• Fire miscellany

    What would you save? The Burning House

    by  • January 8, 2013 • All Fire Blog Posts., Fire miscellany • 0 Comments

    Came across this great website ‘The Burning House’

    “If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.”

    Made me wonder what I would save – would probably involve grabbing handfuls of photos and my old punk 7″ singles – being more sentimental than practical. Oh, and the kids.

    Here are a few of my favourites.

    Someone with their priorities right……..

    George Yanakiev

    Name: George Yanakiev
    Age: 23
    Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Occupation: The online guy @ ad agencyWebsite: http://niteversions.com
    Junk food
    Junk food
    Junk food


    for panache….

    Sean Crowley


    Name: Sean Crowley
    Location: Brooklyn, New York
    Occupation: Neckwear Designer
    This list is to “the bare essentials” what Wellington’s-army-on-campaign is to a camping trip, but I suppose we all have a different idea of which things are “essential.” *Note: The carpet underneath is not merely decorative as the idea is that all these bits would be rolled up in it and carried out the front door in one go.
    List: (Anti-clockwise from top left)
    Striped college scarves (to secure the rolled up carpet and because I like them)
    Leather collar box and stiff wing collars
    Loose organic Assam BOP tea in silver caddy (which goes in the blue pot to the right)
    Royal Lancers mess dress (and why not?)
    Green silk formal waistcoat of the Porcellian Club with jacquard boar’s heads c.1931
    Apparel Arts No.1 Christmas 1931
    Paper silhouette of my royal consort, Lady Meredith
    Johnnie Walker Black c.1950s (from a case found in an uncle’s basement)
    Old Thurston braces
    Carved wooden school placque
    Pour le Merite medal given to me by a WWII veteran friend
    Coldstream Guards Colour Sergeant’s scarlet coat
    Old striped ties
    Wedgwood plate c.1870s and RAF crested officer’s mess cutlery
    French 1930s military-style hairbrushes (use ‘em every day)
    Royal Artillery zig zag needlepoint slippers
    Black silk Fox umbrella
    English purple leather suitcase c.1930s
    Grey topper (every inch of the silk lining is covered in autographs and witty handwritten sayings from various garden parties c.1932-1934)
    Smith Woodhouse vintage 1977 port (part of a mixed case of vintage port my uncle gave me when I graduated college)
    Equestrian mounted leather pouch with fitted sandwich case and flask (don’t ride, but it comes in useful for a ramble)
    Wedgwood (huge) mug marking the investiture of Prince Charles c.1969
    Silver toddy/punch ladles c.1750s (the handles are twisted whale bone and the bowls are fashioned out of George II silver shillings)
    Gold Krugerrand given to me by an uncle on graduating college
    Topsy Turvy Criterion dvd
    Christ’s College, Cambridge carved wooden box
    Battle Creek Sanitarium silver souvenir spoon
    Ancient Order of Froth Blowers silver pin for the rank of “Blaster” in the shape of a foaming mug
    Musket ball I dug up in Fort Greene Park
    Gold monogrammed cufflinks (worn by 3 generations of Burbidges before me—with the history written on a tiny piece of paper—each owner wore them during a momentous occasion in their lives
    Pipe, tobacco and a humidor my brother made for me for Christmas (matches are from an old hunt club near where I grew up—they have Polo and fox hunting)
    Old English molds for making fancy meat pies
    The Gentleman’s Companion: Around the World with Beaker and Flask



    An essential phoenix to rise from the ashes……

    Harriet Horton

    Name: Harriet Horton
    Location: London
    Occupation: Taxidermist
    Website: http://harriethorton.com/
    My girlfriend (not shown)
    Taxidermy phoenix
    Totoro MacBook
    Saint Fatima
    Childhood picture


    For it’s perfectionist beauty….

    Kim Høltermand

    Location: Denmark
    Occupation: Freelance architectural and landscape photographer/fingerprint expert in the Crime Scene Unit of The Danish National Police

    Website: www.holtermand.dk

    ‘Sigur Rós: Takk’ (CD)
    Holga 120 CFN Colorflash Camera
    Glasses from ie-glasses
    ‘Sigur Rós: Heima’ (DVD)
    Jet Set watch: San Remo
    Action Journal from Behance
    ‘The Stanley Kubrick Archives’ book
    Dot Grid Book from Behance
    Artline Drawing System pens
    ‘Architects I met and I liked’ notebook
    Dot Grid Cahier from Behance
    Canon EOS 7D
    Cretacolor 430 12 leadholder
    Grafo 5340 leadholder
    ‘Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process’ (DVD)
    Action Runner from Behance
    ‘Blade Runner Trilogy: 25th Anniversary’ (3CD)
    iPhone in Exovault metal phone case
    Light green Volkswagen Caravette from Lesney

    ‘Art on Fire’ Exhibition – Camberwell College of Arts 23rd July – 10th Aug 2012

    by  • August 16, 2012 • All Fire Blog Posts., Fire miscellany • 0 Comments

    Information on Camberwell School of Art website as follows: 23 July – 10 August 2012 Special Viewing / SLAM Last Friday: Friday 27 July 6 – 8pm There will be: smoke and mirrors, burnt houses, archives on fire, sirens and alarms… To mark the Olympic Flame passing through Camberwell, UAL PhD artists and associates,...

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