Living in Prints

Ahh, to be in a world surrounded by prints.  If only my boyfriend, didn't already think everything I own "looks like a rug."

found on patternity
painting by Mickalene Thomas
from Kenzo baby look book
don't remember where i found this one.  please comment if you know
photo by Arnold Newman
painting by Klimt
ad for M.A.C. and Liberty collaboration
painting by Matisse
from spring 2010 paper magazine


So - somehow I haven't had time to see the new Alice in Wonderland movie! Hopefully this weekend! Even though I am super excited about the movie, I am even more excited by all the Alice inspired goodies that have been popping upt! Woo hoo! Love it!

I am leaving for London on Tuesday and I am definitely going to check out the "We are all mad here: Alice in popular culture" exhibit at Victoria and Albert Museum. Can't wait!

Thank you to TokyoBunnie posting about the Curious and Curiouser show at Gallery Nucleus. So many great works. Here are some of my favorites.

Alice in the Rain by Lorelay Bove
I loved this piece because it reminded me so much of Mary Blair's Alice drawings she did as inspiration for the Disney animated version of the film. Turns out Lorelay works as an "visual development artist" for Disney. I might be a little jealous of her!

The Tea Party by Neysa Bove
Hmm - I wonder if she is related to Lorelay? Though - she seems like she has an accent over her last name and I don't think Lorelay did. She also used to work at Disney, but in consumer products. Why does Disney hire everyone but me! :( I kind of - not so secretly - have always wanted to work for Disney - I thought I was gonna be an Imagineer when I grew up.

Tea Time of Incredible Curiousities by Hiromi Sato.
Love this piece can't find anymore information on the artist? Let me know if anyone has any!

Alice, the Rabbit, and the Caterpillar by Amy Sol.
I love love love Amy Sol. I like that this is more colorful than most her pieces!

Also Love this Alice inspired photoshoot by Ramdaq Photography that I found on Much Love's Blog.

7x7's March Cover with a great "Fantastic Journey" photoshoot.

The Liberty London for Target ad seems awfully Alice inspired!

My friend Isabelle[Stargarten] and I just bought some tea cups at a flea market this weekend. We are gonna paint them and make them awesome! I am pumped about it! We are doing it for a "Tea Party" themed fashion show we'll be participating in - this June!

Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World

Friday I went to the San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin Street) to see Irreplaceable a photography exhibit that shows how global warming is affecting wildlife. The exhibit will travel to twelve or so major cities. The goal is to educate the public and collect signatures to show policymakers that we are concerned about the fate of our wildlife. The exhibition will end in Washington D.C. where it will be presented along with all the signatures collect to policy makers in congress. You can participate in this unique photo petition by sending letters or submitting your own photographs. Visit this page for more information on how to get involved.

Scientists belief that global warming will be the number one cause of species extinction in the next century. To help do your part sign their "Call to Care" form.

I am including some of my favorite photographs from the exhibit here. Please visit Irreplaceable's website to see all the photographs and get the stories that go with them.

Green Sea Turtle by Michelle Westmorland

Narwhal by Paul Nicklen (National Geographic Image Collection)

Walrus by Norbert Rosing

Beluga Whale by Kevin Schafer

Coral Reef by David Doubilet

Emperor Penguin by Kevin Schafer

Monarch Butterfly by Frans Lanting

The exhibit itself didn't have anything they don't have on their website and it was kind of just randomly put through the fifth floor of the library. So I would say check it out if you are in the area but don't go out of your way to get there. Definitely take the time to check out the website because it is a great cause and there are some amazing Photographs.

To see when the exhibit will be in your city check out their schedule.