Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shoes as Art

Recently when I was complaining to a friend about not being able to afford shoes I want, he suggested being grateful that I was even able to lay eyes on them - and to appreciate them as something I can look at, like art.

One day I'd really like to be able to buy $1000 shoes, but today, I'll just appreciate them as art and be grateful that I have eyes to see them.

But YOU can buy them and touch them! here

Monday, November 29, 2010

Inspiration from Nick Cave

I was at the De Young Museum this weekend trying to get inspiration for a project, which I didn't end up getting from an exhibit ... but from a Nick Cave book in the museum store. I just can't get enough of his work.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wunderkind Spring/Summer 2011

n., pl., -kin·der (-kĭn'dər).
  1. A child prodigy.
  2. A person of remarkable talent or ability who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age.
Also a fashion label that's been around since 2004.

In this collection, I love the innovative use of prints, the striped hosiery and the platforms. Delicious.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sometimes I Take A Different Route

Sometimes, when on foot, I intentionally walk a different route to check out the artwork - both man made and not.

Today I found myself walking down Osage street [alley] in the Mission.

(I actually think this flower is pretty stupid/funny)

Robert Bissell's Painted Bears

I love bears in art. But there's something really special about Robert Bissell's bears, and his paintings in-general. They are beautiful, at the same time a little ironic, at the same time unusually spiritual. Here are a few:
(these are my initials)
Check out his site here.