Thursday, December 18, 2008

3191, b&w,150

Now that I am back home in Toronto, I have been out a lot more often, and, thus, have a lot less time to explore the World Wide Web. Hopefully I will be able to find time to myself and do what I love most soon—finding other great stuff to inspire me and sharing it with the world. Here are three things that have been sitting on my browser for the last three days:

1) 3191 A Year of Evenings is a visual blog by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes. Living 3191 miles apart, these two women have only met once in their lives and communicate with each other through photography. Almost every evening, they take a photograph every Monday to Friday and combine them to make beautiful diptychs on their website. A year ago, they took photographs every morning and have since turned those into a book which I just purchased yesterday at Indigo. What a beautiful concept, one I would love to try with a distant someone!

2) Found on the streets of Moscow by The Satorialist is a lady dressed in black and white. Her perfectly matched assembly reminded me of my love for form-fitting leather jackets, black boots, cowl-neck sweaters, and of course, tulle dresses. She makes looking good look so easy! (Source)

3) Last but not least, Christiaan Postma entitled Clock. Consider this a follow up to a post I made two weeks ago where I featured a project by Nadine Grenie. She had formed a French message with the hands of 500 clocks. And now, a different, and perhaps even more fascinating, project of a clock that spells the time out for you.
The starting point with this project was a personal study about form & time. I put together more than 150 individual clockworks and made them work together to become one clock. I show the progress of time by letting the numbers be written in words by the clockworks. Reading clockwise, the time being is visible through a word and readable by the completeness of the word, 12 words from “one” to “twelve”. The size of the clock is 1,4 by 1,4 meter.

There is also an animated sample on her website that you must see!

1 comment:

Georgia B. said...

great ensemble—if i looked like that, i'd wear that too! but, alas, i don't.