Archive for August, 2007

Crewdsonzilla Takes Pittsfield

August 29th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Boston.com has a great behind the scenes of a recent Greg Crewdson photo shoot in Pittsfield, Mass. With a crew of 30 people, huge cranes, the town’s cops shutting down traffic, and it’s fire department recruited to hose down all the streets to give it that freshly rained look, Crewdson’s one photo is an entire afternoon of entertainment for the town.

Soviet Poster a Day

August 26th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Awesome blog that gives you a Soviet Poster a Day.

Misty Keasler

August 16th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Texas-based photographer Misty Keasler has plumbed the depths of some of the more fascinating rooms in Japan love hotels and published some great photos in her book Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan, from Chronicle Books. You can take a look at some of the photos in this interview with Keasler. And check out her site where she has some great photos of Chinese Amusement parks, Guatamalan dumps, orphans, and her East Texas roots.

Shark

August 15th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

It kind of looks like this when a shark swims toward you.

WPA Posters

August 14th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Browse WPA posters from 1936-1943 in the Library of Congress’ collection By the People, For the People. You can search through more than 900 works in the collection or head straight for the highlights here.

Elizabeth Murray

August 14th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Painter Elizabeth Murray passed away of complications from lung cancer Sunday at the age of 66.

Automated Flickr Music Video

August 13th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Felix Jung has created Astronaut, a Flickr-based Flash slideshow/music video that searches Flickr to grab photos to go along with the lyrics of a song playing in the background. Music’s OK, but it’s a great idea.

Tuesday is the New Friday

August 13th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Here’s a network diagram which maps the iterations of the phrase “___is the new___” from various sources in 2005.

CAMP

August 9th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Check out this great video of Don Fisher walking San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker through his juicy collection of contemporary art and talking about his new museum ideas. Fisher’s plans for CAMP, Contemporary Art Museum in the Presidio– as the museum to house the estimated $1B collection will probably be called– will have more exhibition space than all of SFMoMA to display more than 1,000 works in the Fishers’ collection. Lots of Lichtensteins, Warhols, Kiefers and Richters, Richters, Richters. He’s no Charles Saatchi, but it’ll still be amazing to have this collection on public view nearby. For a taste, go to the Gap Corp. art gallery at 2 Folsom, open weekdays between 11-2.

I Welcome Our Robot Insects Overlords

August 7th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Robert Wood and his research team at Harvard have created some amazing little robot flies which can take off using tiny little 0.3mg wings.

Chinese Urinals!

August 1st, 2007 by Jeff | 0

The city of Chongqing China has built the world’s largest restroom. It’s a four-story, 1,000-stall facility with TVs and al fresco Virgin Mary-themed urinals.