FYI: Toast is actually patented.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
FYI: Toast is actually patented.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
|Gaddafi War of the Walls|
Lesson: Social Media can kill you, only figuratively.
Syria is next.
First to tweet this from on-ground sources and I can confirm: #GADDAFI IS DEAD. He was shot dead by #FF in #Tripoli. #Libyaless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyMalik Al-Abdeh
CORRECTION: Source in #Tripoli who has been v. reliable got his wires crossed. A lot of confusion out there. #Gaddafi is ALIVE. Just about.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet ReplyMalik Al-Abdeh
Gadaffi has just been killed, then escaped, then held prisoner. I wish these news channels would make up Their minds.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Replybaztodd
Saturday, August 20, 2011
|American Folk Art Museum Closing because nobody cares .|
Is that mean?
I, for one do not want to see quilts and would never care to see something as folkie as hand-made wooden furniture in New York City. When I first heard that this was opening I asked myself, "Why?" While I think that, YES, America should have more museums based on itself, the location of New York was not a good one. American art really didn't take presidence until 1950's or so, and the important pieces are already housed in famously fashionable art museums. The Folk Museum is trying to bring back America, but it represents not New York America, so therefore the museum is out of place, and who wouldn't rather spend three hours instead at the MET anyway?
It's not doing so well because, well, people want to see folk things when they are in old towne USA, not the bustling metropolis a.k.a Gotham. People go to the city to escape the country, and people go to the country to escape the city, i.e. the invention of SUBURBIA. While the invention of this quaint little museum is a good idea, it needs to move somewhere else, maybe the South.
While I hate to see such an important piece of our heritage go, it just needs to be moved to a more appropriate location, where the collection will and can be appreciated.
Click here to read more on the financial woes of the Museum.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
I think street art is one of the most democratic, accessible, empowering, and inspiring art forms there is. To be a street artist, you don't need permission, just courage and motivation.
- Shepard Fairey's blog for the Huffington Post
|Pro-Syrian Government Propaganda? Translation: "In the heavens God is Allah; on earth God is Bashar."|
Right now, citizens are using the form of graffiti for a voice and are being either tortured or thrown in jail for it. While the people of Syria still fight for rights and a new government, there will be more tagging and graffiti. Let's just hope that the people don't run out of paint, there is already enough blood spilled on the ground, to have it on the walls.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Post-It notes owner 3M teamed with artist Melissa Footwear to create this stop motion love wall, five months in the making.
'Galeria Melissa' involved 30,000 residents of Sao Paolo, Brazil, whom scribbled messages of love on the 350,000 post-it notes.
Back to school shopping, don't forget the post-its.