Curator's corner, 6/11/2011
June 11, 2011
Whew, it was hot this week. As much as I hate getting all sweaty, I do prefer it to being cold. And of course, the days will be getting longer up until the solstice, so I'm greatly enjoying the daylight.
Here is the weekly round-up.
On the local front:
- Love to see one of my favorite mags mentioning the creator of some our plushies (and Museum registrars!)
- I missed HonFest again. It's just as well - way too hot and humid to be wandering outside for hours on 36th St.
- I like making ice cream and I like having people over, therefore, I want to have an ice cream social! And have cute invites like these.
- Poor little gummy bear!
- The New York Times on Riot Grrrl. I MUST disagree with this statement: "Now, two decades after its heyday, riot grrrl is beginning to formally take stock of itself." Um, hello, I wrote my thesis on it in 2004. So this interest isn't exactly new. If it is, well then, I'm a pioneer in the field!
- Finally, some makeup design weirdness from Ted Noten. Guns freak me out, so this is definitely not for me. I understand it's meant to be more cool-Bond-girl and an exploration of traditional gender roles, but I'm still not crazy about it.
And of course, the idea of a makeup gun reminds this Simpsons fan of Homer's ill-fated invention:
(image from popchampagne.blogspot.com)
Marge: "Homer, you've got it set on 'whore'!"...
Lisa: "I don't think women will like being shot in the face, dad."
Homer: "Women will like what I tell them to like!"
Yeah, I don't think any sort of makeup guns, however meaningful or "design-y" they were meant to be, are a good idea. :P