"I remember a quote from the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips: “As adults boredom returns us to the scene of inquiry, to the poverty of our curiosity, and the simple question, What does one want to do with one’s time?” As an adult human being, I find it very difficult to be bored in everyday life, so that’s where the floor comes in. (And taking the subway, trains, and airplanes. "
—Laurel Schwulst to Bryce Wilner
" Recently I took your advice and lay on my floor before I started to work on a project. Of course, it worked and I thought of some strategies to begin designing. Later, I wondered why the floor is a good place to do such a thing. I assume it's because we look at our spaces in unusual ways and start to be emptied of the thoughts that were distracting us. Do you have a theory about this?"
—Bryce Wilner to Laurel Schwulst
"Clothing is the first step of the social contract. You buy the blouse, put on the bracelet, and wear the Glossier makeup or whatever people wear. You’re saying, “Yes I agree. I will join the group.” Conforming to the external appearance is the first step of joining any kind of social group."
"One time in the summer of 2001, I was about to be evicted from my loft and had no money, my shop had closed a few months earlier and there was no jobs and no work. It was a beautiful summer day and I sat in the sun in my bedroom on this couch, pulled out this The Way of Zen book and started reading it, and was like “Dumbass, use this time you have, get back into the studio, and go back to archiving those loops.” And guess what happened? The Disintegration Loops happened over a two-day period—so you never know what can happen if you show up for work."
SWATCH + THE OLYMPIC ORGANIZING COMITTEE
"The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland."
-----> see 2000 Sydney Olympics Swatch watch