Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stockholm theater

Saturday night, Södra Teatern, Stockholm

"O sages standing in God's holy fire
As in the gold mosaic of a wall,

Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre,

And be the singing-masters of my soul."

(W.B. Yeats - "Sailing to Byzantium")

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Sailors Garland

"Once more upon the waters! yet once more!
And the waves bound beneath me as a steed
That knows his rider. Welcome to their roar!
Swift be their guidance, wheresoe'er it lead!
Though the strain'd mast should quiver as a reed,
And the rent canvas fluttering strew the gale,
Still must I on; for I am as a weed,
Flung from the rock, on Ocean's foam to sail
Where'er the surge may sweep, the tempest's breath prevail."
(George Lord Byron - "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" | II)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Maritime Terrorism

International Herald Tribune on todays pirates.
"It keeps eternal whisperings around
Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell

Gluts twice ten thousand caverns, till the spell
Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound.
Often 'tis in such gentle temper found,
That scarcely will the very smallest shell
Be moved for days from whence it sometime fell,
When last the winds of heaven were unbound.
Oh ye! who have your eye-balls vexed and tired,
Feast them upon the wideness of the Sea;
Oh ye! whose ears are dinned with uproar rude,
Or fed too much with cloying melody,
Sit ye near some old cavern's mouth, and brood
Until ye start, as if the sea-nymphs choired!"
(John Keats - "A Sonnet on the Sea")

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


First Terre-du-Nord Lieutenant jackets arrived today.
"We're most of us liars, we're 'arf of us thieves,
an' the rest are as rank as can be,
But once in a while we can finish in style
(which I 'ope it won't 'appen to me)."
(Rudyard Kipling - "Soldier an' Sailor Too")

Monday, November 24, 2008


Stockholm today. Hence the submarine.
"His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings
He furleth close; contented so to look
On mists in idleness - to let fair things
Pass by unheeded as threshold brook.
He has his Winter too pale misfeature,
Or else he would forget his mortal nature."
(John Keats - "
The Human Seasons")

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ivan Fayard

Ivan Fayard, "Spermator", Bangkok, 2006

Me doing Fayard's "Spermator", Basekamp, Philadelphia, 2005

Great french artist; Ivan Fayard.


Peter Saville vs. Savile Row
"How unreal everything looked! How like a strange dream! The houses on the other side of the river seemed built out of darkness. One would have said that silver and shadow had fashioned the world anew. The huge dome of St. Paul's loomed like a bubble through the dusky air."
(Oscar Wilde - "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime")


Hatcham Social at Macbeth, 70 Hoxton Street, London.
"Ourself will mingle with society And play the humble host."
(Shakespeare - "Macbeth")

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Helmut poster
Helmut Lang vs Absolut.
Limited edition posters from pdf.
So pomo.

Feather Boa

Feather Boa, 38 Staunton Street, Hong Kong
Worth the visit.