Thursday, December 30, 2010


Out of Studio APVIS and loosely based upon the Greek story of Pygmalion, this digitally drawn animation visually portrays the nature of obsession.

Pygmalion from studio APVIS on Vimeo.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Well, "blue" has it... the coveted title of America's most popular color of crayon, that is. And not just any one of Crayola's 15 different shades of blue. Not blizzard blue, cobalt blue, periwinkle, turquoise blue, cornflower, cadet blue, sky blue, blue bell, blue green, cerulean, denim, indigo, midnight blue, navy blue, pacific blue or robin egg blue, but the original, simple, non-fancified... "blue".

"Blue"... the color of the sky and the ocean, flowers and bows. As a kid I chose blue most often when coloring eyes, and when I drew rainbows, blue was always my first color choice to apply to the top arch. Always blue, then red, green, orange, purple and yellow, in descending order... had to be that order for everything to be right in the world. But after yellow, my color choices were random and spontaneous.

For over a hundred years, since 1903, Crayola Crayons have been at the top of the list of favorite playthings. To this day I keep a box of 64 crayons in my desk drawer... you know... just in case.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Smallest Christmas Card in the World

Nanotechnologists at the University of Glasgow have produced the world's smallest Christmas card. Invisible to the naked eye, apparently the nano-card can fit onto the surface of a postage stamp 8,276 times, or onto a standard holiday card some half a million times.

Which begs the question... Why?

Because they can.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mail Boxes, Etc.

I am immensely entertained by creative and clever use of materials that are re-purposed and constructed into something entirely different than what the original object was designed for. In addition to this, I am all about paying respect to a dying way of life... in this case, a dying form of communication. Formal letter writing, and in reality, all that's associated with the postal system will one day be just notations in history.

Sadly, the time will come when mailboxes will be buried in antiquity, discarded as inefficient and obsolete due to the ease of electronic mail, environmental issues and the high
cost of postage, salaried mail carriers, fuel and building maintenance, not to mention human disinterest in actually taking pen to paper.

Until then, we can enjoy these curiously delightful mailboxes...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Lady and the Reaper

•.♫•*¨`*"We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know whennnn... But I know we'll meet again some sunny dayyyyyy...."*¨`*•♫.•