Went and saw the Alley Theatre’s production of Pygmalion last night. As most of you know, I have a hard time with theatre because I usually can’t understand what the actors are saying since they’re so caught up in articulating and not thinking about acoustics. I did not have this problem, however, and really enjoyed it. (Having […]Read more "From Cabbage leaves to Cartier: Pygmalion at the Alley"
I spent the Memorial Day weekend at ‘Bout Time Ranch where I looked at deer and sat on my parent’s back porch in a rocking chair. I couldn’t help but notice, however, how much of what I saw there reminded me of some artists that I am interested in. So, use your imagination and see if you […]Read more "Who knew contemporary art lived at ‘Bout Time Ranch!"
Love that in the April issue of Metropolis magazine, there was a sizable article on the re-emergence of “craft” in the art and design world. (A Return to the Hand: Janet Abrams) So, what does “craft” mean, exactly? Simply put — art that requires you to build it with your own hands. This would exclude illustrator drawings, CAD modeling, and […]Read more "Get Crafty – even in the Michael’s kind of way"
Seems like this is the week of museum news. The Whitney Museum (which focuses on American Art) just broke ground at their new site in the Downtown Meatpacking District (NYC). Renzo Piano, the Italian architect who has built Texas museums like The Menil Collection in Houston and the recently opened Nasher Sculpture Garden in Dallas, […]Read more "My kind of backpacking — new Whitney Musuem in Meatpacking District with a stroll down the Highline"
AF introduced to me what will soon be my favorite website: nowness.com. Below is the video they feautured yesterday, a movie “ad” for Louis Vuitton featuring a super model (Heidi Mount)dressed up as a mannequin in what appears to be a Bergdorff Goodman window display. This movie reveals a universal truth: no matter how pretty you are […]Read more "In a store window c/o Louis Vuitton"
I saw an article today announcing that the American Folk Art Museum in NYC is selling its architecturally esteemed building to the Museum of Modern Art. Jerry Saltz, an art critic for New York Magazine claims that the poorly thought out architecture is to blame. Hm. Now, let’s think about this. We all know that every […]Read more "Is architecture deadly?"
After a disappointing purchase of “Surprise” in 2006, I am excited to report that Paul Simon’s latest album “So Beautiful or So What” is wonderful. Listening to it, I forget that he will be 70 years old this fall. (Of course I am sure that some engineering helped with this, as well). PS will always have […]Read more "Paul Simon is back!"
My first escapade to NYC was in the summer of 1995. Freshly graduated from high school I studied at the Joffrey Ballet in Greenwich Village. Though my childhood in Texan suburbia did not prepare me for the cosmopolis that awaited me, my love of dance and music and poetry certainly did. While gaping at all of NYC’s delicious […]Read more "My Narrowest House in the Village"
So much fun last night with Emily at the opening of the Portable On Demand Art show at Discovery Green — on exhibit until June 5th. Here is her guest review of the show. Below are some photos which I hope will encourage you to attend yourself and support local artists. Here is the mission […]Read more "Emily Hurst Review of PODA Show at Discover Green"
So excited because starting today, Market Grove at Discovery Green will be hosting the Portable On Demand Art Project. Translated: 8 local artists/groups have gotten together and decorated POD storage units and folks are invited to stroll through our AWESOME downtown public space while checking out local (contemporary?) artists. This exhibit fits in nicely with […]Read more "Attack of the Creative PODS"
Spring 2010 I was flipping through Vogue and fell in LOVE with the Cinderella Shoe by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi. Check out this photo: Oh my — they have a 6″ leather covered heel with a 2″ acrylic platform (roughly a 4″ heel) all neatly tied together with chiffon straps. I swear — these are the most impractical shoes ever made. I can’t wear them […]Read more "Happily Ever After is not usually found at Marshall’s"
Inspired by my sports meeting today, I thought I would share some cool sports faciliy designs from my girl Zaha Hadid. For further information about ZH and all of her “only woman to win the Pritzker Prize” greatness – check out her website where I pulled these photos and project summaries: http://www.zaha-hadid.com/home London Aquatics Center […]Read more "Chicks in sports ROCK!"
The Daily Mail reports today on a controversy over M&S lingerie ad campaign. Folks are saying these images are too racy and (of course) are inappropriate for children. One thing – see the ad here? Imagine that blown up on a billboard. Although I understand that it is incredibly annoying to be reminded on a […]Read more "We boobed…Controversy over M&S Ad Campaign"
About a month ago, the Menil Collection opened a new show — Upside Down : Arctic Realities — and GAD and I decided to visit. I am going to preface this by saying I am not terribly keen on indigenous art and don’t necessarily seek it out unless I am with GAD who adores looking at wooden totems. Additionally, […]Read more "I love wearing booties in the summer…."
Two positive articles I found today about the glamour of getting older. Jane Fonda showed up in an amazing Pucci gown at Cannes this week. Don’t forget, folks, she is 73. Now, Fonda has been very open about how pairing her active lifestyle with plastic surgery has helped her maintain her looks. She thinks that there is no […]Read more "She doesn’t look distinguished — She looks hot!"