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Pulsing, Breathing Light

I keep thinking that if this were flipped the other way around it would be an awesome Christmas tree.     I could watch them open and close all day. This is the work of South Korean artist U-Ram Choe. All images from U-Ram Choe’s website  

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The Experience of Movement

My cousin had a trampoline when I was a kid, and I loved jumping for hours and hours. I could never do a full flip, but he could – and did, frequently. My family lived in a town about 4 hours away from my cousin’s family, so jumping on the tramp was a holiday activity. … Continue reading »

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Wide World of Web

This week on the Wide World of Web: for the discerning male Man of the World a fairy-tale bridge This cool company makes shoes from upcycled plastic bags The People’s Movement Antonia is blogging again! and the people rejoiced! Folded paper illustrations Movie star by day, Nazi-fighter by night Traveling to¬†Peru with four kids under … Continue reading »

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Half the Air in Cleveland

So this looks like lots of fun: Work No. 965. Half the Air in a Given Space by Martin Creed at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is pretty much what it sounds like. The room is halfway filled with bright purple balloons and visitors are encouraged to walk around inside the room and “swim” … Continue reading »

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Wide World of Web

This week on the Wide World of Web: London’s Hidden Architecture A community creation BLOOM The Rose Parade’s arty cousin A Fairy swing for the little sprites in your life… And while you are in the backyard, why nap in a hammock when you could sleep in a sphere Globejotting in Burma (Myanmar) a country … Continue reading »

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Rainbow Nest

As humans, we become¬†connoisseurs of whatever is important to us at the time. As a teenager I was a 7-11 connoisseur. I was extremely picky about the consistency of my slurpees (I might still be pretty picky about that). In my 20s there was a period when I would only draw with a specific type … Continue reading »

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Golden Moon

When I was working as the technical director at a high school we did a play called Windshook. In the play the actors reference the moon, so we needed to have something for them to point at. Now, most productions probably just bought a moon gobo, pointed a light at the cyc and called it … Continue reading »

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170,000 Pink Spheres

meanwhile in Montreal… Claude Cormier and his team installed thousands and thousands of pink balls over a pedestrian street this summer. There were three different sizes and five shades of pink in the installation that was 1.2km long. It reminds me of these great street installations from earlier this summer. It looks so cheerful and … Continue reading »

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Chandelier

Growing up we had a multi-tiered crystal chandelier hanging over the dining room table. It was a huge production to clean it in November so that it would sparkle through the holidays. Rather, it seemed a huge production to me at the time, but it was probably only the work of a half hour. Funny … Continue reading »

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Beatbox

In July, I had a moment of insanity where I was more than halfway serious about going to the Olympics. I looked at plane tickets and then looked at event tickets and hotel rooms and and and… I got really excited for a while. My reasoning was that the British know how to put on … Continue reading »

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