“Traumgedanken” by Maria Fischer | conception and design of a book on the topic of “dream”

February 18, 2011 § 2 Comments

It’s unbelievable how lazy living in the Caribbean can make you. The sun, the sand and the lazy breeze – it’d make an insomniac fall asleep in a jiffy. Being the heavy sleeper that I am already, I’ve been racking in at least 10 hours of sleep in the past few days. I feel so incredibly lazy and slightly relieved (but mostly sad) that I’m not staying in Belize for an extended period of time.

Lots of sleep means lots of dreams. Lots of long, weird, random-ass dreams. But mostly I’m just impressed with my imagination and how real my dreams have been. Inception was such an awesome movie to me because they got all the aspects of dreams and dreaming correct. It’s so easy to watch and relate to all the different things in that movie, from the ‘kick’ to the compound passage of time. Dreams are fascinating.

I stumbled on Maria Fischer’s “Traumgedanken”, a book that contains a collection of  literary, philosophical, psychological and scientifical texts which provide an insight into different dream theories.[1] What makes the book unique though, is the design. The whole book is woven and tied together by a web of different color threads. Each color connects to a specific key word and touches each page that deals with that topic. There are several pages that sports beautiful thread illustrations. The design is a model of the nature of dreams; its complexity and fragileness.

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A Pelican Smile

February 17, 2011 § 2 Comments

After 2 weeks of moving, packing and saying goodbye, I’m finally able to kick-back and relax in Belize. Only for a week. Everything will resume to its full craziness once I leave this Caribbean paradise.

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Year of the Rabbit by Benji Davies & Jim Field | Happy Chinese New Year!

February 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

Chinese New Year started 2 days ago, on February 5th. I’ve been celebrating this joyous occasion by happily by stuffing myself silly with the ridiculous amounts of food around me and saying positive words and phrases that tie into prosperity and good fortune. Lots of family time and embracing the hopes for a better year. Celebrations last for about 2 weeks and traditionally there are special customs for each day. I love Chinese New Year :]

Here’s an awesome short called “Year of the Rabbit” by Benji Davies & Jim Field:

The minimalistic black and white style is fantastic and I love how that car got owned by the fluffy rabbit.

Happy New Year everyone!

Wasteland Adventures

February 4, 2011 § 2 Comments

I went to visit my friend Will, who is out in Central Valley. We explored some abandoned boxcars and here is what we saw:

abandoned boxcars adorned with graffiti

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