Edison and I have been playing Chess instead of monopoly lately. He has a great tutorial/workout program on his DSXL and beat me the other night so I figured that I had better start practicing. I joined Chess.com. It is enjoyable and one game where my play does not improve when drinking.
Products by Eva Solo are all over Copenhagen. This bird feeder is one of my favorites, although there are others in the line that make better material statements. Eva Solo is a Danish company organized in 1997 on the basis of the manufacturer with a sixty-year history. The main objective of the company – to find and implement the best design ideas and solutions. The design center of EvaSolo is a danish design duo – Henrik Holbaek and Claus Jensen.
I also had the opportunity to go to The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art which is about and hour north of Copenhagen. Lots of great work there. Most memorable was the Anselm Kiefer collection. The works are enormous and a little intimidating but provocative. (Thanks Henrik and the entire Lund-Larsen family for a fun day.)
Not far from the hotel I stayed at is a small basement level bar called cafe Monten. A guy was in there singing super loudly but another was quick to buy me a shot which made the singing more charming. A fun group of welcoming locals who were all singing and carrying on and did not seem very open to new people until the fourth or fifth drink when we all left and went to the next place.
Pronounce Bo-bee this is said to be the oldest pub in the city. It is tiny and has great character but since they did not serve food I was limited in how much drinking I could do there. Very comfortable place to meet and talk and sketch and no one thinks anything of having six beers before noon.
This is one of the paintings in the series I am working on for a show in May. It is silicone rubber over acrylic on canvas and measures 36" X 36". For this show I am hoping to have a lot to choose from when we hang it so that I can attempt to treat it more like a unified collection than I was able to do in my two previous shows. the difficult thing is finding the space to view all of the work at once.
Designed by modern architect Tim Boyle, the Emerson house is 3/4" scale and is billed as "the perfect home for the modern family." measuring 30" x 21" x 18", the dollhose features six rooms, including a living room, kitchen, library/office, master bedroom, bathroom and child's bedroom.
the new modern house has solar panels which powers LED lights throughout the building- and the construction uses non-toxic and lead-free stains and paints. super-cool clear stairwell, too.
I think that this is just a mock-up but if it is close to reality it has a chance of making the shuffle relevant and desirable again. Even if they are now calling it the nano, this small square-ish format with the clip still seems more like a redo of the shuffle to me and it seems to eliminate the biggest problem with the shuffle, no display.
September 2nd seems a little late to be starting school but today is the day. It is supposed to be 100º so the boys decided to wear shorts. Edison likes to button the top button and generally I think that Ian is the more excited of the two. Cute to see that they sat next to each other once they got on the bus.