I didn't get anything at the fair per se (though I did pick up another sundress from the Buffalo Exchange nearby), but I did come away with a ton of business cards for things. So in a giant note these down for later/support your not-so-local artisan post (and also in the interests of sharing), here's what I saw today.
- Giant Dwarf - had these giant felt flower headbands. The red one looks rather superfantastic with the dreads.
- Charlie and Sarah - Printed T-shirts and stuff with "british" vocabulary words and pictures on them; my favorite were the underpants that said "knickers"
- The Cherry Box - Specifically, the plushkill forest. I think labmouse's default icon is from there.
- Folded Pigs - I like the idea of repurposed dinnerware. I'm not so sure about the pieces with roaches printed on them.
- Moth designs - big colorful designs on tshirts and other stuff, with a bit of arabic vocabulary printed on it too.
- Ellembee - More really pretty, elegent printed t-shirts; my favorite was this one.
- Fisk and Fern - printmaking, illustration and collage.
- Hero Design Studio - when I move back, can someone get me this poster as a housewarming present? It's sooooooooo cute... and it glows in the dark!
- Ex Libris Anonymous - journals made from used books and library discards. I actually found a couple in their bin that I used to have as a kid!
- and finally The Chalkboard Tee - GUH. THIS WINS EVERYTHING. JUST GO HERE AND WATCH THE YOUTUBE.
All of this makes me really want to get my beads out of storage and crank out some of the ideas I've had past few months.
In other news, saw this guy playing the at Union Square earlier today. Its funny how many subway musicians have myspace music these days. I can't find the song he was actually singing today, but I do like "Indian." He's apparently at this point an institution on that particular L platform. Not to self, find him again and pick up a CD.
again, big thanks to ggirl for providing the excuse to get out of the house.
American photographer Thomas Allen constructs witty and clever dioramas using figures cut from the covers of old pulp paperbacks. Using salacious pulp art drawing’s of the ’40s and ’50s that covered books such as ” I Married a Dead Man” and ” Marihuana Girl’, Allen constructs one set of pictures up close while obscuring another, and in the process creates a different context. Each piece is given a brand new storyline, though never quite strays from their cheeky origins.
you can see the rest here.
For those of you that don't know, the murder_burger blog brings the hilarity. (Murder Burger being one of those "only in fucking New Zealand which is why I'd totally live there" restaurant chains a la Hell Pizza)
In other news, I think I'm going to be internetting it in today - the work backlog has calmed down a bit, and there is so much to do here that I'm thinking it might just be the better part of valor to stay and dig myself out from under it all.
Completely ignoring the fact that this picture made my ovaries want to claw their way out of my abdomen and into my monitor in an attempt to NOM this kid's cheeks, I'd just like to point out that HOLY CRAPZORZ, I am teh subway nerd. There are 26 lines in the NYC subway system and just from glancing at this I could narrow it down to five possible lines this kid's riding. (F, A, R, E or G.... and come to think of it I think the L.)
I'd put money on the F though.
This is the artist, btw if anyone's intereste. Really nice work overall.
Game plan changed. Behold the New Hotness.
This, my friends, is the new Tesla Motors Roadster. It's fast. It's gorgeous. It's in production now, and will probably roll out at a price of $60K. IT'S ELECTRIC. This car is so sexy I could spit. Alas, it's not actually available in purple (the above is me dreaming in Photoshop) but as far as flaws go, that's a minor one.
I'm gonna be over here having myself a cargasm now.
Below you'll find a sample of the nearly 100 new words and senses from the 2006 copyright version of the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition—available this fall in bookstores everywhere. How many of these words are already a part of your vocabulary?
heh heh Super-size Polyamorous Unibrows Unite! Today the dictionary, tomorrow the world!!!!
On [Wednesday] September 30, 2006, for one day only, museums across the country will join the Smithsonian Institution in its long-standing tradition of offering free admission to visitors. For the first time, Museum Day is open to the general public as well as Smithsonian magazine’s subscribers. Just go to the website to print your Museum Day card or to see a list of participating museums.
While none of my favorite museums in NY are on the list (shakes fist) the MFA in Boston and the Springfield Museums are. Anyone up for a museum trip?
- Leyla Jouvana, "Queen of the Shimmys", and her husband/accompanist/drummer Roland are gonna be in town this weekend holding workshops and performances. Alas, I will not be around because I am going to
- SIGGRAPH. A week long orgy of computer graphics overload. I've wanted to go for years, and next week I get to go as one of the anzovin Studio Booth Babes.
- And then there's Pi-Con, where it's just been announced that I may get my chance to kneel abeyante in front of Jacqueline Carey and declare her queen of my universe. Or ok, maybe just sign my copies of the Kushiel series.
Now all I have to do is break the lottery and I'd be all set. :P
Still laughing my ass off. No pun intended.
Edit: here's another one... also not work safe due to mention of Jesus and penis in the same sentence