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Friday, March 29, 2013

SONG: Rebel Rouser

I want this song to be the soundtrack of my every day.
Double-edged song.  On the one hand,  it makes me wanna go, go, go
and get shit done and dusted.  On the other, it's great when you want to
just kick your boots up.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ARTIST: Shawn Huckins

Young Girl With Dog and Bird: Sorry To Tell You, But Your Girlfriend Looks Like A Farm Animal
Lemuel Cox: What The Fuck
Mrs. Elizabeth Garland: Do You Understand That I'm Ignoring You Because You're Being An Asshole?
Paul Revere: Whatever
Elizabeth Oliver: If I Don't Get Invited To Some Shitty Rooftop Party Where I Drink Too Much And Fall Into Someone's Mouth, I'll Be Pissed Off!
The Transient State of Mr. Henry Rice
Isaac Royall's Comment: What The Fuck?
GW's Comment: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
General Winfield Scott: Laughing Out Loud
INGRES: Laughing My Fucking Ass Off

His American Revolution Revolution series 
has caught the attention of the art world.

It explores 18th century American painting and portraiture 
in context of 21st century lexicons – facebook status updates, 
tweets, texting acronyms – that permeate today's popular culture. 

I'll tell you one thing, IFLI.

Huckins in his Middletown, Connecticut studio, 2011.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SONG: All You Need Is Love

Thursday, March 21, 2013

TYPESET: GrandArmy


GrandArmy is a studio of artists and designers living and working in New York specializing in creative direction, design, custom typography, illustration and strategy.
They work in advertising, print making, graphic design, branding, fashion, film and video.
The studio is in Brooklyn ... clearly.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BE: Happy


It's March 20.  
Don't worry.  Be happy.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

EAT: Butter Lettuce

So delectable all by itself. 
All you need to do is dress it.

And here is a great dress...

  • Balsamic & Lime Vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Text image from Spring/Summer 2013 issue of  The Gentlewoman.

Monday, March 18, 2013

KICKS: Tretorn Nylite

Roll yo jeans up,
and pull on those classic canvas tenns,
Tretorn Nylites (since 1964).

The Swedes always know what's kickin.

Friday, March 15, 2013

WRITE: Cursive

Let's bring back...CURSIVE.
Why don't more people write in cursive?
Remember learning it in school?
Grab a writing instrument and start connecting your letters.
You'll love it! 

Those are Zs.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

VOCAB: Pattern

pattern (n.) early 14c., "outline, plan, model, pattern;" early 15c. as "model of behavior, exemplar," from Old French patron and directly from Medieval Latin patronus (see patron). 

Extended sense of "decorative design" first recorded 1580s, from earlier sense of a "patron" as a model to be imitated. The difference in form and sense between patron and pattern wasn't firm till 1700s. Meaning "model or design in dressmaking" (especially one of paper) is first recorded 1792, in Jane Austen.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

DESIGN: Renzo Piano

The Shard by Renzo Piano photographed by Nick Guttridge
The Shard, London, UK
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Renzo Piano
Famed Italian architect Renzo Piano.

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