‘Our House’ Olafur Eliasson

I need this book in my life (if only it wasn’t limited edition and extremely expensive)

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Our house is a limited-edition artist’s book by Olafur Elaisson which was comissioned by the Library Council of MOMA in New York.  The visually appealing book consists of lasercut pages; negative impressions of the artists house allowing readers to make their way through the rooms of the house as they flick through.

AMAZING.

and sometimes it’s good to have things written down:

KID PRESIDENT PEP TALK

“STOP BEING BORING (you’re gooder than that)

ITS TIME TO DO SOMETHING

HELP EACH OTHER

BE ON THE PATH THAT LEADS TO AWESOME

GET A BETTER DREAM AND KEEP GOING

KEEP GOING KEEP GOING AND KEEP GOING

DO NOT QUIT (but you CAN retire)

THIS IS YOUR TIME

WE GOT WORK TO DO-DANCE ABOUT IT (don’t cry)

LETS GET OUT THERE

GET TO IT

CREATE SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE THE WORLD AWESOME”

Not.Enough.Time.

Making. Experimenting. Sketching. Designing. Degree Show. Concept. Context.  Fundraising. Pricing. Selling. Promoting. Galleries. Exhibitions. Press Packs. Business Cards. Postcards. Graduation. Grad Ball. New Designers. Travelling. Career. Future Plans.

“It’s a busy time of year, that’s for sure–the fun sort of busy, usually. But with that fun frenzy comes a pile of to-do’s, a mountain of stress, all the daily pressures that build up, little by little, until one day you realize there’s a pit of worry in your stomach. There’s a knot tangled with all the things that unsettle you. And you see that somewhere, in the midst of it all, you forgot to breathe.

 You think: No wonder they tell us to stop and smell the roses.” 

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