Saturday, September 25, 2010

soundscape saturday :: planetmu

Planet µ 
"An electronic music record label run by Mike Paradinas (also known as µ-Ziq).  It was based in Worcester until March 2007, then moved to London and has recently relocated to Broadstairs, Kent.  The label started out as a subsidiary of Virgin Records, until in 1998 Mike Paradinas set up the label independent of Virgin and was distributed through Southern Record Distributors.  The genre is IDM, Dubstep, Grime, and Breakcore."

Friday, September 24, 2010

art and fashion friday :: beautiful/decay

Estevan Oriol

Amir Fallah
"Beautiful/Decay has expanded into a three part creative project to provide new outlets to showcase emerging work: our flagship Beautiful/Decay book series, an artist T-shirt line and a daily updated website.  Through these avenues, I want to promote collaboration with a new generation of independent artists.  It’s my hope that Beautiful/Decay will inspire and rally artists and designers everywhere to join our community, connect with each other and above all, continue to create, whatever form that may take."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

photographic thursday :: deerlings and ghostthings

Deerlings and Ghostthings
"I use a Fujifilm s5700 digital camera.  My Tim Walker 'Pictures' book is not the very expensive special edition, it's the regular one without the dust cover. I love polar bears and books and shoes and Lula Magazine and Pi.  I'm really shy, really really awkwardly shy.  I probably couldn't even look you in the eye if I met you."

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

sense of fashion

UnderTheRoot on Sense of Fashion

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

body movement tuesday :: the tomorrow collective

The Tomorrow Collective
formed in 2005 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.  The collective was formed by dance artists Mara Branscombe, Katy Harris McLeod and Jennifer McLeish Lewis.  The collective is now run by Mara and Katy.  Together they continue the work of the collective which is to produce, promote, create and perform new dance and multidisciplinary work.  The Tomorrow Collective is responsible for the creation and production of the popular interdisciplinary performance series Brief Encounters.

Brief Encounters is about the mixing of mediums and the crossing of artistic cultures.  The collective created this event out of an interest in cross pollination between art forms, audience education and the excitement of creation under the gun.  The result is the creation and performance of cutting edge collaborative work between artists who had likely not previously met, let alone worked together.  The pieces that emerge from the Brief Encounters pairings fuse, cross over, interrupt and co create new perspectives on artistic forms and the relationships between them.  To date, The Tomorrow Collective has produced 156 different artists in Vancouver over the 14 installments of Brief Encounters, as well as 10 artists in Nanaimo.

Monday, September 20, 2010

oddities and magik monday :: lasse hoile

Lasse Hoile

Thursday, September 16, 2010

photographic thursday :: keith carter

Keith Carter
An internationally recognized photographer and educator.  Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1948,he holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University Beaumont, Texas.  He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Regional Survey Grants and the Lange Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.  In 1997 Keith Carter was the subject of an arts profile on the national network television show, CBS Sunday Morning.  In 1998, he received Lamar University's highest teaching honor, the University Professor Award, and he was named the Lamar University Distinguished Lecturer.
from an essay by Bill Wittliff
"Among his earliest memories is waking in the middle of the night from a pallet on the floor to see a small orange safelight above the kitchen sink where his mother stands. He steps over beside her then raises himself on tiptoes to watch in wide eyed wonder as one of her photographic images slowly comes up in the developer. It is magic, indeed it is a miracle and to this day my friend Keith Carter has never gotten over it."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

body movement tuesday :: nature of now

Alan Watts was an English philosopher, writer and speaker.  He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, meaning of life, concepts and images of God and the nonmaterial pursuit of happiness.  In his books he relates his experience to scientific knowledge and to the teachings of Eastern and Western religion and philosophy.

Monday, September 13, 2010

oddities and magik monday :: henry cyril paget

Henry Cyril Paget
Henry Cyril’s nickname was ‘The Dancing Marquess’, and was probably used less than affectionately by the rest of his family.  He was born in 1875 and brought up in France, largely in the company of theatrical people. These formative years clearly instilled a deep love of showing off, and, sure enough, his first fait accompli upon entering the family seat at Plas Newydd was to convert the centuries old chapel into a theatre.  From 1901 onwards, he staged a series of productions whose scale and cost were boundless.  Casts of 50 or 60 were clad in luxurious, fantastic costumes and large amounts of jewellery.  Paget was especially fond of Aladdin, and it is believed this light opera was the most performed work by his company.  He played the part of Pekoe, and during the interval would perform his celebrated Butterfly Dance. What this actually consisted of is unclear, although large gossamer effect wings and huge clusters of colourful jewels, and a great deal of running around with arms flapping can be guessed at, hence The Dancing Marquess.
excerpt taken from here

Sunday, September 12, 2010

ethical handmade pledge

I stumbled across this post with Heidi and Seek, which led me to a post with Isis.  These guidelines are exactly the changes happening which are necessary to create a different future, let alone the achievement of present awareness.  I walked into my closet and realized these two women are swinging on a tree so close to my roots.  I hope you will consider this pledge and you are ready to take charge of your life.

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I pledge to only wear clothing that is one or more of the following:
1. Preloved
2. Handmade (preferably by me)
3. Reconstructed
4. Made with ethical and environmentally friendly materials
5. Made by a company with strong ethical policy and workers' rights

* Companies with environmentally friendly practices (such as cutting down on waste, energy, water) get brownie points
* If I get one little inkling of sweatshop labour, I'm outta there!
* Above all though, I think the most important thing is reducing the amount of things we use in the first place.  Not purchasing ANOTHER piece of clothing just for the sake of it is the biggest statement we can make.

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sustainable sunday :: ethical fashion forum

The Ethical Fashion Forum aims to develop a collaborative movement which will transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry within a decade.  The mission of the Ethical Fashion Forum is to support and promote sustainable practices, facilitate collaboration, raise awareness and provide the tools and resources needed to reduce poverty, reduce environmental damage and raise standards in the fashion industry.
The annual industry trade show for suppliers of ethical and fair trade fabrics, components, and manufacture to the fashion industry, is running alongside the RITE conference on sustainable textiles on 6th October 2010, London SW1.  Hourly seminars at the Source Expo, delivered by some of the worlds foremost experts and pioneers in the ethical fashion sourcing arena.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


whimsical wednesday :: enhabiten

Liane Tyrrel
"I'm left handed. I like tattoos.  I love swimming out deep.  I have a rooster and 11 laying hens; one of which has a crooked beak.  I dream daily about living a real simple life in a small cabin with a screened porch and vegetable gardens all about.  I once had my astrology chart read and it seems I will be a writer one day."

other places you can find me:
I'm currently listening to hurray for the riff raff and leif vollebekk.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

body movement tuesday :: lar lubovitch dance company

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
Founded by Lar Lubovitch in 1968 and now celebrating its 40th anniversary with a national tour as well as a Fall season at the New York City Center. Over the years, the company has gained a reputation as one of the world’s foremost modern dance companies, having performed in virtually every state of the US and in more than 30 foreign countries.
Lar's dances are renowned for their musicality, rhapsodic style and sophisticated formal structures. His radiant, highly technical choreography and deeply humanistic voice have been acclaimed throughout the world.  Born in Chicago, Lar Lubovitch was educated at the University of Iowa and the Juilliard School in New York.  His teachers at Juilliard included Antony Tudor, Jose Limon, Anna Sokolow and Martha Graham.