Back in November I got offered the challenge of making window displays for Ocelot Bookstore in Berlin's Mitte district. It was a new thing for me, making something to fill a confined space and show off commercial products. Working on a tight schedule and a (fairly) tight budget, it had just the right amount of problem solving vs creative thinking that I like.
Design plan in Google Sketchup
Time waits for no man in retail, so it's already been removed and replaced with a Hip Hop-rapping-themed display. More photos of which to come.
Ah, another piece of social media that I've been neglecting... What can I tell you? I've been helping to raise a child that wandered into our lives in July. Not that I have had the lion's share of the work, mind you. Substantial creative pottering has gone on, including the making of some nice and useless things, such as the Harrington 1200.01 pocket version (below). If I don't have a big project to work on, then I fiddle around with little stuff. If I do, then I fiddle around with little stuff until it's almost too late to do the big stuff.
The Harrington 1200.1 is an analogue sequencer for the Korg Monotron synthesiser. It's a portable version of the Harrington 1200 from the science show Look Around You
. Of course I should really be posting a video of it in action, but perhaps the functions of this device are more enjoyable in the imagination.Next time, I'll show you my solar-powered mobile. With a video, I promise.
Cryptic silliness for the Harry hill fans out there.
Last night's electrical storm was the most impressive one I've ever seen in my life. Hardly any thunder to be heard though, oddly. I was lucky enough to get some brilliant flashes on 4 second exposures. It never ceases to astound me.
OK, time for a moratorium on the use of this woman in contemporary art.