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17.9.19

Week 37: Spring


Listening: (Sandy) Alex G

On 1 Jan 2019 I sat down at my kitchen table. I took 52 pieces of yellow paper and wrote down 52 random words. I rolled them up and tucked away in a Belgian cookie tin with nuns on it. Every week I take out one word and shoot accordingly.
16.9.19

For the Love of Books

New York 2017
So there I was. Thinking I'm gonna make this absolutely smashing blog update about books. Real life books. How much I love books that I can touch and feel (side note: I do own a Kindle). Gonna sprinkle the love with some strong visual. Bookstores, for love's sake! I save them on Google maps and linger between the shelves. Late night cheap purchases after a drink or two are the best, right (no, I have no time to read all the books that pile up around me).

New York 2015
But then the ugly truth sank in. Apparently I have more photos of cookies laid out neatly at big windows in historic towns. 

Barcelona 2009
And hams hangin' about at meat markets.

Oviedo 2019
And housekeeping supplies taking over. Literally. I mean, just look at that. 

New York 2017
I can stand by the love of cookies and meat, but by all means I am not one known for passionate cleaning and tidying. Not only that  there's a severe lack of books and book stores in my photo library, but the photos I do own kind of give the wrong (or perhaps very honest) impression of my feelings towards books. Art books - the best speaker stands you could wish for,  they make your sporadic CD collection feel #socultured. (Disclaimer: using the word sporadic felt fancy, despite everything.)

Madrid 2011
Or yours truly just cheerfully loitering at her casa in Madrid. Some books in the background. (Photo mostly shared here, so I could be all like... look, it's me, I used to live the southern dream!) 

Madrid 2014
Surely I can do better than that? I should. Because after all this blog update idea (that went down the drain in no time) was initiated by the excitement at a bookstore earlier today when I bought three books as a gift (no worries, none of them are for you; but one might be for you, yes you!) and got a discount and a little stamp card that. Every eighth paperback for free. I can see how that leads me straight on the verge of a rabbit hole (because hello, I do not live in a library...  and obviously I also need excessive space for storing cookies and ham). And of course no bunny pics at hand, but then again - look how cute this koala is (hygge-season here we go). 

Vienna 2007
To conclude, no Kindle can replace paper in my sometimes old-fashioned (not to say vintage) life. And I promise to aspire for more meaningful bookstore and reading photos. Because after all - if there are no photos, none of it exists.

Ps. Or perhaps the solution lies in acquiring a vast collection of books on ham. (Kiddin'! Just kiddin'! Do not add books about ham for Kaisa on your Xmas shopping list!)




9.9.19

Week 36: Unknown


Listening: Zsela

On 1 Jan 2019 I sat down at my kitchen table. I took 52 pieces of yellow paper and wrote down 52 random words. I rolled them up and tucked away in a Belgian cookie tin with nuns on it. Every week I take out one word and shoot accordingly.
1.9.19

Week 35: Emptiness


Listening: Courtney Barnett

On 1 Jan 2019 I sat down at my kitchen table. I took 52 pieces of yellow paper and wrote down 52 random words. I rolled them up and tucked away in a Belgian cookie tin with nuns on it. Every week I take out one word and shoot accordingly.
25.8.19

Week 34: Fear


Listening: Roxy Music

On 1 Jan 2019 I sat down at my kitchen table. I took 52 pieces of yellow paper and wrote down 52 random words. I rolled them up and tucked away in a Belgian cookie tin with nuns on it. Every week I take out one word and shoot accordingly.
22.8.19

Same Same But Different


Endless rows of houses creating repetitive patterns in the streets of New York. Same same but different.


But the devil... and heavenly gods all the same are in the details. Like in life also in this fragment of a street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Shot in March 2018. Post-pancakes breakfast.









18.8.19

Week 33: Bananas


Listening: Ruusut

On 1 Jan 2019 I sat down at my kitchen table. I took 52 pieces of yellow paper and wrote down 52 random words. I rolled them up and tucked away in a Belgian cookie tin with nuns on it. Every week I take out one word and shoot accordingly.
14.8.19

Week 32: Obsession


Using: iPhone
Listening: Father John Misty

On 1 Jan 2019 I sat down at my kitchen table. I took 52 pieces of yellow paper and wrote down 52 random words. I rolled them up and tucked away in a Belgian cookie tin with nuns on it. Every week I take out one word and shoot accordingly.

Week 31: Destruction


Using: iPhone
Listening: Father John Misty

On 1 Jan 2019 I sat down at my kitchen table. I took 52 pieces of yellow paper and wrote down 52 random words. I rolled them up and tucked away in a Belgian cookie tin with nuns on it. Every week I take out one word and shoot accordingly.
28.7.19

Week 30: Aspiration


Using: iPhone
Listening: Mitski

On 1 Jan 2019 I sat down at my kitchen table. I took 52 pieces of yellow paper and wrote down 52 random words. I rolled them up and tucked away in a Belgian cookie tin with nuns on it. Every week I take out one word and shoot accordingly.
23.7.19

Giant's Causeway


Fifty billion shades of nature in a fraction of time. Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland in May 2016. Ps. The smell of those yellow flowers after rain is one of my all time favourites!



















22.7.19

Week 29: Peak/Beak


Using: iPhone
Listening: Joy Division


On 1 Jan 2019 I sat down at my kitchen table. I took 52 pieces of yellow paper and wrote down 52 random words. I rolled them up and tucked away in a Belgian cookie tin with nuns on it. Every week I take out one word and shoot accordingly.
16.7.19

(Playa de) San Juan, Alicante


Off-season bliss in Alicante, Spain. April 2017. Me, myself & I. And all that.