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[amor fati ☕️] vol.9 glitter, milk, & paddy field bookstores

snapshots of my last moments of 2020

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Patricia Mou

Jan 11 2021

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AmorFati is a mood board of art, poetry, architecture, photography, and design that has personally inspired me.

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Happy Sunday,

Todays issue:

  • last moments of my 2020
  • upside-down forests
  • salt flats
  • milk and glitter baths
  • mondrian-inspired windows
  • emotional polarities
  • bookstores in paddy fields

Enjoy ☕️


A R T

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In Ted Chin’s surreal dreamland, it’s not uncommon to see massive anglerfish swimming through the sky or a figure scooping up shooting stars. The San Francisco-based artist merges idyllic landscapes and outdoor scenes with fantastical details, choosing to upturn an evergreen in mid-air or position an oversized octopus underneath a floating house.

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Pulse” is comprised of countless white line drawings that are meticulously intertwined and superimposed on 60 glass panels. When illuminated, they mimic scores of nautilus spirals, coral, vines, and botanics that sway and throb in glowing masses.

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Rachael Talibart writes that “the rhythm of the tides, tethered to the waxing and waning of the moon, shapes our very sense of time.” The U.K.-based photographer captures the ebb and flow of the English coastline through photographs that frame both erupting waves and the days surrounding violent storms

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Spread flat or folded in shapeless piles, Cecil Kemperink’s bulky chain sculptures contrast the solid ceramic material with the flexibility of their shapes. 


P H O T O G R A P H Y

This weeks photography section is supplied by me. Some of my favorite moments I captured as 2020 closed out.

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“You don’t get to hate San Francisco unless you love it”

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Salt Lake City salt flats

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Photos of my roommates - I learned that milk poured into water makes for beautifully ethereal photos.

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A rainy SF evening after the election results were announced. I looked outside my window and took this photo.

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Post-election, I walked around the city - from Golden Gate Park to North Beach’s City Lights Bookstore. Cautious hope permeated the atmosphere. The start of a 4-year exhale.

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During Thanksgiving weekend, I airbnb’d a small cottage in Emerald Hills. Physical reset preludes a mental one.

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A small side street in SF’s Chinatown. There’s always something so foreign yet at-home about strings of dimly pulsating lanterns.

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Weekend trip to Paso Robles, CA


A R C H I T E C T U R E

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Drove around Salt Lake City hills and unabashedly took photos of beautiful architecture. I loved the Mondrian-esque style of these double-stacked windows.

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CL Studio

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HOUSE B. / SWITZERLAND

Architecture: Gus Wüstemann, Zurich, Barcelona

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Nu Villa, Indonesia

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C-2 HOUSE 

Architect : Inly Studio

Location : Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Trace Architecture Office has inserted a bookshop and cafe into old rammed earth gables of a long-abandoned house in rural China.


W O R D S


"Suffering is the privilege of those who feel."

— Clarice Lispector, from The Complete Stories: “ Brasília; Splendor,”



"I want to live only for ecstasy. Small doses, moderate loves, all half-shades, leave me cold. I like extravagance."

— Anaïs Nin, from a diary entry featured in The Diary Of Anaïs Nin, Volume I 1931-1934

"We must live our lives to the full, loving and suffering to extremes."

— Franz Liszt, from a letter to Marie D’Agoult written c. September 1834

"She was haunted by the ghosts of phrases. She gave herself up to a sensual delight in the combinations of words. She sought them in the pages of her favorite authors."

— Virginia Woolf, from The Complete Works; “Night and Day,” 

❤️

Patricia


Thank you for being part of amor fati today. I have a full-time job as a product manager but curate this newsletter in my free time as a labor of love. If you’re enjoying it and want to express your appreciation, please feel free to spread the word, buy me a coffee, or lmk your thoughts/feedback ☕️

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Who’s behind this newsletter?

Patricia is a curious human, product manager, virtual librarian, and carer of souls. Reach me on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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I also write bi-weekly at Wellness Wisdom - a newsletter covering the mental health tech space + best resources to support your internal space.

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