Exciting Reading

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Yesterday kicked off the first day of CPAC in Washington, so most are distracted with what the GOP and Republican types are speaking on, complaining about, and rallying for. It is serious business, and 2016 is a big deal. So i figure the only way to get some attention away from that is to mention sex. You guys are so simple. Here we have it: from tech to sex, from innovation to the absurd… How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words a Minute This could very well put me on top of the world! Interesting new live art medium. Women Read Out Loud Until Orgasm This just sounds (pun) absolutely ridiculous and staged. ‘Cubitt’s idea for the project evolved … Read More

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Bright and Shiny and Playful

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Oh geez, I post one pic of some luxury vehicles, and then presumed to be shallow because I admire quality craftsmanship. Give me a break! Tells you more about the other person’s  issues with money. No, i do not put value in material goods, but i do value quality. Big difference. Designing is not only a creative drive, but as I mentioned in the last post, a necessary component of evolving. Beyond aesthetics, how does this object make my life easier? I always ask ‘is it efficient?’. Art generally falls into the playful, enjoyable arena. Do we need it to do anything for us, other than make us feel good…rhetorical, but no. That’s why it is art. Visual News is … Read More

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Rebel With a Cause

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I didn’t think I was ever going to get a good night’s sleep in this past three week stretch. 4-hour pockets do not suffice. My hang-up was in anxiousness and excitement; not the solemn, worry induced kind of insomnia. Music is on the forefront of my mind and days in the studio lead to nights looping lyrics and planning next steps in my mind. The best kind of exhaustion i could ask for, and i haven’t even gotten to the nightly performances yet! Geez, the cliché ‘it’s all about the journey..’ rings a bit true. Regarding this blog, here’s a bit of insight into my personality: when I feel overwhelmed i just shut down. I’ve tried to highlight a variety … Read More

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Between the Pages

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These types of questions always interest me as a heavy reader:                                          How Reading Makes Us More Human ‘Her argument is that “deep reading,” the kind of reading great literature requires, is a distinctive cognitive activity that contributes to our ability to empathize with others; it therefore can, in fact, makes us “smarter and nicer,” among other things.’ Also, there is a freedom in reading which allows us to acknowledge a darker part of ourselves. The immoral behavior or despicable thoughts a character gets away is healthy in knowing our own psyches. And yes, through the story we see the repercussions … Read More

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Simple and Seductive

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The most simple of designs can be more than functional and practical, but also multi-tasking and brilliant. I love the idea of this aluminum sided desk which also serves as a book shelf or small storage unit. You can see how it is constructed here I love the concept of using science equipment for art and design. It changes the usual harsh aesthetics. I found an awesome flower vase made from science beakers at an estate sale recently and now I’ve come across these stunning test tube chandeliers. Wow! Who says you need to visit France to see chateaus? These monstrosities are in the U.S.A. and they are all for sell! I love the beauty, the fantasy, and the day dreaming … Read More

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