Ephemeral and Nonviable. Or, Giant Jewelry


Ahhh, these are so great! Guess what? It’s in Amsterdam! What the hell is going on with Even More Legendary and the Netherlands? I don’t get it. This recent jewelry grad transforms existing urban structures into giant jewelry. She is working with that zeitgeist about “ordinary”, and quotes the poetic words of photographer Joel Meyerowitz on the second splash page, Splash The Sequel, of her site: “It may be the slant of the light, it may be even the smell, something not visible, you may feel yourself rooted to the spot where suddenly there’s a smell of salt water mixed with roses, and it’s got your number. At that moment you know ‘I’m alive. Here, now.’ And what’s there? Whatever you make of it. Sometimes it’s ephemeral and nonviable. Ordinary.” Saw this over at todayandtomorrow.net.

Liesbet Bussche.

My Dutch Thing Continues


“Fabrics are the protagonists in the dazzlingly refined visual crescendo that is Forever.” Forever is the amount of time I have not known about Tord Boontje. Time I will never get back. This is one of those websites that feels like real time and space instead of the grifting most of the internet is. Magical creations photographed magically, presented through a magic interface (mui?). Under a magic moniker (already re-named my dogs Tord and Boontje).

Studio Tord Boontje.

Yr Other Mother


“Mama Cash was founded in 1983 in the Netherlands by five Dutch women active in the women’s movement: Marjan Sax, Dorelies Kraakman, Tania Léon, Patti Slegers and Lida van den Broek. They all strived for the same purpose – more self–reliance and independence for women – and for that reason founded Mama Cash, the world’s first independent, international women’s fund.”