Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jim Morrison: Great American Poet?

Originally posted at The Poetry Foundation, Daniel Nester has written a lengthy, yet interesting essay about the writings of Jim Morrison...

When You're Strange: Jim Morrison Great American Poet?

People are indeed strange in that we can't seem to resist adopting elitist tendencies. I find it difficult getting behind any group that imposes the confines of strict rules upon creativity. It bothers me that without academia approval, Jim isn't allowed membership into the club.

I never liked the idea of looking to someone else to tell us what is legitimate art. I tend to think that like all art, the definition of poetry and our enjoyment of such, is up to each and every one of us.

... you decide.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Dig it... right here, right now.


French web designer, Arian Noveir, has created this super cool series of watercolor-esque, abstract-style paintings; which by way of splatter, hint at the identity of each superhero.

Crocheted Critters

One look at the teensie squirrel below (SQUIRREL!) and you'll think it the cutest thing ever... that is until you spy the little penguins. But, oh wait! The giraffe is adorable too making each of these little crocheted creatures cuter than the last.

The family run company, Su Ami, offers more photographic samples on their website, To showcase their miniature size, each critter is displayed atop a finger or in the palm of a hand. The name "Su Ami" is derived from the nickname of their youngest daughter, who loves animals and is behind the family inspiration to make whimsical crafts.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Exploding Houses

These 'sploded homes in Houston, Texas are the product of artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Dan and Dean nailed planks of dismantled interior walls at odd angles to create vortex-like openings and tunnels that appear to be ripping through each house. 

Read more @ Daily Mail

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stone Art... by Hirotoshi Ito

You can find a vast array of Ito's sculptures @ Jiyuseki's photostream
and a little more info about the artist @

Sunday, October 2, 2011