Day two of the bike install. Fiat gets into his work… literally. He’s the best.
And this is Jesus… I mean Robbie.
He is also the reason why I am here (in addition to Steve). There is a lot of eye candy going on here, ladies (and Roman)….hmm….maybe it’s time to go to yoga now. Great great second day. more to come tomorrow…
The prefab material I hunted down in the US finally arrived (thank God!) so it was time to attack Putu’s bike.
Testing out the material actually takes way more time than you’d think.
Fiat is the man… Thank god for this dude. He’s helping me install. Day 1 of the project went well. Now it’s time for some Thai basil roscas…
This adorable scooter and side car is one of the projects I’ll be working on this week – my next vehicle attack. And this is Putu. He clearly loves his set of wheels. Check out his hand made adornments. Putu made the eagle himself! I’ll have to spiff up the chief’s head dress a bit.
Who needs a gun when you have an ax mounted to the side of your bike???? And it is freaking sharp! THIS IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN!
In Bali for a project with Insight 51. The black sand beaches are sparkly!
This is the beach house I’m staying at.
Thanks to Steve Gorrow for making this happen.
More photos (and installation shots!) coming soon.
Magda is working up a BIG project at Etsy headquarters in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This is the beginning. We stopped by today to get a feel for the installation, make some friends and eat some amazing food.
Julie is coordinating the project with Etsy, and Arnetta is opening up new worlds over at the Fashion Institute of Technology. This installation could not be happening without these amazing people and many more at the Etsy Labs.
And yes, we even covered the protruding vents – it’s an homage to Granny Squared after all. Stay tuned for the real airduct cozy extravaganza coming up soon…
[photo courtesy of Caitlin Stevens]
Marfa is a magical mecca for modern art in the West Texas desert. Unlikely? A little bit. Donald Judd immigrated there from New York in the 70′s, acquiring old ranches, military forts and other old west type buildings and reclaiming them with his art. Since his death in the 90′s, tons of artists have continued to trek to Marfa, or live there. Enter El Cosmico. It’s like a hotel of sorts, but the rooms are these nifty Airstream trailers. Last weekend Magda took a carload of knitting and friends to dress up one of the trailers.
So yeah – if you’re looking for an escape anytime soon, go stay in the knitta’d Airstream! Check out El Cosmico’s Trans-Pecos Festival of Music and Love coming up on September 24-25. Also, there’s the first annual Marfa 100 — a 62 mile/100k benefit bikeride for the fight against cancer. Continue reading
Thanks Austin Chronicle readers for voting Knitta Please the best public art in town! Check out the rest of the winners over here.