the ornithogrinarium - Ψυχῆς ἰατρεῖον


Friday, January 23, 2009

unexplainable weather

Today when I went out to catch the bus it was pouring rain... but only under the giant cedar and fir trees in the neighbourhood. Otherwise it was sunny and the pavement was dry. I couldn't figure out what was going on. As I walked tree after tree poured water on the ground below it. It probably had something to do with immense surface areas and melting, but still.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

my lovely new carp descendant

I got a new fish with a long white tail. I refer to her as 'she' because she is extremely beautiful and elegant. She also has lovely blue eyes. The little burgundy one chased her around at first, hoping for a new mother, and the new one nipped at everyone to assert her excellence, but I think they're all relaxing now.

I went to the pet store by the grocery store where I get coffee and bath salt that smells like a forest, where the fish didn't drive me to distraction with their diseases and their dying. They did, however, send me home with a leaking bag. Pet stores, get it together, you make me feel dirty. At least I didn't have to rescue anyone with an unsuitable personality (eyes fish that looks like a little clown).

Sunday, January 4, 2009

look!

TinEye:

“TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.”

I was very excited to find my header image to be Grosse Pointe Michigan's central library, designed by Marcel Breuer (see also Breuer.org), 1949, here, via the library's digital archive which cites the photo as the main room circa 1980, which does not explain the clothing.

I have an Ikea chair shaped very much like the plywood one here. Oh.. and I loved the Whitney.

(via beautiful and depraved etc.)