Inside Look at an Outsider

Anado McLauchlin is a mostly self-taught assemblage artist living south of the US border and across  the  tracks in La Cieneguita, Mexico. Oftentimes he is called an Outsider artist but prefers the term Insider  artist. His creative endeavors include beaded jewelry, embellished whimsical furniture, celebrative be-  jeweled mirrors, shamanic assemblages esoteric wall hangings and revelatory gardens.

Casa Las Ranas

Anado’s Art

artifacts

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assemblage

mirror

jewelry

paintings

doors

dining cabinet

This project is in homage to all outsiders, gardeners, and folk artists the world over.

Anado’s studio in La Cieneguita and the house and grounds of Casa Las Ranas are available for tour groups or private individual visits upon appointment.

Something Old, Something New

I found so much beautiful inspiration in the homes above, I had to share them with all of you.

I tend to feel a stronger connection to decor featured in vintage photographs. Of course, flooding light is a sure “in” with me…

Though I am generally taken by the old, I can’t quite reject the new.

Platform beds have surprisingly appealed to me for a while now. Previously, Princess and the Pea-stacked beds were a rule of thumb in my boudoir bible. However, over time, something about dreaming on a low-to-the-ground piece of wood has become rather appealing to me {and not because it reminds me of Kate Winslet floating around on the wooden board in Titanic}. Less surely seems to be more in my eyes nowadays!

Anyway, I’ve decided that my next bedroom is going to be based on this image from the film I Love You, Alice B Toklas!:

It’s sort of 60’s flower child meets Indian elegance.

Man, I wish I could’ve been a part of Venice Beach at its prime.

Photo Purge: fight winter


    “From now on I will make burning my aim, for I am like the candle: burning only makes me brighter.”

    – Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī

Photo Purge: After Fire

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home purge

Evenin’, Guys n’ Dolls! I’ve recently collected so many lovely photographs from homes around the globe and am excited to share the wonderful inspiration with you all! It’s all about the little things… isn’t it?

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interesting flower display!

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i love the little details

Helle Summer house

i could sit here all afternoon.

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pieces of nature on the wall

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WHITE MAGIC

“We all have a little heaven in ourselves”

History

White Magic’s original lineup was comprised of Mira Billotte on vocals and piano, drummer/bassist Miggy Littleton and guitarist/drummer Andy Macleod. Billotte played drums and sang in Quix*o*tic with her sister Christina Billotte (of Slant 6 fame); Miggie Littleton was a founding member of Blood On The Wall; and MacLeod also played in California Speedway. Occasionally Tim Dewitt drummer of Gang Gang Dance, then credited as “Dutch E-Germ” would play with White Magic when Miggy was not available. For a couple of years, the band played in New York. They soon appeared on a United Bamboo compilation. Drag City signed them in 2003, and in 2004, they released the band’s Through The Sun Door EP to general critical praise. They toured the U.S. in 2009, opening for like-minded folk musicians including Will Oldham.

In 2005, the group appeared on a free split EP, sponsored by Tylenol; it featured three songs each by White Magic and indie rock band The American Analog Set. Throughout 2005, Billotte performed as White Magic accompanied by guitarist Sleepy Doug Shaw. White Magic’s current lineup’s core consists of these two musicians, aided by an array of friends/musicians of similar musical aesthetics.

On November 14, 2006, debut album Dat Rosa Mel Apibus was released on Drag City.

White Magic’s new EP, Dark Stars, was released on Drag City on October 26, 2007.

In 2007, Billotte recorded Bob Dylan‘s “As I Went Out One Morning” for the Todd Haynes film I’m Not There.

Billotte’s alto has earned her comparisons to Grace SlickKaren Dalton, and Nico.

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Discography

  • Through The Sun Door EP (2004, Drag City)
  • Songs of Hurt and Healing split EP with American Analog Set (2005, Ouch!)
  • “Long Time Ago” on the Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys compilation (2006, Anti)
  • Katie Cruel Single (2006, Drag City)
  • Dat Rosa Mel Apibus (2006, Drag City)
  • Dark Stars EP (2007, Drag City)

“New Egypt” 1-song release, limited to 1000 cds (2008, Southern)

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Photo Purge: down in the hollow

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