Category Archives: Art for Art’s Sake

The man with the big casino

A 10×8 inch painting of a young woman seated at a harpsichord garnered a winning bid of US$30 million, and chances are the last Vermeer to see the auction dais is headed to Las Vegas. The small portrait, “Young Woman … Continue reading

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The see-through time-telling bridge

If you want to see the only piece of architecture created by Santiago Calatrava on the U.S. West Coast, you’ll have to go to the small community of Redding and walk across The Sundial Bridge, spanning some salmon spawning beds … Continue reading

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The long, long f-stop

Spider-Man 2 director Sam Raimi wants to mount cameras above every major U.S. city and shoot a frame a day for 1,000 years to record a movie showing how each city crumbles into decay after Jesus comes back. I totally … Continue reading

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Now in fashion colors!

I�ve been involved in an ongoing argu � um � conversation about the appropriate use of color in one�s wardrobe. My point of view: the judicious use of the occasional garish tone or print can make an interesting and fun … Continue reading

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Car couture

Today’s cars, with rare exception, are uniformly dull to look at. Car companies have, of late, been driven by public demand to produce more individual lines, but they usually harken back to earlier designs (with varying degrees of success) rather … Continue reading

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Blow the Bubble One More Time

In the Go-Go late 90s where a web site was created for every pointless whim, companies were popping up all over seemingly overnight. Of course, when the bubble burst, they all went away just as quickly. You know you’ve got … Continue reading

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Insult to Injury

Steve Kurtz had no idea he was going to end up an enemy of the state when his wife died suddenly of a heart attack. He called the police, and when they became suspicious of his art supplies, they brought … Continue reading

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Design matters

Fast Company posts a lengthy article about design and designers, hoping to make the case that the way to differentiate your product from someone else’s is good design. Including profiles of trendsetters like ex-Gucci man Tom Ford, Ford wunderkind J … Continue reading

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I Am So Looking Forward to “Patch Adams 2024”

Is it just me, or is Jack Black the new Robin Williams? Spastic, always “on,” hairy. It’s eerie.

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