The Art of Changes: Introducing Our New Round of Bloggers

Carla van de Puttelaar, Untitled, 2007, c-print

Hello, readers! Wow. It’s already November! Can you believe it? I love November.  Unlike Thomas McBee, I have never suffered from S.A.D. and so I find the transition from summer into winter comforting… a way to get quiet and still and to use my brain in new ways. Liminal spaces are great opportunities to get unstuck. November is that liminal space in month form, and as such, I’ve always found November to be a particularly good month creatively. It also doesn’t hurt that November contains a holiday dedicated to eating (my favorite hobby) and that one of my favorite photographers, Carla van de Puttelaar, was born on November 1st.

And so maybe it’s particularly fitting that the next round of IBC guest bloggers kicks off tomorrow, bringing on board two people from arts backgrounds. Without further ado, it is my pleasure to introduce you to…

Matthew Lawrence is a writer and curator based in Providence, Rhode
Island.  He co-publishes and co-edits Headmaster, the biannual art
magazine for man-lovers, and runs a local literary events organization
called Not About The Buildings.  Also he walks dogs.  He is thrilled
that scarves and gloves can be worn again, and could not be happier
about the Woolrich coat explosion that seems to be happening in New
England right now.  His internet time is largely wasted at

Olexandra Prochnicky is an artist, writer, and performer based in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada, duh). She works in politics, visual arts, music, and photography. She has written articles for Guerilla Magazine, a cross-genre cultural magazine, and performed in the band We Are the Famous. She gets excited about Medieval Times (yes the restaurant) because she can’t turn down a good joust and she presented IBC with the idea of a series of posts that examine clothes as personal historical document.

So stayed tuned tomorrow, folks! It’s going to be a great couple of months. In addition to our guests, IBC has been collaborating all over the place and we plan on bringing you some fun, multimedia, fashion-inspired explorations to add to our regular line up of posts. As always, we love your brains (not in a Zombie sort of way), so if you have a good idea for a one-off post, let us know!


About Michael von Braithwaite

Does it look like I'd wear it on a boat, at an eccentric person's estate or accompanied by a peacock on a chain? Yeah, I'll probably buy that.


  1. adamboehmer

    Welcome guys!! Matthew, you are cute!!

  2. Tanya

    I hope this errs on the side of classy, because I mean it most respectfully (although I acknowledge the fact that generally, on the internet, “most respectfully” is often anything but). In any event, it’s “ado” (meaning “fuss”) not “adieu” (French for “goodbye”).

IBC LOVES your brain, and we encourage thoughtful, lively discussion. We will, however, moderate comments that are abusive or disrespectful. Stay classy!

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