Monday, June 15, 2009

Cast iron columns

Spotted on Washington St. near Columbus: a restoration underway of a building whose exterior still features its original cast iron columns from the 19th century. There's nothing all that distinctive about them, but the columns are a nice decorative and historical detail that I'm glad the building's owner saw fit to maintain.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Nick Cave at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

From "Meet Me at the Center of the Earth," a collection of 40 of Nick Cave's soundsuits, audible costumes for performance art. Witty, wonderful work -- those bear suits are made from sweaters, and some of the others look like they were made from purloined vestments from the Vatican Museum.