Friday, March 27, 2009

Solid Light Films

Anthony McCall is a British artist who makes what he calls 'solid light' films--explorations of beams of light as they encounter various densities of air particles presented by vapour, smoke, fog, etc.

I've sadly never seen this in action (there's a piece languishing in the SF Moma's permanent collection vaults!) but the description alone is enough to make me swoon! I've always wanted to do this sort of thing with sound...

Friday, March 13, 2009

All the President's Girls

While Annie K. Evans is clearly channeling Elizabeth Peyton in a major way, I can't help but be charmed by her series of paintings of presidents' mistresses. I love the way they're all grouped together on her site, regardless of era or aura of tramp. Who wouldn't fall for some of these lovely ladies? (Or that gent?)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Desktop Fireworks

Still getting to the bottom of how this one works exactly, but a number of examples of this fine new technology (a.k.a. augmented reality) have cropped up recently--could it be the next generation of printed matter?

Desktop Fireworks from Saqoosha on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lady in Yellow

I love the way Michelle Obama dresses, and this NY Times article discusses how she gives big ups to American designers... With this first lady it's the woman who wears the clothes and not the other way 'round... Especially lovely how they talk about her being buff and easy in herself and how that makes her look good in just about anything she chooses. I am SO looking forward to seeing more!

PS Stole the photo from the Inauguration 2009 photo pool... Thanks

PPS Took the NY Times first lady fashion quiz... Surprised I did even this well...