Artist Spotlight: Lucy Rose

Singer/Songwriter Lucy Rose, is relatively new on the music scene, but her lovely voice and quirky melodies show an exceptional raw talent. Here are a few spotlights.

"Middle of the Bed":

"Beatnik Sessions":


"Bikes" (audio only):

"Lights Out, Words Gone", with Bombay Bicycle Club:


Inspiration: Reflection

Using reflective surfaces in photography adds a whole new dimension to the subject.  The most popular forms are water, mirrors and windows.  The effects can be astounding - transforming a "regular" photograph into a true piece of art.

Flickr Roundup:
Yes, Trey Ratcliff is a-maz-ing.  
See the spotlight on his site here and 
more beautiful reflective imagery of the Taj Mahal here.


Artist Spotlight: Vi Hart, Mathemusician

Vi Hart is a recreational mathemusician with a brilliantly creative talent for explaining complex topics with simple props & doodles in fast-paced video form.

Here are a few of my favorites from YouTube:

What is up with Noises?

Doodling in Math Class: Infinity Elephants

Pachelbel's Music Box Canon in D

Doodling in Math Class: Squiggle Inception

Pi Is (still) Wrong.



Fun with Cups!

Lulu & the Lampshades with "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone":

Nice cover by Anna Burden:


Friday Find: Musings Side Plate

Musings Side Plate, Anthropologie, $28
"and next he said: how tiny it is we whispered,
winter has gone beneath the misty places of your shadow...
ships are my language, and light your storm"
~Kylie Johnson


Artist Spotlight: Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich is an Argentinian pianist who began her love affair with the piano at the tender age of three. Widely renowned as one of the greatest pianists of her time, Argerich has largely stayed out of the spotlight.

Here are a few of her performances.

Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No.3 Mv.3:

Polonaise N°6 l'heroique:

Scarlatti, Sonata k. 141:

Bach Partita No.2 in C minor, BWV 826:

Schumann - Von Fremden Landern und Menschen:


Book Releases - August 2011

Releasing this month: