Monday, April 21, 2008

Off to college

Some of you know this already but I got accepted to grad school at the University of New Hampshire. I applied to a bunch of schools, I didn't think I was going get in, and then I did, so now it's off to another adventure. New Hampshire is beautiful, what little I've seen of it.

Big decisions always make you wonder whether you're making the right choice. Actually though, I'm pretty excited, and feel really lucky. Boston's only a hr away, and I've met and talked to some of the grad students already, and they seem pretty cool. I'm not big on moving, I'm not sure anyone is, but I think shaking things up every once in a while can be good. I'm curious to see where this'll take me.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

VW Bus

Dream Big

I love this.

Canoe made from disposable chopsticks

I just found this on another blog named Pink Tentacle. What a cool idea.

A former city employee in the Fukushima prefecture town of Koriyama has built a 4-meter 13-ft long canoe from thousands of used disposable chopsticks recovered from the city hall cafeteria. Bothered that perfectly good wood was going to waste after a single use, Shuhei Ogawara — whose job at city hall involved working with the local forestry industry — spent the last two years of his career collecting used chopsticks from the cafeteria.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Antonio Lopez Garcia

I just saw a show recently up at Boston MFA that blew my mind. One of the many artists that I had never heard of before I went back to school. Antonio Lopez Garcia has been in three shows in the US, and this is his first solo museum show here. Everyone that knows his work was there for the show and lecture. The catalog will be available in May from Amazon. I think it's worth a look, the only other book that was available about him is for sale used for 2000 dollars. If you click on his name in the text it will take you to a slide show of his work.

Friday, April 04, 2008