Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Date Farmers

If you aren't familiar with the Date Farmers they are worth checking out. They currently have a show at Ace Gallery through April. Pretty amazing work! Their art reminds me of graffitti you might see in an alley down in TJ. I first saw their work back in 2005 at a show in SF at the Luggage Store. I went to see the Neckface pieces but instead couldn't stop looking at the Date Farmers' work. I bought a few really small pieces, I should have bought some of the larger pieces. You can check out these images and more at http://www.acegallery.net/artistmenu.php?Artist=117.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


"Our belief is that more than 90% of the information people want to know is still not available on the web in a format that's easy for them to quickly understand." Adam D'Angelo

I have been reading a lot about Quora this week. I am curious to see what happens with this company and how it will evolve. If you haven't checked it out yet take a look. You might actually get an answer to that burning question you could never find an accurate answer to.

From Quora.com
Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. Quora was founded in April 2009 by Adam D'Angelo, who was previously CTO and VP of engineering at Facebook, and Charlie Cheever, who led Facebook Connect and Facebook Platform. Quora is privately held and funded by Benchmark Capital, and is based in Palo Alto, CA.

If you are interested in a job, "You should be ready to make this startup the primary focus of your life" (Quora.com).

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Casey Jex Smith

Casey is one of my favorite artists from the Bay Area. I had the opportunity to get to know him fairly well while living out there in 2003/2004. Casey was educated in Utah (BFA) and California (MFA). He has had solo shows in New York, The Bay Area, Chicago, etc. He does an amazing job of integrating the complex elements of his life into his art, and is one of the few artists who captures a spirituality through art that feels relevant to my experiences. Check out his work at his website http://www.caseyjexsmith.com/.

Casey Jex Smith