Friday, February 27, 2009

My night with a prostitute from Marseille

Couple more of work in progress shots.

These pieces were inspired by Beirut's new double EP, March of Zapotec. Holland reminds me of the Electric Parade at Disneyland.

Also, check out La Blogotheque. A site dedicated to music where they do "Take-away" shows directed by Vincent Moon. Here's one of Beirut in Paris.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What would you know about honor?

Have I mentioned how awesome and talented my friends are?! (tee hee)

Bryn Smith is a super talented designer and maker of things. She does amazing letterpress designs (including my business card!) and lately she's been making zines.

Here's a glimpse of her latest one...

Here is my business card that Bryn letterpressed for me.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A warm feeling...

Last Thursday night I was lucky enough to score some free tickets to see M. Ward at the Apollo theatre. I really love M. Ward's music- the lyrics, the sound, the feeling I get from it. Whenever I listen to his music I feel like I'm transported to a porch on a warm, summer night with a breeze lightly touching my face. His music feels like the warmth of whiskey slowly going down my throat.

Sometimes when I read interviews of my favorite artists and musicians, I keep a copy of what they say because it represents so much of what I'd liked to get across. Here's a recent excerpt from a NY Times article about his new record, Hold Time.

"Mr. Ward’s job as he sees it is to capture something: less an emotional state or an overarching theme than an instant. “I wrote this song just to remember the endless endless summer in your laugh,” he sings on “Hold Time,” his album’s moody but sweet title track.

“I can trace all my songs to a specific moment,” he said. “Sometimes it’s as insignificant as a friend of yours saying something, a turn of phrase. Other times it’s like an epiphany moment or just something beautiful that you see. Some people are able to take a picture of that and capture it. I don’t have that skill.” Music is his way of cementing inspiration.

“I love the idea that a record can be a time capsule,” he said."

Friday, February 20, 2009

A girl and her uke!

i need to pick up my ukulele again(sorry lisa)... and learn to sing....
found via evencleveland\

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Knee deep in yarn

Lion Brand Studio had a President's day Weekend sale, I grabbed the opportunity to buy most of the yarn I needed for my sound installation. Oh the pretty colors!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Too cool for school

Watching Ely dance makes me smile, laugh, and want to dance. For one of his senior projects at Yale he recorded himself for 100 days straight dancing. Mid way though you can see him dancing in my house. I love that gold jacket on day 37. I love that ELY KIM, WE LIKE HIM!

BOOMBOX from Ely Kim on Vimeo.

Dark was the Night

"Dark was the Night" is a compilation that comes out today, its produced by The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner. It has some of my favorite and inspiring musicians. Proceeds go to the Red Hot Organization– an international charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS through popular culture.

Artists include: Andrew Bird, Antony, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Beirut, Blonde Redhead, Bon Iver, The Books, Buck 65, David Byrne, Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues, The Decemberists, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Devastations, Dirty Projectors, Kevin Drew, Feist, Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, Iron & Wine, Jose Gonzalez, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Kronos Quartet, Stuart Murdoch, My Brightest Diamond, My Morning Jacket, The National, The New Pornographers, Conor Oberst, Riceboy Sleeps, Serengeti, Dave Sitek, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Gillian Welch, Yeasayer, Yo La Tengo.

Really worth getting and for a good cause. Buy it off of iTunes or Amazon.

Here are some of my favorite songs on the album and I've been waiting a while for this album to come.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I signal to you, halfway...

In the upcoming weeks it'll be harder and harder for me to post as I'm prepping for my upcoming show. So there'll be a lot of pics and not words (maybe for the best). Working....

Friday, February 13, 2009

A cover as pretty as thee...

While I was in L.A. I went by one of my favorite thrift stores, St. Vincent's in Lincoln Heights. I like to go through the book stacks, looking for inspiration, old book pages to draw on, craft books, etc. I came across these book covers that were pretty cool.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Any time anyone ever says "There no time" to me, for some reason this scene from Saved by the Bell pops into my head. And with a deadline looming, "THERE'S NEVER ANY TIME!" No, I'm not taking caffeine pills but I am drinking about 3 cups of Gorilla Coffee a day which is up there with high doses of caffeine.

Saved By The Bell - I'm So Excited, I'm So Scared

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mr. Smith goes to New York

Mr. Smith, Aaron Smith that is, is having a show here in New York. I'm very excited to see the show and see him. He's one of my favorite instructors at Art Center and it was in his class that I started playing with intermixing textiles and paintings.

His new paintings are very different from his usual painting style and I'm really digging it.

Come see his work at Sloan Fine Art. His show opens this Wednesday, February 11th from 7-9pm.
Show runs from Feb 11-March 14th.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Goddess of Love, Venus

Recently I was interviewed for an online article in Venus Zine, see it here.
(i love zooey and double heart m. ward.)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Help Needed!!

In my creative madness for my upcoming show at Sloan Fine Art, I have gone out of my mind and decided to do a grand, time-consuming installation. My roommate calls me a masochist, and perhaps I am. But if it all pans out, it should be amazing!

So, this is where I ask for help...
I'm looking for an intern in the New York area. Someone who would be able to come to my Brooklyn studio and help 1-2 days a week, depending on how many hours you could spend working.

Unfortunately its unpaid and hopefully I could repay you in lunches/coffee and experience.
Someone who knows how to knit or is a fast learner would be appreciated. This internship would mainly last til mid-March. Please email me at, if you or anyone you know might be interested. Thanks!!!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I am Lion, hear me ROAR!

While doing research and shopping for an installation in an upcoming show, I wanted to find a yarn store that wasn't too expensive yet had a spectrum of colors and variety. Also, one where I didn't have to trek out to Queens or Staten Island to go to a Michael's or JoAnn's. Right on 15th Street between 5th and 6th Ave is the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. The variety of yarns and colors are great, in addition to there being a weekly crocheting and knitting doctor (who I will need to make an appointment with).

Here, they have every variety of yarn they carry so that you can take a swatch and knit/crochet before you purchase so you know how it will look.

Monday, February 2, 2009

For the common people

Whilst perusing my usual blogs, I found this post about Tara Donovan. She creates beautiful installations using common and manufactured materials.

Thanks for the inspiration Please, sir.