Thursday, March 19, 2009

artist of the week

since i skipped last week's artist of the week (sorry! it was my spring break), i thought i'd pick someone extra crazy this time. victoria van dyke is a canadian, lesbian, feminist artist/photographer. she was raped when she was eleven years old and this trauma has caused her to create some extremely disturbing artwork. she is a self-proclaimed cannibal and placed herself in a mental asylum for two years where she received psychiatric treatment for cannibalism. in 2007 she chopped off her pinky toe, put it in a jar, and tried to show it in a gallery, the gallery refused.

see more of her work here

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

blogs you should read if you don't already pt. III

ABC Adventures - all of these ideas sound so fun! seems like a great way to spend spring.
Matt, Liz and Madeline - mom died after childbirth, daddy keeps baby blog. breaks. my. heart.
Zen Habits - i like self improvement, don't you?
Beautiful and Depraved - tumblrs count too! for connoisseurs of premium filth.
Letters to Crushes - these make me hopeful and sad at the same time.
Sure of You - i love lovely quotes.
Synthetic Pubes - great name, hot photos.
Debauchette - apparently i'm on a sexy images kick.
Its Only The Wind - photographs, quotes, music, lyrics, & more.

enjoy! ♥

Sunday, March 8, 2009

how to get free stuff pt. II

Coke Rewards - seriously! you don't know how many people i know wh ojust throw out their coke caps. i've gotten a whole bunch of 20 oz cokes for free!
Cash Crate - fill out surveys and other forms and make money (just remember to use fake info). i got a $20 check from them not too long ago so it's def legit! they even have a twitter.
Free Samples Blog - pretty self explanatory.
Free Grabber - grab some freebies!
Craigslist - people want to give away things for free all the time.
  • do a package exchange, give old stuff you don't want away and get cool new things in return.
  • clothing swaps! look for ones in your area.
  • check your favorite stores and restaurants for free giveaway days. try searching facebook events for free pancakes, ice cream, coffee, and other freebies.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

artist of the week

i'm a little biased on this one considering i worked at the guggenheim last summer while her exhibit was on display, but i think louise bourgeois is one of the most talented female artists i have ever encountered. for goodness sake, the woman is 97 years old and has been creating art for almost her entire life. ever since i saw a film about her called the spider, the mistress, and the tangerine at the film forum in nyc, i have been fascinated with her kind of cryptic manner of speech, her no nonsense attitude, her traumatic, heart wrenching childhood, and how she goes about creating her art.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

blogs you should read if you don't already pt. II

Face Hunter
- faaaashun. they've got some really inspiring looks here.
Passive Aggressive Notes - as a passive aggressive person myself, i thoroughly enjoy these.
Design*Sponge - the reason i cannot wait to get and decorate my own apartment.
Stickers and Donuts - a really fun lifestyle blog about all sorts of creative things.
The Wit of the Staircase - the blog of the deceased theresa duncan. theresa duncan and jeremy blake were artists who had an incredible love. their suicides (as morbid as this sounds) are pretty fascinating. read the new york article about it here.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

my top 10 party songs by women

1. m.i.a - boyz
2. goldfrapp - strict machine
3. ida corr vs. fedde le grand - let me think about it
4. the knife - heartbeats
5. yelle - je veux te voir
6. le tigre - deceptacon
7. missy elliot - let it bump
8. peaches - set it off
9. sia - buttons
10. the sounds - dance with me