Hydrangeas

I’m arranging some blue hydrangeas in my dream.

I used to hate hydrangeas, but after learning about different varieties and seeing some spectacular specimens over the years, I’ve grown to love them.

I’m particular about them, though. I don’t know how to explain what makes a great hydrangea (yet), but I know one when I see one.

 

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top photo, clockwise from top left: Agnes Martin, ulexite, Byredo Oud Immortel, glass tumbler, Craftsman and Wolves blackberry verbena cake

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Modern Art

We’re going around looking at the modern art. We’re trying to take pictures but we don’t really know why.

 

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Shopping for Vases

I’m shopping for vases in my dream.

I never seem to have enough vases. I can always use another size or shape, so I’m always on the lookout for a new perfect vessel. Inevitably, vase shopping pops up in my dreams, reminding me to swing by the thrift store (one of my favorite sources) to see if there’s anything good to fill out my collection.

 

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Neon Art

Robert Irwin Miracle Mile

 

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Hito Steyerl - Factory of the Sun

At some kind of contemporary art museum where there were a lot of displays of giant candy and neon. The crowds are loving them.

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Gold and Stone

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I’m wandering some grey stone ruins, winding up and down stairs, admiring the light glancing through gaps in the stone. I notice delicate geometric patterns painted in gold glinting here and there.

My dream was clearly inspired in part by the grey cement of Arcosanti, warped to be reminiscent of one of my favorite architects, Carlo Scarpa. Though I’ve never seen his work in person, I know I’ll find a way to some day.

photos by uknown, Laurent Millier, D. Teil

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Table Arrangement

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A vision: flowers and vines spill out of the silver bowl, which sits on the tabletop alone, daring anyone not to pay attention.

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