Friday, May 30, 2008

Eternal Sameness of the Spotless Nothing

Beijing is being renovated and developed so fast
that there is almost no more Beijing in Beijing.
Just endless rows of same skyscraper after skyscraper
after highway after shopping mall after billboard after ever after.

except of course from
the awesomeness of the CCTV Headquarters
by OMA Rem Koolhaas

Friday, May 23, 2008

Athensville: The Podium Bar and the Platform Cinema

At the Athensville exhibition, curated by Marina Fokidis:
The Podium Bar is made of exhibition podiums
painted and stacked
a fortress for drinks
during the opening it was pretty packed
the bar disappeared
podiums for peopleSylvia Kouvali and Christodoulos Panayiotou taking things to a logical conclusion,
while Thodoris Amateur coolly continues his discussion
next to the bar was the Platform Cinema
a platform that becomes a screen
with odd conference chairs (thanks Carteco!)
looking at Eva Vredzakis' fantastic Werewolf in Athens
people were hanging around

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Coming soon: A Short Visit

A Short Visit, RODEO, Art Athina, May 22nd

Friday, May 16, 2008

Two Views: Module 856

Yesterday I bumped into this:
Enzo Mari's Module 856,
from the Biennale of San Marino 1967.
Somehow fascinating

Thursday, May 15, 2008

YouTube VeeJay for the Moment

Just contributed a video to Felix Burrichters' New York Times Blog Moment.

Great Klaus Nomi who was really the inspiration for this:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Some chairs I met today

Great family of conference chairs from the Carteco archives
they've been to parties
they've been grey and packed
and fuchsia with aquamarine and gold trim and grey,
and there was even a golden bamboo but thats coming soon

Saturday, May 10, 2008

This months Pin-Up

Brand new issue of PIN-UP just arrived
with fab post memphis paranoia hotel Estela by Luis Venegas
Fabulous stacks by lovely Marcelo Krasilcic
perfect sunsets by Ann Woo
perfect Freudian slippery by Madelon Viesendorp
interviewed by Beatriz Colominaand my personal favorite, amazing furniture stacks by Florian Slotawa,
profiled by lovely Felix Burrichter of course

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Dolmen, Quoit or the Dragons' House

Always been fascinated with Stonehedge and Dolmen Houses, and today I found out that in Greek they are called Δρακόσπιτα (Dragonhouses), which makes everything so more interesting and urgent. Dolmens are also called Quoits or Cromlechs, it all depends where they are, but here's a few cool examples...
typical cromlech
of course
the most famous Dragon House in Karystos
looks totally livable
almost comfortable
little dolmen
great rocks

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Random Island Memory Blast

Browsing through the photos hard-drive,
looking for island ideas,
here's maybe a few

a marble hut
a stone hut
a white rock hut
if only this was a building