Bill Plympton: Independently Animated

If you attended the lecture from animator Bill Plympton at Museum of the Moving Image the other night, the word that is indelibly burned into your brain is INDEPENDENT. Plympton was joined by David Levy, his friend and co-author of the new book about his life and art, Bill Plympton: Independently Animated. Plympton started work …

Fairysteps Leather Shoes

http://fairysteps.blogspot.com Since I’ve started wearing “minimalist footwear” I’ve been on the hunt for cute shoes with thin soles…and I happened upon the lovely Fairysteps company! Fairysteps are made lovingly by a woman in the UK, she sources gorgeous vibrant leather, and makes the soles from Vibram (the best kind of rubber!) Some are round toe-d, …

Soft Star Run Amoc Shoes: Elven Running Shoes!

So, I’ve been doing a lot of research on “barefoot running.” I recently ordered a pair of Soft Star RunAmoc Running Shoes. And I use “running shoes” loosely. They are literally a soft leather moccasin with a 2mm Vibram rubber sole. Pix of the shoes and a little video follow. THEY ARE SO COMFY!

Divine Tribe Leather Bags

Found these bags at a cute little boutique in Astoria, called KrisTees. What drew me to this bag was the horn. It doubles as a bag fastener, AND a self-defense weapon against muggers! This bag is made by a local design group called Divine Tribe.  It looks like they do have a few styles that …

Criteria for a new name

If you’ve seen my name, you know it’s a big Polish bag of consonants. I’ve been thinking about changing it since I came back from living in California. I had left both a job and a man i’d been with for six years, and left a state. I was starting over, and I thought it …

Mashup du Jour: Mashed in Plastic

On my quest for ever more mashups, I started looking for mashups for artists I liked. While searching for Bowie, I discovered a Bowie/Tori Amos mashup that I posted previously. But I checked with the person who made it (Was Audio) and found to my delight that he’d made an ENTIRE ALBUM of David Lynch/tinged …

Sesame Street Muppets: geniuses in timing

So, i have a great love of movies with physical comedy, and timing. A well-timed look, or movement can be funnier than an entire monologue. It occurred to me that the genesis of this was Jim Henson’s muppets on Sesame Street. For example, this classic video. The way the muppets bounce, the way they zip …