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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Modern Gifts

Noodles, seitan, vegetables, inspiration & friendship © Nina Buesing Corvallo

Last night we met Minette and Matt at an opening and after Minette suggested we eat at Pan Asian bistro Noodle Bar.
We had never been and it was such a treat! The food is fresh, there are lots of vegge options and this open kitchen restaurant has a great vibe. Over noodles Minette and I spoke about art, and she mentioned that I should look at the work of Indonesian born artist Fiona Tan.
You can see work by Fiona Tan at: www.fionatan.nl and also at her London gallery's site: www.frithstreetgallery.com.
Disorient, Vox Populi Tokyo and Cloud Island are just some of the works by Fiona Tan that stand out to me - they feel at once familiar and novel, personal and universal.

I spent a couple of hours with a friend and came home loaded with gifts: friendship, inspiration and a new favorite place to eat!
Thank you, Minette.

Friday, January 14, 2011


We've been friends forever. I miss you girls. © Buesing

New York is home, but really the world is home. I am lucky and have friends and family all over this planet. That comes often with feelings of longing. Artists Sandra Juto & Johan Pergenius , recently moved to Berlin, and seeing their pictures has given me a case of Heimweh. I miss family and friends, but I also mundane things such as a German/European doorknobs, outlets, tiles or Getraenkekaesten. Sandra takes pictures of many cultural details. You can follow her journey on her blog at: www.sandrajuto.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


This is how I like to spend my time. © Corvallo Arts

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Enough words. Today: Pictures. © Nina Buesing Corvallo

Monday, January 10, 2011

New York City Ballet

Pining for a sandwich during the height of the lunch rush today, I caved and went across the street to the Deli. While waiting for my order, I watched five Deli guys working in synchronized harmony to fulfill the many lunch orders. It was like watching a well rehearsed ballet performance. Man, I love New York.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Arizona & Punjab

- Carl Hulse and Kate Zernike's article for The New York Times: Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriolin Politics
- Shehrbano Taseer Op-Ed (also for the Times): My Father Died for Pakistan.