Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On being like nothing else

Excerpted from an interview with Brian Eno by Paul Morley, published in the Guardian on Sun. Jan 17, 2010:
"In my house in Oxfordshire, we have this big, beautiful Andrew Logan sculpture of a lovely Pegasus with blue glass wings. When I get a taxi from the station, a driver will always comment on it because it is so striking. What they often say is, 'What does that stand for then?' Or, 'What does that mean?', based on the idea that something exists because it has to tell you something, or it refers to something else, and I realise that this notion is foreign to me. The earliest paintings I loved were always the most non-referential paintings you can imagine, by painters such as Mondrian. I was thrilled by them because they didn't refer to anything else. They stood alone and they were just charged magic objects that did not get their strength from being connected to anything else."

Monday, February 15, 2010

Currently on my visual playlist

Three things i can't get enough of today, being middle February and cold and only halfway to spring, Glasswing butterflies, snow crystals and (my favorite of all the folding bikes) the Strida5.

Friday, February 12, 2010

bird tracks

it snowed today and my phone camera photographs really blue. so there you go. bird tracks.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

If eliminating the non-essential were an extreme sport

Straight from today's Guardian, Albert Exergian's modernist TV posters. Not your grandmother's Über-Einfachheit... got to love a man who can really cut to the chase.The collection is available at Blanka