Bookshelf Porn This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this? Given the opportunity my son could probably cover the entire piano alone in about fifteen minutes. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition that runs through March 12. If you liked this you’ll also enjoy Roman Ondak’s Room of Heights and Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s helium-filled kinetic drawing sculpture.
Global Food Disparity: A Photo Diary In an increasingly globalized world, it’s still sometimes shocking to see just how disparate our lives are compared with other human beings around the world. A book of photographs by Peter Menzel called "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" ("©Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com. Ten Speed Press, published in 2005) makes a relevant point with great irony: at a time when hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese. "Today, more people are overweight than underweight." It is these cultural differences, emphasized and reinforced by the author, which exemplifies the lifestyles and dietary habits of people around the world. You can buy the book here. You may have seen some of these photographs from the book as it been widely circulating on the net, if not, I urge you to purchase it and as one of my friends said via email: "I don't know about you, but I'm counting my blessings."
Caroline Norton and the custody battle that changed the law UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 14 July 2012 Just a few generations ago, divorced women automatically lost custody of their children and everything they owned became the property of their husband. Then along came Caroline Norton… An 1832 portrait of Caroline Norton by Sir George Hayter. In the summer of 1836 the cantankerous barrister and MP for Guildford, George Chapple Norton, sued the prime minister, Lord Melbourne, for having a ‘criminal conversation’ with his clever and beautiful wife Caroline. The court date, 22 June, was billed the trial of the century. Her revered grandfather was Richard Brinsley Sheridan, author of The School for Scandal and The Rivals, two great comedies of the English stage. R B Sheridan was also a brilliant orator and parliamentarian who might have become prime minister.The Sheridans had looks, talent and plenty of rich, well-connected Whig friends, but very little money. Fletcher, her eldest son, portrayed in 1848, aged around 18
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