Friday, April 30, 2010

Adbusted

Recently, I can't help noticing

all the blank billboards on my morning walk


maybe they ran out of things to advertise?

maybe we just consumed too many ads and we dont see them anymore?

maybe the whole country is bust

and not even the creepy cheap advertisement companies want to sell us anything

because they know we are junk customers
naturally, the only ad that is never missing is for the ubiquitous online crap-sino

the next day I find myself in front of this sign, 
and what do you know, 
it looks just like a fucking tombstone:
Here Lies the Greek Economy.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Pastoral Capriccio: Evening

This is "A Pastoral Capriccio with the Arch of Kostantine and the Colloseum: Evening" 1651, Claude Gellée le Lorrain.
I got it , amongst other gems in a book on the Treasure Houses of Britain
(which might just prove to be a treasure trove for this blog, since there's just so much in there)
A grand orange garden, 
a city with an interesting Mountain Grotto and what looks like a slightly military scene
an Ominous looking evening shore, where you can almost hear Liz Fraser singing a song to the Siren
when you know it will end in tears

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday at home

Today is Sunday, we're spending the day at home 

reading books  
 (SANAA's great MUSAC catalog, from the "Sanaa Houses" exhibition curated by Mr Agustin Perez Rubio
 tending the plants 
 and maybe introducing some new 

Friday, April 23, 2010

This was once Fantasia

This is the entrance to a club 






that was once called Fantasia


amongst many other names
sometimes clubs last less than a season
they are the fastest ruins around
almost as fast as countries going bankrupt

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I went looking for a Black Barn and I found the 20th century


So, I was looking around for images of Stanley Tigerman's Black Barn

which is curious, black, and has triangular windows, I saw it in a Taschen book.









Its funny that Taschen knows about this and Google doesn't.

Anyway , I ended up at another interesting Tigerman project over at RNDRD,
and a Hollein-esque collage

 rndrd.com, or Rendering the 20th Century is also something
that google doesn't know too much about
nice Christo
very nice Conrad Wachsmann

cute Gio Ponti


and entirely curious Ponina Ciliberti

Friday, April 16, 2010

To Be or Not To Be: The Is Residence

This is the Is residence by M. Rokkaku & Partners
I don't really know what to think about this really strange house, 
equipped with a sort of brain-like thinking unit in the center
the only thing I can think of is that I cant think anything about it
perhaps it's the endless collection of clocks
that seems to stop time from thinking

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Reflections on a Goldin Eye


Recently I went back to see 
the great Nan Goldin show at Rebecca Camhi

I got lost in the hazy reflections of the atmospheric photos

 the pictures made strange sense with the space

they seemed to talk to each other


I saw myself in a few

in the gallery office, a George Lappas sculpture (right)
together with one of my Golden Wrapped chairs 
Headquarters leftovers