03 8 / 2012

abigkerfuffle:

This beautiful installation of umbrellas was recently spotted in Águeda, Portugal by photographer Patrícia Almeida. Almost nothing is known about the artist behind the project or its significance, but it’s impossible to deny the joy caused by taking a stroll in the shadowy rainbow created by hundreds of parasols suspended over this public walkway. It reminds be of Garth Britzman’s bottle carport. (via my modern met)

02 8 / 2012

Don’t bother with a long umbrella. You’ll have nowhere to put it during shows.
Don’t bother with a short umbrella. The wind will break it. 
Don’t bother with an umbrella unless it has a curved handle. The wind will yank it out of your hands.
Don’t bother with an umbrella with a curved handle. It’ll get caught on everything including, but not limited to, door handles, bag straps, coat pockets, table edges and other umbrellas. 
Don’t bother with an umbrella with sharp pointy bits. The pavements are like slow-motion dodgems you didn’t pay for - but more competitive and at eye level and with umbrellas. Rise above it by ducking under everyone else’s umbrella. 
Don’t put umbrellas up indoors. It’s crowded enough.
Do put umbrellas up indoors if you’re making a fort.
Do ask if anyone found the one you lost. Someone probably did - and they’re very grateful. 
Don’t ask if anyone found the plain black umbrella you lost. Someone probably did - and they’re delighted because it looks just like the one they lost yesterday.
Don’t go out without an umbrella. 

  1. Don’t bother with a long umbrella. You’ll have nowhere to put it during shows.
  2. Don’t bother with a short umbrella. The wind will break it. 
  3. Don’t bother with an umbrella unless it has a curved handle. The wind will yank it out of your hands.
  4. Don’t bother with an umbrella with a curved handle. It’ll get caught on everything including, but not limited to, door handles, bag straps, coat pockets, table edges and other umbrellas. 
  5. Don’t bother with an umbrella with sharp pointy bits. The pavements are like slow-motion dodgems you didn’t pay for - but more competitive and at eye level and with umbrellas. Rise above it by ducking under everyone else’s umbrella. 
  6. Don’t put umbrellas up indoors. It’s crowded enough.
  7. Do put umbrellas up indoors if you’re making a fort.
  8. Do ask if anyone found the one you lost. Someone probably did - and they’re very grateful. 
  9. Don’t ask if anyone found the plain black umbrella you lost. Someone probably did - and they’re delighted because it looks just like the one they lost yesterday.
  10. Don’t go out without an umbrella. 

02 8 / 2012

abigkerfuffle:

The cavalcade of art projects surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics in London continues today with the completion of this enormous book maze designed and built by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo (and over fifty volunteers) at Southbank Centre. Entitled aMAZEme, the stacked and twisting labyrinth based on a fingerprint belonging to writer Jorge Luis Borges was built using 250,000 remaindered, used and new books, most of which are on loan from Oxfam and will be returned after the exhibit. The piece covers over 500 square metres, with sections standing up to 2.5 metres high and will be on display in the Clore Ballroom through August 25th. Watch the time-lapse video above to see the entire project come together, the volunteers worked through the night for five days to finish in time.

02 8 / 2012

01 8 / 2012

Lost in a book? Edinburgh Books has just the thing for that. 
Edinburgh Books | West Port Book Festival

Lost in a book? Edinburgh Books has just the thing for that. 

Edinburgh Books | West Port Book Festival