Betsy Greer's Knitting for Good is my new favorite book. Will write a review as soon as I can. But don't wait, get it now!
The best culture jamming I've heard in a while: give ten bucks to Planned Parenthood in honor of Sarah Palin. They will send her a thank you card for it! Donate here and send the card to McCain for President, 1235 S. Clark Street, 1st Floor, Arlington , VA 22202. Hats off to the person who thought this up.
Bitch Magazine is barely hanging on. Fortunately, recent donations equaled $40K (enough to produce the December issue), but they still need help to stay afloat in the long-term. This amazing, independent magazine has, for 13 years, been a funky, unique voice for DIY and the arts.
Watch the live plea for donations or go to their site for more details.
You have one more month to catch the amazing exhibit "Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling" at the MoMA. I live in a 1949 prefabricated steel Lustron home, so seeing my same model assembled inside the museum was a must. This show is relevant to everyone, though, in the most intimate way. Through six full-size homes, architectural models, drawings, and films, the curators demonstrate how, since the 1830s, factory-built homes have been shaping our future.
Art collecting feels out of reach for most of the folks I know (artist themselves who don't have a lot of extra cash to play with) but there are a couple of exciting Bay Area efforts that make art objects accessible through the production of multiples. The Thing and The Present Group both work with individual artists to create editions available quarterly to subscribers. The Present Group projects range from books and prints to DVD's and sculptural objects made in limited editions. The Thing subscription is always some kind of manufactured everyday object incorporating text. Both offer a chance to support art production in a way that is both adventurous and affordable.
In case you needed a little motivation to start that tiling project...