Saturday, April 25, 2009

Emily, Emily, Emily!





here, a taste
(click links)

charmingly mannered yumminess 
and spirited brilliance
from  
Jennifer LaRue Huget 
and 

an absolute delight:
[due in stores 09.09]


with Barla in Riverside Park

with Barla in
Riverside Park


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Imagine: Peter Sis [Petr Sis] on FB


mr. sis is on facebook, courtesy of
his marvelous czech publisher

tap here, for
Petr Sís [Peter Sis]
on FB, and here if
you happen to be

[wouldn't it be nice, to be in Prague in May?]


Sunday, April 19, 2009

heaven: here


M. B. Goffstein has 
delicious new additions
to her website. 
(I am in heaven.)

illustration: M. B. Goffstein


Across the Sea


this little picture is just a snapshot,
true happiness which arrived in a box 
not so long ago: there will be more about
this book, soon...but, today i just wanted 
to post something that brought great joy


Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

well-covered: Paul Rand


gets the point across

brilliant

very nice post on myturtleneck


out in the garden


hope you are having a fabulous day


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Laterna Magica: Costume By Peter Sis

from Peter Sis:

"...here is one more costume design from 27 years ago...
Laterna Magica In Prague...
No wonder the opera singers did not like me..."

[Don't know about the opera singers,
think they probably thought Mr. S.
was terrific; as for me, there's not
much that can compare with this.
Utterly fabulous.]


I wish I could tweet like Neil Gaiman.

God. I wish I could tweet like Neil Gaiman.
Checking in occasionally on his twitters, I
can't help but think: here's a nice guy. He 
gives a damn about people. He likes to be
in touch. And he's [no new flash here] flippin'
brilliant. It's got to be fun to hang around 
with him...but challenging...he doesn't stay
in one place long. All in all: amazing.

If, by the way, you're looking for a great
knock-out sedative that's not habit forming,
type my name into twitter search. I've deleted
almost every tweet twittered. I look at the 140
and freeze like a statue on the playground.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Sweet Music II

from Peter Sis

[click image for marvelous close-up]

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Beeper Egg Hunt at Golden Gate Park




so that visually impaired
children can find them.

How wonderful is that?

Sponsored by the 

More, Here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Peter. Woodstock. Tibet. Couldn't be better.

peter sis. woodstock. tibet.

[May Second. Soon.]



Monday, April 6, 2009

honestly


I'm one of those folks that can't help 
nodding off in a moving vehicle. 

[No, NOT while I'm driving (pretty much)...
also, not while I'm on the red eye. 
Bummer. But just about everywhere else. 
Which makes this quite useful.] 

Anyway, photo is also at minningabokin 
(home of photos in post below) 
and originates here. Remarkable, yes?

Joo Youn Paek. Very clever.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

i love




all from a very 
neat blog, here

Hiromi Suzuki



Nipped in the Bud & 

[click Gyoen Park photo for fascinating close up]
photos copyright hiromi suzuki

re: Hiromi Suzuki's Good Taste




illustrations from MB Goffstein, via
illustrator Hiromi Suzuki's blog

more of Suzuki's blog, here
MB Goffstein's website, here


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hiromi Suzuki, Illustrator


Hiromi Suzuki 
creates

We are fans.

illustration copyright hiromi suzuki

Friday, April 3, 2009

Well-Covered: Hello, Tokyo


[sorta makes me want to get on a plane]





Mr. Rosenberg, Again


In The Trenches
I snatched two poppies
From the parapet’s ledge,
Two bright red poppies
That winked on the ledge.
Behind my ear
I stuck one through,
One blood red poppy
I gave to you.
Issac Rosenberg

self-portrait, Rosenberg

Isaac Rosenberg: Poet

Isaac Rosenberg


There is an excellent article in the 
Wall Street Journal, today, about 
this "man of extraordinary talent." 

[Reference, also:

Here is a bit of the article, 
written by Martin Rubin:

Rosenberg was in South Africa, visiting a sister, when war broke out in 1914. He seemed to believe that the war needed to be prosecuted vigorously in order for the world to get past it, and he returned to England to volunteer. 
Part of his motive was economic: He wanted his mother to have the paltry few shillings a week she would get from the army as his next of kin, a measure of how dire the family's financial straits continued to be...
To read of Rosenberg's privations -- the ill-fitting boots, the appalling food -- is to get a rare picture of the enlisted man's lot in World War I. (Most of the other war poets were officers.)
Rosenberg was killed by a German raiding party on April 1, 1918, near Arras, France, during Ludendorff's big spring offensive. 
Throughout the war, Ms. Wilson shows, Rosenberg's poetry had been going from strength to strength. One can only imagine what he might have produced if he lived beyond the armistice. 
Ms. Wilson is a marvelously well-informed guide to this tragically brief and artistically rich life. 
She closes with haunting words of Rosenberg's, discovered among his belongings after he died: 
'How small a thing is art. A little pain; disappointment, and any man feels a depth -- a boundlessness of emotion, inarticulate thoughts no poet has ever succeeded in imag[in]g. Death does not conquer me. I conquer death, I am the master.'

Marilyn Nelson. Magnificent.



"...The man in their gift shop was an expert
on the Sisters’ long struggle to find a way
to serve the Christian Church and Candombl.
The eldest Sister is called 'the Perpetual Judge';
every seventh year, she becomes the bridge
on which the Virgin Mary crosses back,
sorrowing love incarnate in a black
ninety-odd-year-old woman facing death
and saying Magnificat with every breath.

We drove out of the valley looking back
on lightbulbs which intensified the thick,
incomprehensible, mysterious
darkness of the unknown. Grown serious
and silent in our air-conditioned van,
we rode back into the quotidian."


Thursday, April 2, 2009

well-covered: Goffstein in Japanese

we can still find this in Japan...

stay tuned, and we will share some
with you, soon, in English.
It's divine.
(Of course. It's a Goffstein.)


Heavenly Goldie


Found another Goldie fan 

impossible not to be a fan. She is heaven.]

Wednesday, April 1, 2009