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I live in Chicago with my family, and I enjoy baseball, coffee, travel, writing, reading, and blogging.

Wrapping Things Up with Pierre Kracht

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sirrah
March 27th, 2009

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imm cologne (and no, I wasn’t supposed to capitalize any of that) bills itself as “the world’s leading furnishing fair.” Pictures from some of the designs from this year’s show can be found here. One designer who had an especially successful show is Pierre Kracht. [ Continue Reading ]

6,000+ Paintings Went into this Video

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sirrah
March 26th, 2009

In all the years I’ve been on this earth (and just how many that is shall remain a mystery for now), I haven’t completed a single painting. Hell, I’ve never even started one. So when I found out that this video is comprised of (more than) six thousand paintings, all by the same artist, well, let’s just say I was impressed. [ Continue Reading ]

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The Lone Horseman of the Apopalypse

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sirrah
March 25th, 2009

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The malleability of the English language is truly fascinating.  Combining two words into one, or portmanteau if you want to put a name on it, is a sort of weird thrill for me. And so it was when I read the title of Mauro Perucchetti‘s new exhibit [ Continue Reading ]

Is this Art? Sure, Why Not?

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sirrah
March 24th, 2009
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This video has gone viral, generating over 2 million You-Tube hits in less than a week. There’s something about the goofiness of this that has to be seen [ Continue Reading ]

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The World According to Alison Scarpulla

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sirrah
March 23rd, 2009

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There’s this game you can play on Facebook where you make your own album cover. If you want to try it, click here. Looking at Älison Scarpulla‘s ethereal photography, there are many potential album covers to be seen. [ Continue Reading ]

No Wish Sandwiches Here

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sirrah
March 21st, 2009
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The business portion of this clip occurs about 35 seconds in. For those who can’t watch, a “wish sandwich” is when you have two pieces of bread and you wish you had some meat. That’s not a problem for Jon Chonko, the proprietor of scanwiches. [ Continue Reading ]

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High and Dry with Robert Gligorov

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sirrah
March 20th, 2009

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I must admit, the photo above made me think of a Def Leppard album cover from way back. I still call them albums, because I once had a stack of them and they’re probably sitting in some landfill now. Oh, well. [ Continue Reading ]

A Shotopop Snapshot

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sirrah
March 19th, 2009

Casper Franken, who is one half of the creative team behind the Brighton-based Shotopop, has said that he loves “senselessness.” Along with his fellow BLOC colleague Carin Standford, he now explores a variety of artistic forms that  are most interesting to look at. [ Continue Reading ]

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A True Young Turk

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sirrah
March 18th, 2009

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Murat Süyür is a 24 year-old photographer working in Istanbul, Turkey. This makes him young, and a Turk as well. But the creative quality of his work also puts him within the more figurative sense of the term, which is a young rebel pushing for change.

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