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Monday, June 16, 2008


i saw this, and couldn't resist

"TV production company Twofour are looking for aspiring designers to compete for a placement with French designer Philippe Starck in a new series to be shown on BBC2:

Internationally renowned designer Philippe Starck will be heading up a specially created School of Design in Paris. And he’s looking for untapped design talent in the UK to be his first students.

Ten aspiring designers with the talent, drive and vision to create the next ‘must have’ products of the 21st Century will be given the unique opportunity to learn and work alongside Starck and his team over a period of several months. At the end of it, one person will continue on for a six-month placement.

BBC2 will be there for this exciting and original new series, Philippe Starck’s School of Design.

To register your interest please e mail your contact details to You will then be sent details of how to apply for this exciting opportunity within the next 30 days."

Fascinating, so i emailed them. i imagine they're looking for people who have a british accent to appeal to the masses, but i figured it would be stupid not to give it a shot, seeing as i do have UK citizenship, and so am technically allowed i guess. anyway, if i did get in, and it probably wouldn't be because of my rendering skills, then i couldn't afford the airfare to europe anyway. oh, and i waxed lyrical about how photogenic i was. haha

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Saturday, June 07, 2008

the dying grote trekdreef

this is the building i lived in in the netherlands when i was on exchange. my room was 7 from the top and three from the left, with the orange wall. i guess they pulled off all the windows because they are going to demolish it with explosives. i used to joke that it was the ghettos of utrecht, being an area which had a kind of projects/ social housing feel. but if you look on the google maps link you can see that just on the other side of the main road, there is miles and miles of parks, walking paths encircling the city, and farmland, as well as old fortifications with moats.

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