Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Margaret Atwood

Short story on The Walrus

Heems


In the fall of 2015, Himanshu Suri — a.k.a. Heems, the Queens-born, Indian-American rapper and former one-third of Das Racist —decided to lay low in India for a few months while all this Donald Trump hysteria blew over. Well, it obviously hasn't. But if anything, Swet Shop Boys (Suri's collaboration with Riz MC, British actor Riz Ahmed of HBO's "The Night Of") and their forthcoming album, "Cashmere," is a needed and well-timed response to the increasingly mainstream xenophobia popping up on both sides of the pond.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Claudio Villa- Stornelli Amorosi

Gertude Stein and Alice B Toklas- book love

Illustration by Cecil Beaton
Alice B. Toklas Cookbook A culinary biography of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas’s love and life.

Strangers in Paradise- How Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas got to Heaven. _NewYorker article.

Monday, August 8, 2016

golden smile

Dentures for a sailor with the symbols of faith, hope and love.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Forgotten Legacy of Beatrice Wood

“I owe it all to art books, chocolates, and young men,” Beatrice Wood would often tell those who made the cacti-stippled pilgrimage to her Ojai, California studio before the artist passed away in 1998. There they’d find the fabled artist, in the last years of her life, swathed in a sari while working the potter’s wheel, and flanked by all manner of sacred objects: healing crystals, Hindu icons, and her signature opalescent vessels. There were young male assistants on the clock and stacks of Hershey’s bars in the refrigerator." - Full article on Artsy

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Our strange unsettled history of mourning


The book is aligned with the so-called death-positive movement, which seeks, as Shillace puts it, to “reclaim ground that has been lost—particularly in the West—during a century and a half of sanitisation and silence.”- Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living, by Brandy Schillace, a medical-humanities historian.
Full New Yorker Article here.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Japanese pattern book

Dating from the early - mid 19th century , cataloguing all the different stencil patterns that could be printed onto fabric to make into a kimono
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sister Mary Corita