Watching the daughter of a New York collector call her mother a “fat whore” and...– James Bae on etiquette playing a role in embarrassing or awkward encounters… An excerpt from I like your work: art and etiquette (via hydeordie)
Artist suspends real clouds in the middle of the... →
cmonstah: good: This is not a fluffy mass of cotton strung up in a room. It’s an actual, man-made cloud. That’s not photoshop; that’s an actual cloud hovering inside an actual room. Artist Berndnaut Smilde merges art and science to create small man-made clouds that exist — albeit for just a moment — indoors. (via singularitarian) (via poptech) Duuuuuuuuuude.
shootinggallery: An interview shot on location at the Armory Show in New York with acclaimed photographer Stephen Shore. Stephen discusses his formative years working closely with Andy Warhol at The Factory and the New York art scene before he began the epic journey that introduced colour photography to the art world.
MTA to Introduce Public Art App - NYTimes.com →
Back in 1958, John Steinbeck, author of East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, and Of Mice and Men, got a letter from his teenage son Thom, in which Thom confessed that he had fallen desperately in love with a girl named Susan at his boarding school. Steinbeck wrote this wise and wonderful letter back to him the same day… New York November 10, 1958 Dear Thom: We had your letter this morning. I...
Pauline at Rocket Science asked for a mix! →
mossfull: No one can hear you cry, a mixtape by Romke Hoogwaerts Shonen Knife - Parrot Polynesia Sizemen - Yé Bo Yé Bo Karaocake - It Doesn’t Take A Whole Week Vinyl Williams - Who Are You? Patten - Ndi bem Peaking Lights - Marshmellow Yellow (Ital Remix) Haz Solo - Liner Notes (High Calorie Donut Mix) Erlend Øye - Symptom Of Disease Active Child - Hanging On Julia Holter - In The Same...
Art is art. And an artist, according to Marshall, is someone on the frontiers of...– Douglas Coupland in the Marshall McLuhan biography (via wordquote) Frontiers of perception, information overload, pattern recognition. (via wreckandsalvage)
Mono no aware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
jennilee: Mono no aware (物の哀れ?), literally “the pathos of things”, also translated as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”, is a Japanese term used to describe the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō?), or the transience of things, and a gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing. via Jessica