A couple of weeks ago I took the Oomster to see the Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican. As we entered the first part I thought I'd made a big mistake, as it was full of computer games from the past. Where was all the cool interactive stuff we'd seen on the website? Luckily, after passing through some curtains, we hit jackpot. Chris Milk's installation was beautiful and quite creepy (pics 1, 4, 6). The screens in front of you are actually black and white, but the shutter speed I shot with picked up the RGB pixels and has made it look totally different. I ain't complaining.
The Heat is my favourite video in years; so simple, fun and uplifting.
Platoon features little 6-year old B-girl Terra - she's so goooooooood!
And lastly Busy Earnin'. The guy in the pink top is the best of the bunch.
Now then, I've got some tidying up to do and when I do I will blast my new favourite band :)
The hubby had a job in Mexico recently and he brought back the best souvenirs. Oomoo gave himself the moniker The Chinese Wrestler (I have no idea why) and the hubby, well, he hasn't given himself one. Which might explain why he keeps losing...
Right around the corner from where we were staying in Jordaan, we cycled past this amazing old glasses shop. My friend who lives in the 'hood has never seen it opened. The sign on the entrance says "Usually open from 11am till 6pm. Do not ring the bell before 11am. We will not answer the door, but you will be disturbing us. The Executive Board". Hilarious. Looking at the frames you'd think the shop was last open in the 70's :)
Grebroeder Niemeijer (for the second time during our stay - it was that good) where we got to see how croissants are made. We then had a browse in a great toy shop called Mechanisch Speelgoed, which was full to the rafters of wonderful old tin toys. We also checked out the kids section of the public library, Oba, which was such a great and inviting library, not like the intimidating and unwelcoming British Library we have here. What a stay we had! So varied, such great food, scenery and company. If we one day tire of London I know where we're moving.