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Art Installation: Escapism With 250 000 Books

When I saw this piece on colossal, I knew I had to post it. This is such a wonderful literal translation of the escapism and fantasy and romanticism of books and novels. What is more mysterious than a labyrinth? Seriously?

I just love getting lost in the intrigue of a new book. And even if this is an easier labyrinth, if I were walking through it, and was surrounded by that many books, I’m pretty sure I’d start imagining getting lost in it…

Link Round Up

Here’s my weekly mostly-design related inspiration this week!

1. Clay Shirky describes five student projects that he thinks are pushing the creative boundaries – from interface design to how people cluster to build new work. Here.

2. Ideas of the deep south and diehard football players and cow-people (politically correct cowboys) in the United States have totally been inspiring me lately. I have been watching too much Friday Night Lights!

3. Sebastian Deterding: What your designs say about you – talking about what I’m aspiring to. TED talk: What Your Designs Say About You

4. If you haven’t heard of creative mornings, its amazing and such a resource of information on the creative industry.  Thank you Tina Roth Eisenburg. Basically, it is a monthly breakfast lecture series by distinguished creative professionals, which takes place in cities all over the world.  And are video recorded and uploaded online. Have fun.

5. Wear it now! Don’t wait or put off wearing your awesome clothes! Here. Have that crazy miumiu suit? Wear it. Have a meat dress? Go for it!

6. People have been raving about this book so much, I kinda really want to read it.

7. Love this phoot camp revival photo series! I really want to go to this one day! The photos are just so great and fun and creative.

Have a great weekend!

Links Round Up

So, these are some mostly-design related stuff that are inspiring me this week! I hope you all enjoy!

1. So, every year in the Fall, the Met in New York City has an amazing-looking, crazy-buzzed-about fashion exhibit with a theme.

“The Costume Institute houses a collection of more than thirty-five thousand costumes and accessories, representing five continents and seven centuries of fashionable dress, regional costumes, and accessories for men, women, and children, from the fifteenth century to the present. … Due to the sensitive nature of textiles, the collection of The Costume Institute is not on permanent public view, but the department organizes special exhibitions each year.”

(I never even knew this existed until, like, two years ago!)
Anyway, last years theme was ‘Savage Beauty’, included pieces throughout the illustrious Alexander McQueen‘s career. (I would have KILLED to see that.) This year the ‘theme’ is “Impossible Pairs: Musing on Schiaparelli and Prada in the Met’s Collection” and here is the online pictures and audio and visual of the exhibit. So fascinating and Prada is one of my absolute favorite designers! Constantly re-considering, approaching with fresh eyes, and yet, still able to have fun with fashion.

2. MoMA‘s library is now online.

3. So fun! Write a letter to yourself in the future. With the internet, you don’t even need to steal Dwight’s stationary… (The Office reference..)

4. Have a joint dinner party and talk about how you are going to better the world at 7 p.m. on October 5th, 2012! I’m totally doing it! And donating to this Kickstarter page!

5. Dude, if I HAD a gentleman caller, this quiz would be so necessary. (Hobby Compatibility Quiz & Creative Dating Guide)

6. I want to read this book. Looks fascinating, so useful and a little unnerving, hopefully in a good way.

7. This soup (Julia Child’s Vichyssoise) is amazing! My mum has been making it forever and it always turns out how I imagine in my mind that a potato leek soup should taste… Not too rich, but just enough, creamy and thick.. Now I really want potato leek soup. :)

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