Category Archives: Mend & Repair

Resuscitate Your Soap

For bathing I like nice bars of soap made from olive oil and aloe. But lathering up my body wears them out and the bars quickly turn into slivers that jump out of my hand when wet.  That’s why I … Continue reading

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The Aesthetics of Transformation

Yesterday I finished mending the awning for our terrace pergola. It was not an enjoyable task but the awning is fundamental as I spend much of the morning (or at least would like to) at my terrace work table and … Continue reading

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Busted

My friend, Franca, recently shared an article by Goffredo Parise, Italian journalist (and companion of artist Giosetta Fioroni) entitled “Il rimedio è la povertà” (“The remedy is poverty”). The article attacks modern man’s addiction to consumerism.  Parise made a distinction … Continue reading

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Boro-like reparations for the studio

This is the bottom of my Parian beach bag. Every year it’s a victim of more wear and tear so I add another patch boro style. This means the more the bag is worn, the more it will be repaired thus the more … Continue reading

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A Mended Sidewalk

Originally posted on the photogenic lifestyle of cynthia korzekwa:
Mending is a philosophy. And a measurement of value.  If something must be mended, it means it has been used, thus is useful.  Unfortunately, we have a tendency to look at…

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