Sunday, January 15, 2012
This was my holiday reading of choice. Murakami is one of my favourite authors. BUT, at 900 pages! this was a chore. I love his creativity, his parallel worlds, his descriptions of everyday Japanese life - BUT not this much. Had it been 'tightened' somewhat to about 500 pages i think i would have enjoyed it more.
So i am glad to have made it through to the other side of that one..
Then this arrived:
I hadn't heard of Australian blogger Oliver Dupon of Dossier37.tumblr.com, but then he probably hasn't heard of me either. But thankfully he has made it his job to check out over 70 artisans from all over the world and bring them together in one place.
I don't know about you - but give me pictures of folk in their sheds/studios/workshops/homes and stuff they've made and i'm all warm and fuzzy. Tell you why i like it: 300 pages of loveliness, great quality pics, little blurb on each to read, websites to go explore more AND there's lots of new faces,. This book is your portal to talented bunch who want to share what they've been up to - but not in that braggy kind of way...