Archive for Cute / weird / interesting

Laconic beauty

13 May 2009

I’m back! And I have lots of thoughts on joy to post over the coming days. But right now I just want to share the beauty of this wonderful, simple site. It makes me smile every time I type the name into the firefox window: islostnewthisweek.com.

Green porno

5 April 2009

Is Isabella Rossellini the only woman who can be elegant while humping a giant model of a fly? I think so.

I just discovered her Green Porno series on the Sundance channel, which totally blows my mind. Basically a set of mini webisodes pantomiming in graphic detail the mating habits of insects and sea creatures, Green Porno has it all: snail sadomasochism, 69ing earthworms, nymphomaniac flies, hermaphroditic fish. The sets and costume design smack of lower school plays, giving each minute-long episode an ironic charm. It’s especially funny how she plays the male animal in each mating pair, her silky, feminine voice explaining the unspeakable things she intends to do to her invertebrate lovers.

Tall chair

8 January 2009

This tall chair makes me smile. I think it’s from a recent T Magazine.

Cute, weird, interesting: Tree cozy

14 November 2008

While I was so recently on the subject of skin, this strikes me as an interesting parallel exploration. Artist Carol Hummel writes:

Tree Cozy is a tree – a natural object representing masculinity and strength –covered with a crocheted cozy – an emphatically handmade blanket representing femininity and comfort. On the most obvious level, it is a piece of clothing, personifying the tree and keeping it cozy and colorful throughout the year, enhancing the beauty of nature….The cozy covering the tree fluctuates between comforting blanket and suffocating cover-up; it conceals as much as it protects; it hides as much as it reveals.