Hi everyone. This winter’s been bizarre – i’m grinding and pushing out work, but at the same time I’m holed up hibernating in isolation. Like I’ve gone down my little rabbit hole and my friends are in theirs and we’re all working alone in parallel.
Now, whenever I see totokaelo/inventory mag/whoever stark white photo editorials, I feel I’m staring down the face of an infinite winter bleakness. I’m looking at this shot I took in t-shirt and shorts in late summer, that at the time I felt captured that calm relief of air conditioning in the midst of the hot hot heat, and the only thing this photo says to me now is ~look at that spring green poking through~
may be a bit of a hiatus but hopefully not too long.
This is a beautiful piece from Copenhagen based designer Louise Roe. It’s a great understated, simple piece. Plus, I love the heft that comes with marble. I can see this working in a variety of spaces.
love this RAMA chair from ox denmarq. the nude is my favorite, followed by black. that said, all 4 colors aren’t bad, depending on the space—i can see them each filling their own niche.
I stumbled upon this nice tote last night. This bag from SÜPER comes in 2 colors, and from the looks of it, it has solid hardware (none) and stitching. I swear I always find a good looking one from far away, and then when I get close, the zippers suck or the stitching is meh. Both colors are good too, so I suppose you better get them euros out. or foreign transaction fee. you know. whatever hits the spot.
Though most of my inspiration is stored digitally these days (thank god for pinterest), I still find physical inspiration boards both helpful and enjoyable.
Taping stuff to walls lets me stew on both my own work and images I like. If I’ve got work I’m unsure about, I put it up and mull it over for a few days. If there’s an image I like, I tape it up and over time, as I walk by, I learn more and more about why that image works. it’s been great and casual way to stew on visual stuff.
I also thoroughly enjoy aggregating disconnected images into a single board and seeing what kind of weird mood emerges. It’s a ton of fun watching the mood of the inspiration board evolve as I constantly put new things up and take old work down. Though it’s my work-in-progress board/test space, it’s kind of become this fun, DIY dynamically changing installation that I’m always working on.
you would think taping stuff randomly all over the wall would be pretty crappy, but it looks surprisingly good almost always. seriously, tape 10 things next to each other and see what happens. you really have to fight your brain’s natural instincts to make it look bad.
anyways, long post, long post. here are the pictures: