30 September 2013

Lillies Of The Valley

You can only have a lot of power,
never enough:
the strength to lift
rivers from their beds
one drops after another up,
millions spirited heavenward
lifted in the giddiness of sunstroked days
above the drought and dead cattle
the mud and fester made
not from their leaving
but their failure
to return.
And in your long absense too
you can paralyze the flow,
ice the brooks,
freeze stone
You can also return late,
stay too long,
appear surprised,
come to tempt
or disappoint.
This we know,
we who eat what will grow,
rise and sleep, and leave
just once.
Alan Nadel, “To Summer”
Art Credit Rhiannon Adams.
We are the makers of magic; We are the tellers of tales.

-- Willy Wonker

29 September 2013

Sunday Tune

Grizzly Bear
"Will Calls"
Shields Expanded

27 September 2013

Found here

Found here

Found here
“‘I need a volunteer,’ declared the professor. Meredith raised her hand, and the man at the podium said, ‘Yes, back there. Tell us your name and the name of the animal you’ve chosen to become today.’”
—Donald Antrim, from “Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World”Photography Credit David Zilber.
“‘I need a volunteer,’ declared the professor. Meredith raised her hand, and the man at the podium said, ‘Yes, back there. Tell us your name and the name of the animal you’ve chosen to become today.’”

Donald Antrim, from “Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World”
Photography Credit David Zilber.

26 September 2013

Emilie Lindsten

in love with Emilie's work.
Completely absorbed in this... Feists original here.
People shouldn’t be so snobby. It’s just not that simple, it’s like saying filet mignon is brilliant food, but bananas are stupid to eat. You need all the different things, you should chew it all, all of them. If they listen to stupid music, it’s because they want stupid music and then, if that’s making you happy, that’s brilliant. You know…and people shouldn’t be so snobby.

-- Björk on snobbery

these things...

Found here, here, emilielindsten and landonmetz

23 September 2013


You came one day andas usual in such matters
significance filled everything—
your eyes, the things you
knew, the way you turned,
leaned, stood, or sat,
this way or that: when
you left, the area around here rose
a tilted tide, and everything that
offers desolation drained away.

A. R. Ammons
*This poem was found after the poet’s death on the back of an envelope from Helen Vendler, November 28, 1981.

Jockum Nordström: All I Have Learned and Forgotton Again

Jockum Nordström: All I Have Learned and Forgotton Again 
at the Camden Arts Centre right now is great. It's only on until the 29th September, so if you are in London go and see it. I came away all excited and inspired...

21 September 2013

technicolour bathing

Meiji Era Geishas as Bathing Beauties c.1900.
Found via retronaut

20 September 2013

we are, i am, you are.

There’s a line in one of Adrienne Rich’s best and most famous poems, “Diving Into the Wreck,” that I’ve carried around inside myself like a brain tattoo for 20-some years: We are, I am, you are. Rich wrote many lines that meant something important to me over the course of her long career, but that one strikes me as core. In those six lean words, she bound us together — the entire beautiful and ugly mass of us made, by virtue of her words, indivisible. Indivisibility is classic Rich. She was a great connector of things: art to politics, love to rage, consciousness to action, society to self, power to wound, me to you, us to her.

Article about Adrienne Rich by Cheryl Strayed for The New York Times.
Click here to

19 September 2013

Tracey Emin

Limited edition prints by Tracey Emin.

Eli Caven

Foldings by Eli Caven
"Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world."


17 September 2013

Ōri Umesaka

Ōri Umesaka

Man Ray

Man Ray — Terrain vague, 1929

“The beautiful thing about myths is that you’re never telling a myth, you’re retelling it. People already know the story. You don’t have to create a narrative structure, and you don’t have to figure out where it ends … You want to know what human mystery can be revealed by retelling it.”

A conversation with Gregory Orr.

Images by Kiki Smith.

Found here

16 September 2013

Jen May

I love Jen Mays work.
"Her artwork primarily deals with recycling and rewriting histories while offering a feminist perspective and creating a space for change."

I want the collage of a cat drinking coffee!

See more here, here and here.