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June 1, 2009

Flautist presents Russell Brand

Yesterday she wrote, "The wonderful, complete 4-part interview with Russell Brand is there, and Part 3 is especially good — the last half being especially, especially good, and the last minute or so being pure gold."

Concur.

June 1, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Felt Ring

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$28.

June 1, 2009 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Picasso at 9

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Dove and Dog (c. 1890). Paper cuttings. 5 x 8.5 cm. and 6 x 9.2 cm. Museo Picasso, Barcelona.

"These two small pieces show the skill of a child who was capable of cutting out any shape that he fancied for his own amusement and that of his cousins and sisters, using paper and scissors. Analysts of his work see in these examples a precedent of the collages and paper sculptures pertaining to his Cubist Period as well as of the later models and sculptures in metal plate. In any case, there is no doubt that many years later he recalled this technique when he created similar figures for his children to play with."

The two works are currently on display in Malaga, part of the Museo Picasso's show, "Picasso's Late Sculpture: Woman," up through August 30, 2009.

Wrote Julius Purcell in a May 27, 2009 Financial Times review, "Lola and Conchita would request an animal. 'Start with the claw this time,' they might say, then they’d crowd around their brother. The scissors would snick the blank paper, from which would fall an effortless Newfoundland, a hen or a dove."

"Little Pablo never drew an outline before turning out his precocious découpages for his sisters. The tale (whose source is little Pablo himself) offers a useful foreshadowing of the later showman attended by admiring females, but it would just be another piece of folksy Picassiana were it not for the proof offered at Malaga’s Picasso Museum’s new show. Dated 1890, somewhat yellowed now, the nine-year-old's tiny paper dog can be seen with spiky fur under the chin, while the dove’s wing is suggested by an artful cut. It’s hard to tell which is more miraculous, the survival of these frail party pieces or the miniaturist bravura of their child creator."

June 1, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Balloona Table

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Designed by Natalie Kruch.

500 balloons and wood.

18"H x 14"L x 14"W.

$225.

June 1, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Twitter: TechnoDolt™ RSS

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It just occurred to me, looking at my Twitter page: even if you don't know RSS from your sass, you can subscribe to bookofjoe by following me at Twitter, which automatically (thanks to the machinations of my technical wizard, Phillip Winn), posts each boj entry soon after it goes up here.

Who knew?

June 1, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Disposable razor with integrated shaving cream dispenser

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"This all-in-one disposable 6-blade pivoting-head razor has real shaving cream inside the handle for up to a week or more of smooth, comfortable shaves."

Yo, Gillette — call your office, someone's eating your lunch.

Three for $9.99.

[via brogui]

June 1, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

ColorCapture Ben — Benjamin Moore iPhone app

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Available starting today at the App store.

Free, the way we like it.

Take a picture and the app shows the closest matching colors of the over 3,300 in the Benjamin Moore catalog.

Shake the phone when your matches appear and you'll see coordinating colors.

What's in it for Benjamin Moore?

The app uses the phone's GPS to find the nearest retailer with your Moore paint.

[via geeksugar]

June 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Vintage Leather Belt Floor Rug

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Designed by Inghua Ting, handmade from recycled vintage leather belts at TING Studios in the UK.

27.5"Ø.

$688.

June 1, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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