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Entries from December 2009

virginia sin's sugar cones.

December 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Ice cream is probably my favorite food. I could eat it every day if it weren’t for the damage it does to one’s waistline. Perhaps artist Virginia Sin has a similar love. She’s created “Sugar Cones” — a series of ceramic ice cream cones that look totally real. For $18/piece you can buy a bunch […]

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Tags: artists · design · food

merry christmas!

December 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on merry christmas!

We hope you get everything on your list . . .

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Tags: holidays

let arne & carlos keep you warm.

December 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Winter officially started the 21st, and here in Boston, we’re experiencing a cold snap — there’s nothing like single digit temps to make me want to don a wintry-looking sweater. But where to begin, so many choices! How about with Arne & Carlos? Arne Nerjodet and Carlos Zachrison have been running Arne & Carlos since […]

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a peek into our lives . . .

December 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

I was just sending along some links to a few friends when I came across an entire post devoted to our wedding from our wonderful photographers’ — Sweet Pea Photography — blog. We try to keep our personal details to a minimum on the function key, so in celebration of love and as an early […]

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Tags: Boston · design · fashion · holidays

william wegman's short films.

December 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xYxxcqbPeU] Last week, Ryan introduced me to William Wegman’s short films. At first I was skeptical, William Wegman? You mean the guy who photographs the dogs? Yes, exactly. Ryan first saw the films as a student at  Mass College of Art and Design, also Wegman’s alma mater, and his intial skepticism was later squashed by […]

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Tags: animals · art · artists · Boston · film

madonna for dolce & gabbana: summer 2010.

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on madonna for dolce & gabbana: summer 2010.

Although I wasn’t a fan Madonna’s ads for Louis Vuitton, I’m loving these images shot by Steven Klein from her Summer 2010 campaign with Dolce & Gabbana (up now on their online magazine Swide). She’s channeling her inner Italian — a noticeable attitude, voluptuous bosom, and even a bit of that gritty 1980s Madonna that […]

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Tags: art · fashion · photography · trends

wired magazine's gift list for geeks.

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off on wired magazine's gift list for geeks.

Wired‘s December issue includes a handy gift list highlighting 100 choice selections for the gadget-obsessed person in your life. I love gift giving and always wholeheartedly chose something special for everyone on my list. Here are a few nifty neato things that caught my eye: No. 1: Dyson’s Air Multiplier Fan Using Dyson’s Air Mulitplier […]

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Tags: design · holidays · modern objects · photography · technology

phil frost and barry mcgee mindthegap at PRISM.

December 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.4200473&w=425&h=350&fv=] Click here to read our review of MindTheGap at PRISM.

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Tags: art · artists · graffiti · street culture

tyson anthony roberts.

December 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on tyson anthony roberts.

We’d like you to meet Seattle-based artist Tyson Anthony Roberts. A graduate of UC Davis, Roberts paints abstract landscapes that employ lines and shapes to represent the ever changing environment, but it’s his spot-on palette that really attracts me to his work. He uses a lot of muted hues and sporadically injects vibrant, often unexpected […]

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the impossible cool.

December 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” -Winston Churchill Michael. Richard. Last night I discovered the impossible cool — a blog devoted to a cast of characters who effortlessly epitomize the enviable adjective. Its founder originally intended to keep the blog going for exactly one year, highlighting […]

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