Monday, February 27, 2006

wildlife fotos

this is the wildlife around etobicoke at my mom's house - her big uggy uggo bulldog - winston, and the wildlife at mathew's parent's house in renfrew, north east ontario. that ten point buck was literally right out the back door. we saw about 8 deer that day grazing on corn a few feet away from us. awesome. much more delicate and beautiful than the honking snot gore of a stinky winston. sorry ol chap, but you stink.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

girl by a tree

this tree head man is from the marcel dzama action figure series.

the girl is from some japanese toy/diorama set.


this is the lady in the yellow dress. she is waiting for a bus or something.

mathew gave me more miniature people for valentines day. a much better gift than chocolates or flowers. tiny people. yeah! he knows how to spoil a gal.

basement 11

here's some photos from tuesday's show. it was excellent.

i really like taking pictures. i would very much like to be a rock journalist.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Big things are nice too

This is a giant chest of drawers complete with socks hanging out of one drawer. It is in High Point North Carolina.

Yeah for big things sometimes too! And it's not a sad landmark like the big apple on highway 401 east of Toronto. As seen above - in it's better days. We always get sad when see that apple because it's too close to toronto to be a sign of having gotten anywhere - and on the way home it's too far from toronto to mean we are almost home. It's just sad... no matter how you stack it's sad, it also looks all welfare. why doesn't someone slap a coat of paint on that thing?

poor apple. does anyone ever stop there?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

creepy japan

this photo is from my friend Matt's blog. It's called Loser in Translation. He has many good photos you can see through the link to flickr. He is living in Japan now teaching. He's originally from Buffalo. Check it out.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Prada Marfa

...if you haven't heard about this $100,000 art installation yet you just clearly aren't chic enough.

it's in texas near the art hub town of Marfa. it's on a lonely, deserted highway in Texas and it's permanently closed. the doors aren't made to be opened. it is a statement about luxury. i like prada a lot and i like that she (Muccia Prada) takes part in crazy shit like this.

to see more go to it's site Prada marfa.

here's an article about how it got looted and someone took all the untouchable luxury goods and wrote 'dum dum and dumber" instead. that was okay by the artists who made it:

"The show's funders knew the facade wouldn't last. They were even quoted in The New York Times saying they expected vandals. "If someone spray-paints graffiti or a cowboy decides to use it for target practice or maybe a mouse or a muskrat makes a home in it, 50 years from now it will be a ruin that is a reflection of the time it was made," said Yvonne Force Villareal, president of the Art Production Fund in New York. But they had hoped it would decay with time -- not, apparently, overnight." From the article in the Houston press by Greg Harman.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Great Minds Think Tiny

This is the work of Akiko Ida And Pierre Javelle, see their work here. Their website is here.

They are clearly great artists who deeply appreciate the all important aesthetic of tiny.

Excellent work. My favourite are the mushrooms.

Thank you to
Marshall for sending me the link.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Thursday, February 09, 2006

soon... soon....

i can hardly wait... need beach... need sun... and warmth and ocean and snorkelling and tanning and bikins and lots of reading and relaxing.

soon... we'll be there...

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Hold Onto Your Hat

big storm in toronto today, blustery north winds and cold, wet snow hits the pavement like annoying little slaps. the cab driver spoke of jamaica. the days longer, the sun omnipresent, the warmth, a glove you get tired of... how time speeds up here because of the punctuation of the seasons... the change in weather - something that one must constantly grow accustommed to.

Friday, February 03, 2006

What Joy!

What Joy to open my email today and find this! Our friends Etienne and Heidi have had their first baby! It is so wonderful. A 9 lb. Baby Boy. Congratulations! How Beautiful.

a moment...

a moment from my day at work...

a regular patron approaches the desk...

Me: "Hello, How are you?"

He: "Drunk"

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Felt Bunnies!

These are the lovely felt bunnies that our friend Sarah made for us. She is here from the U.K. for a visit. How great to receive a gift like this! The bunnies are supposed to be Mat and I. He looks very handsome in his little suit, doesn't he? And I would so buy that dress if I saw it somewhere. Sarah totally knows my style.

She is one the coolest women
I know, she downright kicks ass.

Thanks Sarah!