Αφιερωμένο στην Ισιδώρα ;) την πιο πιστή αναγνώστρια του “it’s friday”!
«Όποια χώρα και αν σου φέρνουν στο μυαλό τα λόγια μου, θα τη δεις από ένα παρατηρητήριο σαν το δικό σου»
Αόρατες πόλεις, Ιτάλο Καλβίνο
It’s hard, but try to imagine that you’ve never laid eyes on Athens. Now imagine an exhibition in which artists from around the world were invited to create their own images of our Athens; there was just one condition: that they’d never seen it!
That was the challenge laid down by “Strange Cities”, for which the OCC, in collaboration with the team of curators from London’s Double Decker, carefully chose a team of visual artists from around the world.
Providing just an ‘inspiration box’ by way of help—containing a recipe, a scent, a poem, a book and recordings of the sounds and music of the city—the show seeks to arouse the curiosity and activate the imagination of artists and visitors alike.
What did the words, sounds and tastes reveal? What routes did an unseen Athens lead the artists down? What seeds did this strange and unseen city with its unparalleled history and unique myths plant in their imaginations?
20 April – 28 June 2015Daily 12:00-21:00 Diplareios School (Theatrou sq 3, Athens centre)
When I sat down to brainstorm projects for the upcoming Easter holiday, I thought about how the vivid shades of nail polish would be perfect for marbling Easter eggs… and didn’t they turn out pretty? Making these is rather addictive: I couldn’t stop playing around with different color combinations and dipping just about everything in sight into the swirly waters. But the most fun part was seeing how each egg turned out completely different. Keep reading to see how it’s done!
(Thanks Camille Styles!)
Pour a few drops of each nail polish color onto the water surface. Be sure to experiment with the step as the order you pour the colors results in varying marbleization.
Use a stick to swirl nail polish around.
Carefully submerge the drained egg into the water until completely covered, then quickly pull out.
Set egg aside to dry. Scoop out nail polish from water surface between eggs, and repeat steps 1-4 for each.
tip: create an egg drying rack like the one pictured by poking t-pins through a thick foam board, about 1.5-inches apart.
Concrete Planters are cool, simple and minimalist.
You’ll need a carton, 2 parts of quick-drying cement, 1 part water, a bowl, a spoon, masking tape, spray paint, scissors, a toilet paper roll and pebbles. Open and clean the carton thoroughly; mix the concrete in the bowl according to the instruction and then pour it into the carton. To make a hole, put the toilet paper roll inside and let dry. Cut and put away the carton, apply the masking tape and spray paint as you like. Plant cacti or succulents and enjoy!