Friday, 28 October 2011
Housewives have all the fun, especially in Russia
via Black Eiffel
Abandoned wooden house deep inside Russian forest (I'm not even making this up)
via English Russia
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Tacita Dean, installation view, Pie, 2003, 16MM color film, optical sound.
The Trees Delete Themselves Inside a Fog-Sphere
TRANSLATED BY KAREN VOLKMAN
In the fog which surrounds the trees, the leaves are stripped—leaves defaced already by slow oxidation, deadened by the sap's out-seeping for flowers' and fruits' gain, since the harsh heats of August made of them a less.
In the bark, vertical furrows crease and slit where dampness drains to the earth's base, indifferent to the living citizens of the trunk.
Flowers scattered, fruit conferred. Since youth, this relinquishing of breathing attributes and body parts has become for the trees a standard practice.
The title for the show came from a poem by Hugh Kingsmill: Like enough, you won't be glad,/ When they come to hang you, lad, / But bacon's not the only thing/ That's cured from hanging on a string."
Monday, 24 October 2011
I made baked beans this week, and they did not turn out like this! These cast iron baked beans are bursting with notes of campfire and burnt hot dog buns, while mine were a mealy mix of diced tomatoes (I guess I thought it could substitute for ketchup), brown sugar, molasses, and kidney beans. The recipe at Chez Us is so simple and looks too good not to try again. I got the baked bean bug after realizing how much I missed summer. The days are so grey now, and baked beans hold a bookmark long summer evenings and easy meals (without the cold crunch of greek salad!). They're actually the perfect fall food...
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
The national tourist routes of Norway are peppered with architectural gems that slip into the landscape seamlessly. There is such a respect for context and material that makes these quiet landmarks worth seeking out. And also, the scenery. Duh.
And if you find yourself in Norway, you can find more info here
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Monday, 17 October 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Fluvio Bonavia does a McQueen dress with lettuce for Garage Magazine. Also featured: Moncler in anchovies, Prada in oranges, and Louis Vuitton in walnuts.