Tuesday, April 27, 2010


nOir Jewelry, Bryan Buddha Ring, 150

Remember Funky Buddha of the Notorious MSG?

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Art at SFO

"The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the country's only airport with a museum program accredited by the American Association of Museums. Exhibits are scattered through various terminals and change several times a month."- NPR on SFO

Hard not to imagine art in airports as "airport art" or even "corporate art."
I'll admit that I never look at the exhibits while walking through Terminal 3 because I like to run down those bouncy motorized walkways. So bouncy!

By the way, does anyone else think that SFO

looks a bit like Deep Space 9? Radiating appendages...?

Don't think any less of me.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

for your progeny

In a child's nostalgically nautically themed bedroom:

Deep Sea Curtain, $too much, Anthro

Ethan! You like?!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

book forest

Not only do I love Michael Kimmelman, but this "book forest" featured in his article re D.I.Y. culture - mmmmm!! Give-and-take reading is not new, but this idea is so sweet. Reminds me of Jo's idea to make reading sexier by turning the rusty old birdcage on my attic balcony into a beside table and bookshelf.

Image: Beatrice de Gea for the New York Times
Really like this cerulean ottoman, succulents as centerpiece, and giant tray as table.

And !!! re these sets:

Images: Sex & the City 2 via Perez

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Image Courtesy of: National Transit Database - Federal Transit Administration (http://www.ntdprogram.gov) All figures are for 2008

Can all tables and graphs be this cute? From SFWeekly (I'm so homesick).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

beans + manure

I was thinking last night about how much I love beans. Then in class this morning:

Annibale Carracci, The Beaneater, oil on canvas, Galleria Colonna, Rome, 1580-90

Mmmmmm!! But really, who doesn't like beans? Little pods of nutritious and delicious.

The last few days have wiped me out (always out by Tuesday). Lack of sleep...caught the cold going around. My nose is so stuffed up that the only thing I can smell is the manure/bark that the gardeners have been spreading all over campus. Is it gross that I am enjoying the scent of manure? Perhaps all the methane is getting to my head. In any case, happy that it's Wednesday - only have one class and a few hours of sitting around the Box Office. Think I will avoid reading and go for a walk after responding to letters/postcard from sweet babies. :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

The last few days, I've been surprised to see the greenery. You get used to the look of bare branches and the feeling of bare-boned cold and forget that trees are supposed to have leaves. You think, "how clever of them!"

Spring makes me so happy to be where I am. Expanses of yellow and white daffodils and loose swarms of gnats. Also, magnolias...mangoes? Don't they look like white or deep pink mangoes, peeled back?

Will take pictures. Daylight savings has made the late afternoons so glorious. Warm and delicious.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I fell asleep at my desk just now and dreamed that I was in a place like this:

and this:

and this:

With my roommates Rafters, Exposed Brick, Natural Light, and Polished Concrete Floor.

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Justice in the Bow Tie

Paying my homage to our retiring senior Associate Justice and his love of bow ties. Have you noticed the bow ties bin in the SF Jeremy's? I want a good dig!

He looks so wrong without a bow tie (but with hipster frames):

Images in order: NYTimes/Platon, Orlando Sentinel, via Zombailey, SDFLA, Corbis Images, L Magazine, AJC, USCourts.gov, via Zombailey

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What I came across while making fact sheets for one of my classes:

Michelangelo Buonarroti, David, from Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy, 1501-1504. Marble, 17' high. Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence.

Juxtaposed with
Florence Studio, Wonderful World, "Beautifully Big" collection, David.

Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, ca. 1484-1486. Tempera on canvas, 5' 9" x 9' 2". Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.


Florence Studio, Wonderful World, "Beautifully Big" collection, Venus.

Ohh yes. My god. Trashy, gaudy. Art imitating life? They're both unrealistic in some way: Michelangelo's idealized David versus Florence Studio's musculature on the surface of his fat.

Florence Studio

Sunday, April 4, 2010


All the rage: Aqua, Jeanne Gang's eighty-two-story skyscraper in Chicago. Concrete facade of wind-blown ripples for balconies. So genius! Her first skyscraper! Beautiful beautiful.

Image: The New Yorker

Thursday, April 1, 2010

E. L. M.

On the phone with my little brother, who is eight:

Ethan: OH. OH. Truth or dare?
Me: Dare.
Ethan: No fair. You're far away.
Me: Truth.
Ethan: What's my middle name?
Me: You don't have one.
Ethan: Yeah but I have a real one now. Like a real one.
Me: Oh a real one? What is it?
Ethan: L.
Me: L?
Ethan: Yeah, L. That's my middle name.