Posts Tagged ‘favourite’

Alexander Calder with car

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Calder with his self-designed BMW. His face too is a good design.

Via the always interesting Wary Meyers, authors of the fun Wary Meyers’ Tossed & Found: Unconventional Design from Cast-offs.

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GIVE US YOUR BOAT

Monday, April 12th, 2010

While at art school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, my American friends Paul and Eugene and I lived in a rented seaside house in a nearby fishing village. The day we moved in to our house in Shad Bay we found a framed map of our cove, and it showed a little island across the water from us marked ‘Treasure Island.’ For the next year we tried to get hold of a boat to get over there.

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House with gongs

Friday, April 9th, 2010

How did the decision to hang the gongs in the window come about? “Without eyes, our house is just a faceless shed?” Cool 70s modern house near the river, North Vancouver.

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Werner Herzog – There is no harmony in the universe

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

“Taking a close look at what is around us, there is some sort of a harmony. It is the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder. And we in comparison to the articulate vileness and baseness and obscenity of all this jungle, we in comparison to that enormous articulation, we only sound and look like badly pronounced and half-finished sentences out of a stupid suburban novel, a cheap novel.

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Lost budgie – he really likes mirrors and is a very good flyer

Friday, March 26th, 2010

In the “on the fridge” category.

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Maria Bamford

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

When she was younger, comedian Maria Bamford played a Star Trek character in a touring show that visited malls across the USA doing things like Jack in the Box promotions. She played a Bajoran – you know, those people from the planet Bajor in Deep Space Nine:

“Greetings! I am Major Lilanca from the Planet Bajor… [Who were] the Bajorans?

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