Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sydney Toy Town

This is wonderful! Using a technique known as tilt shift with time lapse photography, Keith Loutit has made a series of videos in which the people and objects look like toys. I especially love The North Wind Blew South. It's fun to see familiar places on Sydney Harbour in this unfamiliar way!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Generous to a fault

Ooh, I have to blog this beautiful thing ... a group of ten New York artists (they call themselves The Federation of Students and Nominally or Unemployed Artists) raised $100 each and then spent 4 hours giving it away to passers-by who explained their dreams and personal projects to them. No ifs, no buts, no strings attached, just free grants to help people achieve their goals.

I watched the video with a grin from ear to ear!

Lightpainting pianissimo bellissimo

I love these light paintings and this one gets my vote for humour!

Monday, September 29, 2008

All the world's a library

I have just registered with Book Crossing - it's an amazing concept! I saw a book propped on a vacant cycle machine at the gym the other day and I wondered if it had been released... Looking up today, I saw that it wasn't mentioned, but several others are at large in my neighbourhood, so I might just go hunting!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Three beautiful things

Read a great book recently - Enough by John Naish - which really spoke to me. The author proposes that we have really ENOUGH information, stuff, food, etc and that Western society's endless striving for 'evermore' is making us all ill, individually and collectively. Hoo boy....

He cited the blog Three Beautiful Things as being a great example of the conscious decision to swim against the more-more drive; instead, the writer of the blog chooses to be grateful for every little thing.

She has my vote.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Banksy, you rule Britannia

Banksy - the British street art phenomenon - may have lost his anonymity and with it, perhaps some of his edge, but his work still has the ability to shake me, wobble me, knock me out.

This one, below, is my all-time favourite, and is a permanent fixture on my fridge - high praise indeed!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Daniel Rozin

Daniel Rozin is my latest find. Among other things, he creates mirrors from non-reflective materials, such as wood. I think the one I like best is the snow mirror above. Check out his work at

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Polish digital clock

This digital clock, designed by university students in Poland, took 4 years to perfect. I think it is extraordinary because it combines the immediacy of digital with the increasingly neglected art of writing by hand!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

What in the world?

The 2007 exhibition Running the Numbers by artist Chris Jordan blew me away. It is a social commentary on the excesses of American society and culture and the message comes across loud and clear: it's not for the faint-hearted.