Monday, November 23, 2009


Being at a complete fork in the road in my life makes a selby update like this put a smile on my face. 

It's sort of how I picture my 'thing' one day..... a totally imperfect place, messy within reason, making a home out of things previously loved and self-made. Big dog. Time to paint. Cooking, relaxing, enjoying it all. A barn-turned-woodshop. City life for a bit, but then THIS. 

Something to look forward to. 

Anyway, he's a photographer and she's a model. So I guess that makes it slightly more glamourous. And ironic. Not quite 'Green Acres', but close enough. You have to love our generation and the way we can mix the mundane with the bleeding-edge so successfully. 

It's our thing, no big deal.

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ps- My grandfather has almost that exact jockey statue in his garden so I'd be all over having one. He had a name.....! I'll have to get back to you. 

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Chanel. Stop-motion. A charming french ditty. Natalie Portman. Love.
An animation for V magazine, directed by Stephen Smith.

AND, it's in the details with a silent-ish short of the Chanel spring/summer 2010 collection.
It's long, and kind of vapid, but the RINGS at about the 2:30 mark are incredible.  


Monday, November 16, 2009


"The 'Ink Calendar' makes use of the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time. The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are 'printed' daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. The calendar enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it. The aim of the project is to address our senses, rather than the logical and conscious brain"

The ink colour is different for every month and is based on a spectrum that follows a temperature scale; each new page utilizes a colour that relates to our sensory perception of that particular month. 



Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Something you should know about me is that I have a short attention span. I bloggered Cranbrook Academy of Art a few months back, with this 3d design collective of students in mind. To be more specific, they were the purpose of the post. And yet, somehow, I never got to them. Probably because it took a bit more work to get their images uploaded......

Anyway, they're on my mind again tonight and I thought I'd finally post. The truly relevant stuff is never long forgotten.

Innate Gestures is a collective of 13 3d design students at Cranbrook that took on a Masters studio with 2 'Master' designers; one of the school's designer-in-residences, Scott Klinker, and guest designer Leon Ransmeier. Small studios have been becoming increasingly significant in the design world over the last decade, often dreaming up 'products' (I hate using that term because the pieces are so much more....) that are far simpler, more beautiful and functional than those of much larger manufacturers. 

From their site:
"Our interactions with objects are informed not only by acquired knowledge and comparison, but also by nuanced physical relationships with the body. Innate Gestures strives to isolate and amplify the natural sensory cues that make everyday objects intuitive, pleasurable, and simple to interact with"


From top:
The Innate Gestures Collective on the grounds at Cranbrook
The collection
Waste bin by Youngeun Lee
Coat Rack by Isaac Chen
Triad by Talha B. Khwaja
Symmetrican by Saebyul Lim
Bench #7 by Bob Turek
Magazine Hanger by Isaac Chen


Sunday, November 8, 2009


Stumbled upon this blog. The most amazingly bizarre collection of images......


Wednesday, November 4, 2009


All-Canadian. I love this stuff.

From the site's 'About':
"MatCult is an abbreviation of the term 'MATerial CULTure'. It is a line of designed objects by Jonathan Sabine and produced by manufacturers in and around Toronto, Canada. These objects are intended to explore primitivity/technological sophistication and materiality/conceptuality within the context of furniture and product design.
All the objects in the line are designed around local manufacturing capabilities. In this way Mat/Cult/ is an accurate, if limited, portrayal of the current character of Canadian design and manufacturing"

I've had my eye on Sabine's pieces for some time, and was mega pleased to see him in this month's Wallpaper, highlighting art/design/food&drink culture in Canada (as well as in the US, France, Scandinavia, etc- amazing issue).



I'm not dead. I promise.

I'm sorry it's been so long, although I'm not sure who I'm apologizing to. That's the thing about blogs... people comment from time to time, but I really don't know if anyone MISSED my regular posting? The truth is, I'm fine with not knowing. Much love anyway.

I'm back from a few beautiful/sad/happy/exciting/nurturing/inspiring months in Vancouver (where I didn't have internet in the apartment I was staying!) and feeling compelled to go at it again. 

Welcome back. If I do say so myself......



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