Monday, February 25, 2008


These are from Paniaras' exhibition a couple of years ago. Somehow I remembered about it while researching the Iolas project.. they are scary fascinating

Friday, February 22, 2008

Five of the Twelve Labours of Hercules

While we're on this mythological trip, here's some drawings from the Project Gutenberg ebook
The Nemæan LionThe Lernæan Hydra
The StymphalidesCerberus
The Hesperides

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Afternoon of a Faun

I was researching Alexander Iolas and found a great quote by Nureyev which led me to the afternoon of a faun

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lakeland Florida

Somehow randomly I bumped into the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel by Frank Loyd Wright. Not really being the biggest FLW fan, but the chapel is pretty great in an almost pre-Gio Ponti way.
Then I found out that it is part of the Lakeland Florida Southern College campus, which the master designed and it is today the largest collection of FLW buildings. Here's some cool details:

covered walkways

lakes and fountains

hidden gardenswalls with colored glass tiles etc

photos from here and here and here

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Plato's Cave

Somehow I arrived to Googling Plato's cave today
and out of curiosity I tried the image search
Some of the results were very explanatory
and very diagramatic
like thisand really interestingothers much more romantic
and dramaticand truly inexplicableTim Noble and Sue Webster came up

and even a video

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Unblogged New York

Here's whats been lying around in the blog foldera very cute cat fighter, I think from Cooper Hewitt museum.
amazing Paul Noble wallpaper insert (it was free with Nest magazine, ages ago)
classic NY ceilingscape with fans and tubes
Interruption of a Course of Action: great Lovett/Codagnone instalaltion at PS1nice arched windows at PS1and leaving Urban Books, church with skyscrapers

Sunday, February 03, 2008

When we pretended to be Jews

Saturday in January in New York: Just to get a glimpse of the fabulous synagogue on White street. I've blogged about this in the past, but had never been inside.

We put on some Yarmulkes that were graciously left at the entrance, and watched the service from the back seats. Felix looked very serious. Angelo loves everything Jewish anyway.

Naturally the inside is just like the outside, only inverted.

And the whole thing is in marble, which one could not tell from the photos. And the synagogue has an arts program of course.