Tag Archives: art
Tender is the Night & Love First Light

Tender is the Night & Love First Light

Posted 09 May 2011 | By | Categories: animals, art, ask emily, baboons, beauty, buddhism, compassion, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, designers, digital books, digital publishing, emily approved, environment, evolution, happiness, interconnected, love, new zealand, solar, sustainability, sustainable, technology, time | No Comments

Five things: Tender is the Night at City Gallery Wellington, First Light House NZ’s entry in US Solar Decathlon, Our Choice by Al Gore & Push Pop Press, Pollinators by Louie Schwartzberg and Long Now seminar with Tim Flannery on evolution.

Now, a Picture and a Poem

Now, a Picture and a Poem

Posted 27 October 2010 | By | Categories: art, poetry | 1 Comment

Just love this latest 20×200 print by the amazing Marian Bantjes… the pulsating mandalas and arrows, the different views at different sizes. It immediately conjured up One or Two Things, a favorite poem by Mary Oliver that always sticks in the center of my mind.

Where there is hair there is joy

Where there is hair there is joy

Posted 18 October 2009 | By | Categories: art, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, happiness, women | No Comments

Introducing Monica Moreno, whose sculptures and paintings exude the colorful exuberance of Alexander Girard and embody an untamed joy both reverent (exploring ideas of inner peace) and irreverent (Cinderella with hairy legs).

New Zealand Types

New Zealand Types

Posted 17 August 2009 | By | Categories: art, branding, creativity, culture, design, new zealand, observations, typography | 1 Comment

Last weekend I stumbled on Helvetiki, this witty marriage of the ubiquitous hei-tiki of New Zealand and Helvetica of the world by Matthew Moriarty at Crawlspace gallery.

Painting Workshop with Max Gimblett

Painting Workshop with Max Gimblett

Posted 17 May 2009 | By | Categories: art, consciousness, creativity, culture, people, senses | 1 Comment

Max paints like Tibetan Buddhist monks debate, animated with kinetic punctuations. He describes it as automatism, “one stroke bone” and “all mind and no mind”. Think very clearly of what you want do before you start, and then let go and free your mind while doing, “a little like making love.”

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Posted 02 February 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, sustainability, travel, video | No Comments

Part three of a four part video looking at the work of artist Fiona Hall in the exhibition FORCE FIELD at the City Gallery Wellington. Fiona Hall City Gallery Wellington Art Artis When My Boat Comes In – detail, photo by cicadas , image by Fiona Hall.

Links for 2008-11-13: Travel

Posted 13 November 2008 | By | Categories: creativity, links, technology, travel, webstuff | No Comments

Street with a View Reality intervention: Street With A View introduces fiction, both subtle and spectacular, into the doppelganger world of Google Street View. Then neighbors and passers-by noticed what was going on and got in on the action, devising their own unplanned scenarios. (tags: art googlemaps maps artisticintervention technology mapping fiction streetwithaview) transfercar – […]

Links for 2008-09-28: Open Everything

Posted 28 September 2008 | By | Categories: links | No Comments

openeverything.net Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. It gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, media, philanthropy, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the society we live in: everything. It's about thinking, doing and being open. (tags: open opensource participatory art science community)

Links for 2008-09-05: 3D Printing

Posted 05 September 2008 | By | Categories: art, links, technology | 1 Comment

Shapeways | passionate about creating Print-on-demand fabbing service where you can upload or create 3D designs and order plastic printouts of them. (tags: design art technology community diy tools service 3d manufacturing fabricating prototyping rapidprototyping sculpture fabrication models printing crowdsourcing)

links for 2008-02-22: Design to Inspire

links for 2008-02-22: Design to Inspire

Posted 22 February 2008 | By | Categories: animals, art, creativity, culture, design, furniture, links, shopping, technology, typography | No Comments

More images of the show . (tags: moma art patterns scale nano informationvisualization technology ) Gotham » A Font We Can Believe In Obama’s main “change” banner font is Gotham, designed by Hoefler & Frere-Jones for GQ to be something that would look fresh, yet established, to have a credible voice to it. … Mission accomplish (tags: typography politics obama gotham fonts typeface ) Endemic – New Zealand Design Store online outpost of devonport, auckland, nz based Endemic, devoted to artist and designer made fashion, publications, art toys and a wide range of playful imaginings. (tags: playful design creative shopping newzealand endemic artbooks )

Links for 2008-01-30: People Projects

Posted 30 January 2008 | By | Categories: activism, art, creativity, culture, links | No Comments

BIL conference wiki Sounds like an excellent adventure! BIL is the self-organizing unconference across the street from the TED conference, overlapping by a day. (tags: unconference conference BIL TED) The Citizenship Exchange Project CEP proposes a resolution to highly bureaucratized and political systems of immigration. The Peer-to-Peer immigration network makes alienating systems of human migration […]

Links for 2008-01-25: Funky Forest

Links for 2008-01-25: Funky Forest

Posted 25 January 2008 | By | Categories: art, creativity, culture, design, environment, links, sustainability, technology, video, women | No Comments

Funky Forest, interactive ecosystem installation by Emily Gobeille and Theodore Watson Funky Forest’ is an interactive ecosystem where children create trees with their body and then divert the water flowing from the waterfall to the trees to keep them alive. The health of the trees contributes to the overall health of the forest and the […]