Monday, May 31, 2010


The Insomnia Drawings by Louise Bourgeois, Daros/Scalo, Zurich, 2000
2 bound volumes in slipcase. Recto and verso reproductions of 220 drawings made by L.B. between November 1994 and June 1995 during sleepless nights.


Living (carte da gioco per immaginare la propria vita) by Enzo Mari and Paolo Gallerani, Edizioni Per Bambini, Danese, Milano, 1976 (Italian language).
Playing cards to imagine his/her own life (rough translation)---A game for children. The set of cards is divided into 8 decks (with 10 cards each) representing various categories, such as profession ("i am a..."), home ("My home is..."), place ("I live in..."), neighbours ("My Neighbour is..."), possessions ("I own a..."), etc.
30 years later, Mari used these cards in lectures to architecture students in order to "broaden and improve the quality of their design horizon". A website called LIVING - exercises by Enzo Mari documents these lectures, complete with video and an interactive version of the game (in English). In 2006, Domus reprinted the set to include in an issue of the magazine.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pin It Tack It Hang It

From Pin It, Tack It, Hang It: The Big Book of Kids' Bulletin Board Ideas by Phyllis and Noel Fiarotta, Workman Publishing, NY, 1975

Friday, May 28, 2010

Oswald Tschirtner: Trembling Hearts in the Bodies of Dogs

Bebende Herzen im Leibe der Hunde by Ernst Herbeck (poems) and Oswald Tschirtner (drawings), Rogner & Bernhard, M√ľnchen, 1979 (german language). My favourite Gugging artist. I'll be posting more Tschirtner books in the near future.
(Oswald TSCHIRTNER , Vienna, 1920 - 2007)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thanks K.G.

A recent stack of kids' books found for me by the amazing and generous K.G.
Visit her Jem site or buy toys from her here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

3 in 1 (A picture Of God)

3 in 1 (A Picture of God) by Joanne Marxhausen, illustrated by Benjamin Marxhausen, Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, 1973

George Brecht & Robert Filliou

from Games at the Cedilla or the Cedilla Takes Off by George Brecht and Robert Filliou, Something Else Press, 1967
(until I find a copy of my own, these are from photocopies I made ages ago)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Enn Erisalu: Don't Explain

from Enn Erisalu: In Memorium, Atelier Gallery (Ilana Aloni), Vancouver, 2006
(above works: Untitled (1983), Grey Eyes (1990), sketchbook pages, Ten Letters (1991))
(Enn Erisalu 1943-2005)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

L.C., 1972

The Energy of Slaves by Leonard Cohen, McLelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1972 (1974)

Friday, May 21, 2010


cover detail from Fun With Next To Nothing by W. F. Arnold & W. C. Cardy, Scholastic, 1971

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another Look: Level B

Another Look (Level B), Mary Ross Townley, Addison-Wesley, 1978. Designed by Patricia Rhodes and Malcolm Grear. See also Level A
(Borrowed from the collection of Rob Wakshinski)