a walk in the woods near vienna – sofienalpe

in early winter i rugged up and walked out one windy wet day along the sofienalp path, one of the vienna’s little hiking trails, wanderweg 8.  the trees were all brown and bare, the cold was starting to bite, and the wet mooshy leaves mixed with the clay soil underfoot to make for dirty slippery […]

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la distancia (2014) trailer

sergio caballero’s la distancia (the distance) is a wonderfully odd and dark movie about 3 telepathic dwarves commissioned to steal an obscure something by a fuckedup austrian artist imprisoned in a siberian power station.  visually stunning, both rich and bleak in extremes, it is surprisingly captivating for such a wonky tale.  it seems that sometimes a […]

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thomas köner’s soundscapes

with its wide open immensity, thomas köner’s novaya zemlya has been the perfect companion for writing my thesis. it is a soundscape full of space and possibility.  with its overall air of abstraction and displacement, it is the perfect vehicle to access new terrains of thought, and to navigate new relations of meaning and place. alongside tim […]

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making a leather jacket

in order to survive the bitter cold of a viennese winter spent on study exchange, i designed and made a leather jacket.  inspired in part by the lines of expensive rick owens’ pieces, and classic old bike jackets, i started from scratch making calico patterns, and then stitched half a cow together on my old […]

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Berberian Sound Studio (2012) trailer

genius.  peter strickland’s dislocating and intense avant film is richly folded through with misplaced meaning and uncertain noise.  it is hard to find anything this cinematically lush that pulls so hard to the left while still captivating, making sense, and completely unsettling at the same time.  for lovers of serious bent cinema, this gothic 70’s italian collapse […]

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double ruby roller ring

these double roller rings are finally refined enough for me to be happy – they now seem reliable and are not too ridiculously insane to make.  in this kinetic design, the outer ring rolls freely around the inner ring on two rows of small balls, just like a ball bearing, so the whole thing spins freely on your […]

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a walk in the woods near vienna – maurer wald

in early september i went for a walk to the nearby maurer wald on wanderweg 6, which passes some houses and pubs (at which you can have a beer before and after a walk – crazy…!)  it is not like the pristine parks near where i live in australia, as it crosses the ocassional roads and […]

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green tea white hot chocolate

yum. like a well-balanced volley between your two favourite tennis players – albeit flavour-based – you cheer for them both – they are so good together – what a match!  you want them both to win – and they can!  wow – green tea maccha white hot chocolate!!!  the sweetness is countered by the bitter tea, the […]

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divine electric

repairing things is good. the orange glow of this heater element is gorgeous – so utterly compelling.  especially when reflected in a mirrored curve – multiplied arcs of the purest hue – tasty indeed!  i almost singed my curly eyebrows staring too closely into the heat of all that hot spiral wire…. this old bar heater had […]

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