I picked up some kind of nasty illness last week and felt like such shite I had to cancel my weekend trip to LA to see the sis (boo!), but I did make it out of my sweatpants long enough for a quick trip to SFMoMA (yay!). We made it just in time for the last couple days of the Jeff Wall exhibit who’s become a new fave in the last year or so. This show was somehow less commanding than the one at New York MoMA, though—his luminous, larger-than-life pieces leapt off the white walls in New York but felt caged and muted in San Fran. Most of his works are back-lit and digitally composed to affect this amazing cinematic quality—you’ll pore over every surreal detail of a photo until you realize your eyes are dried out and you haven’t blinked in minutes. We also saw the Olafur Eliasson exhibit which was super cool, though I admit we didn’t give it the time and thought it deserved since once I hauled myself up to the 5th floor (those endless stairs!) I felt like I was going to pass out. I did muster up the energy to pick up the new Banksy book from the gift shop on the way out, though, and it was only $22! Score! I’ve always loved his subversive, political, or just plain beautiful street art but had no idea he could also hack it as a more traditional painter– he really has incredible range. The book reads like a comic, lots of pictures and just enough words to tie them together. Perfect for a lazy, rainy Saturday stoned out on cold meds.
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.