Posts Tagged ‘psychedelic’

Tame Impala / Lonerism

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

The single “Elephant” from new Tame Impala album “Lonerism”

Album cover for Lonerism by Tame Impala – fenced garden, Paris

The new Tame Impala album Lonerism is out. (It’s not released in North America yet, technically, but seems you can get on iTunes already.) I’ve had it on perpetual repeat for 3 days.

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Playplax by Patrick Rylands

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

 

Playplax, another toy from my childhood, was designed in 1966 by the brilliant British industrial designer Patrick Rylands. It’s in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum in London. Thanks to Fraser for actually finding it online, after I failed to (see his comments here).

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Rocking camel by B.C. painter/author Jim Willer

Friday, July 15th, 2011

I grew up with this psychedelic rocking camel, handmade in the late 60s/early 70s by B.C. artist/novelist Jim Willer. He called these “Bumpity Camels” and ours was one of a series—our cousins had one too. When we were kids it used to have a blue wooden knocker on a wire that hung inside and clip-clopped when you rocked (even though camels are silent), but the noise drove us crazy so we removed it, and so did our cousins.

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Rita Pavone, “Il geghegè”

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Rita Pavone.

Thanks, Kay.

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Jen Stark – cutouts as sculpture

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Paper cutout sculptures by Jen Stark. Thanks to Paul for pointing these out. It seems paradoxical that geometry can create a visceral response, but it does.

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Sarah Gee, geometric collage

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

These mesmerizing collages are by Sarah Gee, who also happens to be my design partner. They are all new works, and I want one. A small exhibition of her pieces will be up during our Vancouver open studio and sale this weekend, which is part of this huge Vancouver event.

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