Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
on saturday we took a guided tour of lincoln center.
it was very interesting, I had no idea how many great buildings are part of it.
sadly, photography wasn't allowed inside any of them,
and it was very cold, which is why I didn't take very many of the outside.
I'll have to go back sometime soon.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
finishing this book on friday night led to confused dreams about timetravel and rebirth.
I really liked it though, and would definitely recommend it.
T gave me this book last year after a man in a bookstore in London introduced himself
as the author and offered to sign a copy of the book if T wanted to buy it.
when we later googled him we found out that he does this a lot.
I really like this story, and I'm glad I read this book which I otherwise never would have done!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
the first day at work was not bad, everybody was very nice
and I actually managed to get a little bit of work done already.
rain has been raining on our newly cleaned windows all day,
but spring is definitely in the air and there are huge buds
on the magnolia tree next door. I can't wait!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
after not having seen the sun in about a week, today was perfect spring.
I visited my new office for a few hours to meet my new colleagues and get an introduction to the job.
everyone there was incredibly nice, and I've got a good feeling about it.
then I took a little walk around midtown. people were sitting in the sun in t-shirts!
the picture above was the view from our window at 7:30 pm.
here in the US the clocks changed last sunday already, and it's amazing how late it gets dark now.
I'm about to go grocery shopping to make this tonight.
I hope it is spring where you are!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
this morning started with a plumber finally fixing the dripping tap
in our pretty (in an old-lady kind of way) pink-tiled bathroom.
I also want to share some happy news since it is now offical:
I am starting a new job here next Monday!
it will be more interior design than architecture,
and I'm very much looking forward to this change.
phew, I still can't believe that it's finally happened!
Monday, March 15, 2010
one of the main reasons to stop in new haven was to see yale university's beinecke rare book and manuscript library.
it was built by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in 1963 and is basically an outer hull of concrete profiles and thin marble panels
that sits on only four incredibly small corner points, plus an internal cube full of books.
there was no way I could get interior shots with my 50 mm lens, so check out this wide-angle picture I found on flickr.
In sunny weather the light will shine through the marble panels, which must be an incredible sight.
Since it was a pretty gray day we could only imagine what it could look like,
but still, the building was absolutely stunning.
here's some more information + pictures.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I spent my free day jobhunting,
sorting out my various paypal accounts into one that I actually know the password for,
knitting a scarf that I have unraveled four times already (but I think I'm on the right way now)
grocery shopping and a little walk around the neighborhood
and preparing dessert for dinner at a friend's place tonight.
I wish you a nice weekend!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
this is a photography project I did in university a couple of years ago.
the theme was "miniatures".
I called my miniseries "farewell", because that was something I felt I could express well
with the placement of the miniature people (despite their lack of variety in facial expressions)
I really love little model people, especially the woman with the pleated skirt.
and I think the guy in my pictures has a mustache!
I took pictures of my rooms,
stretched all the perspective shots into rectangles (in photoshop)
and built a little model in scale 1:50.
I really like how by doing this 2d and 3d get mixed up.
I was thinking of this today, not so much for the resulting pictures (above)
but for the pictures of the actual model (below),
which will always make me remember these two rooms (in a flat shared with three very nice people)
that I loved so much.
they were north-facing, had great light and were heated with coal ovens
(which wasn't that convenient, but very cheap),
and having two rooms made me feel like I had my own little apartment.
I regret not having done this for the other rooms and apartments that I've lived in.
such nice memories.