Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
I was surprised by how many Google Images there are out there of her work, so readily available. On one hand great because her work is amazing and I wouldn't have known of her otherwise, on the other I'm wondering if its because her work is widely appropriated. I am officially a fan.
TA for h~fh
I also bought China Contemporary by Thames&Hudson, Sir Terence Conran's inspirations book, and the littlest Paris Style book by Taschen. I spied Candida Hoffer's magical Libraries book and had palpitations because it's too beautiful - I couldn't let it go. Have determined to find a better online bargain somehow, but any clues as to how to find genius at a discount??
I met her while we were buying a lamp. An Arco by Castiglioni, whom -as I later found out- was Patricial Urquiola's mentor. What a Coincidence with a capital C.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
TA for h~fh
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Write up on Cool Hunter website:
The newest offering from Thames and Hudson has an unexpected literary edge. The book is a photographic portfolio of the world's most magnificent libraries. Before you start snoring, we're not just talking about your school library, we're talking about true cathedrals of knowledge housed in some of the globe's most stunning period buildings, absolute architectural landmarks in their own rights. Libraries featured include the BritishLibrary in London, the Escorial in Spain, the Whitney Museum and the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, the Bibliotheque
nationale de France in Paris, the villa Medici in Rome and the Hamburg University Library, among others. by Billy T
I'm intrigued by quiet, abandoned spaces that nobody really thinks about. They don't fit in with the pace of our lives, or our penchant for instant gratification and instant beauty. Maybe like the Angkor Wats or Parthenons, these are the modern ruins of our time - not particularly majestic, not really pretty, but layered with historys just the same. Greg Girard is a photographer who works out of China - in a place where the passing of time and frenzied change is happening before our very eyes.
Artist-Photographer Yang Yi has done some intriguing underwater stills of the controversial Three Gorges Dam. Reminds me of scenes from the film "Balzac And The Little Chinese Seamstress".TA for h~fh
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
I don't think I have a particular style, but everyone knows any gift from me will always be immaculately wrapped and everything will match in terms of colour and style. Although I have just had stickers made which say 'A gift from Sophie' and I stick these stickers on some white paper bags I bought in bulk. The card will also usually match the paper as I make my own cards and I often use the paper or at least the same colours or style. The actual wrapping itself tends not to fit in with the gift but it will for the occasion - for example when someone who is moving overseas or travelling I use an old map from the country they are going to and I often include a little compass keyring (which I get from a $2 shop) and include a tag which says "So you will always know which way is home." How clever. I can do that. Check out the full article
they say that on the net you can be completely anonymous and you can create any identity for yourself. but i'm hoping to find something in myself by putting it down in writing. i haven't kept a diary since i was a little kid and i've never been good at writing because i've always been afraid to have my thoughts on record, that someone else might have access to my feelings - so maybe this is just the thing i need to start doing.