We featured Patrick Lee’s Deadly Friends earlier this month, and the Los Angeles-based artist is back again with an edition available from the Deadly Friends series as part of Printed Matter’s 2014 LA Art Book Fair fundraiser editions. Available at the opening of the fair this Thursday (1/30), the skateboard edition will be on view along with other benefit artworks from Laura Owens, Jeremy Deller, and Parra at Printer Matter’s booth.
The Easybreath snorkelling mask allows you to breathe naturally through your nose and mouth while checking things out underwater.
After the jump, watch some scaredy-cats demo the snorkel
Every week until it’s warm again, we’ll be showing off various noodle soups around NYC.
Deli Ramen at Dassara
Chicken broth served with diced celery, matzo balls, locally-sourced Canadian-style smoked meat and soft-poached egg.
Is this drought in California going to last another 2 years, or 200? These are questions going through scientist’s heads as they study the long-term climate patterns in the Western states. Through tree ring and other earthly data, researchers have identified multiple 10-20 year droughts occurring over the last 1000 years, and even worse, “ancient megadroughts” happening from 850 to 1090 and 1140 to 1320. With the Colorado River being run dry, and Arizona in the midst of its own 14-year drought, the outlook isn’t too great for a quick return to the ‘wet’ years of last century. So what will happen if this drought continues for a decade or more? Farms will disappear, desalinization plants are likely, and most importantly, Californians will adapt. It won’t be the end of the world, but man, will it be expensive.
A picture of California’s drought from space. Taken one year apart. via, io9
Say goodbye to The Newsstand and then go party with a legend.
For this installment of “Artist Eats,” we asked Ala Ebtekar to share his favorite place to eat. Ala is a San Francisco-based artist known for his work in painting, drawing and installation, which explore the juncture between history and myth, forging a multi-faceted project that melds Persian mythology, science, philosophy and pop culture. Continue reading for his answer.
Exploring Detroit’s Packard plant on a dirt bike
For his new book, Dalston Anatomy, Lorenzo Vitturi took pictures, made sculptures and created collages with materials and objects he found amongst the debris of London’s Ridley Road Market.
What Albert Hofmann’s first lsd trip technically could have been like.
For his site-specific installation, “Miner on the Moon,” artist Alex Chinneck turned a London building upside down. “I’m conscious that when a person walks through the doors of an art gallery they do so through choice, but people do not make that choice when presented with public sculpture,” Alex says. “I wanted to create an artwork therefore that offered spectacle but was simultaneously subtle and by using the material and architectural language of the district the artwork has the ability to disappear into its environment without dominating it.”
Eddie Huang heads to Shanghai where he meets and eats with a farmer-turned-food vendor.
By Andy Rementer and Margherita Urbani for Apartamento magazine.
A new short film by Will Robson-Scott
“John and his dog George are a fixture on Shoreditch High Street year round. His drawings of the east London land marks and portraits of George provide John with an escape from his demons. His past is tainted with living rough and addiction. George is Johns closest companion, he and drawing are Johns one constant in life.”