March 27, 2012

CHRISTOPH NIEMANN's In-Flight Sketchbook


One laugh does not comprise the hilarity of Christoph Niemann's in-flight sketches as he flies to Berlin.
Like every international flight I've taken, he sums up the experience succinctly (and perfectly).

Image source:
Red Eye - NYTimes.com

March 20, 2012

MARGAUX LANGE: Barbie Doll Jewelry


A doll-lover from an early age, artist Margaux Lange repurposes Barbie doll parts into one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

I love her jewelry's unique qualities, whimsical compositions and use of design!

The feeling these pieces evoke in my mind is "crazy cute"!

Image: Smiley Neckpiece NE-08

March 18, 2012

Saguaro Cacti

Saguaro cacti near TUCSON, AZ (Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum).

I can't get over how visually foreign these plants are (compared to those in the Pacific Northwest).

Ubiquitous Family Stickers (Vancouver, WA)

Someone's been busy.

March 8, 2012

Talavera Pottery

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Mexican Talavera pottery (which I saw in Southern Arizona - Tubac, AZ), I realized how similar the motifs appear to that of European decorative folk art.

Additionally the motifs appear much more loose in handling than that of say, Hungarian folk art.

I discovered this brightly-colored ceramic-ware was brought to Mexico from Spain in the 1500's. Authentic Talavera pottery only comes from the City of Puebla and from nearby communities of Atlixco, Cholula, and Tecali. 1

1 Source Wikipedia 
Image source ellaeco.com 


March 4, 2012

Prickly Pear CACTI

Looking at various CACTI in the Arizona desert is like looking at the other side of the moon (compared to plants the Pacific Northwest).

Rounded shapes like these are so attractive, you want to hug them, but attention! the spines are frighteningly painful.

This is dangerously passive nature!

Image source: tucson