To round off the week at the studio, we ask everyone (except Kiki) to make a presentation of something and anything. Last Friday was no exception. Here’s the roundup of what was shared, in order of presentation.
Cassie shared food photography from Gabriele Galmiberti’s Delicatessen with love. The series captures over 40 dishes by grandmothers from around the world. Each photo is accompanied by a recipe so anyone can try their hand at it, although we’re not sure where you will find a Houduran iguana in Singapore, as is the case with the photo of Maria Luz Fedric’s Honduran Iguana with rice and beans from Cayman Islands.
Maria Luz Fedric’s Honduran Iguana with rice and beans (Photo by Gabriele Galmiberti)
Dominic challenged everyone to eating a slice of white bread under a minute, which Bin Hua won by squeezing the slice into a little bun. Other failed strategies include tearing the slice into smaller pieces, and drinking water (although it wasn’t allowed). Why is this deceptively simple task so difficult? The dry slice soaks up your saliva leaving your mouth a little too dry to finish the rest in under a minute. That, and the uncontrollable laughter from watching your fellow colleagues desperately stuffing themselves.
Jerry mused on a Tumblr dedicated solely to people who cried at Marina Abramović’s famous installation at the MoMA, titled Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present. Another deceptively simple act, but such a profound one. We were particularly taken by this woman who cried after sitting with Marina for 164 minutes.
Day 68, Portrait 15. (Photo by Marco Anelli.)
Steph, inspired by all the staring in Jerry’s presentation, was reminded of the Samsung Galaxy S4 One-hour stare contest. Because the phone can sense you looking at it, Swisscom set up a machine in Zurich Main Station to see who would be able to stare at it for 60 minutes. The prize for hitting the 60 minute mark was the phone but if you get distracted, you don’t get anything. Sounds easy? Not quite, especially when there were epic distractions like barking dogs, a quarreling couple, motorcycle crashes and burning hot dog vendors. See for yourself in the video below, but don’t get distracted!
Yiling shared Xia Xiaowan’s haunting surreal 3D glass paintings, inspired by dreams. According to the artist in a Don’t Panic Magazine interview, he’s exploring “human being humanity” in this series. Read the full interview here.
One of Xia Xiaowan’s 3D glass paintings. (Photo from Don’t Panic Online)
Amaris shared two paper swatch books from her recent trip to GF Smith, an independent British paper company. The first is GF Smith’s regular range, while the second is the recently launched Colorplan is a gorgeous colour swatch with an interactive site to accompany the experience.
GF Smith’s regular range swatch book
GF Smith’s Colourplan swatch book (Photo taken from GF Smith)
Miguel introduced Estrella’s 2013 summer advertisement. According to him, the beer ad marks the start of the summer for those aged between 25 to 35 living in Spain. It’s not difficult to see why when the ad features plenty of sunshine, gorgeous people and beer.