Stopped down to visit my friend Brown at the Rookwood Store in OTR. I’ve got my eye on some ceramic bears because I need more things to Swiffer® in my life.
My Mother Tattoo by Tattly, as seen on the shelves of MiCA!
I’m not sure what this place is, but I loved their window display. Looks like an art space with printing capabilities. (Across the street from Park+Vine.)
Each autumn I am drawn to this plant (weed?) at the farm that creates the most vibrant red. (Previously)
This door repurposed as a table.
Hang Over Easy in Clifton.
Recommended: Chicken & Chorizo skillet, Futura
Alternate view from a few minutes earlier:
The monthlong celebration of photography that is the FotoFocus Biennial has brought lots of great things to the city. In addition to John Water’s talk, there are lectures and exhibits throughout downtown. One particular gallery is dedicated to the work of Vivian Maier, who I’d been enamored with since the story of her street photography emerged somewhat recently.
(She was a nanny in the Northeast and Chicago who always carried a camera and snapped photos, but seldom if ever shared her work. Discovered after her passing, the photographs have emerged along with a documentary that attempts to piece together her life.)
I love her stuff. I almost recommend trying to see the exhibit before watching the documentary. It changed my perspective a bit.
Our small group wandered the city and popped in a few of the other exhibits and enjoyed them muchly.
“Grace! Stand in front of that David Benjamin Sherry print.” I pleaded.
I asked Dan to do the same.
My personal favorite were the Matthew Porter prints above. I need to research how the images were made. I’m guessing photography and CGI.
Jeremy inspects Paul Graham’s “34th Street, 4th June 2010”
Moyra Davey “Subway Writers”
The architecture of the Kroger headquarters.
I was a little obsessed over this Moiré pattern caused by the overlapping metalwork of this staircase.
I don’t know who is behind this Free Slave Animals van, but they’ve got a keen sense of design.
John Waters made me snort out loud more than a few times last night. It resonated through Memorial Hall, but luckily everyone else was laughing so hard it didn’t matter.
- I wish I had a transcript of the evening. Water’s delivery is quick and dense with beautifully twisted humor.
- I want to raid this man’s library.
Tip of the hat to the FotoFocus Biennial for bringing Mr. Waters to town, and these fellows below for the fine evening.
There are many favorite parts to Farm Day, the yearly event of family and fiends that convene out in Oxford on Tom and Wendy’s farm. I actually like the days leading up to it as it forces Tom and myself to clean up the studio, likely the cleanest it will be any day of the year.
Folks gathered, shared side dishes and desserts, fished in the pond, wandered the trails, ran around the yard, caught up on life and printed a whole bunch of shirts. Good times. (I should note: The bunny shirt design was made by John Lanzador and it was superfun to print.)
My normal route to work is under construction, requiring me to find new ways of getting around. So I’m seeing new things.
At this stoplight in Miamitown, someone got enterprising and turned their field into a cash generating business.
I can’t look away.
Also: Inflatable Park?