Falling Gardens of Old

The kind people over at Architectradure reminded me quite some time ago about one of the most magical places I've ever been, so I'm finally getting around to sharing. The beautiful images below are the work of Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger from their installation at the Venice Biennale of 2003. It was magical enough to be in Venice for the very first time, but casually (accidentally!) strolling into the San Staë church on the Grand Canal, I was definitely not prepared for the magic within.

Truly breathtaking.

Spring Cleaning

I am easily one of the messiest people I know. My only close rival is my significant other, so with our powers combined, our tiny apartment often looks post-apocalyptic, to say the least.

So Spring cleaning isn't so much a joy as it is a painful, season-long exercise in heavy lifting and archaeological discoveries of historic significance.

In my mind, my apartment is a beautifully stylish minimalist paradise.

But in reality, despite my best intentions, it somehow never deviates too far from this...

Even my best attempts to "get organised" often end up half completed, as evidenced by my brilliant concept of packing up rarely used clothes and books into boxes. 3 months later, two boxes still sit in the living room half packed, and the other two are empty, taking up an inordinate amount of room in what is easily the world's smallest wardrobe. Ingenious!

Is there a housework equivalent of Viagra?

That Unreliable Girl


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