Sunday, April 29, 2012

*photograph taken by Jak&Jil


Today I would like to crawl into a book. 

*illustrated by graphic artist David Small found via npr

Thursday, April 26, 2012


The rather tragic representation of my brain after a vile examination in statistics. 

*East Atlanta

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sorted Books

Art and Poetry.
Sorted Books project 
The Sorted Books project began in 1993 years ago and is ongoing. The project has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. The final results are shown either as photographs of the book clusters or as the actual stacks themselves, shown on the shelves of the library they were drawn from. Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library's focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies — a cross-section of that library's holdings. At present, theSorted Books project comprises more than 130 book clusters.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Art History


Illustration of Leon VI with a Bulgarian delegation; The Bulgarians routing the Byzantine forces at Bulgarophygon, from the Madrid Skylitzes, fol. 109r, by an anonymous artist, 11th-12th centuries

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pure. Gold.

"I will find Marcel Schindler. And thank him."


I am loving me some LP. Words are inadequate, just listen.

*videos from

Love Lemlem

*love lemlem

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

On cloudy days like today there are really only two things one can do...

watch the Princess Diaries or

watch Star Wars
Everything else can wait.

*picture 1, 2

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Caine's Arcade

9-year-old’s DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed

Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate DIY cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store.

Caine dreamed of the day he would have lots of customers visit his arcade, and he spent months preparing everything, perfecting the game design, making displays for the prizes, designing elaborate security systems, and hand labeling paper-lunch-gift-bags. However, his dad’s autoparts store (located in an industrial part of East LA) gets almost zero foot traffic, so Caine’s chances of getting a customer were very small, and the few walk in customers that came through were always in too much of a hurry to get their auto part to play Caine’s Arcade. But Caine never gave up.

One day, by chance, I walked into Smart Parts Auto looking for a used door handle for my ’96 Corolla. What I found was an elaborate handmade cardboard arcade manned by a young boy who asked if I would like to play. I asked Caine how it worked and he told me that for $1 I could get two turns, or for $2 I could get a Fun Pass with 500 turns. I got the Fun Pass.

This kid is a genius.

*found via
thatluciegirl from TKOW