Modernism & plants.
Low evening light inside Shoreditch High Street station and through a woman's skirt.
Umeboshi, shiso and jasmine rice porridge.
In bed with Quincy, in a Supreme t-shirt.
One of the things Quincy does to wake me up.
Quincy on top of the kitchen cabinets.
This part in Lack and Transcendence reminds me of this.
Olympicnic at Arnold Circus.
The sun, late to the party but very welcome when it showed up.
Davo and Lindsay making...
(I like Lindsay's drawings and explorations particularly Igbo Crocodile, Inventory: Entomology Expeditions & The Egyptian Museum.)
...jamon y pan con tomate.
Here it is.
Gooseberries outside Leila's Shop.
Publications by Friends of Arnold Circus.
A castle inside Rochelle School.
Evening sun & heavy rain make for a Romantic after-work walk to the station for the commute home.
Quincy at my feet. I was wearing an old indigo cotton resist-dye apron that I have turned into a pinafore dress. It sounds like a lot of work but I simply closed up the open back seams. What was a lot of work is the darning of all the holes and rips. I love, love, love it but I am finding new holes and rips with each wear and wash. It is one of those things that is going to be a constant chase. The apron-dress was found at Porte de Vanves in Paris at the market stall where many buyers from Japan go for shop stock and samples.
Jaja's pierrot lamp.
Off-day: mystery jersey top (it has an eccentric shape and fit and I can't work out its provenance. Possibly French or Belgian. Possibly for a child. It is an enigma to me.), Miamiri trousers, basket, bag made from a coffee sack and Indian cotton scarf.
Ladybird for luck.
My local deli for this week and next is Melrose & Morgan. I think the typography for its logo is genius because it is simple, distinctive, versatile and effective.
Here, in secondary applied form on a date and oat bar (delicious).
Off-day: Lunch at E5 Bakehouse. Mushroom pâté & pickled cucumber sandwich to a passage on the shifting natures of time.
I stained/anointed a page with mushroom pâté.
Typically this would have caused a minor panic (inside my head). I like keeping my books clean but I am suitably relaxed with this one. Its current condition suggests that it has been repeatedly read and re-read even though I'm not even through with the first read.
I bought a copy of Verities. New, exciting magazine.
Brian Ferry has work in it. We were talking about his contribution when he was last in London so I was anticipating the feature.
Rationalising narcissism in the context of social media #1: We can all claim to be experts on the subject we are talking about, ourselves.
Rationalising narcissism in the context of social media #2: ME-talk less likely to generate detrimental effects than talking about HIM, HER, THEM or OTHERS.
I like this bit by Paolo Hewitt inside the new issue of Jocks&Nerds.
"Dressed with a stunning precision that spelt obsessive.... They came from working-class poor but consistently looked like a million pounds.... The combination of British working class fashion aligned to cool music and a certain temperament, a striving for the best in everything, is, and always will be, the template for Modernism. The ability to dress up in a world full of people trying to put you down (♥♥♥).... Modernism is based on style never fashion, based on ideas that build foundations not attitudes that fade with the times."
As such, it moves, it shifts. Mods of today do not dress like Mods of yesterday. I think a modern Mod (haha) would enjoy shopping at Present.
Kevin Rowland is a stylish man in a cardigan (inside JNN).
Cherry and redcurrant compote with yogurt. In the "summer-time", I subsist on soft fruits.
Plant life encountered on the way to work.
On-day: old Met Police shirt (fabric has an interesting weave but let's talk about it on another day), old cotton slip, basket, Indian cotton scarf, Dr. Martens sandals.
Kitchen workers' breakfast of St JOHN brown toast, butter, San Marzano tomatoes, salt and pepper. Has to be had stood up to complete the experience.
Sit-down lunch at Rochelle Canteen of sausages and lentils. Warm (in more than a way) lentils exactly what was needed (rain, rain, rain, rain, rain...).
Very sweet cherries from Leila's Shop being baked into a cake.
Another of the things Quincy does to wake me up.
Cherry and almond cake.
On-day: Rye bread and butter, hard-boiled egg and mustard, Little Gem lettuce and rocket.
On-day: "I'm In Love", The Techniques.
Off-day: "I Didn't Know About You", Thelonius Monk.