Archives for the Date April 29th, 2010

Vertical Succulent Gardens

The Flora Grubb Gardens blog (San Francisco, CA) has a stunning archive of vertical succulent gardens they have helped to create. To me they resemble an airplane view of some incredibly lush, almost alien, landscape. Read this article | Comment on this article This article was shared by me in Google Reader. I don’t want [...]

Virtual Street Corners

In an effort to bridge gaps between two neighborhoods of Boston, digital media artist John Ewing created the public art project Virtual Street Corners. The project, set to unveil June 2010, uses live video feeds between Boston locales Brookline and Roxbury to encourage neighborly affection between the predominantly African-American and Jewish neighborhoods. Social action site [...]

Um… Sweety, I have an outfit I want you to try on…..

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Ceramic Lighting

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You’re doing it wrong

In the Department of Unfortunate Analogies, here’s a Christian minister giving advice on one’s marital obligations: As I said, sometimes sex is just sex; it’s what you do when you are married. Just like cleaning the toilet is what you do to keep your house clean…and I bet you don’t have this great desire or [...]

Mississippi Misery

There are good people living in Mississippi, I just don’t know how they can bear it. At least this first story can’t be blamed on Mississippi. Fred Phelps is planning to picket Constance McMillen’s graduation. This will be very interesting … how will the town and her fellow students respond? Will they be cheering the [...]

First the Void. Second the Seed. Third the Emancipation of the Image. Forth the articulation of the Syllable. Fifth the Fullness of the Void

Paintings by Sohan Qadri Title: Hevajara Tantra Qadri begins his process by bathing paper in acid-free water and once it is swollen with liquid, he rhythmically scores the surface and applies inks and dyes. He uses a thick intaglio paper, which he carves in stages to achieve a sculptural effect. The repetition of these careful [...]

LA Considering a Massive Central Park above Highway 101

CalTrans and the City of Los Angeles are seriously considering a proposal to cap the 101 trench in downtown LA with a beautiful urban park. The new park would stitch together the downtown area, allow increased pedestrian access and add some mixed-use development to invigorate the area. A community meeting to discuss the proposal is [...]

Don’t Let Your Manicurist File Down Your Nerve Function

Consumer Reports Health medical adviser Orly Avitzur, M.D. has both a medical practice and a lovely set of manicured nails. It’s this combination that gave her unique insight into the possible problems with manicures that are purportedly fancy “gel manicures,” but are actually something else more dangerous entirely. And there are plenty of other chemicals [...]

T-Pain and the Know Nothing Know-It-Alls

A rant about one of my pet peeves, people who say “oh I never pay attention to politics because I know it doesn’t matter, the whole system is rigged, every politician is the same, yadda yadda yadda.” Back during the 2004 election I interviewed Chuck D and this topic came up, see his answer below. [...]