Stuff I have experience of
October 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
Listening to Steely Dan, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones and knowing every note (though why can’t I remember Sarah Vaughan stuff as well? I got into her when I was 17 or so; my maths teacher at school told me that your memory peaks at 14 and it’s all downhill from there. 14 was when I knew every note to everything I had heard even a couple of times before. Is there a project here?)
I can’t remember Sarah Vaughan. Image from blahblahblahscience.com, edited.
A bit about the Israeli culture – you can understand British culture when you have a point of reference from somewhere else. You can only really understand our society through looking at the alternatives. I don’t want to do a project on Israel, too many political problems to handle. I do like their culture of craft at home though – everyone makes their own jewellery. Also I like the way they look out for each other. Richard Paice said that people used to do that here too before the welfare system came into being – now the attitude is, let the state look after other people.
Extremes of emotion (though I’m not manic depressive)
Being middle class
‘Culture’: museums and galleries (the V&A is homely to me), gigs and concerts, plays and other theatre (the Shaftesbury Theatre is even more homely – I work there and have been going to performances there for years before), occasional restaurants
Directly related to design: editorial intern at icon, shop assistant in furniture shop, volunteer for Kinetica Art fair and LDF, Designersblock intern, Arabeschi di Latte collaborator, founded Adopt-a-Grandma