Thursday, October 21, 2010

Paper hats

Paper Hat from Hong King that looks Amish!
Natoto Fukusawa siwa hat
Naoto Fukusawa Siwa hat
Fukusawa Siwa hat

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cuckoo clocks

I have been managing my time very poorly lately and wondered what would motivate me to keep on task...and i found these from Black Forrest Gifts

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Spice Markets

Anish Kapoor
Anish Kapoor

I have been putting together a palate for a project I am working on and one source of inspiration has been the Moroccan and Indian spice markets. I love the gravity defying scale and simple beauty of how these spices are displayed. But, of course, it is the color that is what attracts me so completely. Anish Kapoor's powder pigment sculptures come to mind and further defy gravity and form!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Movie feasts

Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson 2009
Marie Antoinette, Sofia Coppola 2006
Babette's Feast, Gabriel Axel 1987
Babette's Feast, Gabriel Axel 1987
Amadeus, Milos Forman 1984

Some of my all time favorite movies have the most amazing food scenes. I couldn't find the Amadeus scene where Sollieri is hiding behind the most gorgeous desert table ever- so I settled for the costume party. I never tire of seeing any of them!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Peter Fischli and David Weiss

Swiss artists Fischli and Weiss have been collaborating since 1979 on photographs, sculpture, film and performance. They combine and manipulate their daily experience into something altogether different. It is always such a pleasure to see banal objects handled in a completely unexpected way.

"first blush of morning" 1984
"three sisters"

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Silent Nests

While searching for unusual nests, I found the book "Silent Nests" by photographer Viki Topaz via The book documents the deserted dovecotes or "columbiers" of Normandy and Britany. Dovecotes were used by landowners to house pigeons for meat, eggs, and their droppings were used for fertilizer. Thousands were built between the 13th century and the French Revolution.
"Lesser structures have been built to worship gods, let alone to commune with birds."-Scott Matin Kosofsky