Thursday, February 9, 2012


I need to go to London to see oma-progress-exhibition-now-open-in-london for myself. STUDIO SPACE. 

Gawd save the Queen.

No, that is not remotely me.  I am the one wearing Prada.

Comme des Garcons Spring Ready to Wear 2012

Comme des Garcons Spring Ready to Wear 2012 - Oh the layers.

Teknion WorkplaceOne: The New Norm

A question hit me like a laser beam this week.  Do you want to know what it was?  This really big shot successful business owner asked me "Why do you want to have a studio outside your home?".  The long sleeve shirt was crisp and deep blue so I did take him seriously.  It is hard to take anyone seriously when there shirt is not crisp.  I mean did you just pick that up from the bottom of your car?

Serbin STUDIO SPACE feels a lot like Architecture college days at the University of Arizona.  Burn out colors of avocado green, exposed brick walls and mat finish bronze metal hand rails that take you to this concrete roof deck.   STUDIO desks are high and joined together like rafts floating along an open sea.   The expansive open trussed space is permeated with burning foam, dried hay, fresh cut wood, Pepsi, preztles and old timey bike smell.   

There are little bits of sea life that make their way to the mass of work desks.  Chip board, foam core, metal ends, dried up glue in wrinkled clumps, exacto blades safely stuck sharp side down into tiny dense foam cubes and cats.   Card board study models adorn the endlessly tall walls.   A cheese burger nestled inside layers of scribbled on buff paper entombed in silver glitter paint.    

 Metal silver stick pins hang inspirational bits like slot canyons, Out of Africa book covers, Owl Sprit in Port Townsend, Jacqueline Kennedy wearing Chanel, French Press Coffee, Eastman Cotton Gin, autographed cards, Comme des Garcons, Go Go's Our Lips are Sealed 45 cover and smiling cupie dolls.  

Drone of activity comes and goes like currents.  Rogers and Hammerstein *spelled it right the first time* show tunes in the morning and Nirvana late into the night.  There is a group of kids playing hacky sack in the corridor and time stands still for a while.  Someone is using the spray booth painting their model base hot pink. 

Sewing machines running in front of a wall of smartly arranged fabric bolts.  Metallic vinyls are being cut into shapes by a laser cutter so loud that it nearly cancels out Nirvana Plateau unplugged.    Sam Harvey bags assembled with acute attention on a huge table sheltered with a thick leather.  Hardware samples, straps, colorful spools of thread cover the walls.  

Barn in Buckeye, Arizona. STUDIO SPACE.


Prada Spring 2012

STUDIO SPACE is a card board model ripped apart and re-glued countless times.

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