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Summary: March 2, 2014

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A semi-regular roundup of things we’re interested in. See more posts like this here

1.

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To quote a friend, I feel like the sign of having really “made it” is sleeping in a bed with really really good sheets. Spending a lot of time on the MATTEO Home website.

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…this really really weird House of Cards tweet from car2go

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This book by John Pawson.
A necessity.

5.

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A very fancy set of French steak knives.
Fits with the luxury bedding (see above).

like/dislike: lucile demory

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Like : stringy bits of mozzarella, high pressure cleaners, shower after the beach, fiddle leaf fig trees, Christmas, after sun lotion, hard heavy linnen sheets, cuticule oil, odilon redon, the smell of pharmacies, my kitchen view, butter on warm crumpets, vintage candles, the smell of Play-Doh, change of seasons, sand in my hair, the cawing of crows, corn/blueberries/pomegranate or any kind of tiny food, rattan, undercooked dough, North of France beaches, opening wine bottles, and listening to really loud Vivaldi

Dislike : sticky shower curtains, unripe tomatoes, loyalty cards, scents for cars, activia yogurts, jam leaking out of my bread slice, air conditioning, guys carrying a laptop bag, wrought iron, having to wait for guests, babies dressed like adults, when people read over my showlder on the tube, garden gnomes, microwaves, velcro, insomnia, neon lighting

 

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lucile demory lives in Paris and works as a photoshoot producer for A.P.C.  She’s also a weekend ceramicist and blogger.  http://postpatternism.tumblr.com/

like/dislike: christie young

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likes
timelines, train sounds, narratives, trails, wet hair, drying off in the sun, outdoor baths, nectarines,  cold mornings in the desert, oversized blankets, turkish coffee, 555s, nancy comics, jim franklin’s armadillos, india ink, the sound of fire, soap smell on strangers, tents, porches, pegboards, sally cruikshank, getting off a plane to different weather than from where you came, pumpkin seeds, matzo, bad jokes, big waves, bristol, poetry prix viagra ou.

dislikes
barstools, baby talk, audible clocks, wet eyebrows, when someone else’s hair touches me, furbies, specialty light bulbs, mayonnaise, excessive air conditioning, peach fuzz, gum, the zoo, alarms, litter, bras, hairbrushes, umbrellas, slurping, rocky road, e-readers, addictions, traveling to the airport, half-dry laundry, drumming fingers, citrus, insincerity.

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Christie Young is a visual artist focused in illustration. Born in Texas and currently living in New York, she divides her time between working on an etiquette book for the modern woman (Random House, 2014) and drawing semi-adult comics for the modern anyone.

more info: www.pleasurezone.me

Like/Dislike: Doug Johnston

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Dislikes:
Meat
Guns
Email
Target
NCARB
Literers
Cupcakes
Leukemia
Cigarettes
Macho-ness
Neck tattoos
Homophobia
Drug Addiciton
Half-assed hugs
Half-assed hi-5’s
Vegetable trends
The matrix series
Dangerous drivers
Unpaid internships
The word “artisanal”
The word “upcycling”
#excessivehashtagging
Overly loud motorcycles
Misuse of the word “epic”
First person shooter games
The fashion industry calendar
Suffering caused by mental illness
Irrational soy and phytate phobias
Excessive hand-held cinematography
Not getting to play my drums anymore
The general lack of customer service in New York City

Likes:
Volkswagen double cab transporters
American utopian communities
www.Poppstrong.com
Cuttlefish (not as food)
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Vegetarian ramen
High quality pine
Sewing machines
elderly man style
David Berman
New York City
Birds of prey
Desire paths
Modernism
snopes.com
Technology
Carl Sagan
Mountains
Nonfiction
Instagram
My studio
Ice cream
Traveling
Camping
Learning
Zach hill
Welding
Wy wife
Autumn
sarcasm
Flowers
Science
Bronze
Cotton
Spring
Rope
Trees
Dogs
Bells
Art

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Doug Johnston is a multidisciplinary artist working in installation, fiber art, textiles, performance, and photography. Born in the West Texas desert and raised in Oklahoma, Doug currently lives and works in New York City.
Learn more here on his website: http://www.dougjohnston.net/

like/dislike: ana kraš

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Serbian designer, furniture builder, photographer, and artist Ana Kraš is a constant inspiration, not just from the diversity of work she does and the prolific rate at which she does so, but because of her general disposition about what it means to lead a creative life and how to integrate your interests into your work. A favorite website of mine, Domahoka, did a great interview with her awhile back that I keep bookmarked; I highly recommend reading it. For now, her likes and dislikes.

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i like

when someone scratches my back and arms, cream spinach, colour navy, gasoline smell, 90’s toyota corola sedan, nissan pick up trucks, old land rover defenders, old dodge chargers, aerodynamic hybrid bicycle helmets, sporty bicycles, gentle manners, when someone brushes my hair, to swim, to dive, tall beds, flying on an aeroplain, poppy flowers in fields or isolated, dill, ice cream, coconut fragrance summer lotions, mojitos, rice pudding, mashed potatoes, kimichi, sauerkraut, fine hair in a small bun, very white hair on old people, paragliding, interacting with a dog, holding a sloth, holding a koala, surfing, ceviche, cherries, ancient aliens, choreographies, massages, hot waxing, wasabi, almond croissants, quince smell, burek, to take a bath, to cut my own and other people hairs

i don’t like

loud restaurants, metro, hard boiled eggs, soy sauce, loud taking people, violence, festivals, the smell of lamb, incense, african masks, cats, coffee, bear, cartoons, polyester, shopping malls

 

all images by ana kras.

like/dislike: Michael Ned Holte

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I discovered Michael Ned Holte’s work last month after buying his zine “Proper Names” at the incredible LA art book store Ooga Booga. “Proper Names” is basically just…a list of people’s names. Except it’s the best, most hilarious and clever and poignant list of names you’ve ever read. I can’t even explain! Just trust me! Anyway, as a fellow list-lover I figured Holte would be a perfect pick for this synonym feature. Friends, it doesn’t disappoint. 
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I like names, lists, Routine Pleasures, Cynar, roasted carrots, R. M. Schindler, second chances, fish sauce, glasses, hands, Danish wood oil, peanut butter cookies, blue, gray, Pierre Menard, willful anachronism, procrastinating, La Jetée, Lee Lozano, making soup, short novels, Rainier cherries, Alice Coltrane, Microsoft Word, socks, Celine and Julie Go Boating, dumb jokes, making people blush, Joe Brainard’s I Remember, rolling my own spring rolls at Le Saigon, 20 Lines a Day, Miles Davis in the 1970s, the “Midwest work ethic,” coffee, walking, Rome, cast iron, Iron Chef, banana cream pie from Apple Pan, bad movies about good artists, Corky’s Debt to His Father, correct punctuation, cover versions, alliteration, farmhouse ales, On Kawara, ceviche, scratchy blankets, Roland Barthes, Japanese mandolins, footnotes.

I dislike chain restaurants, art intended to entertain, coral (the color), bad grammar, Teflon, gin, erratic drivers, sourpusses, artificial sweeteners, low-fat anything, feet, washing my car, Las Vegas, laugh tracks, returning phone calls, excess, Febreeze, “It is what it is,” green peppers, Guy Fieri, sport utility vehicles, being made to blush, people who think they are too good to wait in line, waiting in line, procrastinating, “starchitects,” steampunk, underachievers, overachievers, daytime television, slobs, coupons, pho puns, gated communities, sanctimoniousness, having to touch doorknobs (or, really, anything) in public restrooms after thoroughly washing my hands, burgundy, the way dust clings to silicone products—particularly Oxo brand utensils, Polo shirts, the small print, endings.

Michael Ned Holte is a writer and independent curator living in Los Angeles. He is the author of Proper Names (Golden Spike Press, 2013) acheter viagra allemagne. He teaches at CalArts.

like/dislike: caitlin emeritz

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likes

order
tidiness
rhythm
small dots
pottery
undyed white
cashmere
cashmere goats
crepes
clean
gifts
giving gifts
old jeans
unfussiness
handicrafts
purpose
old quilts
making sense
decaf espresso
collections
forgiveness
laughing
custom framing
sheepskins
fiber festivals
the banjo
honesty
complements
packaging
southwest
soft sweaters
soft leather shoes
soft cats
weaving
smooth wood
walking
listening
laying down
a good chair

dislikes

dry hands
cold chill
scratchy wool
failed attempts
misunderstanding
not trying
microsuede
defensiveness
defensive dogs
self-doubt
disorder
garish plaids
large electronics
a dirty kitchen
a dirty bathroom
not being motivated
confusion
heights
shoddy work
loud sounds
danger
apathy

Born on the East Coast, living in Seattle. 28 years old. Contrasting textures, neutral colors and natural materials are of consistent interest. Resourcefulness is an inspiration. 

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like/dislike Erik Heywood

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Dislikes:

Cheapskates
Picky eaters
Covetousness
Horror movies
Billboards
Graffiti
Celebrity homes
Tomato Juice
Peaches
Music videos
Opera
Pajamas in public
Gossip
Video games
Performance Art
Hard soft pretzels
Scooping out pumpkins
Guitar solos
Zinnias
Clams
Cherry tomatoes
Button fly pants
Overhead lighting
New Year’s Eve
Opossums
Science Fantasy
Oversized furniture
Reunion tours
Opening credits
Evites
The inability to visualize

Likes:

Watching fires die down
Sunbeam Talbot Alpines
Very loud thunder
Thomas Tallis Anthems
Almond Joy
Amory Blaine
Finding fruit-loaded berry bushes in unexpected places.
Very long drives
Early morning mist
Hay-on-Wye
Marsh birds
The smell of wet concrete
Radios
Sylvia Beach
Cherries
Heavy blankets
Minor chords
Max Bill
Robert Gibbings
Plain wood picture frames
Saddle colored leather
Tortoiseshell
Hammocks
New England
Northern California
Mom & Pop hardware stores
Chewing real honeycomb
Oval doorknobs
Lamps
Paper books
Parc Andre Citroen
Yurts
ChapStick
Changes of plan
Land lines
Windsor chairs
Condensation on water glasses
Deciduous trees
Kid’s jokes
Open windows
Tremolo guitar
Brown Bettys
Simple beds
Tennis courts in parks
Grape Nuts
Masking tape
Petrified wood
Box fans
Eating at home
Enzo Mari
Library cards
Tall hedges
James Lees-Milne
IKB
Crossword puzzles
Mail from overseas
Lumber yards
the Dymock Poets
Tirza Garwood

Erik Heywood runs BOOK/SHOP, an online emporium of books and related goods. He is based in Oakland, California, and runs his business from a book-lined cottage surrounded by lemon trees, roses, and ferns.

 

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like/dislike: katherine noble

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likes

people who are brave/ reading poems out loud/ extremely hot showers/ thick eyebrows/ all black
outfits/ all white rooms/ gorillas/ second dates/ cold pickles/ surprise gifts/ emojis/ mismatched
earrings/ cheeseburgers/ smithsonian folkways/ anne carson / braiding hair/ caramel/ corn on
the cob/ temporary loneliness/ red lipstick/ mennonite and amish culture/ zodiac fire signs/
breakfast buffets/ walking far/ talking to old people/ the dixie chicks discography/ overalls/
cheese plates/ whose line is it anyway reruns/ knolling/ no new emails/ talent shows/ cookie
cakes/ drunk swimming/ the sound of music/ jemima kirke/ baseball caps/ two-stepping/
japanese death poems/ salt and vinegar chips/ spooning/ airbrushed clothing/ sam cooke/
dionysians and apollonians in the birth of tragedy/ twins/ beach boys’ sounds of summer/ bruce
springsteen’s nebraska/ hotel rooms/ butcher paper/ joan baez/ redwood national forest/ self
awareness/ sundays/ very tall men in well tailored suits/ root bear floats/ new car smell/ mythos
of appalachia / flannery o’connor characters/ duende/ randy travis and dolly parton/ curiosity
cabinets/ denim on denim/ female motorcyclists/ christmas carols

dislikes

magic shows/ passivity/ IKEA/ the star-spangled banner/ close talkers/ people who don’t change
empty toilet paper rolls/ action and heist movies/ the cha cha slide/ scrapbook supplies/ camel
water packs/ astronaut ice cream/ diamonds/ drum circles/ food bloggers/ whispering/ being
whispered to/ the noise of decorative fountains/ themed photobooths at events/ wii/ playing hard
to get/ bonnaroo/ hello kitty/ middle school boys/ figs/ tapioca drinks/ sketchers/ alarms/ bright
yellow/ the woman who lived in someone’s closet for a year in japan/ holding things in my
hands too long/ carbonated water/ people that go barefoot in public to make a statement/ trying
to re-popularize bucket-hats/ Audrey Hepburn/ mall kiosks/ prank wars/ the princess bride/
renaissance fairs/ French manicures/ women with small dogs as accessories/ sequels/ department
stores/ Tosh.0/ large crowds/ store-bought halloween costumes/ sci-fi/ ironically loving Justin
Bieber/ charm bracelets/ red roses/ people slacklining/ office small talk/ sleeping in too late/
engagement and honeymoon albums on facebook/ overhead lights/ things on car antennae/
touching suede/ the alchemist/ tea length dresses/ day planners/ settlers of catan/ premature
nostalgia about the 90s/ men who wear boxers/ mortality

 

Katherine Noble lives in Austin, Texas. She was the recipient of the Roy Crane Award for Achievement in the Literary Arts for her poetry. She works at the Harry Ransom Center and serves on the staff of Bat City Review.
You can find more things she likes at katherinerebeccanoble.tumblr.com

 

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