September 27, 2011

so this is what life has been looking like lately. in an edited way.
1. I saw this drawing in an underground (literally) art exhibition. It was in a big empty parking lot with some other work. I love this so much!
2. Tough decisions on this day. (we have never been able to find this elusive "Coy Pond" after four years of living here.
3. She does this sort of thing all the time. I guess she likes the feel of the plastic? Of course it's way to tempting to pick the bag up by the handles and hold her in it but.. that's only happened once.
4. Bedroom window
5. Living room window
6. Double rainbow!! Is this meant to be good luck? I have decided it is.
7. Holy cat eyes Batman!
8. I want to feel as comfortable as she looks for once in my life!
9. Our weird living room. Notice all our lovely art. We love to art. One of those paintings is actually really art, done by a Haitian woman and I love it.
10. We happen to live near one of the best gelato places. Gigi's. I ordered Gigi flavour with Banoffee Pie flavour.
11. Best Friends.

September 22, 2011

cosmic matter

"This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time." - Ignacio Torres

I really love these photos! They are so magical. Check out the photographer's website here.

September 12, 2011

where we're going, we don't need roads!

The first Back the the Future film came out two years before I was born, in 1985 but even so if is one of my all time favourite childhood movies. I still watch these movies, probably every year and probably all three in a row. Johnny is probably even more in love with these movies than I am and he showed me the coolest thing the other day...

Remember the shoes Marty wears in Back to the Future Part II when he travels in time to 2015? The awesomely futuristic Nike MAGS? (can you believe 2015 is only 4 years away?! where's my Hoverboard already?)

Well they've made them...for REAL!! Even though I have no chance of owning a pair I can certainly appreciate how cool they are. I am always amazed when things make you realise how far in the future we really are! That might sound sort of silly, but in any old film with a supposed futuristic time setting, the idea of the future was always sort of laughable (like the in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey) but when things actually come into existence that were once only fantastical dreams in movies twenty years ago, you have to agree it's pretty awesome.

Nike has made 1,500 pairs of these guys. They are going to be auctioned off on EBay at to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help fight Parkinson's disease. Not only that, but the Google co-founder Sergey Brin have agreed to match all donations up to $50 million! So if you have the means, totally get these shoes! Or if not, just admire them like me and go watch Back to the Future (any of them will do but part II is definitely the best).

September 10, 2011

abandoned houses

There is something so interesting and sad about abandoned houses. I am totally fascinated by them, by the absence which is present. In place of what you think there is supposed to be there, there is nothing. 
The lack of life, where there once was. 
These photographs are beautiful. The quality of light in the prints is what really makes them sort of amazing for me and clearly the subject matter is great too. 
100 abandoned houses is a photographic project based in Detroit. The website explains it far better than I would be able to summarise.