Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The Game I Could Never Win

but i'll keep trying :)

Thursday, 6 November 2008


i am happier than i thought i'd be because obama won, boy that acceptance speech was pretty darn goosepimply

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

ahehehe check this out

everything you've always wanted to know about celebrities, as told by their toes.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

The story of a litlle boy called Zenobia

my brother was nearly called after this lovely lady, the first emancipated woman of ancient times, my name comes from hers freaky

Sunday, 12 October 2008


"We hope this idea catches on and, in the future, square CD packaging will be abandoned forever and only interesting art objects will fill record stores. We envision a time when you’ll be walking around your local record shop and be like, “What’s the new Radiohead album again? Oh yeah, a bonsai tree in the shape of a deformed goat, I see it over there.”"
of montreal on cds, clutter, babies, identity...good to read!

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Droplets of wisdom from Ogden

The Cow

The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other, milk.

The Fly

God in his wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.

The Firefly

The firelfly's flame
Is something for which science has no name
I can think of nothing eerier
Than flying around with an unidentified glow on a
Person's posterior

-Ogden Nash

Friday, 26 September 2008

math up your nose

if i had a chocolator in high school, im sure my grades would have been better

!!! notice it says 'looks AND SMELLS like yummy chocolate'



this site keeps my eyes glued to the screen for hours at a time. be warned

Thursday, 25 September 2008


hello folks
i thought i would share this little site with you
i have put some stuff on there and it's pretty functional though not entirely finished and all....

Friday, 19 September 2008



Wednesday, 3 September 2008

American Surfaces

If you guys get a chance you should check out
Stephen Shore's "American Surfaces"
It is a book showcasing a collection of photographs Shore took in the Seventies.
The pictures are really great and wonderfully disarming so really really go and have a look. (I can't be bothered to scan and show some samples so just get yourself to your local library!)
Also the pictures really remind me of some of your photos Sina :)
and Nadine,
the library code is Third Floor, 761.2 SHOR although I might have it for a while :P
and also you should check out
Third Floor, 761.3 EWIN, a book called "The Body", it has tons of really cool photographs of all kinds of different bodies/people, including some Siamese twins

And hoka is currently living in tomorrow, although I guess I'll be joining Sina in yesterday soon, so Nadine you'll be the only one living in the present :P
Ah, time differences.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Arms Akimbo

To stand with your hands on your hips and your elbows pointing outwards is to stand with your arms akimbo.

i thought that was kinda cool.

so stand with your arms akimbo today!

Sunday, 17 August 2008


since I have learned to write, I have always written
by starting at the top, moving back, circling down and forward and then circling round and back again.
never in this entire time has it occurred to me that you can write
by starting at the BOTTOM!?,
sliding forward, curving up and back and curving upwards and forwards again.
it's totally weird.
topsy turvy S
ok, maybe i'm totally weird, but no, I think this S writing thing is cuhrayzee. that's crazy. blew my mind.
try it, you will feel topsy turvy.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Thursday, 31 July 2008

New Places New Faces

Francesca Berrini tears up old maps to make new ones of places no one has ever been. If only it were that easy

Monday, 28 July 2008

Friday, 25 July 2008

Thursday, 10 July 2008

"Is Google Making Us Stoopid?"

'Sometime in 1882, Friedrich Nietzsche bought a typewriter [...] His vision was failing [and] once he had mastered touch-typing he was able to write with his eyes closed. [...]
But the machine had a subtler effect on his work. One of Nietzsche's friends, a composer, noticed a change in the style of his writing. His already terse prose had become even tighter, more telegraphic. "Perhaps you will through this instrument even take to a new idiom (style)," the friend wrote in a letter, noting that, in his own work, his "'thoughts' in music and language often depend on the quality of pen and paper."
"You are right," Nietzsche replied, "our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." Under the sway of the machine, writes the German media scholar Friedrich A. Kittler, Nietzsche's prose "changed from arguments to aphorisms (short phrase containing wise idea), from thoughts to puns, from rhetoric to telegram style."'

It's pretty interesting how the medium you use has an influence on the style and expression of your ideas, and if you write something by pen, the resulting idea may be very different from if you type it. This is from the article, "Is Google Making Us Stupid" : http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google

It's a really interesting article about internet as the new medium of information intake, how it differs from inherited cultural norms (books, articles etc.) and how the medium in which information is presented not only affects how our brains process this information but also changes the ways the brain functions:
'The media or other technologies we use in learning the craft of reading play an important part in shaping the neural circuits inside our brains.'

It might seem a little long but it is quite fascinating and well written so worth the read!

Saturday, 5 July 2008

nightly wanderings

"The two nostrils are associated with two very different energies. When we breathe through the right nostril, we are energized and stimulated. When we breathe through the left nostril, we relax and calm down. Our breath naturally changes dominant nostrils approximately every 2-1/2 hours. After eating our nostrils will change to the left to accommodate the energy needed to digest our food. That is one reason why we feel like sleeping after eating.

You can tell which nostril is your dominate one at any time simply by blocking off one, then the other. The dominant one is easy to breathe through and the less dominate one feels like it is blocked."

-- I, for one, found this fascinating :)

Friday, 27 June 2008


"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not possibly born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Friday, 13 June 2008

i want to eat his mind

As a child I wanted to be a car stereo.
My parents encouraged me.
They let me sit in the car at night.
Hours, shivering, smiling.
I would ease my fingers inside the cassette deck and just sit there.
I was willing myself on but nothing happened.
To me, anything was possible, it was simply a question of desire.
I thought that perhaps I wasn’t sufficiently motivated.
At twelve, I wedged myself into the idea that I would become a staple gun.
My two front teeth hung bunny low.
My mother told me that the world already had staple guns.
She said many staple guns were unsold and unloved.
The same thing applied to car stereos, but that never seemed to bother her.
I bit into two sheets of paper at every opportunity.
To my surprise, staples would occasionally fire out.
They never quite held anything together though.
The staples remained half open.
I blamed my bottom set of teeth.
They told me that they worked fine.
They added that it was the top set that was slightly off centre.
A scuffle broke out.
I lost some teeth.
I found some teeth.
They didn‘t fit in my mouth.
I threw them away.
Years later I thought I’d found them.
I hadn’t.


Sunday, 1 June 2008

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

bitches everywhere

but gotta love ray fenwick :)

but gotta love ray fenwick :)

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

ummmmm separable

An umbrella built for the inseparable. Produced with Marc Owens.


Monday, 19 May 2008


numero uno:
coz you just can't get enough of a naked hoff whose bits have been covered by innocent wrinkly puppies...
numero dos
it's pretty cool then me now me, pictures recreated -- some aren't that great, but then again some are and make you wanna get yourself some one-sies so you can recreate the baby years..

Friday, 16 May 2008

'If you want to be lucky.....it pays to be ready'
-Michael Bierut

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

In the beginning..

Once upon a time, long, long ago, the world was one big, wide-open space. Anyone could go anywhere, anyone could do anything, and anyone could get anything. Well, not exactly. But there were no laws, no police, no cowboys taking justice into their own hands, no churches damning us to hell. People lived in their corners of the earth and got by on what they had. They grew crops to eat, kept animals to ride and made clothes to wear. Everything was simpler, even the people.

As civilization developed, families became tribes became settlements became countries. We grew roots, we dropped anchors, we settled in. And soon, we wanted more.

So you’ve been around the block. You’ve weighed your options. You’ve done the math. You’ve made your choice.

So you’ve decided to start your own country.

Not surprising considering your options. Leaving it to others who know nothing about you to set your moral standard? Belonging to a group of people just because of where you are? These are things of the past. Why should we confine ourselves to these cages in this day and age? Are we not educated enough to make our own laws? Are we really doomed to crawl about our cribs forever?

Monday, 21 April 2008

Half Human Half Tree

something i saw on tv a couple of days ago super fascination it was mad

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Friday, 18 April 2008


Welcoming you in German style.......yodel yodel