March 24th, 2014

Cole Skory (15) is wrecking his journal via video series (yes, I know there are a lot of you now). They also have a fun website:

Warning: Do not watch this video if you are squeamish around chocolate and applesauce!

I really had no idea how far this book would reach on social media. It’s amazing really! I can’t keep up with it all.

In other news, I was asked to write a blurb for a new book called “Amaze” by my magician friend Ferdinando Buscema and his partner Mariano Tomatis. I will tell you more about the book at a later date, (suffice to say it will definitely be on my top ten list for the year!) Mariano wrote a post about “This is not a book”, and his solutions to “make this page as big as possible” and “make this page as small as possible” are damn clever. (And you can read my blurb in the post. Which will be a bit of a tease as the book has not been released in english yet. The Italian version is due out in April, so if you can read Italian all the better!)

March 16th, 2014

Tilting Quilting (2010) from Andrea Dorfman on Vimeo.

For one day the residents of Tilting Nfld hang their quilts for all to see. (I have a bit of an obsession with Tilting lately. Reading the book “Tilting, House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and Other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village. by Robert Mellin.)

March 11th, 2014

Placid small thought no 2

The passage of time (my History) leaves behind a residue that accumulates: photographs, drawings, the corpses of long since dried up felt pens, shirts, non-returnable glasses and returnable glasses, cigar wrappers, tins, erasers, postcards, books, dust and knickknacks: this is what I call my fortune.

–Georges Perec page 24 of The Species of Spaces and Other Pieces

March 9th, 2014

I am enjoying this new project called Confra-Vision – a UK-based conference on the future where speakers submit 6 minute presentations all shot in 1 take. The speakers are given a future challenge and then have to pose possible solutions. My good friend Steve Lambert is addressing the problem of visions of the future being driven by the need to make money. I highly recommend it! I also enjoyed this video with Arthur C. Clark making predictions about what the future would be like. I could not find a way to embed these, otherwise I would have.

(this idea so fits in with my new book which I can’t talk about yet because I’m still working on it. just know it’s going to be fun to work on.)

March 5th, 2014
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Have greatly enjoyed all this huge day, sauntering and seeing, steeping in the mountain influences, sketching, noting, pressing flowers, drinking ozone and Tamarack water. Found the white fragrant Washington lily, the finest of all the Sierra lilies. Its bulbs are buried in shaggy chaparral tangles, I suppose for safety from pawing bears; and its magnificent panicle sway and rock over the top of the rough snow-press bushes, while big, bold, blunt-nosed bees drone and mumble in its pollen bells. A lovely flower, worth going hungry and footsore endless miles to see. The whole world seems richer now that I have found this plant in so noble a landscape.

–John Muir page 103, My First Summer in the Sierra

(guess who is dreaming of spring?)

March 3rd, 2014
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showing the air (1969) – bruno munari

“a performance at the campo urbano event. munari invites participants to the top of a tower to throw pieces of paper of different forms folded in different ways to fall to the earth following trajectories that are never the same, thus visualizing the air in piazza duomo”


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