Month: September 2009

The Museum of Bad Art

Yes, there really is a place, besides my living room, where bad art is proudly displayed. You can view the collection at MOBA online…Of course, the angry, bitter cat caught my eye (maybe because I live with two of them)…

Here is a snippet from the description of this fine work, called Peter the Kitty, acquired from the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Hyde Park, Mass.

“Stirring in its portayal of feline angst. Is Peter hungry or contemplating his place in a hungry world? The artist has evoked both hopelessness and glee with his irrational use of negative space.”

This lively painting is called “Circus of Despair.” It was found in the trash and put on display at MOBA — located in Boston. The artist is Unknown.

A few words from the museum site:
“This joyous, frightful circus romp is emblematic of, and yet somehow transcends, Unknown’s entire body of work.”

And finally “Eileen,” another trash-can rescue. A review: “Remarkable in its simplicity, this passionate portrait of a girl with green eyes appeals to every emotion. Which passion was uppermost in the painter’s heart? Knife stroke follows brush stroke. The hint of a second signature in the top right corner suggests a struggle. An infinitely interesting and sometimes disturbing neo-primitive portrait.”

Also noted: “The painting has what appears to be a knife slash in the canvas — adding an additional element of drama to an already powerful work.”

Donations to keep this museum running are always welcome and, well, sometimes begged for. If you’re in the Boston area, you can stop by and see these paintings in person. (Although Eileen was stolen and never recovered, despite the $6.50 reward.)

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Ok, my dears, that’s all from me today. There’s a big Twitter conference in LA tomorrow and I’m going. Very excited to meet Biz Stone, one of the pioneers of Blogger. Yes darlings, our Blogger. (Oh, and he also co-founded Twitter…) I’m sure if I had grown up in the 1990s, my mother would have given me this important advice: Marry a man who knows html. You’ll always float right.

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Audrey Tautou & Chanel


Hello everyone! The latest Audrey Tautou Chanel 5 commercial just aired here during a red carpet show before the Emmys. Here’s the long version, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who worked with Tautou in Amelie.

The commercial was based on a scene from A Very Long Engagement and it was filmed in a railway station in Nice and on the Bosphorus in Istanbul! If that’s not romantic enough, it also features Billie Holiday’s “I’m a Fool to Want You.” Ok, I’m swooning.

Can’t wait to see Tautou in the Coco Chanel movie! Have you seen it yet?

Parisian Salon


The beautiful Parisien Salon offers all things for the Francophile: Places to stay when visiting, the best fashion and accessory shops, eateries, wine tasting, chocolates, movies, all!

xo, Flux Capacitor
Making blog posts short and sweet
since 2008

Sunday Morning w/ Marc Jacobs


Hello…Happy Sunday….
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I always spend Sunday mornings catching up on my reading: Newspapers, magazines, blogs and, this week, runway photos from New York…

I love Marc Jacobs’ new designs for his casual Marc line…

So colorful, like chic magpies. I’m trying to pick a favorite…The girl with the purple plaid shirt and the blue flowered skirt? Or maybe the one wearing polka dots? What do you think?….I wonder if I could get away with wearing the big bunny-ear bow. Probably not. But it provides fodder for such a lovely game of mental dress up!

Polaroid Notes


Hello everyone…Thank you for the birthday greetings! For my birthday dinner tonight, we had nachos and Helados Mexico popsicles and watched Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday.  Overall, a lovely time. One of my favorite gifts was this set of  Polaroid Notes, 20 notecards featuring — well — Polaroids. The red balloons are especially wonderful, I think…

The set was curated by Jenifer Altman  and printed by Chronicle Books, which produces very cool stuff. …

Fashion Foods

Do you think certain foods are more fashionable than others?

I was in Urban Outfitters the other day and they had a shelf of cupcake cookbooks, cards, mugs, etc..etc…

So for today, I would like to proclaim that cupcakes are the perfect food…

It’s also my birthday, so I would like one with pink sprinkles!! hah! Have a happy Thursday everyone!…

Photos from We Heart It, where there are 45 pages of cupcake pictures.

xoxo

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