With the ending of Daylight Saving Time & the cold finally setting in, this month actually felt like the start of Winter. Although I could use a bit more daylight every now and then – going to work and returning in the dark feels a bit like living underground – I’m enjoying the cold, dark evenings and beautiful sunrises. This month has been a good one, can’t believe we’ve got just one month ‘till the end of the year!
Things that happened
I visited the Tim Walker exhibition, ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’. Tim Walker is one of my favorite photographers, so when I heard the Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s Hertogenbosch was showing his work in a giant solo show I knew I had to go there. ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ is a series inspired by the work of Hieronymus Bosch and – spoiler alert – is stunning. The photos were displayed on giant canvasses to make them even more overwhelming, and the displayed props from the set gave a good impression of how large-scale these works actually are. Amazing show, recommended to go and see if you get a chance.
I attended a CreativeMornings event. CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community, and I’ve been willing to attend one of the mornings for quite a while. I always seem to find out they happened when they’re over, so it’s quite awesome that this month I was finally on time to register. I couldn’t have picked a better month too, with death being this month’s theme I knew it’d be right up my alley.
Speaker of the morning was Marieke Sonneveld, founder of the End of Life design research lab at Delft University. She spoke about her encounter with death, why she founded the lab and why she thinks it’s important to focus on death as designers. I think the organization will upload the talk, I’ll make sure to link it when it’s online. All in all I really enjoyed the talk and the morning, it was a subject that both intrigues me and makes me think – not a bad way to start your Friday.
I got a tattoo! I finally did it! I’ve loved tattoos since I was a teen, but never had the courage to get one. I’ve always been afraid I’d get something I’d regret later or lines would turn out wonky (a designer’s worst nightmare). I finally set all my worries aside this summer and got in touch with an artist whose work I’ve been following and admiring on Instagram. Now, month’s later, it’s there and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result! The tattoo is still healing (aaahh, the itches!), I’ll share an image once the healing is done. Now excuse me, I’ll need to think of what I want next ?
Things & Thoughts
- My new favorite Instagram account: The Swim Reaper.
- In 1985 Rotterdam hosted the Pandora’s Box Music Festival. With a line-up that contained Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Cult, Anne Clark and Echo & The Bunnymen I’d still go today… Anyway, they just released portraits of all (!!) visitors of the festival and it’s amazing. Eighties Goth FTW!
- I wrote a feature on Brazilian mixed media artist João Ruas for the Beautiful Bizarre website.
- ‘A brief history of Goth’ on Pitchfork is apparantly already a year old – I completely missed it! Worth your time though, love the awkwardness!
See you next year November! ♥