Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Stormy Afternoon

On Reading, Writing & Living with Books

A lovely little book by Pushkin Press to celebrate 175 years of life at The London Library.

Enjoyed the piece by Virginia Woolf on How Should  One Read a Book?, and journalist Leigh Hunt's My Books.

“The only advice, indeed, that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to your own conclusions.” ~ Virginia Woolf

“Yet this little body of thought, that lies before me in the shape of a book, has existed thousands of years, nor since the invention of the press can anything short of an universal convulsion of nature abolish it. To a shape like this, so small yet so comprehensive, so slight yet so lasting, so insignificant yet so venerable, turns the mighty activity of Homer, and so turning, is enabled to live and warm us for ever. To a shape like this turns the placid sage of Academus: to a shape like this the grandeur of Milton, the exuberance of Spenser, the pungent elegance of Pope, and the volatility of Prior.” ~ Leigh Hunt

Books are here to stay.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Zine & Book

Bought a zine and a book from knucklesandnotch @ cult café.

The Day the Internet Went Down
Written by Bas Van De Poel
Illustrated by Simon Landrein
8 Pages, 2 Color Riso, Edition of 200, 2016.

A tragic tale of lost connections.

Temple of Skate by Tucks
1 colour Risograph hardcover book
Limited edition of 50
Cover + 24pp
Printed on recypal paper

Cartoon Underground @ kult kafé

A great turnout for #CartoonUnderground 2016 last night.

Of all the screenings, ZEPO by César Díaz Melendez and D: 729 directed by Levi Stoops are my favourites.

Zepo is a crude and dark fictional story inspided by the spanish civil war. Made with sand animation technique.  D: 729, is the tale of a lonely astronaut being sexually attracted to his toothbrush. A story about the impossible combination of someone's deepest desires and the world around him.

Stunning UV face paint by Mi5chief Makers.

Been contemplating to buy a gramophone to play
the vinyls that I have collected for some time .....
but kind of an expensive hobby though

What mood you are in? Blue Monday? Fade to Grey? 
Design you own record.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Labrador Park in 2008

Found these while searching through my HDD for something else .......
Smoke emerging from the chimneys of pulau Bukom's oil refineries stood out quite clearly against the sky.  I didn't see any on my recent walks.

The Circle MRT line was not yet built in year 2008.

Happy Deepavali

Board this beautiful diwali-themed train today on my way to work. Yay!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New books

Received these 5 photography books ordered from The velvet Cell yesterday. Yay!

Cairo Diary - Peter Bialobrzeski
Athens Diary - Peter Bialobrzeski
Wolfsburg Diary - Peter Bialobrzeski
Mountains and Waters - Alexander Gronsky
American Motel Signs 1980~2008 - Steve Fitch

The photographs are awesome.