that's me just before i make up my mind to get out bed.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
this is the charming city of siegen, germany. this winter was my third time in siegen and every time, i am amazed by how agreeable it is. the houses all look like lego pieces. i will send this illustration to our nice friends there.
now that the abysmal wretchedness of this semester is over, i am happy to start working on my own projects, and a few things for nagging friends. i ordered a five-piece blank nesting matrёshka set, direct from the russian federation. they arrived today, in very happy condition. if they had faces they would be smiling, i am sure.
Monday, May 12, 2008
continuing in that manner, this idea of a quiet aesthetic. there was something italo calvino wrote in invisible cities that i think about often: "the foreignness of what you no longer are." this is more like the familiarity of what i never really was.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
this is a new - and sudden - direction for me, one that i am very excited about. memories of places from childhood, real or imagined. old apartments with soviet era interiors, crooked and crumbling communal flats, rainy window views of rooftops, radiators, parquet flooring, wallpaper, leaks and exposed pipes, continuous mumbling of radio in silence, muffled kitchen conversations with black tea and cigarettes.
i have a big book called marimekko: fabrics, fashion, architecture about the history of the lovely finnish textile company marimekko. some of the black and white photographs from the 1960s and 1970s feature models doing mod poses that i wish people still knew how to do.