In The Alchemist (2015) artist Paulina Olowska (b. 1976) restages one of the many erotic Polaroid photographs taken by Italian architect, Carlo Mollino. The artist portrays himself in period clothing, and in a playfully provocative pose. She adopts in imagined persona to subvert representations of women as images of heterosexual male desire. In the background, she has woven together mushroom imagery and depictions of her sketches, gesturing toward her rich inner world.
It was at the recent Coffee Fest New York that I spotted this fabulous Mosaic Mirrored Mushroom, in a soothing shade of Pink, which was part of the booth display for Renude brand coffee beverages. With a slogan like “Live Long, Die Pretty!” perhaps you will want to know more about them by clicking on that hyperlink in the previous sentence!
This Image Courtesy of Popadelics. All Other Photos By Gail
When it comes to eye-catching packaging, vegan-friendly snack brand Popadelics deserves high-fives for a very psychedelic bag design for its Crunchy Mushroom Chips, which I was introduced to at the 2022Summer Fancy Food Show. While this natural snack boasts a ton of flavor, it will not make you feel like you are on Acid (sorry stoners). It is, however, a better-for-you alternative to traditional fried chips and snacks, which are full of empty calories and not exactly healthy.
This is Me and Geofffrey at the Brooklyn Museum’s Murakami Exhibit! Just Kidding!
Today Geoffrey and I went to see the Takashi Murakami exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. OMG, this show was so much fun; gallery after gallery fully saturated with Murakami’s colors and shapes; paintings, wallpaper, sculpture; extremely fun. I recommend checking this out! Admission is $10. Afterwards go get some delicious Mexican food and a big margarita! Enjoy your day. Enjoy your life.