Ceremony

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Also the corner when something goes wrong.

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The Drawer of No Curiosities And A Hundred Alternatives.

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The Luggage Of No Surprises And Twenty++ Lamp Parts.

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Times of wont.

 

The Falcon and the Dream Scales are in Art and Objects.

It is that time of late night and early morning, raining heavily as I write, and I am listening countless times, as I have been these few days, to the Chromatics version of ‘Ceremony’. Makes me feel like I am not 2015 in living. You know?

But I don’t know.

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What good are colors for if you cannot eat it

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Topaz | Sapphire | Pearl | Jade | Coral | Emerald | Moonstone
 
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Remember these plastic fruits?

When I was younger, but already quite old, I used to eat these. Because the colors were too good to not be eaten.

Also because I was quite a sad child growing up. Joy did not overcome me as I had hoped (on swallowing the fruits).

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And to bring you joy, hopefully, as always, I leave you with some constructive Karl Lagerfeld quotes. What he’s hating on.

January 2015, The New York Times Magazine. Ugly people: “I hate ugly people,” Lagerfeld told me. “Very depressing.”

April 2011, W. Made-to-order clothes: “You know, I hate made-by-order clothes. It’s up to me to fit into them, not to buy some orthopedic stuff to get the body into.”

March 2010, VICE. Intellectual conversation with intellectuals: “I hate intellectual conversation with intellectuals because I only care about my opinion, but I like to read very abstract constructions of the mind.”

Approximately April 2008, Prestige. Children: “That’s the last thing I want. I hate all children.”

And finally, last but not all,

April 2003, Vogue via New York Magazine. Nasty, ugly, short men: “What I hate is nasty, ugly people … the worst is ugly, short men.”

You know what’s my problem with that?

NOT ENOUGH.

The world needs this.

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Meek Weed Badness

So we have an old friend we work with on another project. Let’s call him Tao Suan. Tao Suan is truly as old as the dessert he’s named after and also just as sweet!

Typing in between various social media platforms and deciding which photos to include that would be relevant:

Tao Suan, innocently, in typically old man style: Put a negro here, put a negro in…

HY: Tao Suan, you cannot say ‘negro’ anymore!! Hahahahahaha, hahaha!!!

BR: Hahahahahahahahah!!! Tao Suan is from another time but of course. Hahaha!!!

HY, innocently, continues typing: You can say ‘nigger’ but you cannot say ‘negro’.

Tao Suan, innocently, and this time emphatically, real work needs to be done: Put a nigger here. A nigger.

HY & BR: bW-HAHAhahhahahahahahah!!!

HY & BR: Tao Suan!!! YOU CANNOT SAY NIGGER LAHHHHH WTF!!! More guffaws amidst niggers and negros… *endless*

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Later at night I felt bad. I wonder how I would feel in 20, 30 years’ time when I lose touch with keeping up with political correctness, or with whether people are serious or lame asses. So I text Tao Suan and apologized and hoped he will forgive us for laughing at his expense. He did of course, saying goodnight after a long ass message of class system in England and yadda yah.

Don’t let the bedbugs bite your nigger ass, we said.

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White Diamond Rings

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One Art Nouveau ring, and one combination Art Deco + Art Nouveau ring. Which came first?

Both these rings are epochal. One is white gold and the other platinum. From 1900s, at the highest levels, fine jewelry was almost entirely white. Settings were first made in white gold, and then increasingly in platinum.

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1834

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Rings

1834.

One ring is. Can you guess?

181 years, we’ve fought two wars and learned so little.

We’ve learned to ignore what is savage as long as we do not call it ‘war’, but so little.

Phallocracy.

2015.

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