March 31, 2009
Although not as comprehensive nor detailed as other weather reporting websites, Kurtli presents the weather using a beautifully designed, creative approach. See pictures below and click the link to see if wednesday will require wellies…
March 27, 2009
The large scale color works by Massimo Vitali are captivating and detailed in their depiction of masses at leisure. With a technique akin to the Becher school, with students such as Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff, Vitali illuminates ‘the apotheosis of the Herd’.
Spotted at the M&B Gallery in Los Angeles.
March 26, 2009
Since I’ve covered chocolate and cheese I thought it was only appropriate to move on to wine (especially given the weekend is almost here). Although a bit touristy, Le Refuge des Fondues near Montmatre never fails to provide a good time. Located on a small street close to Sacre Coeur the restaurant features large pots of fondue and wine in baby bottles. Apparently the concept evolved as a way to circumvent tax laws on wine in Paris. Patrons pack together on long communal tables to enjoy the fun atmosphere and unusual drinking experience.
Le Refuge des Fondues: 17 rue des Trois Freres Paris
March 25, 2009
Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar pays homage to NYC’s history of street art with their fun (and tasty) graffiti bars. Available in 10 different flavors, each bar features work by 10 of NYC’s most legendary street artists. Also available as a set, artists featured include Blade, Crush, Crachee, Crime 79, and Lady Pink. Eat your art out.
March 25, 2009
Located on the waterfront in the Embarcadero of San Francisco, the Ferry Building houses gourmet artisan cafes, grocers, and restaurants. Here are two of my personal favorites: The Slanted Door, an incredible modern Vietnamese restaurant featuring organic cuisine and Cowgirl Creamery, a gourmet cheese shop (please try Red Hawk and Mt. Tam)! There is an outside farmer’s market on Tuesday/Saturday! Stop by for fresh fare, delicious food, and beautiful bay views!
March 16, 2009
Spotted: a photograph by Israeli-born artist Ori Gersht at the Angles Gallery. His work is a study of what results when two extremes collide.
I’ve also included his video art, Pomegranate, in which Gersht combines a scene similiar to one of Juan Cotan’s 16th-century paintings and a 1965 photograph of a bullet – see the beauty that results!
March 11, 2009
This weekend I had the pleasure of exploring the Armory Art Show in New York City. Although our current economy has had its effect on the art world, I found the less frenzied pace of the show to be enjoyable. Over the next few days I will posting some of my favorite sightings. Enjoy!
These works are the newest creations of the French duo Kolkoz displayed at the Gallerie Emmanuel Perrotin. The artists chose to focus on the ornate frames typically found surrounding art in museums to create an “escher-style” optical illusion. Picture that?