the importance of contrast

I’ve been watching Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix recently and I can’t get enough. In an episode on interior design, Ilse Crawford talks about the importance of contrast in material texture to evoke sensory experience: We actually understand materials best by contrast. Our senses are actually wired in such a way that weContinue reading “the importance of contrast”

the two nostalgias

I recently watched Doctor Sleep, the film sequel to The Shining. Much of our entertainment these days relies on nostalgia, the recreation of stories experiences we’ve previously encountered. Hence the expansion of franchising and endless barrage of sequels. However, the implementing of this nostalgia can work in one of two ways, evoking one of theContinue reading “the two nostalgias”

why Mad Men now more than ever

I really enjoyed this article from The Ringer, describing why Mad Men is the perfect choice for binge-watching right now. “Beyond catharsis, Mad Men’s depiction of historical chaos can be strangely calming. After all, it’s the past; not every fictional character got a happy ending, but society itself survived and moved on, despite the not-unreasonableContinue reading “why Mad Men now more than ever”

spending my days

Thought I’d share a few thing I’m using to pass the recent days. Movies: Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943) – The greatest cinematic crossover event in history. Don’t @ me. Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) Revenge of The Creature (1956) – yikes… Frankenstein (1931) Bride of Frankenstein (1935) The Wolf Man (1941) –Continue reading “spending my days”