Local Designers

Jett dress by House of Spy__$60

Suspend Collection necklace by Erin Tracy

Liberty Linen red frame bag by Karen Wilson

Hepburn black shopper bag

Fleur Amore bag__Indulgence Series

Gravity Bowls by Jennifer Graham

Gravity Bowls__$30-125

Quatro end table by Emil Design Studio

Meander chair by Luflic

Bend light fixture by Tamara Rushlow

Slim Dress by Allison Wonderland

Libre! Libre! Libre! by Sorrentino Sanche

Daphne undies by The Candi Factory__$20

Moose briefs__sold out

Tread Plate serving platters by TIMID

Not Made in China coquetier by Hugo Didier

Paper brooch by Gillian Hillerud

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Urban Prankster

German performance artist Johan Lorbeer appeared to be floating in mid-air in a Madrid train station, to the delight of commuters. Apparently his leaning arm is actually fake and is disguising a support structure connected to the wall. He has some photos of similar projects he did in galleries on his site.

Urban Camouflage - Stockholm

Urban Prankster
Urban Prankster covers pranks, hacks, participatory art, flash mobs, and other creative endeavors that take place in public places in cities across the world. It is edited by Charlie Todd.

I will list some things about me (Charlie Todd). I went to high school at Hammond School in Columbia, SC. I went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). I have lived in New York City since the summer of 2001. I'm a comedian. I teach and perform long-form improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. When I'm not doing that, I'm pulling off huge pranks on the streets of New York. I document them on my website, Improv Everywhere.

Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 80 missions involving thousands of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City.

The No Pants! Subway Ride
The No Pants! Subway Ride is an annual event staged by Improv Everywhere every January in New York City.
The seventh annual No Pants ride had 900 participants in New York, and another 1,000 or so in 9 additional cities around the world. In New York we had to use three separate train lines to accommodate the crowd. For the first time there were at least as many women as men. Rides took place in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Washington DC, and even Adelaide, Australia.

Ten Trillion and Counting



Pillow Fight__Dundas Square__2005 [flickr]

Capture the Flag__2008 [flickr]

Newmindspace organizes free, fun, all-ages events like parties on subway cars, public pillow fights, giant games of capture the flag on city streets, massive bubble battles, public art installations and much more. Newmindspace is committed to reclaiming public space, inventing new ways of having fun, and creating community.


Pillow Fight Flash Mob
The largest pillow fight flash mob was the Worldwide Pillow Fight Day (or International Pillow Fight Day) that took place on March 22, 2008.
Over 25 cities around the globe participated in the first "international flash mob", which was also the world's largest flash mob to date. According to The Wall Street Journal, over 5,000 participated in New York City alone.
Participating cities included Basel, Beirut, Boston, Budapest, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dublin, Houston, Innsbruck, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Monterrey, New York City, Paris, Pécs, Philadelphia, Shanghai, San Francisco, Stockholm, Sydney, Vancouver, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.

Petroff Gallery

Zig Zag lime glass vase__Patrick Primeau__$900

Collector's Corner ceramic vase__Bill Campbell__sold

Greek Rock Dancer__ceramic__Tiffany Horrocks__$375

Multi Colour glass box__Mark Lewanski__$240

Large blue wood fish__David Trant__price upon request

Signature Collection textile necklace__Ayala Bar__$170

UFO vinyl bag__Simon Trudeau__p.u.r.

Small Wave glass bowl__Alex Anagnostou__$750

Spring glass bead necklace__Rachelle Goldreich__sold

Necklace with Picasso jasper pendant__Janice Smith__sold

Happy Mix Black Heechee glass sculpture__Thomas Kelly__$1,000

Tuscan Sun kaleidoscope__Joanne Flatow-Jacobs__sold

Firestar kaleidoscope__Sue Rioux__sold

Petroff Gallery
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Norman Rockwell

(1894 - 1978)

Asking for Directions in French (1932)

Freedom of Speech


"I cannot convince myself that a painting is good unless it is popular. If the public dislikes one of my Post covers, I can’t help disliking it myself."

"If a picture wasn't going very well, I'd put a puppy in it."

"I used to sit in the studio with a copy of the Post laid across my knees," Rockwell once wrote. "Must be two million people look at that cover,' I'd say to myself. All looking at that cover. And then I'd conjure up a picture of myself as a famous illustrator, surrounded by admiring females, and being wined and dined by the editor of the Post, Mr. George Horace Lorimer."

"The view of life I communicate in my pictures," Rockwell wrote, "excludes the sordid and ugly. I paint life as I would like it to be."

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Dear Diary...

"Blonde God"


I ♥ Geeks

Mike Adams aka The Health Ranger

Oh Mike, what a large Brumby Pump you have...

One third of Mike's head is better than none

Mike Adams is no stranger to traditional Western medicine. The son of a Pfizer contractor and a clinical trial tester for some of America's biggest pharmaceutical companies, Mike grew up using prescribed pharmaceuticals, trusting doctors and believing what the FDA reported was safe and in the best interests of the country. All that would change when Mike was faced with his own personal health emergency, and the pillars of medicine he once trusted came crumbling down before him.

Mike began his mission as the Health Ranger as a response to his own failing health. At the age of 30, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease brought on by poor diet and severe lack of exercise. As a high-powered software executive, extreme levels of stress and cholesterol, depression and chronic back pain were common features of Mike's past.

Searching for answers to his health woes, Mike dove into research; he devoured thousands of books on nutrition, pharmaceutical drugs, wellness programs, the politics of food - anything he could find.

Mike has now made it his life mission to share the most remarkable discovery he made on his quest: the vast majority of all diseases can be easily prevented and even cured without drugs or surgery.

And that’s exactly what Mike did. He cured himself of diabetes in a matter of months and transformed himself into the picture of perfect health in mind, body and spirit.

Mike Adams is the founder of:
Natural News
Truth Publishing

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