Friday Find: Chip Magnetic Paper Clip Holder

Alessi RT01 Chip Magnetic Paper Clip Holder/Paperweight, Amazon, $57


Artist Spotlight: Maddi Jane

12-year old Maddi Jane is the latest in a series of vocal artists to find stardom through YouTube.  She writes her own music, but is better known for her covers of pop songs.

Here are a few highlights showcasing her powerful pipes.

Adele's "Rolling in the Deep":

Christina Perri's "Jar of Hearts":

Shontelle's "Impossible":


Inspiration: Amococo

Today I went on a little "field trip" to walk through the Artsplosure exhibit of Amococo on City Plaza in Raleigh.  I was not quite sure what to expect, but found myself truly inspired by the use of color, lighting and, well, air.

From the Artplosure site:
"Amococo is a large scale, inflatable sculpture constructed of translucent vinyl and made up of labyrinthine tunnels and inspiring spacious domes. A sensual world of liquid light and color, it is a multi-sensory space that welcomes, inspires and affects everyone who enters. Amococo will be the third luminarium from Architects of Air to be exhibited in Raleigh. Levity III was presented in August 2008 at "Art on the Edge," and Mirazozo had its world premier at Artsplosure 2010."


Friday Find: Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha Plates

Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha Blue and White 8" Plate, Crate & Barrel, $24

And here is a bonus since I loved both of these...

Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha Black and White 10" Plate, Crate & Barrel, $34

This whole line is fabulous.


May the Fourth

May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars day!


Target Eliminated

President Obama delivers a speech formalizing the news that Osama bin Laden, the "mastermind" behind the September 11, 2001 attacks and other terrorist attacks, has been killed by American troops last night at a compound in Pakistan.


Book Releases - May 2011

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