Sunday, February 26, 2012

NPR stole my thunder!

i enjoyed the NPR story on the Providence Athenaeum, but i feel lame for not mentioning the link to the goddess Athena, and, more importantly, for not using the cool abbreviation "Ath"...

my cover is blown, i am not a frequenter of Aths! maybe the auster facade kept me from lounging around the Ath when i lived in Pvd (i can abbreviate things, too), but i think an Ath is a great thing to have around...

""Fundamentally, the Athenaeum is about community, and creating this discussion and this interaction that you can't have listening to a podcast and you can't have blogging and Twittering and Facebooking online," he says. "It's not your grandfather's library."

Friday, February 24, 2012


i am supposed to be doing research on Krishna...if only i had an athanaeum...such a distinguished sounding word for a place to sit and read...

this is the Providence Athanaeum where dark poets once mused death or just looked at the newspaper

remote Northern California is not a wise local for the library lover, but on our recent trip to Seattle, we stayed mere feet away from this giant public library:

hipstamatic with my i-device

the library "sports a contemporary look" like wearing all black with sleek hair in Humboldt County...

hipstamatic with my i-device

 because lounging and reading and looking contemporary is deep...

Band of Outsiders

as is any company that solicits Harry Potter actors as models...
(note the path of my distraction)

Band of Outsiders
and has a blog about cookies (the good kind, not internet spies)...

The Lord Krishna in the Golden City from the Harivamsha (Geneology of Vishnu) ca. 1600

i am sure Krishna was the most contemporary man in this elegant edifice (upper right corner) getting into some deep thoughts and playing his flute. 

so, yea, it is time to make some cookies.

Monday, February 13, 2012

whats been going on

custom belt, just shipped

i have been less-than inspired lately. its hard to blame the weather--it has been better than last year/our first year on the North Coast. maybe its that i am hoping for changes that are taking too long to arrive?  at least i have been a little productive...

photographing the moon through the trees the other night

and the following images/projects have struck me lately:

Lisa Milsson-anatomical cross sections in rolled up paper

Every Page of Moby Dick by Matt Kish

oddly, i love anatomical artwork, but i am terrified of medical procedures...i am not really fond of the ocean, but I am fascinated by large sea here's to unexplainable fascination...

Walker Evans, "Window with Crystal Ball, West Cedar Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts"

and to constant delight in things i don't often see but know are there, from the microcosm to the macrocosm, the world around

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Last week in Seattle

Stimulating my visual and indulging in general...

respecting the intricate details embellishing every establishment (note the little wooden flags above!)...

And, YES, being a total sucker for this photo app.

Pant leg yoga bag