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March 24, 2003

Days like these
Posted by Teresa at 05:00 AM *

A quickie: an image from an ad for a show at the Tate. I’d call it decoration, not gallery art; it looks like the old MacPaint “trace edges” command. But I do think it would be fun to see Trading Spaces do that to someone’s floor. (Update: a larger image of it, which Clark Myers found for me.)

And another:
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Comments on Days like these:
#1 ::: spacewaitress ::: (view all by) ::: March 23, 2003, 10:06 PM:

Ooooh, I like it! I saved the floor picture and set it as my desktop wallpaper, but unfortunately it's too low-resolution.

#2 ::: Clark Myers ::: (view all by) ::: March 23, 2003, 11:03 PM:

You might try
193591 bytes (NOT kbytes); 473x738 pixels
there may well be other images around, dare I say it is just a variation on duct tape?

#3 ::: Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: March 24, 2003, 12:14 AM:

Ohhhhh. That's absolutely gorgeous. They could do it to the downstairs of my new house. (I will not, not, not say, "Oh wow man. Look at the colors.)


#4 ::: Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: March 24, 2003, 12:17 AM:

You need to do more computer fiddling. The time stamp on this entry says 5am on Mar. 24. It's only 9pm here on the left coast, so it can't be any later than midnight there. How'd you get 5 hours into the future?


#5 ::: Clark Myers ::: (view all by) ::: March 24, 2003, 12:26 AM:

Time stamp works for me, also left coast, time stamp shows me right coast as of. Posting this at about 5:26:10 AM Zulu

#6 ::: Clark Myers ::: (view all by) ::: March 24, 2003, 12:41 AM:

EST is -5 and that's what my browser shows as pasted below. Just possibly somebody is set to display what I still call ZULU? Lots of opportunity here for witty remarks about different time systems for astronomers too.

From Clark Myers,
posted on March 24, 2003 12:26 AM:
Time stamp works for me, also left coast, time stamp shows me right coast as of. Posting this at about 5:26:10 AM Zulu

#7 ::: Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: March 24, 2003, 12:46 PM:

Well, let's see if I can be clearer about the problem after 10 hours of sleep. The time stamp on Teresa's post, on which we are commenting, reads 5am Monday morning. But I was reading it at 9:15pm Sunday on the west coast. Which put it at least 5 hours in the future. The time stamp on my comment was fine. It was the one on her post that was the problem. Is that clearer?


#8 ::: Erik V. Olson ::: (view all by) ::: March 24, 2003, 10:15 PM:

Strange days indeed...

#9 ::: Caroline Yeldham ::: (view all by) ::: March 25, 2003, 10:51 AM:

Getting back to the show, I'll comment because I saw it on Saturday (actually went to the Tate to see the Marcus Gheeraerts' exhibition, which for anyone into embroidery was magnificent). Anyway, the tape on the floor was fascinating, especially the way the architectural features echoed in the colours until they faded out. Also had a lovely column of coloured lights at one end, although I'm not sure the artist regarded the back as part of the piece - plain black with cables stretching down to multiple sockets - very funny in the context.

I wanted to say that I liked the tape piece very much at first, but the effect on my eyes after a while was very strange, and I wouldn't want to live with it.

#10 ::: Loren MacGregor ::: (view all by) ::: March 25, 2003, 07:06 PM:

I am sending you the above URL because I don't know what else to do with it and I want it out of my house.

#11 ::: Loren MacGregor ::: (view all by) ::: March 25, 2003, 07:09 PM:

Aargh. It might be helpful if I actually put in the URL.


#12 ::: Lenny Bailes ::: (view all by) ::: March 26, 2003, 01:34 AM:

Moveable Type sometimes apparently uses invisible ink.

I think you have to either post URL references with no tag information at all, or include a full bracketed anchor around the hyperlink. If you put a URL between single or double brackets without the A=, it just goes away.

#13 ::: Sheila ::: (view all by) ::: March 26, 2003, 09:31 AM:

This seams to be what Loren was trying to point at:

The link shows up under Loren's name in the first post.

#14 ::: Randolph Fritz ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2003, 06:13 AM:

What a great reminder of the possibilities of the floor plane! I wonder what it feels like to stand in that space now? How it would feel to sprawl out on that floor with a book? (Probably not so good.) Try it in something with varied textures, or inlay the material into the floor.

#15 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: March 27, 2003, 06:39 AM:

Randolph, I'd go with monochrome furniture, black or white (but not both), then just above that have single-color accent items (tall vases, low hanging light fixtures, small throw pillows) that picked up the colors of the floor.

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