Monthly Archives: April 2011

Citizen Rangers Wanted

Spring is here, and that means herps and herbaceous plants! How can you Philadelphia/South Jersey types help defend local wildlife? Here are two suggestions. No degrees or qualifications needed: just boots and a raincoat. 1. Toad Wranglers needed in Roxborough, … Continue reading

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The New Luxury?

Last week I attended a lecture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art given by Hamish Bowles, the European Editor at Large for Vogue. His topic was the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and Roberto Capucci, whose colorful, exuberant work is now … Continue reading

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Eastern Spadefoot "Toad"

Made a video at a friend’s farm during that storm on Saturday night. The video looks like an amphibian version of a Beckett play: a small being, floating in a black sea of exisential angst and inertia! The Eastern Spadefoot … Continue reading

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Lending A Hand

This Sunday afternoon, I will be joining my friends at the Coney Island Museum’s final day of the Congress of Curious Peoples. Below is Sunday’s schedule: **SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH**SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE, 1PM – 8PM (Last Ticket sold at 7pm), … Continue reading

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Dean Dass

After taking in Hamish Bowles’ PMA lecture on Balenciaga, I wandered into Schmidt-Dean Gallery tonight in Philly. In a little side room I found a series of new works by Dean Dass. I was blown away: luminous, biomorphic things that … Continue reading

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Random Tea Tin Design

Becky just got these back from the printers. Designed this packaging system for Random Tea Room over the winter. The size of the labels are designed to work for both tin sizes. Oh, by the way: go visit Random to … Continue reading

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Not the Makings, But the Habit

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A Rabbit As King Of The Ghosts

A gypsy band of rabbits has taken up residence around the house. This fellow was seen enjoying the recent warm spell, dozing on the briefly warm earth. Brings to mind one of my favorite poems by Wallace Stevens. Oh, yes … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Colors

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Origama Mama

The Sakura cherry blossom festival in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park was a mixed bag this year: among the beautiful blossoms, kimonos, and kodo drums were hordes of American otakus in corny Gothic Lolita and anime/manga getups. But just as I was … Continue reading

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