Thursday, January 27, 2011

3 weeks of building, sanding, painting, reading...building, sanding, painting, reading...building, sanding, painting, reading...
it's thursday and i am home by 7pm, wow.
finally tomorrow! so excited!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

not so much a fan of graffiti, but he keeps writing my name until be adds the 'su'
hee hee hee

peter's cat udi fits perfectly in the sink... how cute!
wonder why cats love to rest in the sink so much..... hmmmmmm

Monday, January 24, 2011

lake devils

photo by Miles Storey/Torontoist
image from torontoist

lake devils on lake ontario at –19°C (with a wind chill of –30°C). yikes. and my sister and i went out to eat pho yesterday.. crazy! it's a beautiful picture though..

Sunday, January 23, 2011

bye bye coffee... for now

burton's imagination

i went to see tim burton exhibition at tiff lightbox yesterday, despite toronto's freeeeeezing and crazy snowy weather. -27degrees... bbbbrrrr

as one of moma's most popular and successful exhibition, i had high hopes for this exhibition. at the end.. i had mixed feelings about the show, but overall, i was pleased with the exhibition. i wish that the gallery was more spacious to accommodate the artworks. 

image from grangel studio

no pictures allowed... so i only got a shot of the entrance... my faves were night mare before christmas drawing of jack and his skeleton dog/reindeer, edward scissorhands' costume by colleen atwood (which johnny depp wore, omg!) and the corpse bride characters line up by carlos and jordi grangel and carles burges manes. i really really really want the entire drawing in frame. it was simply mesmerizing. 

also one of my precious books is the melancholy death of oyster boy and its characters. i loved the replicas of the characters in the book. where can i buy the figurines??? >_<

i came home and read the stories again.... i will never really understand what he really wants to say, but i'd like to think this is a fairytale for grown ups. sometime during our lives, at some point we all feel like stain boy or the girl who stares. for that reason, this simple book has such deeper meaning to it than it seems.

it simply amazes me the way burton creates his own world where all his creatures come from. it is not just the way they are but the story behind each character. i really want to see what he thinks. just as eccentric his creations are, he too look quite odd. lol. i just love everything about it. looking forward to frankenweenie mr. burton!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley: Sutra

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Antony Gormley: Sutra
Posted by Will Hudson, 21 January 2011

“Celebrated Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents a brand new dance work inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks. He has collaborated closely with Turner Prize-winning artist Antony Gormley, who has created a design consisting of 21 wooden boxes which are repositioned to create a striking, ever changing on-stage environment.”


post from it's nice that

how amazing is this!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Madrid's Beach Garbage Hotel is a liveable art installation made from garbage washed up or dumped on European beaches; the trash has been sterilized and used to build a centrally located hotel with five double rooms (all rooms are free -- though there are no toilets or other plumbing). The artist, Ha Schult, says, "I created the Beach Garbage Hotel because the oceans of our planet are the biggest garbage dump."
New hotel is complete rubbish
(Image: AFP)

post from
Rachael Wong, Blue Affect (detail). 
Image courtesy of the artist.

can't wait till friday, jan 28!
2011 Winter Visual Arts, Craft and Architecture exhibition opening

Amazing Fox Snow Dive - Yellowstone - BBC Two


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pierre Durette

i went to the toronto outdoor art exhibition best of 2010 exhibition today and his work was one of my faves.. though he doesn't seem to have the one that was on display on his website.. similar concept here..

Pierre Durette, Propagation. ink on paper

from pierre durette

as always, hfc residents' works were amazing. hearts to you!

Monday, January 17, 2011

my 25th was the most amazing birthday ever!
thanks to everyone who celebrated it with me and wished me warm birthday wishes.
a very special thanks to my sweet sweet carl, for arranging an awesome party.
it was just perfect!
the messages in the bottle were the sweetest gift i've ever gotten.
love always

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

warm winter

thank you for warming up my heart with your unconditional love
love you always
mom, dad, karen

last but not least, milly, for wishing my birthday wish together with me.
(odd cake arrangement, i know... it was last minute lol)