Archive for November, 2006

White Hot Detroit

November 30th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Nice look in the New York Times at the new Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit which is housed in an abandoned Woodward Ave. car dealership and has a facade spray painted with a Barry McGee mural. Designed by Detroit-born architect Andrew Zago, the Interior walls

ArtPod

November 30th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

If you’ve got a video ipod (or are just borrowing one for a while) you should check out ArtPod. It has got a lot weird, interesting video art you can take with you for those long busrides.

Steve’s Weird House

November 27th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Steve’s Weird House is really crammed cheek to jowl. Highlights of things in his Seattle Victorian home include Siamese Twin animals, Pickled punks, 150+ antique toasters, and a 13 foot tall Minotaur bust..

Look at Book

November 25th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

For thirty-six weeks in 2003 and 2004, a set of sketchbooks were sent between four artists– two in Brooklyn, two in Belfast– to create book. Every Wednesday, one participant would receive a book and send it to the next artist with a completed spread in response to the one that preceded it. A small portion of each entry extends on to the following page. Beyond this, there was no communication between the artists concerning the content of book during its making.

First Nations of Canada

November 24th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

As if a big Indian head in the middle of Canada weren’t weird enough– I believe it’s listening to an ipod, no?

Remote Control Mail

November 24th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

I’ve been wanting somebody to email me my snailmail for years. Remote Control Mail scans all your mail and lets you click shred, send or toss. It’s just that easy for you, you lazy ass.

Peat Wollaeger

November 24th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

You might like the extra stencily goodness of the public spraycan art created by Paint Louis, MO artist Peat Wollaeger. On his site stensoul.com you can order tshirts of dead fat comedians and see how he’s got cat class and got cat style.

Amy Stein

November 23rd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

What is our relationship with the wild? And what kinds of relationships do wild animals have with us? New York photographer Amy Stein does a beautiful job asking these questions in her photo series domesticated. But don’t stop there. Be sure to check out women and guns (where this photo so tersely captures the inextricableness of family) and also the halloween in harlem series.

Flickr Camera Finder

November 22nd, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Flickr has a new Camera Finder that lets you compare cameras by the photos they take, stats from user uploads and full-on feature guides. Yo Santa, that Nikon D80 and the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi look pretty sweet.

Skarabej: Museum of Old Family Photographs

November 21st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

A couple in Zagreb created the world’s first Online Museum of Old Family Photographs. Most images came from photos found in Croatian flea markets, but now include submissions from around the world.

Contactboxen

November 21st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

The Contactboxen hides your chargers.

Fusion at Home

November 21st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

A 17 year-old Michigan high school student created a nuclear fusion device in his parent’s garage. The reactor, which took two years and 1,000 hours to research to build, uses deuterium gas and about 40,000 volts of electricity.

Ernesto Neto

November 19th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has put up a cool looking installation inside the Panth

Lucrecia Troncoso

November 15th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Lucrecia Troncoso makes great sculptures using very mundane materials. She’s carved deer out of bars of Irish Spring Soap (detail), an 8 foot long nasturtium made of sponges she buys at Walgreen’s (detail), and a pair of shoes made of orange peels.

R. Luke DuBois

November 13th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

In Academy New York artist R. Luke DuBois explores Academy winning movies in a very condensed timeframe. He’s condensed ‘Wings’ (1927), ‘Gone With the Wind’ (1939), ‘From Here to the Eternity’ (1953), ‘West Side Story’ (1961), ‘Amadeus’ (1984), ‘Titanic’ (1997) into a 75 minute film.

One Card

November 13th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

From the irony-free employees of Bank of America, One Card.

Beat Street Battle

November 11th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Watch this Beat Street Battle between Rock Steady Crew and New York City Breakers from the 1984 movie Beat Street.

Dean Kessmann

November 10th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Washington, D.C. artist Dean Kessmann makes some beautiful images out of very mundane things. He’s taken the best photos of plastic shopping bags you’ve ever seen. And stacks of magazines never looked as good before. See more of his work at Conner Contemporary Art in Washington.

1913 Sketchbook

November 9th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

A couple of guys found a sketchbook from 1913 in a box of trash at a flea market. It’s in perfect shape.

Erick Swenson

November 5th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

Dallas artist Erick Swenson makes weird haunting tableaux of animals frozen in place. See more at the James Cohan Gallery in New York.