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V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

Literature

UNM Landscape Prof at Page 1

Baker H. Morrow, professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of N.M., will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 1, to talk about and sign his updated non-fiction effort, Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Revised and Expanded Edition.

The book is described as such: "First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition. Landscape architect Baker H. Morrow considers the significant factors that impact planting in New Mexico—including soil conditions, altitude, drought, urban expansion, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation—to provide the tools for successful gardens and landscapes in the state. Added photographs and sketches identify the forms and uses of plants, including many new species that have become widely available in the region since the 1990s. The latest recommendations for specific cities and towns include more photos for ease of reference, and botanical names have also been updated. With ingenuity and efficient water management, Morrow demonstrates how to create landscapes that provide shade, color, oxygen, soil protection, windscreening and outdoor enjoyment."

Morrow, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, has been a principal of Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects for the past 36 years. Morrow is Professor of Practice of Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico (since 1975), where he is the founder of the MLA program in the School of Architecture and Planning. A third-generation New Mexican, he is the author of a number of books, including Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes and A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, and the co-editor of Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest. Morrow is an award-winning landscape architect, experienced at working with stakeholders on pressing issues in both English and Spanish. He and his firm have received over 90 design awards and citations since 1980. Practicing in New Mexico and the surrounding area, he has served as project manager and principal in charge for more than 3000 projects. Among Professor Morrow’s award winning projects are the Journal Center, the New Mexico State Fairgrounds entries, Park Square, Dietz Farm Plaza, Children’s Psychiatric Center at UNM, St. Joseph Square, the Albuquerque Academy, and Yale Boulevard in Albuquerque.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Morrow event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016
via morguefile

Event Horizon

Plumbing the Depths

Saturday, Apr 2: Dahl's Best Seat in the House Art Contest

Toilet seat art contest benefitting Albuquerque and Rio Rancho art students.
V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015

news

The Daily Word: How To Be An Expert (in anything)

The Daily Word

School to Prison Pipeline

He who controls the present, controls the past

The wrong side of history

Khoda

Strange Sculptures

How to be an EXPERT! (w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Behind the Logo

Yes, I’d like to order some of that blue stuff, oh and throw in a purple thing

Art, Taking OVER your town squares

“hugging” Kiosk

Cyclone of Bullshit

news

The Daily Word: The Science of Ghosts

The Daily Word

Breaking Bell.

Kindersquatting.

South Africa’s own L. Ron Hubbard.

Infinite Jest.

!deas ( a.k.a, The exercise that makes Typography 101 less boring).

Holy Post-Its, Batman!

A new Solar System.

Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Hitchhiking robot.

The Science of Ghosts.

V.24 No.30 | 07/23/2015

The Daily Word: Herding Cattle

The Daily Word

look ma! we're on TV! again.

xenomorph takes russia.

insert obligatory breaking bad albuquerque news here.

to be, or not to be on the lam.

so close.

star wood.

freedom of expression.

The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic.

herding cattle.

serial hero.

V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

news

The Daily Word: in Harmonious Pizza

The Daily Word

honey, can you print me a pizza?

the wheels on the bus...are powered by WHAT?

the universe, or something like it

algorithmic nostaligia machine

pick a belief, any belief

the ancient wisdom of information technology

history as a two way mirror

the world as chorus, in harmony’s tune

you probably shouldn’t litter

V.23 No.25 |

news

The Daily Word in BBQ, PRC and descansos

The Daily Word

There may be fraudulent activity occurring at Albuquerque’s municipal golf courses.

A Texas-style barbeque restaurant will soon open on Montgomery Boulevard.

The Albuquerque Tea Party reacts unhappily to the IRS.

New Mexico’s Public Regulation Committee continues to have issues with ride-sharing services operating in Albuquerque.

Benicio Del Toro will be in New Mexico this summer.

Designer Anders Hsi has some ideas about helping Burque’s homeless population.

Statewide e-cig regulation is on its way, here in the Land of Enchantment.

Hanoi Jane’s New Mexico ranch is worth nearly $20 million dollars.

There are decent breakfast burritos to be had all over the state.

This week, La Historia del Rio Abajo focuses on Descansos in Valencia County.

V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014

Book Review

Color Me Curious

The Color Book

Sophie Benini Pietromarchi’s charismatic Color Book aims to awaken a love of the visible spectrum in pre-teens (and older readers who haven’t outgrown a nice picture book with lots of vivid spreads to mull over).
V.21 No.51 |
RECSPEC

music

Have yourself a very Twin Peaks Xmas

I love the internet. You can virtually meet so many fascinating artists, writers, musicians and other creative folks there. Some of the people I learn the most from—on the so-called reg—live in Poland, Canada and Mexico. But many of my boss e-acquaintances are stateside.

One of those pals, Laurel Barickman, is the co-founder and lead designer of RECSPEC, an Austin-based design studio. She and her husband, David Milner, are prime movers of Austin's nightlife eye-candy contingent. They do visuals, deejay and create rad flyers. This holiday season, the savvy couple transformed their office space into a Twin Peaks-themed wonderland. We're talking detail here, y'all. Glastonbury Grove-recreatin', Bob-faced and Log Lady-offering ornaments adorn a big, majestic tree. Beneath the One-Eyed Jack's-topped fir, a cherry pie awaits Coop. Leland's getting a golf club. Who'll stumble onto the errant copy of Flesh World? With this level of fantastically weird in the picture, it's not surprising that Barickman grew up in Las Cruces. Check out my fave photos of their psychodramatic Pacific Northwest teevee homage below. Keep on scrollin' to listen to RECSPEC's damn good Twin Peaks/Xmas mix.

V.21 No.30 |

news

The Daily Word in Olympic fonts and shrunken heads

The Daily Word

Food prices set to rise as a result of drought.

Jon Stewart breaks down Obama's "you didn't build that" controversy.

Los Angeles city council bans marijuana dispensaries.

USDA apologizes for suggesting that maybe one day a week you cool it with the meat.

What's going on at Michael Jackson's house?

Police standoff in Mountainair.

How to deal with your terrible editorial department coworkers.

Cal Ripken's mom safe at home after kidnapping.

Man sued for downloading porn countersues for defamation.

Designers reveal the Rio 2016 Olympics typeface.

Please tell me you didn't buy one of those tortilla bowl pans.

Scientists prove shrunken heads are real, with science.

Happy Birthday Vivian Vance!!!

V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Round Samurai Earrings
Majoral

Culture Shock

Form and Function

SOFA WEST tempts with eye candy

Not only is it a squishy place to watch TV from, not to mention a place for your too-drunk friends to crash, it’s also a huge art and design festival in Santa Fe. The third annual SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair) WEST runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 4 through 7. Exhibitors include galleries and artists from all over the states and as far away as Argentina. You can buy and/or ogle artwork, furniture, jewelry and even things that are fascinating but hard to identify.
V.20 No.22 | 6/2/2011
The KiMo—with its original sign—soon after it was built
Courtesy of the KiMo Theatre

Feature

KiMo Revival

The Southwest's most iconic theater gets its crown back

This week, with the installation of a replica of the KiMo Theatre’s original sign, Albuquerque pays homage to its most flamboyant architectural asset.
V.20 No.13 |

news

The Daily Word: 3-Year-Old Found Safe, Pornwikileaks, Perfect Prehistoric Pickled Brain

The Daily Word

Did scientists at Fermi Lab find the Higgs boson?

Police find missing 3-year-old Ismyella Rodriguez safe.

A government shutdown is looming.

Daytona Beach newspaper publisher is offering bonuses to reporters who sell advertisements and subscriptions.

Espanola man delivers decomposing body to the ER, says his friend was sick.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Koch brothers.

Looks like Blockbuster found its sucker.

Security company HBGary's latest terrible idea is a paranoia meter.

One dead after attempted Apple Store burglary.

Read all about the war of words between Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and Lost creator Damon Lindelof.

Prehistoric human brain found pickled in bog.

Bristol Palin earned $262,000 as teen pregnancy ambassador for Candie's Foundation, more than seven times the amount the foundation actually spent preventing teen pregnancy.

Mental disorders represented as minimalist posters.

Watch these fresh frog legs twitch when salt is added.

Scientists genetically modify cows to produce more human milk.

That's hardcore! Website pornwikileaks reveals porn stars real names and home addresses.

Listen to the world's most nonchalant crash landing.

Netflix announced it obtained exclusive rights to stream all seasons of Mad Men.

New study says biology grad students are the most unhappy.

Keanu Reeves confirms that Bill and Ted 3 is on the way.

Six of the most bizarre medical hoaxes people actually believed.

25 baked Lady Gagas.

Watch the intro to the Russian version of How I Met Your Mother.

Burger King introduces the Meat Monster Whopper.

Mall-pizza chain Sbarro is planning on filing for bankruptcy.

Happy birthday Billy Dee Williams!!!

V.19 No.48 | 12/2/2010

Interior Design

The 96-square-foot house

“Excess isn’t luxury,” says Jay Shafer, owner of the Tumbleweed Tiny House company. The houses go for $40,000 or $50,000 ready-made but can cost 50 percent less if you build it yourself.

Hell yes.

V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010
“Bayahibe” by Joan Weissman

Gallery Preview

The Art/Design Distinction

Waxing philosophical on 516 ARTS’ Form & Function

There’s a puzzling distinction made between art and design. It seems to be based on the often unstated assumptions that: 1) Artists and designers do different things; 2) both the processes and the outputs of each are inherently different; 3) beauty of form and utility of function cannot exist equally in a single object, which means that one must always eclipse the other (so when beauty is dominant, the object is art, and when utility is dominant, the object is design). But fundamentally, both artists and designers are responsible for an object’s creation; both utility and beauty are equally present in most everything around us—and are mutually reinforcing, at that.

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