It's FRIDAY!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009 | |

Time for the summer house party danceoff!!

Alain de Botton: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Thursday, July 23, 2009 | |

Years ago, a good friend recommended a compact and curious book, The Art of Travel by the British author/thinker Alain de Botton. It took me a couple of years and a trip to Havana to really delve into the book, but it connects the idea that travel and adventure is a basic human yearning and we can visit the various aspects of this fundamental urge to art throughout the ages. A fascinating read that I recommend to anyone. His newest book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work takes a similar philosophical approach to exploring the range of occupations we choose and what they do or dont mean to us. Im ordering it today but you can see clips below from his recent conversation at the NYPL! Thanks Nima!

Artist: Katy Horan

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Caught Katy Horan's work on MyLoveForYou and was captivated by this Austin-based artist's work! (Texas, what WHAT?!) The above is from her newest series of gouache on paper works featuring faceless ladies in muted lace layers. The below incorporates a kind of grimm brothers fairy tale quality with imagery of women's work -- quilting, caretaking, etc.
When the Horned Maidens Gather

PSFK Snapshot: Brooklyn

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | |

"Half guide book, half trends report," the folks over at PSFK launched the second book from their "Snapshot" series highlighting venues and interesting happenings from around our beloved borough. On a secondary note, its interesting that PSFK choose the self-publishing tool/website, Blurb, to publish their series! Cop it here.

Donnis - Watch for it Freestyle

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | |

DONNIS - Watch For It Freestyle - Snack Pack Vol. 2 from Motion Family on Vimeo.

Check for the young rapper from the ATL.