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Archive for April, 2009

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

David Byrne Journal: 03.07.09: Good Investments and Bad Investments – Annotated Scroll down to see the part I bookmarked this article for (“We Live in a Virtual World”). Amazing image comparison, great commentary by David Byrne. The Redbook cover (with its perfected, photoshopped woman), compared to the original photo of the “plainer” model is amazing […]

Spawn of sci-fi at the gym

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

I joined the downtown Y a few months ago and now work out regularly on all those contraptions I used to make fun of. (…It’s all part of denial – I am not getting older, I am getting better, etc etc etc.) I’m sure it’s doing me a lot of good, although it certainly is […]

Bonspiel leather goods rawk!

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Ok, time for a big shout-out to Ellen, aka Bonspiel Creations. We met earlier today and I bought the Falconista bag. It’s beautiful, soft, expertly stitched and well-thought-out. Love it. Here’s a very small picture (it doesn’t capture the generous – and adjustable – strap, or the terrific contrasting colors and the great lining): Bonspiel […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Susan Sontag and Philip Johnson – myarchN Susan Sontag chatting with Philip Johnson in NYC’s Seagram Building. Johnson makes NIMBY noises about how his view will be blocked when a surface parking lot across the way finally gets redeveloped. Too funny. (This video is from …?, the 60s.) tags: video, philip_johnson, susan_sontag, seagram_building, nyc, architecture, […]

Front-line/Downtown – Community Solutions

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

On Monday March 30, the Downtown Residents Association (DRA) hosted a public meeting, On The Front Lines: Community Solutions for Homelessness and Social Issues, at City Hall. Moderated by DRA chair Rob Randall, we heard from Victoria City Councilor Charlayne Thornton-Joe, the Coalition to End Homelessness‘s Jill Clements, the Downtown Victoria Business Association’s Ken Kelley, […]

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