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Yeah, but does it move me?

but is it art? March 9, 2005 posted by


The Zen Screen Garden. “It is not enough just to enjoy for oneself…true enlightenment comes only to those who share”

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but is it art? March 1, 2005 posted by

Kami Robo.

Kami Robo. Er..paper robots. Wrestling. What more needs to be said?  At the age of 10, Tomohiro Yasui began constructing robots out of paper to give form to his fantasy arena of wrestling robot fighters. Twenty years have passed, and he continues to enjoy and explore this solitary sphere of make-believe.

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but is it art? February 28, 2005 posted by

Skinz alive!

MacSkinz Limited Edition Artist Series covers for iPod. Various prices. Question class. At what point does customizing your gadget become an obsession? Discuss.  Designed by accomplished, well known artists with a world-wide following. Each PodSkinz is printed in a limited series of 100 per design. Numbered 1 through 100 on the inside.

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but is it art? February 21, 2005 posted by

Computer crafts.

Computer ornaments. Rings, armbands, necklaces, cufflinks etc, all made out of computer or typewriter parts. Fascinating sign o’ the times. Don’t think it’s for sale though (German site, see?)

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but is it art? February 3, 2005 posted by

You are getting sleepy…

The Hypnodisk. $350.00. Ferrety reader Kaden makes ‘unconventional contrivances and machina arcana.’ They’re fun and rather nicely done, methinks.  The new benchmark in desk accessories, the ideal gift for the hard-to-buy-for, and significantly more appropriate recognition for the Boardroom Brigadier than another damned soapstone carving of a hooded ptarmigan.

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Bizarre January 28, 2005 posted by

Strange but true.

The Strangerhood. A soap opera set and performed within the Sims 2 computer game? Too weird.  The Strangerhood began in the summer of 2004 when Burnie Burns and the rest of the Rooster Teeth Productions crew realized that they would not be satisfied until they spent every single free second making some kind of internet cartoon. They scanned the horizon for the latest and greatest new games, and settled on the obvious choice – The Sims 2.

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but is it art? January 21, 2005 posted by


Artocracy. Art for the masses, by the masses? Power up the inkjet printer and play!  Artocracy was started to help artists make extra money through digital and downloadable prints…We realize that a digital print is not a one of a kind artwork; they are not meant to be. These prints are to bring challenging ideas, innovative artworks, and people together. Not all art has to be precious, there is a freedom in having it not be precious. Artocracy is about the…

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but is it art? January 17, 2005 posted by

Baby bling.

Infantile’s Gold Chains T for baby. $22.00. Er…very New York, eh?  Teach your kid the advantages of flossing at a young age — Brooklyn-based artist Maya Hayuk comes correct with these gold ropes. “Ma ma,” “da da,” “bling bling.” Makes sense to us.

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but is it art? January 7, 2005 posted by

What’s that smell?

Sushi Pillows. Hey, I soya one of those in the shops…time for bed chop, chop…salmon sling me a pillowcase, please…[OK, that’s enough – Ed]. From around $23.00.  Finally you may now purchase a giant sushi in the form of a soft and comfortable pillow! Our pillows are each hand made and come in a variety of styles some include – California Roll, Avocado Roll, and Salmon Roll (with more types on the way!).

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but is it art? December 24, 2004 posted by

Water ballet.

The Water Ballet Desktop Dancing Fountain. Oh yes, it sounds good now. But who’s going to clean up the mess after it hears your Metallica collection at full blast, eh? Who? $129.95.  Desktop dancing fountain synchronizes water to the music you play! Program your favorite water pattern for hours of relaxation! 25 individual water jets work together to create 14 soothing, fully illuminated water ballets, each dancing precisely to the sound of your music, picked up by a hidden internal…

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but is it art? December 20, 2004 posted by

Learn to draw.

Michael Erickson wants to teach us how to draw stuff. Yes Please Michael! [Update:…and indeed why not check out Betty Edwards’ site and theories too? Thanks L!]  I propose to teach you the visual alphabet, and some grammar and syntax, so you CAN begin to use visual communication-in your work, your studies and in your life. The following material is my approach in a nutshell, to teaching people to draw. It is a series of concepts and ideas that when…

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but is it art? December 16, 2004 posted by

Artistic license.

A Painting a Day. Great blog with a great idea from Duane Keiser. Except everything seems to sell out instantly!  For this blog I’m going to try to make a painting each day (starting 12/10/2004.) Most of the paintings on this blog will be postcard-sized oil sketches (I call them Postcard Paintings.) I paint them on site, using a modified cigar box as an easel. Occasionally I may post a larger, more finished painting, in which case I’ll include the…

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but is it art? December 13, 2004 posted by

Sushi clock.

The Sushi Clock. $260.00. Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations, this little beauty is made from ‘authentic pieces of hand-crafted wax sushi’ . Yum!  Featuring authentic pieces of hand-crafted wax sushi, specially coated for long life, this amazing clock faithfully replicates a tray of tasty take-out sushi. To complete the illusion, the hands of the clock are chopsticks, and the second hand is a toothpick. The sushi is amazing, too, created by top-name Japanese wax food artsists [sic] at Maizuru…

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