Tara Donovan at Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
11.25.08 | 1 Comment

I went to Boston for the Brainwaves three day music festival.  On Saturday I took a break from the dark theater of warm sounds and went on an excursion to the newly built Institute of Contemporary Art.  The ICA is a gorgeous temple of light, a perfect place to look at art.  The architecture truly rivals the art.  Plus they have the best museum elevator I ever rode on.  I was delighted to see that they had a very extensive show of Tara Donovan’s sculptures.  Donovan makes beautiful futuristic structures out of very common materials.  I was only able to take a few photos in the museum.

Be sure to look at the rest of her work on the Ace Gallery site.

ICA interior photo by Seze Devres

Close up of Tara Donovan’s sculpture by Seze Devres

Close up of Tara Donovan’s sculpture by Seze Devres

ICA Boston site

Shepard Fairey
11.05.08 | No Comments
Category: design

Print by Shepard Fairey

www.sdphotography.net updated
10.23.08 | No Comments

I updated the Graphic Design sections on my site www.sdphotography.net. I got this plastic skeleton from a man selling junk on the beach in Antalya, Turkey.  He practically told me his whole life story, and I pretty much bought everything he had to sell because I felt so bad for him. I thought it would be a fun image to use for Halloween, since it is the season of  both mortality and fun.

mushroom ring
10.07.08 | No Comments
Category: design |drug culture

Ruth Radakovich, Cocktail Ring, 1969
14k gold, titanium rutile

Nice phone!
09.19.08 | No Comments
Category: design |girl culture

Yellow rotary Sculptura (Donut) phone. Western Electric Company – from 1970

Michael Dinges Engraved Dead Mac Laptops
09.18.08 | No Comments

Michael Dinges, Untitled, Dead Laptop Series, 2007
Engraved Plastic, Acrylic Paint
9.25 x 11.25 x 9.75 in
Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago

When Perfect Is Not the Goal
07.11.08 | No Comments

When I was a kid my mom let me draw on the walls and furniture too.

Pamela Bell, one of the four original partners in the Kate Spade brand, has dedicated her house to her children. NY Times article

Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues 1983 (Robert Rauschenberg Limited Edition)
07.09.08 | No Comments
Category: collage |design |music

I really want this:

06.19.08 | No Comments

Editorial: Vogue Patterns
Magazine: Vogue Italy Dec 2007
Photographer: Steven Meisel

more here

Yves Saint Laurent (1936 – 2008)
06.19.08 | No Comments
The most beautiful chair I have ever seen.
06.16.08 | No Comments
Category: design |Photography

Taken on the street of Montreal

How come the MTA did not think of this?
06.16.08 | No Comments
Category: design |Photography

the three in one pole on the Montreal Metro

Mutek Montreal 2008
06.13.08 | No Comments

I ended up having more fun at the smaller festival Mutek because of the intimacy of the events. We were only there for the last two days of the festival. Saturday night we headed over to Metropolis for an amazing line up. I was excited to see Chloe live but for me the best act of the night was a debut dubby set by Code 9 and Space Ape. This normally isn’t even the kind of music I like but there was something really transcendent about their performance. After their set ended DJ Olive said “Wow that was like Sun Ra!”

The real highlight of the weekend was the outdoor Picnic Electronique with Mathias Kaden & Onur Özur djing together. We danced all day in the foggy wet light rain. No one seemed to be phased by the crappy weather because the music and the vibe was so unbelievably good. In their totally creative set Mathias Kaden & Onur Özur mixed strings and horns into techno tracks. Plus they were super cute to watch as they picked records to play and danced together.

Here is David Last’s amazing photo documentation of Mutek 2008 on Flickr

Me and my new fellow pink haired new artist friend Megan, we instantly became friends after I walked up to her. Photo by my dear friend David Last

We arrived at Metropolis right when the night started, the empty dance floor filled up soon thereafter. Photo by Seze

The visuals were gorgeous and totally different for each act. Photo by Seze

Bunker Bryan with Philip Sherburne, one of my favorite music writers and a super nice person as well. Genevieve & Matt (Portland Techno Promoters Kulture Szene) and Derek are behind them.
Stupid snapshot by Seze

How lucky we are! We danced under a Calder sculpture all day in the rain.
Photo by Seze

I love the pee pee dance logo by Picnic Eletronik
Photo by Seze

Lee Bul at Lehmann Maupin Gallery NY
05.28.08 | No Comments

Like a vast ship, from the years when the earth was still flat and spices were rare, Lee Bul’s gorgeous sculpture comprised of chains and beaded links took my breath away….

Photo by Seze

Detail of Lee Bul’s stunning sculpture now on view. Photo by Seze

Rainbow Jello
04.30.08 | No Comments

This is so pretty even though I never eat gelatin.
Photo and source from the Adventures of Food Slut Blog, thanks for the link Abigail.

Awesome Period Action Heros
04.30.08 | No Comments

Forgive me I don’t have a credit for this one…

Skylight Geometry
04.30.08 | No Comments

Perelman Building skylights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art,
photo by Seze
Pattern Pleasures
04.30.08 | No Comments

Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan exhibit at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

photo by Seze

Carlos Amorales
04.30.08 | No Comments

Carlos Amorales: Four Animations, Five Drawings, and a Plague at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Surrounded by paper butterflies,
Photo by Bryan

Installation view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Photo by Seze

I love this book cover
04.28.08 | No Comments