Top to bottom: Wharton Esherick home & studio, Paoli, PA, Louis Kahn's Esherick House, Chestnut Hill, PA, Bertoia Barn, Barto, PA, Vladimir Kagan’s living room, NYC, JB Blunk's home, Inverness, CA & Walter Gropius' living room, Lincoln, MA.
Slightly gutted that the cheapest tickets for Einstein on the Beach at the Barbican seem to have long sold out even if I'm not entirely sure that I'd be able to sit through the whole five hours of it. Tickets are still available for £100 & £125.
Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.
I went to see the Yohji Yamamoto wedding dress on show at the Wapping Project when it opened a while ago. The dress is suspended upside down over a flooded boiler house room. The room is very darkly lit so you see a reflection of dress the right way up from the water which becomes clearer as the boat man takes you closer around the dress. The boat can seat 2 people and costs £5 but just viewing the dress from the entrance platform is free. I would definitely recommend the boat ride though - it was serene and quite beautiful and a much more interesting way to look at the piece. Wellies are provided although be careful if you're wearing anything long - Jennie's coat unfortunately got a bit wet from the water at the bottom of the boat!