“Seeing is not a unique God-given talent, but a discipline. It can be learned.”
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Recently I have been exploring the patterns and textures that light and shadow create within our home. When I took this particular set of pictures, London was in the middle of an unusually warm Autumn which meant that the low angle sun was more intense as it filtered through our windows.
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A large part of Super Ordinary Life involves exploring and collecting examples of regionally and culturally specific ordinary sights. Probably not the sort of sights that a tourist guide book might pick up on but, more of the type that hint at the how people in the locality live and think.
A few years ago, Cereal Magazine published and interview with Hara Kenya. Of course it is always fascinating to get some extra insight into the design thinking of such a maestro, but that's not what caught our attention.
Our coffee table is currently wrapped in thick layers of industrial bubble wrap, separated into 3 sections, and hidden under our bed and at the back of a wardrobe - safe and sound from our boisterous toddler. But that won't stop us taking inspiration from Jordan Bunker's "Coffee table reads" and sharing what is on our makeshift coffee table.
I caught myself gazing at the arbitrary items left on my work bench, side or even kitchen table. Curiously these elements of clutter looked so beautiful to me.
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