Sunday, May 31, 2009

Polaroids Making A Comeback?

Polaroid Photographers Plead Their Case

The Impossible Project, to re-start production of analog instant film for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010.

Polaroid Lovers Try to Revive Its Instant Film

Maybe you will get your polaroids back.

Alexandra Schleicher

Toronto Jewelery Designer Alexandra Schleicher, in my quest for "how many rings can I lust after in my lifetime?"

Browsing Blogs

Memo mugs and cheese trays of graph paper, brilliant.

FOLKFORM'S Meadow Cupboard, I love!

Grove, revolving paper trees planted on a non revolving paper and wood console table by Spazio Rossana Orlandi. You should go the animation!

Wonderful blog and work at ArtMind

All of thia this very delightful blog, Little Doodles which I found via bree lundberg.

Yellow Poppy

Poppies make me happy.


bright yellow poppy

Ken Wong

Mysterious and rich art of Ken Wong and these unusual wine labels. Potent.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Maira Kalman

I always enjoy this New York Times blog entries by Maria Kalman.

Altered Ancestors

Inspire Me Thursday's Altered Ancestors, meet my uncle, twice-removed, Wilson Warbler. So I come by my bird-brain mentality honestly.

Series of Ten #1 Ancestry

(I have the opportunity to use another of my series of ten!)

Inky Fonts

Although I fashioned my banner with my own pen and ink, and subsequent inky fingers ;) It is nice to know you can get the same without the mess. Olicana Fonts convincingly suggests the texture and flow of ink. Available at FontShop.


More Inky fonts here at My Fonts.


1871 Dreamer Script

And then there is my favorite, Dear Sarah Pro

I really love this but would have to take a loan to have it. Blot Test is a symbol font inspired by the work of German psychologist Hermann Rorschach [1885-1922]. His famous 10 inkblots were introduced in 1921 as a monograph called “Psychodiagnostik.” During the 1940’s and 50’s the “Rorschach Ink Blot Test” was the preferred choice for testing patients by clinical psychologists. Later it was criticized as “subjective” and “projective” in nature, therefore its reliability was questioned. You can draw your own conclusions from these digitized ink blots created in the spirit of Rorschach’s original ink blot test. Designed by Delve Withrington.

10 Awesome Free Script Fonts at My Ink Blog.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Aeroplastics Comtemporary

Big show of color and the delicate texture by Georges Meurant @ aeroplastics.

Life is just a box, or coffin, full of chocolate. Stephen J. Shanabrook molded chocolates from impressions of wounds cast in morgues in Russia and America. And "works from Heroin" found debris from heroin and crack use. Disturbing and interesting.

Daniele Buetti's, "Dreams result in more dreams", altered photography in the most wonderful way.

Carlos Aires, "Love is in the Air", cut vinyl record silhouettes. My head left spinning.

Shadow Puppets

I am totally buying this Hand Shadows Card Set from Cog & Pearl.

Gibbous Fashion

I squealed and got light-headed when I saw this site. Piecing together some giddiness and magic at gibbous fashion. And for your viewing pleasure, their site is a work of art as well! Via the fabulous Daily Poetics.

Worlds Of Bacteria, Alive On Your Skin

Did you hear this yesterday on NPR? Worlds Of Bacteria, Alive On Your Skin, about bacteria living on your skin.

Things I Want

I need this - set of 4 reclaimed wooden hangers hand stamped with text and one of these tiny bowls from Palomas Nest's.

Looking Into The Past

It is nice to feel a history with a place. I can do that with many small Texas towns. Looking into the past, a wonderful visual journey at Izismile.

Decca Records

Erik Nitsche Design Archive has a great visual set of Decca Records.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thaneeya McArdle

Wonderful abstracts by Thaneeya McArdle and this incredible Art Car. She is delighted at the chance to share everything she knows about art and art-making at Art is fun is for you! Thaneeya's step-by-step abstract painting process. Very generous! Thank you! Go take a look at her wonderful work.

Kimberley Lilac

Kimberley Lilac

Kimberley Lilac

James Gulliver Hancock

I LOVE the work of James Gulliver Hancock, especially Key to the City (seen below). Every scrolling page of illustrations a feast for the eyes!

Sliced Just Right

Taking notes can be super delicious, by using the Sliced Bread//Notebook. The first step requires a delicious notebook to hold everything together. It is a 12 slices/notebook set which has been packaged for convenience. Each delicious slice has number on it. (1 to 12) You can use each notebook for the related month. This delicious find via Twig & Thistle.

Season Opening

The first blossom of the bunch.

Season Opening

Season Opening

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Carbon Copied

A guy takes fliers he finds on the street (Lost cat, etc.), redesigns them and then replaces the originals with his better-looking versions. Thanks Evann!

Characters Reinvented

When company signs and logos are taken down, they get demolished. We recycle the characters into individual design objects. We dismantle the letters, clean them up, add a new transformer, LED lights and the power cord, and put them back together. Via Camilla.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Best Free Photos on the Web

In case you don't get Photojojo email alert ... here you go ... Photojojo » The Best Free Photos on the Web (Where to Find Them and What to Do With Them).

I Do Not Always Feel Colored

So powerful 1992 etching, I Do Not Always Feel Colored by Glenn Ligon.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Spoiling In The Sun

No, she is not spoiled at all! Sunning with mom.

play with me!

play with me!

play with me!


I was completely fascinated with math in high school, binary numeral system was my favorite (here is a binary generated from it's digitalicious), and the process of proving theorems in geometry. I wish go back in time and stick with that subject. Or that I have the computer power to generate some of these algorithms on my computer. Ok, that was all a long time ago, but time does not lessen my love for it all.

So I came across Voronoi: In mathematics, a Voronoi diagram is a special kind of decomposition of a metric space determined by distances to a specified discrete set of objects in the space, e.g., by a discrete set of points. It is named after Georgy Voronoi, also called a Voronoi tessellation, a Voronoi decomposition, or a Dirichlet tessellation (after Lejeune Dirichlet).

It was this post on Processing Blogs: "Voronoi" that got me going. The re-creation of the butterfly wing! Seen below. I would love to have a print ... off the investigate that.

"The outline of the butterfly wings was made procedurally with Processing (based on the wing form of the African Monarch). I placed magnetic particles all along the contour of the wing, dropped in a few gravity particles and a few hundred magnetic particles and let them settle into place. These particles are then used as the center sites for a Voronoi algorithm to create the vein-like structure that spreads through the form.

These Voronoi wings are but a sampling of the many different types of algorithms that are being explored to create a nice variety of wing forms. I will be posting more about it once the installation is complete and hope to have better documentation of the piece."


Geometry Junkyard

MATSYS has a good explanation: Voronoi Morphologies, "Morphologies is the latest development in an ongoing area of research into cellular aggregate structures. The voronoi algorithm is used in a wide range of fields including satellite navigation, animal habitat mapping, and urban planning as it can easily adapt to local contingent conditions."

Val Britton

I adore the work of Val Britton, structured chaos.