Friday, November 20, 2009

Hotel room

Hotel room. Again.

Conference in Båstad, Sweden

This is the view from a conference room in Båstad,the tennis-capital of Sweden. Mainly, we discussed how reality is what you choose to perceive. Fair enough, given you have the option of making a choice.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pieter Claesz

I've recently become intrigued with food in an historical context. Therefore, I'd like to explore why there is so much food in art. Is the food on display something the artist actually ate, or does it represent something else? What did the food actually taste like? How was a meal composed? By whom? The picture above is by dutch artist Pieter Claesz (1597-1660), around 1642. The meal consists of bread, a herring and a glass of wine. The wineglass is very prominently displayed, the fish is on a pewter plate, and there's also a stoneware jug in the background. Is this a display of wealth, or is it just a meal?
(I also wonder if that really is a herring. Looks like a european perch (Perca fluviatilis) to me...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2 A from E&A:

You never never really have fun, unless you try it. Whatever it is...


Saturday, November 07, 2009

Objects of desire IX

I've loved Clark's Desert Boots, ever since I lived in Sydney and went to Asquith Boys' High School, back in the mid '70's.

Since they're made out of suede leather, all you need is a stiff brush and a bit of determination of a sunday morning, to bring them back to new. If you haven't impregnated them with ScotchGuard or some other aerosol-based leather waterproofing, stuff them full of loose balls of yesterday's paper and you'll be dandy the very next day.

Anyhoo, I found these babies in a shop called Lester, on Södra Larmgatan in Göteborg. They will be my next indulgence.