I just booked my next trip back to New York and damnit!– I’m going to just miss Kara Walker’s retrospective at The Whitney. Equal parts whimsy and malice, her silhouettes sing horrifying narratives of slavery, incest, murder, rape, bestiality. They’re deeply beautiful and deeply disturbing at the same time; you can’t help but be blown away by her talent, intelligence and courage. I first stumbled upon her tiny exhibit at the Met many years ago and was held captive in that room—her work is mesmerizing as a socio-political commentary as well as for it’s incredible precision. Not to be missed.
cool stuff abounds. find your way on, off and around the gridI'm a writer and wide-eyed wanderer, culturemonger and experience collector. Born in New York and raised in Colorado, I've also lived in Sydney, France, Martinique and spent various random weeks and months exploring the spaces between. Possibly as a result, I'm not happy unless I'm on a plane twice a month going somewhere to discover something cool. This is where I'll attempt to collect and share some of the things I see in travel, design, retail, music, film, web, food, style. (I admit, focus has never been my strongsuit.) Day jobs have included years at big city branding shops, little town magazines and a stint heading up marketing for an alternative law firm's San Francisco office. I still have a foot in that pretty little city but my heart resides in Manhattan.
My other gigI'm also editrix-in-chief of TheDistillery, a marketing blog focused on media, design, and brands. It's a place where a bunch of stuff goes in and only the good stuff comes out. Drink up. DistilleryMedia.com.