Gunning for you

Mocoloco winners

Out of over a hundred participants in MocoLoco’s celebration of the rose, we’ve carefully picked the three that we feel best address the Ballistic Rose. Petals of Mass Protection, Perennial Amulet, and Scentless Violence, are the final three selected quotes, each person who’d penned these will be receiving their own Hybrid.
Many thanks to Harry and the team at Mocoloco who generously took time to celebrate the accession of this product into the MoMA’s permanant collection.

image below by Chris Coppola

New High (Mart)

If you’re stuck for inspiration with your retail context then I’d suggest when in LA next, visiting New High (M)Art their conceptual shopkeeping agitates itself like some protoplasmic cells ever morphing into some Darwinian future. This their latest incarnation is complementary to our wishes of envisioning a new future for this country as it is COSMIC COLLISION

Paper 24 hour department store

Just packed up from the 24 Hour Department Store organised by Paper Magazine, a little pic here but Rose Apodaca shows it HERE and Jean from Notcot HERE


Sara Padgett is the creative brains behind a cluster of projects across varrying mediums, one of my favourites is Hometapes which I’ve just started engaging in, I love the title, idea and execution. The auspicious gift of a handmade tape,c30, c60, c90 Go

Get out the Vote

Just working through a Monday morning hangover which is not my favourite state of mind, also very much looking forward to getting this election over and done with. Having said that I cam across a strangely beautiful sight yesterday whilst walking through the Mission district in SF I glanced down an alley to see this image above, initially I couldn’t understand what was going on, a gathering, a sit down, a hipster love in? it was just very unexpected. What it transpired to be was a get out the vote/vote Obama volunteer telephone marathon. It was amazing.

Stairway to Heaven – Do-Ho Suh

Do-Ho Suh Do-Ho Suh makes the shadowy world of space that more evocative through these fabric translations.

Sahara Storm

Dust over the western Sahara Desert A massive dust storm swept through the western half of the Sahara Desert on October 10, 2008. In this image, the dust plume appears as a tan veil that blows over the slightly darker desert floor in a clockwise direction. The source of the dust is not obvious in this image but likely arose from the sand seas in Algeria, and perhaps kicked up more dust as it blew over the sand seas of Mauritania
From The Guardian


The beautifully detailed observations of Vik Muniz take the form of layered shards of card and paper in this wistful homage to celebrity photo journalism and as my good friend Jess reminds me Cindy Sherman.

Bye Bye Blackboard

Tony Benn, the old socailist, god bless him, is one of the contributors to Bye Bye Blackboard at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford.

they say

Blackboards were wiped after use: they were meant for immediate communication, not for record. Even as they were being used, their messages were continuously revised, erased and renewed. But when Einstein came to Oxford in 1931, he was already an international celebrity. After one of his lectures a blackboard was preserved and has become a kind of relic. It is the most famous object in this Museum.