Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baby's Arms

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Black Ryder
Have been long awaiting their album for I think somewhere close to 2 years now? The record is finally available in the next week or so. They are all large swirly mellow guitar sounds and hazy vocals.

"Let It Go" is a current favorite of what I've heard, but I also especially love the combination of this song/video!

Friday, July 30, 2010

blu Magazine

We were featured on blu magazine's website today!! They are an awesome publication for art, fashion and culture based out of Charlotte, NC.
Check out our interview here

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Stevie LOVE

I've been meaning to post this for a while. Definitely in my top 10 performances of all time.
Go Stevie! You must watch until the end (where she jams out)

Take me like the wind child, take me with the sky.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

last fall


i love moss! moss is a peculiar shade of green. i love peculiar shades of green.

wave hill is full of moss in peculiar shades of green. i love wave hill.

I could be / live-in this. A swamp thing that sat out in the sun.
I wish this was Methuselah's Beard, and I were a green creature thing named Methuselah's Beard, but it's just Spanish Moss (I think)


P.S. I think a Methuselah's Beard would love to sit in the sun all day and strangely... listen to this...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mary Blair (FLAIR it up woman!)

I was in Books of Wonder the other day (18th st in Manhattan) when I came across a book about the illustrator Mary  Blair and I instantly fell in love! The book is entitled "The Fabulous Flair of Mary Blair". Actually I have been in love with her work since I was a kid without even knowing it was hers. Dare I say it, I think she has been the most influential artist in my life without me even knowing it, oh my! When I was younger my grandfather made sure we had all of the disney movies on vhs and I was always drawn to the early ones like Peter Pan, Cinderella and one of my all time favorites the 3 Caballeros. Mary  did  the inpirational paintings for all of these films and most Disney films in the 1930's, 40's and 50's. Her most famous works are Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Peter Pan. Yes, she was the one to create all of those fantastical landscapes that we all associate with these stories! She also did other work that was not for disney (I have posted some below). I think her sense of color is amazing and so bold and I love how she mixes cartoon and fine art sensibility together. The sense of grandeur in her castles in Cinderella and the way she uses proportion is the stuff of wonderful dreams!
Below I have posted pictures of her paintings as well as a scene
from the 3 Caballeros, and 2 shorts that she did artwork for that are from very early disney, all AMAZING!!!
Mary Blair, I confess my undying love for you! and you go girl--takin' on all those men at Disney back in the day...

Chocolate Milk Ad

From "Little Verses" (a golden book)

Peter Pan

Alice in Wonderland


The Little House (1952)

Once Upon a Wintertime (1948)

The 3 Caballeros (1944) scene

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Timeless Jacques

0:23 - jacques!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Les Diners de Gala - Salvador Dali 1971

I can't remember how I first came across this gem of a book but I've been eyeing it for quite some time now. Art of food? Food of art? It's gotta be love!!! By some probable misguided intervention of the divine, I lucked out for once and found that Strand had a copy in good shape and at a very reasonable price, so I went for it! It really wasn't in my power to resist such a beautifully designed large hardcover art book, lavished with a striking gold-foiled embossed jacket – generously showcasing Dali's unadulterated obsession with his food and his woman.

It's the stunning combination of gaudy 1970s opulence, abundance of ornate silverware and cutlery, extravagantly tacky table settings, morbid usage of taxidermy, and over-the-top sculpturing and plating of some of the most bizarre/frightening/delicious collages of foods, that allows for this spectacular glorification of one man's gastronomical insanity.

It's over 300 pages of a literal smorgasbord! Full of paintings, drawings, photos, collages, sculptures, philosophies, recipes and food! The shamelessly bad photographs I threw together honestly can't even begin to depict the variety of wackiness you will recoil from or laugh at or drool over.

Stuffed Artichokes? Yes, we are gonna stuff the hell out of these artichokes and stack them atop each other like a phallic monument. Then we're gonna erect (ha!) it inside this grandiose silver trophy cup filled with a cement of mashed peas, peeled avocados and pate de foie!

Calf Kidney in a Shell? Ooh, brandy marinated kidney goes into a soft quiche dough, then baked in its own marinade juices. Simple and delicious – just don't forget to shape your quiche dough into a, what else, kidney! Crucial step in full enjoyment of this kidney-kidney pie!

Dali, Dali, Dali...
Oh, such fruits borne of overindulging a hungry madness!

I especially dig the section titles of the meats and the aphrodisiacs

Dali & Co.

The other good death to die

Anatomy of our brains here at Death by Drone




Fancy chicken dinner

"Oasis Leek Pie"
"Bush of crayfish in Viking herbs"

"Veal cutlets stuffed with snails" and "Frog Pasties"

 "The Breast of Venus"

 Eat on! Eat strong!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Where or When

I have always loved this song. My dad used to play it on the piano
and sing and my grandma would stand behind and sing too. good old days...
I love Peggy Lee singing it and all the little bells and twinkle
noises in the background. 
Take a listen below. It makes me want to stay inside and sit by a fire on a cold winters day!

**"Where or When" -the Benny Goodman Sextet and Peggy Lee vocals**dedicated to my dad and grandma

Also...for some reason I have been obsessed with vintage christmas kids fabric...not a far stretch for something I would like! Just really feelin' the reds and greens right now. And of course the CANDY! 
Merry Xmas! and Hhhapppy Hhhhannnuukah!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Avec Eric!

Been on a marathon of Avec Eric!

Beautifully shot with great food, wine, places and excursions! Love his easy humor and how he describes food, nature, life, spirituality with such grounded passion.

Anyway, there's something really really really special waiting at the Strand bookstore relating to...

Dali – artist, visionaire, food obsessed, awesome titler

Average French Bread with Two Eggs on the Plate without the Plate, on Horseback, Attempting to Sodomize a Crumb of Portugese Bread 1932

Image obtained from Salvador Dali Catalog

Retrospective Bust of a Woman 1933
Salvador DalĂ­. Retrospective Bust of a Woman. 1933 (some elements reconstructed 1970)
Image obtained from Moma