Saturday, February 17, 2007

gidde up

i passed this deborah butterfield sculpture
in sfo back in december.

the horse is bronze but looks like driftwood. stanford art museum notes that "the technique used to make the sculpture is especially noteworthy for its convincing simulation of the texture, shape, and color of the wood." which increases the impulse to touch the sculpture. at stanford, they have a separate piece of the bronze driftwood for people to touch.

at the airport, seems people wanted to ride it. so much so, that they added a sign.

check here for an image search for deborah butterfield.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


brendan tote.jpg
brendan monroe
evah tote.jpg
and evah fan each have tote bags for sale in their web stores.

totes are cool. reuseable. wean you from disposable shopping bags; good for the planet and fellow travellers.

and, at $7 each, these are a bargain for prints of their work.

check em: brendan's/evah's

(and, brendan also recently posted his bacterium mug)

Friday, February 02, 2007


i posted a four part travel log on my recent trip to the big island of hawaii on proper's observations.

part 1 covers days 1-3, which included a hike into waipio valley (and wild horse feeding), life-sized polaroids, hilo's farmer's market, and waterfalls and rain forests.
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part 2 covers days 4-5, with visits to another waterfall, the hawaii tropical botanical garden, volcano tree monument, and our first hike across the caldera floor in volcano national park and our travel around the perimeter of the caldera.

part 3 covers days 6-7, which included a hike at dusk to active lava flow (with a slideshow) and another hike across the caldera floor (this time with the polaroid sampler). we also saw sea turtles and some cool birds.
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and part 4 covers days 8-10, which includes a visit to puuhonua o honaunau national historical park, the peak of mauna kea (the tallest volcano on the island), and whale watching.