Monday, May 30, 2011


Check out "Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cat Hair Objects Available for Purchase

There are a few cat hair creatures available to purchase using Paypal on my web site. I will be adding new items soon. Check it out!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Agency of Unrealized Projects

Shurtleff Cat Hair Project Proposal Submitted to The Agency of Unrealized Projects

A description of the AUP project:

"Architects often exhibit their ideas, in the absence of any construction, in the form of design plans and models. Why shouldn’t artists enjoy a similar freedom to display art that is unrealized, and perhaps unrealizable? The AUP seeks to honor and document the artistic agency inherent in the incomplete idea, the partial expression, even the mere intention. The AUP believes that 'whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action.'

The collection of Unrealized Projects will be on display at a temporary AUP office in Basel this June. AUP is a project of e-flux in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery devised by Julieta Aranda, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones and Anton Vidokle."

Monday, May 2, 2011

Real Fur Postcards From My Collection

Rabbit Terrifying Chicks

Bear Hiking

Bear Going to Church

Rabbit on Side of Road

Bear at Sea

Bear Crossing Stream

Bear in the Alps

Black Rabbit with Easter Bunny

Bear with Fox

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Atlas Obscura: A Compendium of the World's Wonders, Curiosities and Esoterica

Has links to curious places all over the world.

Mapping the Marvelous: Itineraries of curious objects and collections

This site is a good jumping off point for locating the curious.

The Photography of Magnus Muhr: Flughumor

Friday, April 29, 2011

Man Ray: 1890-1976

Max Ernst: 1891-1967

Odilon Redon 1840-1916

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lisa Wood

One of the most fascinating people I met (digitally) recently is Lisa Wood. Lisa was selected to show her work at the Congress of Curious Peoples but she was unable to attend. Her web site "Lisa Woods Curiosities" makes me sad we didn't get to meet in person.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

More Views of the Freak Bar and Coney Island Museum

Friday, April 22, 2011


This photograph magically showed up in my iPhone camera roll on April 16. The magician (Acep Hale) had been at the Congress the night before. No one could figure out how this happened, but all agreed it was spooky.

The Freak Bar and Coney Island Museum

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fabulous and Exhausting

Richard and I returned to Boise yesterday after a fabulous and exhausting weekend at Coney Island. I brought back a bad sinus infection and had to go back on antibiotics today. When I'm feeling better I will post some more photos and a description of the Congress. For now let me just say it was curious and we met a lot of curious peoples.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mike Zohn, Obscura Antiques & Oddities, NYC

Our friend Flint

Curious Peoples Today

Ruby (The Snake Lady)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Taxidermy by Katie Innamorato
Taxidermy by Katie Innamorato

Mark Dery, author of “The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium:
American Culture on the Brink,”
a book I have not read.
John David Rinaldi

David Drake

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beautiful Day at the Boardwalk

We arrived in NYC and took a cab to our hotel in south Brooklyn. None of the taxi drivers at JFK could figure out how to get to our hotel near Coney Island so we had to give directions. The cat hairs made it through baggage claim with no mishaps. Our hotel is several miles from Coney Island but it was a beautiful walk through Brighton Beach and Coney Island via the boardwalk. More pictures will be posted tomorrow.

Seen near Coney Island