I've always loved matryoshka Russian dolls. My bubby (grandma) had one from 'the old country' that I played with as a youngster. So I was real pleased to find this lil doll at the Sally Anne today.

Matryoshka's are a big trend in Japan, being that they're toys. The Japanese versions are quite impressive like this theremin doll by Mandarin Electron.

played by Masami Takeuchi, master thereminist.
The theremin is an electronic musical instrument invented by Russian Léon Theremin in 1919. It's designed to be played without being touched (two metal antennas sense the position of the player's hands and control audio frequency from one hand and volume from the other-the electric signals are amplified by the speaker inside the doll).


Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.

Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio. I've been somewhat obsessed with this concept/book since it came out in 2005. Families from countries all over the world are photographed along with the food and drink they consume in one week.


Aaron T Stephan. Portland.

Stephan collected discarded books and did this with them.
The Building Houses/Hiding Under Rocks exhibition is at the Quint Contemporary art gallery in San Diego right now.

This is also ill. 2005.

Eric White.

oil on canvas.
oil on wood.
I was sure these were photos not paintings... redonculous.