the ball whisk

November 30, 2015

I wish I lived inside of this…

Filed under: Art — dagabairtilo @ 3:00 pm

or at least wish I could see the film cylinder in person…


December 10, 2010

Thank you, Transona Five

Filed under: Art, Texas — dagabairtilo @ 11:04 am

For marking the beginning of 12 wonderful years with a beautiful man.

February 26, 2009

I want! (Swedish Toys)

Filed under: Art, Fashion (Facism), Friends and Family, Gear, Scando — dagabairtilo @ 12:40 pm

My friend is about to have a little bundle of joy, and another friend of ours’ kid is about to turn 4, so what do you guys think of these Swedish design toys? I’m in love, but we all know what a kid at heart I am. Am I off base here? These rock, no?

August 25, 2008

On a happier note… Remember Mark?

Filed under: Art — dagabairtilo @ 10:11 am

S and I finally watched the documentary Helvetica last night – a truly brilliant film. Our absolute favorite part, and just favorite guy all around, was Mark Spiekermann. He had me rolling. Turns out Mark has a blog, which I had to share with our little family. I can forget about cyclist maimers/murderers for now and focus instead on the unlikely places people express human-ness (sic)… like Mark’s take on Helvetica. I quote: “It’s air, you know. It’s just there. There’s no choice. You have to breathe, so you have to use Helvetica.” Ah, well said, Herr.

April 24, 2008


Filed under: Art — Tags: — quietglow @ 8:43 am

By the way, Artropolis is this weekend–arguably the biggest arts event in Chi. Some less spin-y write up of it via the Chicagoist. If you guys see anything interesting to you, just let me know and we can work it into the plans. I haven’t scanned the events yet, but will update if I see something particularly good.

Edit: As the Chicagoist notes, there are about a zillion gallery openings in the west loop and river north. Even better, they seem to be running mostly from 5-9. Can you say free wine and dinner pre-show? If there is popular interest, I’ll make us a list of likely stops.

More Edit: There is a large concentration of galleries on Superior, which is about the half-way point between our place and the show–just to give you spacial perspective.

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