Fifty People, One Question: Brooklyn

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Art Newspaper TV launches

Just heard about this today, The Art Newspaper is launching a webTV channel. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of this on the net, but until then, good luck to Art Newspaper TV

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From the press release:

The Art Newspaper is proud to announce the launch of a web TV channel
for the art world. It features interviews with key collectors,
curators, dealers, artists, and art world luminaries.

The Art Newspaper TV aims to further the success of
The Art Newspaper and continue to provide breaking news, art market analysis and insight for the art world, online.


Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.


—Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Pecha Kucha Night at CoCA, Seattle. Thursday 7pm

Just found out about this one and won’t be able to make it because I’ll be in San Jose covering West Coast Green. But you all should go! These are great…

Please join CoCA as we play host to Pecha Kucha Night. This month’s theme is "Trouble". You’ve got some, we got some – let’s share. We’ve
assembled an incredible roster of writers, visual artists, race car
drivers, actors and other creative luminaries. Share ideas, see great
work – we’d love to see you there!


Top 10 Architects who are not Architects

Got this email this morning; ‘Arthur Erickson…Canada’s most famous architect and the first to put Canadian architecture on the world map.’ is no longer allowed to call himself an architect because he will not take the 18 required hours of continuing ed. every year to certify him as such. Hilarious, if it wasn’t so absurd and it made me think of all the influential ‘architects’ in modern history who had no formal architectural training. Here is my first-pass at a top ten list. I’m sure I missed many more so shout-out your favorite non-architects and we’ll get a top 100 list going…

1. Tadao Ando, Japan

2. Charles Eames, United States

3. Buckminster Fuller, United States

4. Carlo Scarpa, Italy

5. Luis Barragan, Mexico

6. Bruce Goff, United States

7. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Great Brittan

8. William Morris, Great Brittan

9. Gerrit Th. Rietveld, The Netherlands

10. Mary Jane Colter, United States

Of course, this list could go the other way too, as in the ‘Top 10 Architects who became Something Else…’ Beginning with Sergei M. Eisenstein and moving on from there…

“Love of bustle is not industry”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger) (c. 4 BC65 AD)

Philippe Stark’s Rooftop Windmill is Beautiful, of course

Yes, he’s a pain in the a**, but at least he’s starting to walk the ‘green’ talk. Have a look at this rooftop wind turbine for residential use. If he can pull it off, even half of it, it will be his best work to-date:

From IHT:

"Take Starck’s claim to have "invented a concept called Democratic
Design," which, he says, gives everyone high quality products at
affordable prices. Sounds great, but didn’t the modern movement try to
do that for most of the 20th century? And how can he claim to have "won
the battle" by designing "a chair that sells for less than €100," or
$157, when that’s still too expensive for most people? Let alone the 90
percent of the world’s population who are too poor to afford the
basics? What has Democratic Design done for them? "Oh please, I’m not
God," pleads Starck. "I’m just a designer, and I’m doing my best.""

read the rest after the jump…


Cool Obama Schwag; t-shirts, mugs and more

Hey, I just posted these. Buy some and spread the word!


buy unique gifts at Zazzle

Editta Sherman, photographer, in her apt. for 58 yrs!

Jill over at New York Mag sent me this this morning. A great article 'romancing the city'…

"The high-ceilinged, light-filled studios on top of
Carnegie Hall have housed artists, musicians, and writers for more than
a century; now, the remaining tenants are fighting to stay."

read the rest here

[UPDATE: CNN reports that Ms. Sherman is holding firm! Way to go Editta!]

"They can pay me $10 million. I'm part of history," she said. "You want
to tell me they don't have enough rooms? They have a building of rooms.
This place is history, and I think Carnegie, the people running it, I
don't think they think about that."

Read the rest here

Building A Yurt Kazakh Style

Found this while Stumbling around this morning…Can’t wait to try one of my own.

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