni quitllet is a new approach to industrial production in a post-plastic era. at the magis booth on the milan fairgrounds, designboom spotted this from top to toe wholly natural chair, made of a sort of ‘liquid wood’. Read more here.
Here’s a list of poets participating in NaPoWriMo 2011. If you’d like your blog link added to (or subtracted from) the list, just leave it in thecomment section. In an effort to save time I carried over my list from last year. If you’d like to set up a free blog, wordpress.com is an easyContinue reading “The Poets: NaPoWriMo 2011”
National Poetry Month begins today, April 1st, 2011. At Writers in the Schools (WITS) we send out an email with a child’s poem every day for the month. Find out about that and other poetry offerings here. If you are truly brave and want to WRITE a poem a day this April, consider participating in NaPoWriMo. Don’tContinue reading “Happy National Poetry Month 2011!”
One of my (many) childhood fantasies was having an identical twin. You too? Check out the repetitive hilarity of illustrator Judy Kaufman. Bring back the joy! (via Art MoCo)
They told me, fetch the jawbreaker They told me, take down the wash They told me, any day now, any day They told me, one book?—as good as another They told me, ’til someone loses an eye They told me, gravity is deafening Nancy, they told me, Nancy with the laughing face They told me,Continue reading “On the perilous effects of buried alien spacecraft by peter jay shippy”
A new sculpture exhibit by Jaume Plensa has recently erupted along Buffalo Bayou in Houston. Mr. Plensa will be giving a lecture at the MFAH on February 16, 2011. For complete details, click here. [photo by the Rice Design Alliance]
Cucumber, originally uploaded by Cupcake Mountain. I’m back with a cool Moleskine Monday post. Sorry for my long absence. Pneumonia took its toll. And then some!
You can see recent work by this artist here.
This I gleaned from Art MoCo: Montreal painter Claire Desjardins has recently turned her hand to bold, colourful abstracts works that are a clear departure from her previous softer, more figurative pieces. These new series, full of vibrant movement, are an expression of the artist’s long-standing relationship with colour. Desjardins uses her palette in suchContinue reading “Habanero by Claire Desjardins”
How to start the week? With Banksy, of course! Other posts on Big Window about Banksy? Click here.
Meet Warp, an example of cool art animation by Florent di Bartolo. I discovered this at Rhizome.