Monthly Archives: January 2012

Monday With Maira

 Snoop around artist/philosopher Maira Kalman‘s apartment at the New York Social Diary by Jill Krementz, and take a spin around her desk, being even more snoopy in her pen drawer at Design*Sponge

…and check out InspirationBoards and PaperMag to read interviews with her. What’s not to be inspired by with this wonderful woman? Below, a re-release of Michael Pollan‘s book, Food Rules, with illustrations by Kalman…

“When Michael asked if I would like to illustrate this book, I said two things. First, YES. Absolutely YES. Second, that Cheezdoodles had a beloved place in our family history.”

maira kalman Food Rules Michael Pollan

and from Steven Heller’s interview with her in The Atlantic

‘Did Pollan place any restrictions on the kind of artwork you’d do? Like, your inks all had to be vegetable-based?’

‘I had to eat a carrot before I started each painting. But sometimes I would eat a Snickers. Can you tell which paintings those are?’

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 Please check out her ‘And The Pursuit Of Happiness’ blog for the Op/Ed pages of the New York Times. Charming, witty, relevant, even three years after Obama’s inauguration…

HALLELUJAH. The angels are singing on this glorious day. - By Maira Kalman - The Inauguration. At Last.

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Flying Books

I have posted about this wonderful wee film of William Joyce‘s before (here), and today my friend Leslie reminded me of just how terrific it is, so watch it in its entirety…

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

MOONBOT studios Office Tour from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

Can I come and work for you, dear Moonbot? It might be a long commute to Louisiana, though.  I am delighted to announce that on January 24th, Moonbot Studios was nominated for an Academy Award! And deservedly so!

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