Currently reading…

Currently reading…

something squidly.  something cephalopodelicious. something Kraken. Now Miéville is my boi, and I love almost everything he writes, but I didn’t really expect to embrace …

 

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Eleanor Perenyi in the New York Review of Books seems to share my puzzlement over why STW has been so criminally neglected in modern publishing. …

 

Easy emergency biscuits

Easy emergency biscuits

Okay, here’s my super seekrit* recipe for the fastest, easiest biscuits in the world, whenever you don’t have the ingredients or don’t feel like farting …

 

Best Public Art Ever

Best Public Art Ever

This giant blue bear peeks into the windows of the Denver Convention Center. (Not sure who took this photo, but I found it here.) According …

 

My Current Wallpaper

My Current Wallpaper

Shepard Fairey’s Palestinian woman from the Obey series. You can find some nice hi-res images from Fairey and other artists in neonmonster’s post about the …

 

Excuse me while I kiss this guy

Excuse me while I kiss this guy

I’m a big fat sucker for these kinds of shots. This wonderful photo is by sibemolle/Donato Buccella.

 

Autofocus 1.0.1: Make an Archive page

Autofocus 1.0.1: Make an Archive page

If you are setting up your blog using the original Autofocus theme, you will have noticed that you don’t have an archive link. Now, you …

 

Autofocus 1.0.1: remove copyright notice

Autofocus 1.0.1: remove copyright notice

The Autofocus WordPress theme was designed for photographers or artists to display their own images, so there is an automatic copyright notice for the top …

 

Red Work

Red Work

Beautiful red on red images from Spanish artist Salustiano (yes, only the one name, apparently.)

 

Won Park does not live in a Garbage Truck

Won Park does not live in a Garbage Truck

Way cool money origami by Won Park highlighted in this Design Inspiration post. The details are awesome; I love how the swirl flourishes are used …

 

Emmisary

Emmisary

I’m quite taken by this bear-headed man (or man-bodied bear?) by street artist Gaia. Via Paper Monster. Here’s a google street map showing locations of …

 

The lowly are strong

The lowly are strong

I like the simple, spare, cut-out collages of Laura Normandin, and I’m intrigued by her artist’s statement, which begins “My work consists of a catalogue …

 

Big Machine

Big Machine

I just finished reading Victors LaValle’s “Big Machine,” and I’ma go ahead and give it ★★★★★. It’s been raved and spotlighted in various places and …

 

Tasty Motel de Moka

Tasty Motel de Moka

Since I’ve just been enjoying their little mini-theme “mix tapes” for the last few hours, I thought this would be a good time to introduce …

 

My Current Wallpaper

My Current Wallpaper

This rather wonderful thing is by Sergey Ryzhov, apparently the most mysterious artist on the internet. Aside from this image, there are only about four …

 

If only I could wear it!

If only I could wear it!

Trendland spotlights the super fun fashion collage work of Lakeca. Her deviant art page is here (gallery here), and she also has cards and prints …

 

300&65 Ampersands

300&65 Ampersands

& you guessed it, didn’t you? It’s another obsessive/compulsive tumblr blog. Which we love.

 

Micah Lidberg

Micah Lidberg

So much good. Most of the thumbs in the work section lead to pages with multiple images; click on the first and it will take …

 

eeeeeeeee!

eeeeeeeee!

Justin Quin is an artist who works in “e”s, apparently. And it all has to do with Moby Dick, or something. I like it!

 

Just say No.

Just say No.

No. is a minimalist little tumblr blog that’s all about the digits, baby.