Saturday, August 30, 2008

the letter C

I love the way Kristine styles her photos, always as cool and refined as her wirework. The letter C, $15 from kristinemays

Thursday, August 28, 2008

take pity on me

I can't knit (crochet? I don't even know) to save my life. Please make these for me. I'll send you jelly beans. and kittens. Kittens stuffed with jelly beans. Jelly beans stuffed with kittens. Red Coral and Gentleman Prawn patterns, $3.50 from wunderkammer

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mass MoCA

"Tree Logic," the iconic upside-down maple tree installation at the front of Mass MoCA

Given that it's only 40 minutes away, it's criminal that I haven't visited the galleries of Mass MoCA before today. I'd been to the building a number of times, but never dedicated the hours to touring the whole place. My friends Brooke (a Western Mass native, like me) and her husband Adrian are over from London and we thought some "crazy-ass modern art" (Brooke's words, and she's a Ph.D. in modern art!) would hit the spot.

Adi entering the head terrarium


A converted set of mill buildings in North Adams, Mass, MMoCA is all about installations. It's got the space to do them right, and the building itself has so much character it often begs the question: where does the structure end and the art begin? It's not the Guggenheim, and that's the point—these were buildings that were built for industry, not art. And yet they manage to nearly steal the show...nearly.

Projections, Jenny Holzer
The highlight for me (and Brooke and Adrian too) was Jenny Holzer's "Projections." It's only there thru November 16, so if you've been thinking of seeing it, now's the time.

Friday, August 08, 2008

A few of my favorite things

In honor of this auspicious day—8/8/08—I thought I'd list a few of my favorite things today.

My boys

The garden after a late summer storm

My new shoes (swoon!). Steve Madden (is that guy out of jail yet?), from TJ Maxx

My new jeans, gray Levi's (also TJ Maxx, the Best. Store. Ever.)

Happy Late Summer Luck Day :)