Tuesday, September 29, 2009

mexico treasures

Today I went to my FAVORITE store here in mexico. (or maybe anywhere?) It is a little hole in the wall that is completely full, floor to ceiling, wall to wall, with JUNK. wonderful, dusty, old, useless junk. I love it.

Here is what I bought:




Monday, September 28, 2009

makin moves -- animation

bigfoot animation

inspired by the shrigley/lynch animations I thought I'd try making my own line drawing movie.
Im pretty satisfied with the results.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dumbland

watching the david shrigley animations reminded me of David Lynch's Dumbland.

here is episode one on youtube:
(warning: while david shrigley's animation was kind of cute and sweet, this one is definitely not)

Weekly Artist 9/28 -- david shrigley

This has been one of my favorite artists for a long time. check out his website HERE





and here is a video of one of his animations:


(there are many more of his animations up on youtube)

Phonograph

bought at a thrift store in mexico. It takes 7 huge batteries, and already has a needle (yeah!) but I haven't tried it out yet.



did I mention I have hundreds of '45s and no way to play them? please work

Friday, September 25, 2009

Broken English

perfect...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Anna Schwamborn -- Mourning Objects

this chick makes jewelry out of dead people. Called "Mourning Objects", the ashes of your loved one is mixed with ceramics to make those lovely black beads, and the hair, is well, hair... fucking AMAZING!
I think they are incredibly beautiful, dead people or no dead people.

Book -- Mexico

book I bought at a thrift store in Mexico



Weekly Artist 9/21 -- keetra dean dixon

Check out her website here. There is a lot of really fun/neat/great things to see on it.



Thursday, September 17, 2009

o.k.a.y

chairlift -- Bruises

cant stop listening to this song, from the ipod commercial...
so cute!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

marloes ten bhömer -- shoes

marloes ten bhömer is a designer featured in the current issue of IDN (vol. 16 #3)
you can see her website here



on her website she explains how the previous photo re-stages Naomi Campbell’s toppling over on Vivienne Westwood’s catwalk. saying:
The original image has become one of the most influential fashion photographs, despite its depiction of something that went wrong on the catwalk and might instigate that the function of shoes go beyond walking.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weekly Artist 9/14 -- Scott Hove

Scott Hove has an interview in this months Hi-Fructose magazine (vol.12)
Visit his website here
and for those of you in the Bay Area you can see his work in person at the Cakeland Galley at 5600 Shattuck Ave. Oakland CA 94609. It is open until September 25th.



He does make things other than crazy cakes, but they are just not a great.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

phoenix

I can't stop listening to this

backstrap loom

My one goal while in mexico was to build a backstrap loom. I gathered sticks, used a saw and a drill, it took two days, but I did it!! I am so proud of myself. It is surprisingly easy to weave on, though a little wobbly.

the guide:

the sticks:

the sticks-in-the-mus warping board:

the  loom!

weaving!

yeah!

Friday, September 11, 2009

earrings


so simple! looooove them

emilie casiez

AAWWWSOMMEE!
See her website here



Thursday, September 10, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

hola chicas!

estoy en mexico! I will be here for about a month, taking lots of pictures, eating lots of yummy food, y hablando mucho español (poorly)

weekly Artist 9/7 -- Travis Lampe

This is probably my favorite artist ever.
I just read a fantastic interview with him in Hi-Fructose (volume 12) on the airplane that had me quietly laughing to myself.
view his website HERE


Sunday, September 6, 2009