Monday, 13 July 2009
Well, we're safe and sound and currently staying in the Japanese Alps. The flight was arduous but we can really recommend Finnair as an airline, their service was faultless. Tokyo was hot; the mountains are not. It's raining here right now and it's a good place to get over jet-lag. I've been stimulated to draw and take lots of photos already, I/we are still not bored with this country, I don'think I ever will be. We've had the first beer of the evening and instant ramen noodles, (as most eating places are closed tonight.) Looking forward to walking tomorrow and taking an outdoor spa! Can't think of much more to say right now...frazzled head. Bye for now though and hope you're all okay in the UK.
Monday, 6 July 2009
Had a great weekend in London. Stayed with friends and celebrated birthdays by eating amazing food and, (of course,) drinking beer. We visited the RA Summer Exhibition on Saturday morning, always inspires us to do more work, (one day we'll actually submit). The architectural models section was a notable highlight with amazing examples, my favourite being the work from Zaha Hadid. Then onto the Serpentine Gallery on a No. 14 bus to see the new Jeff Koons show...oh my god, the attention to detail was scary and the concept was just amazing...we weren't allowed to touch the works, but people kept trying, (much to the annoyance of the gallery wardens.) All this sounds very name-droppy, (we did see the actor, Steve Martin though!), but we were genuinely thrilled to see some of these sights. We miss living in London. Other sights I was genuinely thrilled to see were two Nissan Cube's in one day! I've only ever seen these, tactile toy-shaped, fun cars in Japan; first time I've ever seen them in the UK...still want one.
(Jeff Koons. Polychromed aluminium! galvanised steel, wood and straw
228.9 x 148 x 64.8 cm)
Thursday, 2 July 2009
My friends and colleagues, Chris White & Dan Brown (Professional VJ's who organise MASH Cinema's, Kut&Paste, a monthly audio visual night, in Hereford ), have just released their first zine. They've very kindly given me the back cover spot! Nice work. The zine cleverly folds out to reveal a conundrum, can you work out what it says? I can't yet.