Peanut-butter-stuffed chocolate dipped Bugles for @rovzar’s birthday!
Vanity Fair, where is the recipe for this?!
Kelly Chan. March 26, 2012.
In 1903, Georg Simmel wrote ‘The Metropolis and Mental Life,’ postulating the emergence of a new urban lifestyle and a sharp discontinuity from life as man had known it. Overwhelmed by the onslaught of stimuli, the modern man must uphold a reserved - and what Simmel calls blasé - attitude as a means of self-preservation. To live in the metropolis was to maintain a safe distance from the churning of its gears, a spiritual separation and freedom from its calculating forces.
So what does it take to get noticed in the city, to awaken the intrinsically unsympathetic dwellers of Simmel’s metropolis? For Chinese artist Liu Bolin, the answer is complete invisibility. The artist, informally known as Invisible Man, paints himself head-to-toe to blend into various urban milieus. One of his latest works took him to Ground Zero, where he camouflaged himself in front of the rising Freedom Tower as a tribute to the victims of 9/11. You can see more of his work at his exhibition Hiding In New York, which just opened at the Eli Klein Gallery in New York.”
Don’t trust this guy for transport planning advice. Here’s why.
How long is long enough?
Comedown by shhflights
Another photo from the shoot I did with Angela Gzowski! So vibrant!
bejs adios muit chayyy
I haven’t been art-ing because I am stupid sick and working my way through Downton Abbey while sneezing my brains out and trying to get all my prints packaged up - I’m way behind.
In the meantime, here are some blogs that are infinitely more interesting than mine and sure to entertain you until my triumphant return:
realfun-funeral provides you with gifs, ghosts, ghouls and girls
sydsymbiote shares punks, princesses, prints and possible porn
ryan-a is the fantastic artist behind Sarah and the Seed, his sketchbooks floor me
stephbuscema just got a tumblr, thank goodness for that
henrytheworst is really the best - neat animated drawings of pop culture stuff
vampirestatebuilding won me over with her clever tumblr name and posts of anything weird / neon / surreal
beardcakes is of a similar ilk, so much good / weird / spooky imagery
alisketch is a fantastic artist, her work reminds me of the opening sequence to Monsters, Inc
and of course:
mylittlenestofvipers has all the fetish photography, fashions and femme fatales you could ask for (and clearly, I’m pretty into it)
nikinapalm draws fawn girls and posts many photos of her gorgeous self
burntlobster is not for the faint of heart, but if you like some messed up art by a stand-up dude, go for it
girlandoctopi is half eyeballs and bones, half fashion and self-portrait pictures, all wonderful (with lots of letterpress & screenprinting goodies)
lovewillfuckusapart has great taste in music & various inspiration images (plus a shared love of Lemony Snicket)
gerrycleary loves Batman more than you do
autostraddle posts sexy girls, sexy girls-on-girls, sexy questions and sexy answers to those questions
fileacomplaint keeps me up to date on pop culture gifs and general badassery
albinwonderland only hits last in this list because I don’t want to be a dork by constantly liking her posts, I know EVERYONE DOES, she’s famous. You probably already follow her, but if not, just do it.
Phew. So, go exploring. There are hundreds I’ve missed, but I’ll get ‘em. I’ll be back when typing stops making me dizzy.