neruda soothes better than ale vera

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms,
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers.
Thanks to your love a certain fragrance,
risen darkly from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride,
so I love you because I know no other way than this:
where "I" does not exist, nor "you,"
So close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
So close that your eyes close and I fall asleep.

-Pablo Neruda

Kim Weston

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ah, yes. Light and shadow. The silver gelatin prints above were taken with Kim's father Cole's camera, who was Edward Weston's son. Edward Weston was wonderfully adept at developing shadow and light in simple subject matter, such as the pepper.

Edward was also a great friend of Ansel Adams, whose work I idolize. I've always wanted his photo of the bell pepper in my kitchen. If for nothing else, to exemplify just one of the many ways to fall in love with food.

Pepper # 30 - 1930 - Edward Weston

Monday, January 19, 2009


Friday, January 9, 2009

Apocabliss is a made up term intended to express a state of consciousness that's vibrating somewhere between the end and the beginning, despair and hope, helplessness and empowerment. Though Apocalypse and Bliss are not polar opposites, when mashed together,the word Apocabliss conveys a sense of a infinity and nowness, as depicted in the visions of the artists in this show.

Chris Duncan and Maya Hayuk are two of my favorite geo artists.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

WNYC's Radiolab is a curiosity show. On public radio. I had no idea such a thing existed.

Visualization of On The Road

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I've been interested lately in the visualization of complex ideas - I'm currently working on a world map that not only locates traditional beverages, but includes life expectancy, the happiness factor, the biochemistry behind these beverages. I want to see if these ideas can align on the page.

So when I came across Stefanie Posavec's work, I was floored. Her intricate presentation of the work, combining the rhythm, the ideas, and the characters into beautiful presentations. Check it out.

Watching Walmart Grow

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Man. Gotta move out west to get away from the corporate conglomerate.