7.23.2011

Summer

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We went to a lake in New Hampshire last weekend. Found a deserted rope swing.

7.21.2011

Juliane Eirich



Been digging her photos lately. And my sweet sister just bought me this camera which I'm excited about. Haven't had a polaroid in years! Now all I need is film....

7.18.2011

Anne Kipling

"The phenomenon of the moment is for me so incredible that it just takes over everything."-Kipling
She looks at things as much as possible without a preconceived idea of what these things look like. When she draws, the experience is always a discovery. When I look at her drawings, I feel the communion of energy between Kipling and her subject and the pulse of seemingly static environments.

7.09.2011

Art Meets Fashion



Just found the Jcrew tumblr through this lovely blog. This spread is so inspiring, especially because I just got a new toy (Brother CS-6000i).

7.05.2011

In a strange room

more from the black book

"He has always had a dread of crossing borders, he doesn't like to leave what's known and safe for the blank space beyond in which anything can happen. Everything at times of transition takes on a symbolic weight, and power. But this too is why he travels. The world you're moving through flows into another one inside, nothing stays divided anymore, this stands for that, weather for mood, landscape for feeling, for every object there is a corresponding inner gesture, everything turns into metaphor. The border is a line on a map, but also drawn inside himself somewhere." -In a Strange Room, Damon Galgut

In a Strange Room is one of the most potent and emotionally fraught books I've ever read. After I finished I considered burning it because the stories left a dull dreadful loneliness in my mind. It's always funny to me how a certain order of words can evoke emotions that I've only ever felt while alone in the world, or never felt before at all. When this happens, when we are filled with the emotional details of a life we've never lived, we can all thank the mirroring part of our brains which allows reading to be a transference of experience.

7.01.2011

The Charles River



My boyfriend and I finally took a ride along the Charles River with a canoe that our roommate found on the side of the road in Cambridge. We took it along a stretch of the river in Waltham and found a little piece of heaven amid the concrete jungle.

Annual Reports

BATTISTE GOOD'S CYCLES
OH-HE-I-QUE, KIVA OF THE EAST
ZUNI SAND ALTAR IN KIVA OF THE NORTH
THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG HORN: CUSTER'S DEAD CAVALRY

I found these prints at a little local bookstore in Eureka, Ca. They were all printed around 1885 for the Bureau of Ethnology. I love that back then official reports were illustrations of tragic events or interesting rituals. And...how cool are the colors, shapes, and composition of these prints? I love them all.