Month: August 2009

ebay photos as art

There’s plenty of sites out there that feature funny ebay photos. Most often an unusual background overpowers the product being sold. Think crazy cat about to attack a Beanie Baby. I just stumbled across a new (or new to me) genre. It’s unintentionally aesthetically pleasing photos. I love the photo above by ebay seller acace. …

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full frame SLR for $2000

A couple months ago, I blogged about my wish for a full frame SLR digital camera with articulating LCD for $2000. Well, that wish is coming closer to reality. Today Sony announced the full frame (36mm x 24mm images sensor) 24.6 megapixel A850 digital camera. It has no rotating LCD, but that’s not a deal …

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70% off architecture books

A Chicago classic, The Prairie Avenue Bookshop, will be closing its doors very soon. All books are now 70% off. The shop is only two blocks directly west from Buckingham Fountain.

straw chair

Scott Jarvies Clutch Chair is made from 10,000 drinking straws. I’d like to know how all these straws are held together.

Eisenhower Expressway logo

It turns out that the Eisenhower Expressway (east-west expressway connecting downtown Chicago with Chicago neighborhoods and western suburbs) has its own logo and website. Funny how the words “Eisenhower” and “Expressway” are crammed together in the logo. It resembles the typical traffic jams that occur on the Ike.

Sorry, Cy

Yea, I’m repeating the same image from the immediate prior post. It’s safe to bet that that’s never been done before in the 1300+ post history of All apologies to Cy Twombly for displaying his work in a meagerly tiny 300 pixel wide image and to do so TWO days in a row! The …

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I plan on attending the Cy Twombly exhibit at the Tute later this week. I was looking up reviews of the show online. One such review used a word I never heard of before. One reason I like reading about art is that I often encounter new words which allows me to run them through …

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3 minutes 45 seconds

My account on (Art Institute of Chicago) told me I was a member for 3 minutes and 45 seconds. I think that’s funny.