8:55 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
And on a totally different note I love this quote from a talk that Dries Van Noten gave at the French Institute Alliance Française last night. He said, “I’m more inspired by things which I don’t like ... nothing is so boring as something beautiful. I prefer ugly things, I prefer things which are surprising ... You force yourself to ask yourself questions. Quite often I make a collection and I say, ‘Here’s a color I really don’t like.’ ... My assistants will say 'Okay, you don’t like lilac,' [that means] this season will be lilac. It’s like you see a color, and you think, Why don’t I like this color? Maybe the composition is wrong, maybe the lighting is wrong — it would be beautiful in silk, but not the synthetic fabric ... That for me is the fun."
8:08 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
|My favorite adolescent male from Freaks and Geeks|
Some really cherished memories that came back to me last night include the time I saw a guy who was a few years older than I and one of the 'popular' kids come up to me after a volleyball game with his hand up for a high five. I was shocked and flattered so I reached up and intercepted a high five between him and my older much cuter volleyball teammate, awesome. Also the time I walked down the empty hall between classes and seeing another popular older guy (why was it always these guys!) walking toward me I began having that internal panic trying to decide if I should I say hello and act like a normal person or just avoid eye contact and hope he doesn't notice that I exist. Well that nice young man actually did say hi to me and I proceeded to croak out some bizarre sound in response as I apparently hadn't spoken in a while and had a frog in my throat, and he laughed the whole way down the hall, good times.
I'm actually thankful for my awkwardness in retrospect as it kept me from the dramas of the teenage dating scene (I'm praying all my teenagers experience similar teenage awkwardness so I can avoid it as a parent as well) and has provided me with a good laugh ten years later.
3:02 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
Looking to waste hours of your day compiling images of beautiful homes that will never be yours? Me too! Start scrolling through images at the Houzz website and time will magically float away. Be sure to refine your search based on your style preferences because some of the stuff on the main photo page was definitely not my taste. It was also interesting to see what interior designers interpret as 'modern' design. I loved the simplicity of the kids room above, with great light and small details like the square window to look out from the bed.
1:06 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
|Secretary at West German Radio in Cologne, 1931|
2:13 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
|My wire mesh leg project photographed by Erin Brown.|
2:06 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
My mom has been in town and I've been entertained to the point where I haven't spent hours staring at the computer screen each day which is great for me but bad for the blog. I'm always in need of a good laugh, especially after reading the nytimes (I feel ill whenever I read about the Trayvon Martin case), so it's off to Hulu for a nice five minute clip of SNL. The only lady on SNL that you hear about lately is Kristen Wigg, but in my opinion Nasim Pedrad is hilarious in most every skit she's in. Enjoy this Arianna Huffington impression and stick it out to the end for a great joke about Newt.
7:26 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I stumbled upon this website where they have short interviews with artists and other random content (an interview show with Diablo Cody set in her trailer?). The website is sponsored by Lexus who is clearly trying to make us believe they are innovative by association, but since I can't afford a Lexus I don't find the blatant marketing efforts too distracting. Anywho here's a short and sweet interview with one of my favorite architects Shigeru Ban.
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|I'd even take a nice talk with Sister Wendy.|
6:43 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
farm house in northern Italy. The home is such an impressively seamless blend of the past and present.
1:44 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
My wonderful friend Emily had me over for a birthday dinner last week and gave me the newest edition of Michael Pollen's Food Rules book. This edition was a collaboration with the painter maira kalman and it was such a pleasure to read that it led me to wonder why more authors don't collaborate with artists.
7:46 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
I just had a look at this slideshow of photographs from the home of conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner. Seeing his photograph brought me back to my senior year at Wellesley, where Mr. Weiner came to campus for week as a visiting artist. Before he gave the standard artist lecture he had agreed to meet up for coffee with one of the 300 level art classes that I was taking at the time. It was one of the most awkward half hours of my life. There were about four of us sitting around a table with him and I don't remember any of us asking him a single question. Truthfully I didn't have any idea who he was and it hadn't occurred to me to google him or actually check out a book from the art library. As painful as it was at the time, I kind of like looking back and always having that memory of the odd 30 minutes I spent with Lawrence Weiner.
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1:35 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
Stella McCartney show. Brown tweed looks so youthful with bright pink pants and the combination of blue, black and white looks vibrant and strong. Also I love that she showed pants and coats in this collection that have a nice unassuming, casual quality to them.
1:54 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch
|The most random of the pictures Cameron took of me for my written masters thesis, which focused on the analysis of architecture and the human scale in my artwork.|
9:23 PM Posted by Danielle Hatch