Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ivy and Piper

Featured the work of Ana Cordeiro so glamourous I love love love it! WOW!

Art art I want you...Wallpaper

Music video for Tanya Davis' song Art by Andrea Dorfman

This wallpaper is ART!
Ayme Fitzgerald

Camilla Meijer
Timorous Beasties Oriental Orchid

Timorous Beasties Bird Branch

Timorous Beasties Branch Out

Timorous Beasties Grand Thistle

Miss Print Dandelion Mobile

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Today when I read about Jenny and Asmund's $4000 Kitchen Renovation I was really really inspired by the Garden! I love it and the funky greenhouse with all the old windows!

The Kitchen

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Art art I want you...BUMS

I found out about this work of art when a good friend of mine who moved to Australia several years ago came back to Canada for a visit this fall and showed me the picture above of her mirrored bum on her cell phone.

I couldn't stop thinking about it as you all know I love art! I've always thought that if I were an artist that I would be a sculptor and I do when she got back home and we started emailing each other again I told her that with the artist's permission I'd really like to put her bum on my blog and tell the story of this art exhibit "Smack of Bottoms" by the artist Lisa Smedley.

"Bottoms Up for the sake of Art" Northern Argus

 Lisa Smedley is part of SALA South Australian Living Artists who put on an art festival every August. Once a year this art collective have exhibits all over Southern Australia in different settings like cafe's, their yard, warehouses and more.

According to my friend there was a lot of buzz in the community of Burra this year with the idea of Lisa's work.

   It's not surprising! I would like her to come and do this in my backyard! We could all have a bottoms garden she could have started a trend!

Here is my friend Cozy's story about how her "Bottom" ended up "sparkling in the moonlight" in this exhibit : 

"Lisa told me that since she studied at university many moons ago that she had always had this idea of "bottoms".

I showed up in Burra to see our friends and Lisa told us of her idea. She had already cast her partners bottom, her grown up children's, her own and then coaxed me gently into agreeing. Thus my sister in law followed suit and then her mate made up the idea of the hand. When we didn't think the cast of her mate's hand worked we had to recast it using my hand in my living room!

You have to strip down and smear Vaseline all over your bottom and then Lisa prepares the casting stuff ummm forget what its called  and then in the privacy of her small cottage home all decorated with her various patchwork crafts and upholstered lounge chairs with very expensive fabric and art books and small knick knacks she spreads out plastic and then pulls out a square puff foot stool to lean over with posterior in the air...

Then she smacks on the plaster and covers your bottom...we then wait and try not to laugh too much and as it heats up the cast sets. She then slowly peels it off and saves it to then fill it with some kind of concrete or clay and then to decorates it at her artistic moments...

She said when doing mine that it glistened in the moonlight and that she felt like Rhodin when chiseling the hand cast to perfection...  One is my hand on my sister in law's bum and one is her mate's hand. Anyway Lisa put it together nicely with her son's help and her familys support... We felt intrigued and privileged...." All pictures in this post credited to Cozy unless otherwise indicated

Artist Lisa Smedley sitting in her work of art "Smack of Bottoms" in her Garden

At any time if you click on the photos you can see them in their original size.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Oberto Gili

“Unless a home becomes a love affair, it is not a success.” You have to love every single little thing—if it doesn’t have a memory, a story, it doesn’t count."   Unnamed Friend of Photographer Oberto Gili's

 New York Social Diary

New York Social Diary

New York Social Diary.
The photographer Oberto Gili has a new book out call "Home Sweet Home"  For more intriguing photographs and a delightful interview click link under photos.

Art Art I want you...Roadsworth: FRAGILE

Music video for Tanya Davis' song Art by Andrea Dorfman

FRAGILE by Montreal artist Roadsworth in collaboration with Brian Armstrong

This is work of art was really stunning! Do go see more pictures at links provided under photo because you have to see the trees that are 5 floors tall. Saying that, I still have to mention that the photos do not do the work justice in terms of the impression you get when you see it in person.

First of all it is a massive ambitious temporary installation that was displayed over five floors of Montreal’s Eaton Center so just the size of it in person is really impressive.

The other benefit of seeing it in person is that you can go right up beside it and when you look at it close up you can see that this absolutely beautiful impressive installment really is garbage complete with dried up Pepsi and boot marks on cardboard.

It's a powerful commentary the colossal amounts of garbage we produce it really puts in perspective.

The very ambitious temporary installation was made from 100% recycled materials collected by the artists over eight months from Eaton Center merchants and visitors the fragile ecosystem is composed of 20,000 plastic bottles, 500 aluminum cans,  bubble wrap, thousands of hangers, paper cups, and hundreds of square meters of cardboard.

I love the idealism of this project and the social commentary what do you think?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Is For Cool Kids

My friend wrote this post  to put us in the mood for Christmas.

I will be joining her will you? She is so much fun to read you must go and check out her blog The Lady's Lounge (under awesome blogs on my left menu) as well as her cooking blog for Vegans Sweet Vegan.

Black and Spiro

Anna Spiro's style is so specific I would recognize it anywhere and I just can't get enough.

Chandelier by artist Sue-Ching Lascelles

Those pillows are the cutest!

Monday, November 7, 2011

If you love the CBC it's time to be counted!

What do you love about the CBC?

I love the Vinyl Cafe with Stuart Mclean.

Canada Live with Andrew Craig.

Tapestry with Mary Hines.

and The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Weekend!

My room will be my tree house and hopefully I will get some much needed rest.