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Pause/Re-Think: 'Craftivism in My Everyday Life'

'KLCC' foto by vitarlenology
Akhir pekan kemarin, aku pergi ke ibukota, memberi workshop di sebuah mall bergengsi di ibukota. Setelah selesai, aku dan beberapa teman berkeliling di beberapa spot yang 'menarik' untuk di kunjungi. Salah satunya sebuah oulet barang-barang kerajinan olahan kerajinan tradisional berbagai daerah di Indonesia. Desainnya bagus-bagus setidaknya representasi dan karena ditempatkan di mall itu, barang-barang yang biasanya terlihat 'jujur dan sederhana' jadi terlihat prestisius. Jangan tanya soal harga, karena soal masuk akal dan tidak jadi sangat relatif. Kemegahan mall ini, membuat harga yang 'tidak masuk akal menurutku' menjadi punya argumentasi logis.

Selain melihat-lihat outlet barang-barang yang mengolah tradisi itu, aku dan teman-teman juga melihat-lihat lantai basement dari mall itu yang berisi jajaran outlet brand yang konon kabarnya 'independen'. Lagi-lagi karena kemegahan mall ini, outlet-outlet itu bisa memasan…

Tom Waits: OL'55

my favorite song from my favorite singer..

Well my time went so quickly, I went lickety-splickly out to my old '55
As I drove away slowly, feeling so holy, God knows, I was feeling alive.

Now the sun's coming up, I'm riding with Lady Luck, freeway cars and trucks,
Stars beginning to fade, and I lead the parade
Just a-wishing I'd stayed a little longer,
Oh, Lord, let me tell you that the feeling's getting stronger.

And it's six in the morning, gave me no warning; I had to be on my way.
Well there's trucks all a-passing me, and the lights are all flashing,
I'm on my way home from your place.

And now the sun's coming up, I'm riding with Lady Luck, freeway cars and trucks,
Stars beginning to fade, and I lead the parade
Just a-wishing I'd stayed a little longer,
Oh, Lord, let me tell you that the feeling's getting stronger.

And my time went so quickly, I went lickety-splickly out to my old '55
As I pulled away slowly, feeling so holy, Go…