Wednesday Article

Boredom Semniars

Is this really the reaction to overstimulation?
It is kind of funny, but also kind of sad that this has happened. We really need to pay people to bore us? Or is it just ticket buyers who are see the humor in the whole thing and want to see it first hand? This is all very interesting actually. A new subject for the interesting conference whose cancelation inspired Boredom 2010.

Read more at James Ward's Blog

Monday Image

The Drive From the East Coast to the Middle of America

Saturday Quote

: "I'll tell you sumthin': a lot of stuff going on these days stinks! A lotta stuff ain't right"

-09/01/2010 Conan O'brien Interview with Donald Trump

friday happenings

Balenciaga expo in New York-

Carine Roitfeld leaves VOGUE

Makes me wonder: will Anna Wintour ever leave her post?

Thursday Video

noº 1
Guitar Tricks

it's Tom Morello
and he's wearing a cub's hat

kind of funny to see his lame skeakers and short sleeved button down and bad jeans and this too cool guy inside.
noº 2
Banjo Band
His name is Fleck and his band is called the Flecktones- love it

Wednesday Article

a new outerwear development in NY?

from the NY Times

Wednesday Article

the chemin, the path, the sequence that a garment/collection has traditionally followed is changing. A lot of things are changing, and all relatively quickly.


Tuesday Person

Clint Eastwood
the man with no name
in A Fistfull of Dollars

Sunday reflections

In case these notes aren't clear
some resources:
-book covers
-audio books
-proper nouns that become adjectives
-the act of taking notes
-diagrams and doodles to recall an idea or a concept
-Capsule Biographies (specifically by Borges who could apparently sum up the life of an author in two paragraphs more eloquently and efficiently that the average biographer with 200 pages of text)
some thoughts:
-what defines the literature of an era is how it is interpreted in that era- Kafka on the shelf and in your hands and in your mind in 2010 is literature in 2010. Kafka on the shelf and in your hands and in your mind in 1922 is literature in 1922.
is this even a point worth stating?
-Instead of music as background mood making noise, how about the spoken word? Phrases, poetry, a short story, a series of words independent in meaning but harmonious in their oratory effect.
-not being afraid to have someone read over your shoulder

Saturday Quote

: Kafka The Castle

"...What an oddly and very specifically shaped, agile little granule such a party would need to be to pass through the supreme sieve."

Bürgel to K.


the weekly schedule:

Monday Image
Tuesday Person
Wednesday Article
Thursday Video
Friday Event
Saturday Quote
Sunday Reflections

Friday Event (+ early reflections)

what keeps you going?

and if you had to make decisions everyday about questions that were going to be more than what kind of cereal to buy but more like will women wear the green or the red? Will they wear the bouclé or the felt?
how refined does something have to be to be refined? How much can you leave up to the wearer? or do you over-refine it so that no matter what the wearer does she can't help but be refined?

reading Kafka and going to hear a talk about Borges (this is the event: American University of Paris organized lecture given by Suzanne Jill Levine, translator, scholar, and author...most recent project the 5 book penguin series The Master Works of Borges), it was mentioned that they had both become adjectives: Kafkaesque, Borgesian

because their oeuvre had transcended their medium and come to represent a school of thought

what kept them going? The constant digging and searching into the questions in their lives and in their heads. The pain of being a thinker is trying to make sense of those thoughts in the context of words and meaning. And so the exercise of putting them down is the most gratifying thing for them to do. To make sense of those thoughts, or to try to work them out and watch them become more clear and evolve as they grow and add more experience to their thoughts and theories.

I don't know

more on Ms. Levine:



these images of poverty in America that gave Jacob Holdt a mission when he arrived from Denmark. He is one of many whose subject was misfortune- but it is a very compelling argument that he makes- how can this exist? His shock is translated through each image- like he himself is more and more surprised and horrified (/fascinated?) each time

Oslo, Cesis, London

Architecture, settings, motion, places, history, all of those things and are so insufficient sometimes, but what can you do?

Winter Wonderland Wilderness

Cesis- outside of Riga

Oslo- Outside of the city