Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Rodolphe Foucher

From his bio: "A French-born American photographer, Rodolphe Foucher immigrated to New York City after completing his studies at École de Photographie & École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes. A fascination with light and how it fills a room has led him to become one of the leading specialists in interior photography with a discerning eye for space and light interaction." Agreed.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Fine art photography sites can be hit or miss, and the same can be said for Viewville, but these pics from Bootsy Holler, Laura Kicey, and Mary Burger caught my eye:

Monday, December 29, 2008

Skate or Die...

Or make art out of your boards:

Burger Quest

As I travel through this maze we call life, there's one thing I'm always sure of: THERE IS NO BETTER MEAL THAN A PERFECT CHEESEBURGER. While conversing recently with one of my Americana-addict friends who finds himself in London these days, I was turned on to the book and DVD entitled Hamburger America by George Motz. I haven't read and / or viewed it yet, but it's got me on a kick so I had to post some pics from Motz's website. I really don't need to eat any more burgers or tacos or poboys or other massively fattening foods right now b/c Austin will blow your stomach into a over-inflated balloon if you're not careful, but it's pretty much impossible for me to turn these things down. I had a burger from Strawn's in Shreveport over the holidays, and those below have been added to the list of must-eats.

Sorry these last couple of posts aren't all that designerly, but food and the holidays are still on the brain.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Down On The Farm

Ever since I found my blue tick hound at the shelter about a year and a half ago, I've been waiting to take him to my family's farm. Well, we finally got there on Friday - along with the rest of my fam. A perfect day under the Spanish moss of Dairy, Louisiana:

Thursday, December 25, 2008


courtesy Enrique Brown Architects

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Random Faces

I'm about to hit the road for Louisiana and don't have anything prepared for today, so here are some random images of faces from my random photo folder. I'll try to update the blog over the holidays, but we'll just have to wait and see:

Monday, December 22, 2008

Motel Life

That's the title of Willy Vlautin's first novel, originally published in 2006. Northline is the title of his second. If you read my article on Richmond Fontaine for Refueled Magazine a while back, you may recall Vlautin's name. He's the singer for Fontaine and a helluva novelist. I usually have to stop by the bookstore on Christmas Eve to pick up last minute gifts for my dad, and while I wouldn't recommend these for your father if he's anything like mine (he prefers Russian spy-novels to ones about modern American drifters), if you think your guy or gal or brother or sister might like two short books about hard luck brothers (in the case of Motel Life) and on-the-run ex-girlfriends (Northline) then pick these up. They're my two favorite books of the last year and have drawn comparisons to Steinbeck, Carver, Fante, and Denis Johnson. Great stuff.

Pool Shots

Photos by Damion Berger:

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Balsa Bike

The Nemus Concept Bike is based upon profiles made of Balsa wood and silk connected with custom aluminum frame parts and currently weighs in at only 19 lbs. This project is so new that its website won't go live until 2009.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Martin Lof....

is a Swedish chef and a talented photographer of home interiors:

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