April « 2007 « Rise Industries | Interdisciplinary projects since 1999

posted by on 2007.04.30, under Uncategorized

Have you heard the quote from Einstein being repeated lately – if the bees die, then the human race will also die within four years? He likely never said such a thing, but bee farmers in Brussels may have put the words in his mouth first.

posted by on 2007.04.26, under Uncategorized

If only this map of Los Angeles public transit were reality.. or even on the boards. Would help with my traffic map shown below.

Compare with the disappointing reality of the subway system in LA, and the fact that a bus from downtown to the westside can take you up to two hours, and you will understand why we all drive here.

Though, soon I will test out biking the 18 miles to work. Not sure I can do that everyday though.

posted by on 2007.04.26, under Uncategorized

I will be showing a video installation this Saturday night, for one night only.. the show is called Dream Green and is curated by Chris Sicat. It’s at Cisco Home in Pasadena, a furniture showroom with an interest in both green design and contemporary art. A great combination I think.

Reception: Saturday April 28, 2007, 6 – 9 pm

Please join us for hors d’oeuvre and discover how a sustainable home can provide relief from allergies and asthma, naturally.

Mary Cordaro, founder of The Mary Cordaro Collection~Naturally Healthy Beds and Bedding will have a dialog about “simple steps to create a healthy, non-toxic bedroom.”

Dream-inspired artworks will be displayed amongst the modern design settings.

Participating Artists: Krista Kilvert, Lucy H. G., Michael Faye, Whitney Stolich, Rachel Sussman, Chris Sicat and Jeremy Quinn

Cisco Home
474 Arroyo Parkway (between California and Del Mar)
Pasadena California 91106
626. 584. 1273

posted by on 2007.04.20, under Uncategorized

Highways around downtown Los Angeles, late Friday afternoon. Mmm, can’t wait to drive home. Please note, the only reason the I-10 freeway is not showing all red too, is that the traffic sensors are currently not working. This is why I don’t usually work Fridays.

posted by on 2007.04.11, under Uncategorized

My friend Sven, who is now in Spain, recently completed a 4×4 tour of Austraila – for which he shipped his Jeep all the way there from the US. On his site, XXXpedition, you can read all about the trip in installments. Also, he put up a few videos of rock-crawling at Coffs Coast, and used some tracks off my Crocket the Ironmonger, Ballpeen EP for the soundtrack.

Video 1

Video 2

posted by on 2007.04.05, under Uncategorized

“Not a wine in the world will go with salad,” Mr. McInerney said. “Which is why I basically don’t eat salad, except maybe at lunch sometimes. A salad for me is just a waste of an opportunity to have a good wine instead.”

“Next up was the first main course: squirrel pot pies in little ramekins, with tiny rabbit Wellingtons on the side. “Not just squirrel,” Mr. Rinella said, introducing the dish. “Brooklyn squirrel — the thinking man’s chicken.”

Great article
about Steven Rinella’s “The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine”, and a little dinner party he had. The point of it all seems to be getting re-connected to our food sources, instead of just imagining it all come out of a giant food factory somewhere. So, why don’t you go hunt down some squirrely squirrels and cook ’em up?

posted by on 2007.04.02, under Uncategorized

For those of you out there who, like myself, are somewhat following the scandal surrounding the dismissal of eight U.S. Attorneys but do not know the whole story very well, Matthew Baldwin of Defective Yeti fame has put together a primer with the backstory and facts to date. Very handy.

posted by on 2007.04.02, under Uncategorized

For those of you out there who, like myself, are somewhat following the scandal surrounding the dismissal of eight U.S. Attorneys but do not know the whole story very well, Matthew Baldwin of Defective Yeti fame has put together a primer with the backstory and facts to date. Very handy.

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