July 8, 2010

In Honor of World Cup

From the NY Times: Jessica Hilltout, a Belgian-born photographer, drove across Africa for seven months last year to capture the continent's love of soccer in advance of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Her photographs are currently on display in galleries in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Brussels.

Here are a few of her images, but view the full slideshow here.

June 27, 2010

portable plants: bacsacs

Designed by French company "Bacsac", 
these are supposed to be durable, lightweight planters 
for people living with small balconies 
or roof-top gardens.
Supposed to drain and breathe well also.
Might be helpful transferring plants inside 
when it's chilly?
(or to grow a garden on your car)

March 11, 2010

tattoos by Amanda Wachob

If I were in the market for ink, I find some of these inspiring. 
Visit her site here.

March 3, 2010

The Secret of Kellis

An hand-drawn indie animated film from a guy in Kilkenny, Ireland
that received an Oscar nomination.
Read more from the New York Times here.

February 26, 2010

Sparklers for Shannon and John

Took this last fall at Headbutt's wedding in Florida. 
It was not easy coordinating all those folks at the end of the celebration.

Emily Hill Thompson

Another little piece from my friend Emily Hill (now Thompson).
See her lovely salmon animation here.

February 25, 2010

Annika Connor's watercolors

Old OLA friend Annika Connor's watercolors.
She's set up a studio in Manhattan 
and become very active in the art community.
Her site here.

January 15, 2010

Yéle Haiti

Yéle Haiti is a grassroots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment. Yéle’s community service programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief. Grammy-Award winning musician, humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti Wyclef Jean founded Yéle Haiti in 2005.

I skipped two Starbucks trips to text YELE to 501501 and donate $5 to the Earthquake Fund.