Finnish desirer Tuomas Markunpoika explores memory and metaphysics in the design of all his objects. In honor of his grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, Markunpoika created Engineering Temporality (2012) by welding hand-cut rings of tubular steel over a traditional wooden cabinet. He then burned away the cabinet, leaving behind a shell of blackened metal rings; a ghost or shadow or the original form.
While on a my way to a Fashion Week event, I spotted this very fun, psychedelic mural on the side of McQuaids Restaurant & Pub, located at the corner of 44th Street and 11th Avenue. At first, I thought it might be the work of Buff Monster, but it turned out to be by graffiti artists Ghost and Giz.
Here’s another shot.
The Mural is part of Animal NY’s Pub(lic) Art Project, which will see new murals by other street artists cycle through the space every few months. This one has been up since July, 2014.
How cute is this delicious-looking cake that, when sliced, reveals the image of scary Ghost? Seriously, it’s adorable. Sadly, the website from which I originally snagged the above image and accompanying recipe has gone offline, but I found another recipe which will allow you to achieve similar ‘ghostly’ results at This Link!
“Break On Through To The Other Side, Yeah”
It’s Jim Morrison’s Birthday today (December 8th), and what better way to celebrate the birth of the Lizard King than by tossing back a couple of margaritas while reading This Story?
Actor and classically trained dancer Patrick Swayze, star of the blockbuster films Dirty Dancing and Ghost has passed away in Los Angeles after losing his two year batter with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.