Extreme residency concept: alone on a remote island in Lake Superior, Michigan. I’ve been following this one over the years of their development, and although I haven’t been there (yet!), I would still highly recommend it if you are the independent type.
A few days ago the last of our 2014 residents departed from the island. They are now back on the mainland preparing their works and research for this years catalogue and exhibition at the DeVos Art Museum. 3 applications (6 artists in total) were awarded a generous honoraria to travel to Rabbit Island; to reflect on and challenge their practice in a remote forested wilderness surrounded by the largest body of freshwater on earth. Sound like something you would be interested in?
One month remains until the August 22nd deadline for 2015 summer residency applications. Visit the Art section to find out how you can live and work on the island next year, and learn more about the publication and exhibition that the DeVos awards each resident.
We are looking forward to your proposal.
10:11 pm • 21 July 2014 • 17 notes
DIY denim repair last week. Not nearly as nice as IndigoProof’s (but she has a special industrial darning machine), nor as beautiful as BandannaWandering’s (but he has a near-endless passion for hand-darning), these are just simple, machine-done repairs to help a couple old friends last a few moments longer…
diy denim repair
6:34 pm • 21 July 2014 • 13 notes
Stills from Béla Tarr’s “A londoni férfi (The Man From London)”, 2007
10:22 pm • 20 July 2014 • 4 notes
I am enthralled. And actually, his asking price is quite reasonable. Support handmade things, you cretins!
prints in progress, paleolithic sink, multi-block linocut
10:47 pm • 13 July 2014 • 146 notes
Just in case anyone’s been wondering what I’ve been up to instead of hanging out on Tumblr with them like I used to… My handmade sound instrument-building business has kept me quite busy this year—a fact which I might say makes me proud. Here is a chaotic-synthesizer-driven ring-modulator guitar processing box I made for a Norwegian friend. You can see more instruments at macumbista.net
too busy to tumbl
7:53 pm • 6 July 2014 • 17 notes
Laundry day. I am beginning to see a pattern…
6:24 pm • 30 June 2014 • 11 notes
New kicks: Red Wing 8052 Work Oxfords in “Brick Settler” leather, and featuring a heavy-duty “Iron Ranger”-style cork sole.
To be honest, I’d been searching around more for a brogue or derby style shoe, such as those by Grenson or similar. But shoes made to be worn at the bank and me were never meant to be, and after a trying a few things on I realized that these Red Wings were the sturdiest, best-made shoe in the price range I can live with… and thus ended up heeding the advice of Adolf Loos; “Ornament is Crime”.
Thx to the guys at Red Wing Berlin for the friendly service!
6:41 pm • 17 June 2014 • 5 notes
Navajo-style belt buckle by silversmith Roger Skeet, Jr. (via EBay)
6:25 pm • 10 June 2014 • 7 notes