WashYourHands

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Saw her last night, presented well, crossover with the rewilding thread. Something has to give

Out in forestry commissioned pines enough and the clear evidence of acidity of soil wiping out the carpet below is pretty brutal. Poor light. Always damp. Cleaved swipes along significant tracts when stripping and logging, then a few benches as if it’s a place to chill. Tree snob?

In some ways it’s good the weather has been shit or fire season pyromaniacs would already have been on it
 

catalog

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does anyone know any detail on "nostalgia of mud"? i mean, apart from the maclaren/westwood shop...

like what i mean is, does anyone know where he got the idea from?

"The shop front was covered by a 3D relief of the map of the world made out of plaster & coloured a mud brown. The interior featured the cave like look of an archaeological dig. Scaffolding surrounded the walls, brown tarpaulin was stretched across the ceiling & a central pillar/stalagmite rose out of a pool of oily green liquid which bubbled primitively away.
Malcolm had said that the idea for the shop had been to make customers & passers-by not sure if the shop was open to the public because of all the scaffolding inside."


think in that vermorel book about vivienne westwood, there's something about the idea coming from france.
 

william_kent

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does anyone know any detail on "nostalgia of mud"? i mean, apart from the maclaren/westwood shop...

like what i mean is, does anyone know where he got the idea from?

"The shop front was covered by a 3D relief of the map of the world made out of plaster & coloured a mud brown. The interior featured the cave like look of an archaeological dig. Scaffolding surrounded the walls, brown tarpaulin was stretched across the ceiling & a central pillar/stalagmite rose out of a pool of oily green liquid which bubbled primitively away.
Malcolm had said that the idea for the shop had been to make customers & passers-by not sure if the shop was open to the public because of all the scaffolding inside."


think in that vermorel book about vivienne westwood, there's something about the idea coming from france.

Paul Gorman is normally pretty good on McClaren / Westwood trivia ( and very good on Barney Bubbles which is how I came across his site ) - I can't remember reading anything about the origin of the mud name though he does point out where some of the designs were borrowed from...
 

catalog

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Thanks, I've found the bit from the vermorel book on Westwood, where he's writing as if he's her:

"By this time we had another shop in St Christopher’s Place, just off Oxford Street. It was called Nostalgia of Mud. That was Malcolm’s idea – sometimes he was all dazzle, like a poet. We used this theme of mud harking back to primordial slime. In the middle of the shop was a bubbling fountain of mud and the interior had an encrusted feel. The front was decorated with mud-coloured bunting and wooden maps of Africa."

But I'm sure Maclaren got the idea from being in France.
 

william_kent

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The Waqwaq Tree is described in The Kitab al-Bulhan ( Book of Wonders or Book of Surprises ) ( كتاب البلهان‎ ) as growing on the island of Waq-Waq in the sea of China, an island with an all female population.

In the Kitab al-Bulhan, the painting titled the ‘Tree of Waq Waq’ is rather extraordinary because it illustrates the way in which the all-female population reproduces and self-perpetuates. Female figures grow from the tree as if they mature like fruit until they are ripened and they drop to the ground emitting a cry that sounds like 'Waq Waq!'
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Wakwak
 

william_kent

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In mountain valleys,
its flowers just like human heads,
without a word,
they merely just smile away,
smile away until its petals fall just like that


The Japanese relation of the Waq Waq tree and the Nariphon tree, the Jinmenju or human face tree has fruits that resemble human heads, and is the inspiration for the Pokémon Exeggutor


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upon asking it questions, its flowers would laugh, but it wouldn't understand human language and if they laugh too much, the flowers would wither and fall
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
We're verging on ent territory here, aren't we?
 

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