9/19/2018

O predsobi

Vežo, hodnik, predprostor, predsobo sem vedno dojemal kot enega najbolj dinamičnih prostorov v hiši. Majhen in natrpan prostor, kamor na čevljih prinesemo jesensko listje in blato s sprehoda. Kotiček, kjer odlagamo predmete, ki bodo zapustili hišo, in tiste, ki smo jih vanjo pravkar prinesli. Pa tudi prostor, ki nima stalne temperature. Lahek vetrič zapiha, ko odpremo vhodna vrata. Odložimo moker plašč in ga obesimo poleg klobuka ... S krpo obrišemo skopneli sneg, ki se je oprijel zimskih škornjev ...

Nikoli isto

Domov prinašam cvetje s trga in velikanske veje z gozda. Uživam v spreminjanju stanja v sprva jasno načrtovanemu domu. Pohištvo stalno premikam, dodajam nove vaze, po stenah obešam stare slike, na tla postavljam nove košare in na police druge knjige, svečnike ali samostoječe svetilke. Naveličam se postavitve; s predmeti ustvarjam sezonsko domačnost, dom in s prestavitvijo predmetov sledim funkcionalnosti, ki jo iščejo moje spremenjene vsakodnevne navade. Se mi zdi, da se prav to najbolj očitno odraža v prvem prostoru hiše - v predsobi.

V moji predsobi

Ko bom imel svojo hišo, bom predsobi namenil posebno pozornost. Vanjo bom postavil ...


STOL, KJER SE OBUJEM

Mislim, da bi morala vsaka predsoba nekje v kotu imeti postavljeno eno klop ali stol, kamor se lahko usedeš, se spočiješ ob prihodu domov, odložiš torbo in vrečke ali si zavežeš čevlje. Navdano za kaj takega v tesnem prostorčku sploh nimamo možnosti. Moja veža bo imela stol. Star, osvežen, lep. Pa tudi praktičen.


FLAŠKON, V KATEREGA POSTAVIM ZELENO VEJO

Ko vstopim v hišo ali stanovanje, najprej zaznam vonj, nato svetlobo, ki prodira skozi okna in kasneje vnešeno življenje - naravo, zelenje. Predvsem tisto, ki ni stalno, ampak tisto, ki ga prinesemo za kakšen dan, morda teden ali dva. Recimo veje iz gozda ali šopek ukradenih sosedovih vrtnic ali hortenzij. Mogoče kakšen cvet iz tržnice. Flaškoni, ki sem jih dal na fotko, se mi zdijo fenomenalni. Ker imajo pridih neke tradicije, v prostor vnašajo element z zgodbo, hkrati pa igrajo pomembno estetsko vlogo.



REXOV LEŽALNIK, KI GA NASLONIM OB STENO

V dnevni sobi je ob sivem kavču ob belo steno prislonjen leseni Rexov ležalnik. Spominja me na ribstol v zatohli osnovnošolski telovadnici. Nikoli nisem maral športne vzgoje, zato sploh ne razumem, zakaj bi mi bila ta podoba ljuba. Vseeno. Moj Rex je iz vrtca. V predsobi pa bi želel imeti temnejšega, da ustvari malo več dogajanja in napetosti. Najbrž bi izgledal prav fajn.



SVETILKA, KI PRAVI, DA SEM DOMA

Sploh v zimskem času, ko so že popoldnevi tako mračni in večeri podaljšani, v sobi, na okenski polici prižgem majhno svetilko. Ne le tisto, ki mi sveti pri opravilu, ampak tudi tisto, ki razsvetljuje ozadje in pripravlja prijeten ter domač ambient. Ne kmečko domač, ampak tak, ki stanovanje spremeni v dom. Prinese toplino, če želite. Kot prižgane sveče, recimo. Ali preproga. No, in všeč mi je ideja, da bi eno tako svetilko postavil tudi v predprostor. Da pokažem, da sem ... doma.

DRUGI STOL, KER SEM SE PRVEGA ŽE NAVELIČAL

V svoji hiši bom imel tako pohištvo, ki ga bo mogoče prestavljati sem in tja. Košare, stole, majhne mizice, vaze ... in, ker je predprostor tak del doma, ki naj odraža ambiente, ki sledijo, mu bom kdaj zamenjal tudi stole.


O Predsobi

Predsobo sedaj dojemam tudi drugače. Kot namero, ki želi s svojim storitvami in lepimi predmeti, ki soustvarjajo prostore, izboljšati kakovost bivanja. In prav to poslanstvo opravljata tudi Aljoša in Claudia. Odločen sem, da bom v njuni spletni trgovini enkratnih kosov pohištva in dodatkov za dom našel marsikaj za svojo presobo. In dnevno sobo. In kuhinjo. In ...

In vsi te predmeti so iz Predsobe. Vse bi imel.



Ta objava je nastala v sodelovanju s Predsobo.
9/12/2018

"I’m not a big fan of Nietzsche, but he said something that became my mantra: “He, who has a why to live, can bear almost any how.” It means that if you have a really strong “why” (the goal) you can endure almost everything to achieve it. And I really live by it. Also I believe that you never ever should listen to people who are not believing in you or make fun of your dreams, because they project their own fears and insecurities on you and what they say tells more about them than about you. Surround yourself with people who support you and make you better. Also the failing is good. You have to fail in order to get better and to learn. Everyone fails, so don‘t let it stop you."




Let me, please, introduce you to Jenne Graßmann. I think this interview will speak for itself.
So, just choose one of Jenne's fave songs to play in the background and read it. Do it! Now!



More about Jenne Graßmann.
I grew up in a small village in Germany, but I never really liked it there or felt at home. So I moved to Dresden on my own when I was 16, to get my Higher School Certificate. Three years ago I moved to Leipzig with my boyfriend Alex and our three cats Shira, Karl and Frida to study communication design. While I was studying, I brought my label Jenne & Mathilde to life. My grandmothers name was Hilde and I wanted to honour her because she always supported me and believed in me. So I named my label after me and her.

How would your friends describe you?
When you would ask my friends about me, I think they would tell you that I’m not going to mince matters and are always speaking up. I think some people don’t like that very much, but I don’t really care. They would also describe me as a bit awkward but also funny, kind and giving.

What is a day in Jenne's life like? Do you have a strict daily routine?
I don’t like strict daily routines, but I have to have one. Unfortunately, I can’t live from my creative business ... yet. That’s why I have a part-time job – I call it my “money job” - so I can survive. Because of this, my days have to be strictly planned, so I can get my workload done. I wake up at 6 am, drink coffee, get ready, meditate and got to work until 3pm. After work I walk or drive home, eat something and work for my own business until 6 or 10 pm. The tasks I have to do change everyday. Sometimes I draw/cut new ideas for my shop or work on my portfolio or go outside and sit in a café or in the park and draw people to improve my skills. Also there is planning and bookkeeping as well. If I had a superpower it would be definitely to be super fast like Quicksilver in X-Men. I have the feeling I’m not able to live up to the tasks I have and it’s exhausting sometimes, so to be really fast would help with this problem.

Is there a life situation/story that really changed your life?
Well, I don’t have any contact to my parents or family at all. It was a very abusive relationship and I had and still have many mental issues because of how I was raised. To cut off any contact with them made me stronger, healthier, happier and more confident. It was hard to find the courage to do that but I’m proud of myself that I did it. I believe when people hurt you really really bad, you have to let them go in order to heal and to be happy even when this people are your family.



I see you are really passionate about feminism. I adore your »Free the boobs!« postcards btw.
Yes. Feminism isn’t about women are better than men. It’s about equality, and that we are not defined by our sex. Just because I am a women doesn’t mean I deserve less payment or less respect or that I love pink and unicorns and everything sparkly and just because you’re a man doesn’t mean you have to be strong and brave and aren’t allowed to cry or to wear pink. We invented little boxes in which we put others. But for me this is completely nonsense. I even wrote my thesis about the missing strong female role models for girls and young women in school and in the media. It’s crazy that since 40 years there weren’t any changes in this areas. Girls grow up in a world where boys can be policemen or engineers or bosses in a cool company and the only fields girls and women are shown are housekeeping and motherhood or some caring and social jobs like nurse or teacher. Not that any job is better than the other but it’s full of gender cliché. As if boys or men are not caring and as if girls or women are not strong and intelligent. For me everyone who thinks we should be equal is a feminist. Why the hell should someone think we are not?

Where do you find your inspiration? Is there a particular person (designer, ilustrator ...) you look up to? Which websites, Instagram profiles or blogs do you like to visit on a daily basis?
The everyday life is my inspiration. Peculiar People on the street or a funny conversation from strangers I overhear and of course political issues. Sometimes a line from a song or a quote. My cactus girl linocut is inspired by a quote from Frida Kahlo. I adore her in so many ways, because she inspires me to grow as a person and to be strong and brave and also to don’t give a fuck about what people think about me.
Some accounts on Instagram I visit regulary are e.g. @donnerstagsonntag, @arkcolourdesign, @theprintedpeanut, @juliane.goerdes and @leointhegarden, because they are so colourful and creative and unique. On Youtube I really love The Futur, especially the videos with Kier McLaren because they also inspire me to grow and to become better businesswise and personally. Also I visit Pinterest a lot. But who doesn’t, right?

How would you describe your style? Not only in design but also in clothes/fashion, cooking, lifestyle ...
I really have no idea what my style is. The only thing I know is that I design and illustrate very different from how I look. When I create something I love to use colours, but on me or in my home not so much. Although I really like to bring more colour into my home. We’ll see how this will turn out. On me I like black and dark blue and also I wear mostly dresses, because when I was 13, I decided that pants/jeans are not really my thing. When it comes to food I don’t really know what I am either. Most of the time I eat vegan, sometimes just vegetarian and once in a while I can’t resist a pizza with tuna. So am I a flexitarian? I don’t know.

I really admire your talent! When did you start designing? Is there a story behind it?
Thank you! As probably every designer/artist/illustrator would say: "I started when I was a little child". Since I could think of it was my hobby and my passion and I never really wanted to do anything else in my life. I sat in my room on my desk and could draw and paint and craft for hours and hours. My parents often forced me to go outside to play with other children but I wasn’t really interested in playing outside or making friends. When I had to go outside, I always went to my grandmothers and she showed me how to knit, crochet and taught me how to draw.




FAVOURITE 4:


Colour.

Light pink or coral and blue is a contrast I love, but I also like the colours by itself. There isn’t really a colour I don’t like, but I think I don’t enjoy the combination of orange and red.


App.

My favourite app is called Forest. It helps you to stay away from your phone while working or studying by planting trees. I think it’s a really cute idea and it helps me to focus. An app I enjoy as well is Just Rain, because I like to listen to rain and thunder while working and it also helps me to fall asleep sometimes.


Season.

I’m not a fan of summer or winter as I don’t like the weather to be too hot or too cold. I love spring because everything comes back to life and for the rhubarb and I also love autumn for the colours, the pumpkins and the stormy weather.


Object.

My boyfriend built me a desk a few years ago. I think, this is my favourite object because it’s selfmade with love and it’s huuuuge so I have lots of space to work and (to be honest) to clutter. Also I love to be surrounded by art I enjoy. Yes, I think it’s important to surround yourself with people and things that are making you happy and inspire you to be and get better. I also think that you always should surround you with people who are better in your professional field than you are, because they help you grow and show you things you never thought of.


FOLLOW JENNE.

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#monsteramonday or #TBT?
As I love plants and especially Monsteras of course #monsteramonday

How do you feel about social media and the effect they have on our society?
In general I think social media is really helpful for marketing and also for connecting with (creative) people. I met so many lovely, strong and admirable humans through Instagram and they helped me also to grow in confidence as I am really self-critical and sometimes don’t think I’m any good in what I do. I’m really thankful for every comment or message I get about my work. Many people also found the courage to speak up through social media. Whole movements maybe wouldn’t exist if there were no Instagram or Twitter and many people would have stayed silent and didn’t find their voice to talk about very important issues like e.g. #metoo or #bodypositivity. But of course there is always a downside, too. Sometimes social media can make you feel very lonely and even untalented because there are so many amazing people out there who do amazing stuff and even if you don’t should compare yourself with others you can’t help it and you’ll do it anyway. Social media also gives the possibility to speak anonymously and this encourages many racist and sexist trolls to say very despicable things.

More about your future.
My biggest wish is my own studio and maybe even to share it with another designer/printmaker. I’d love to have a studio full of different printing equipment like screen print, lino print and also a risograph. I’d like to give workshops and to infect others with my passion for printmaking. But as I am not only a illustrator/printmaker and also a designer I still would love to work in this field, too. At the moment I am working on two books and I really really hope I will get them published through crowdfunding once they are finished, but this is more of a 1 or 2 years goal. Next year I plan to start studying again to get my master’s degree so I can also be a lecturer in a university. I don’t know if this is a career I want to follow later on but I like to have the possibility. For many years my plan was to move to England or to Scotland but after the whole brexit thing I’m not so sure anymore. So yes, many dreams, many goals, lots of work to do.





G I V E A W A Y

Želiš, da bi grafika Jenne&Mathilde visela na tvoji steni in dopolnila tvojo zbirko? Skoči na Instagram profil (@klemen_podezju), poišči story in vpiši, zakaj si prav ti želiš novo grafiko.

9/09/2018

Čemu pravim dom?

Tišini in miru.
Neoprani posteljnini in politi jutranji kavi.
Vonju po prepraženi čebuli in pečenemu kolaču.
Objemu in skritem mestu za jok.
Varnem zavetju in prostoru za druženje.
Kjer poletni večer dvigne gin tonik, pozimi pa te pozdravi kamilični čaj.
Zatočišču za kupljene in najdene predmete.
Mestu za razmislek in odmislek.
Vračališču, kjer sem sprejet.


RASTLINE

Prebral sem, da je tvoj dom tam, ker so tvoje (sobne) rastline.
V zadnjem času to drži tudi zame.
In še nekaj je.
Moje rastejo, začuda.



OBEŠALNIK V VEŽI

Ker nanj obesim ključe, klobuk in moj najljubši predmet, smetišno.
Je prvi pozdrav doma.
In všeč mi je, da ne izgleda, kot navadna veža.
Ampak prikazuje povzetek tistega, ki te čaka tudi v drugih prostorih.


SKODELICE

Ker jih ni nikoli preveč.
Pa tudi zato, ker jih nevede zbiram.
Tudi vinske kozarce imam, nič skrbet.


MINI BAR

Je pa še v nastajanju.
Iščem pravo kamnito ploščo, na kateri bodo zložene stekleničke in kozarci in vsi potrebni pripomočki, ki lajšajo življenje.

Pa tudi svoj gin bi rad naredil (ne le pil).
Kdo pozna človeka, ki bi ga lahko spacal zame?
Javite, prosimhvala!



GRAMOFON

Najlepše darilo.
Najlepši zvok.
Rabite.

NOČNA OMARICA

Ki to ni.
Na njej pa občasno revija in vedno kozarec vode, krema za roke in lučka.
Za njo pa ogledalo, ki odbija jutranje sončne žarke in podvaja zeleno lepotico v kotu.





Vse to je moj dom.
8/31/2018


01 //

Ob delavnikih vsako jutro pijem zeleni smuti iz enega avokada in banane. Če smutija ne spijem sem siten. Včasih sem imel tak problem s kavo. Pa nisva več tako navezana en na drugega.


02 //

Gumba ob prehodu za pešce nikoli ne pritisnem z blazinico prsta, ampak s členkom.


03 //

Ko se ga nagonim, se pred spanjem prisilim, da spijem vsaj 3 deci vode.


04 //

Preden se predstavim, navlažim usta, močno stisnem roko in ob pogledu direktno v oči jasno izgovorim svoje ime. Navadno rečem, da sem Klemen. In imena sogovornika si nikoli ne zapomnim.


05 //

V taksiju vedno sedim zadaj desno.


06 //

V restavraciji navadno naročim hrano, ki je doma ne morem jesti. V baru navadno pijem enake reči, ker me izbirčnost gostov izjemno nervira.


07 //

Ko konica nohta zraste, jo nemudoma odščipnem. Včasih si nohte strižem tudi 3 x na teden.


08 //

Nikoli ne pijem iz tujega kozarca.


09 //

Če kdo sedi na klopci, nikoli ne prisedem. Če je na avtobusu le en prostor, raje stojim. Če se pri zobarju v čakalnici ljudje kregajo, kdo je naslednji na vrsti, jih vedno spustim. Izogibam se gneči in ljudem. Zato ne maram koncertov.


10 //

Preden zaspim zamenjam tri položaje. Najprej dremam na hrbtu, nato na levem boku, z blazino v zatilju pa zaspim na desnem. V prostoru mora biti popolna tema. Zakrijem tudi lučke na telefonu, uri in računalniku.



8/24/2018

Očitno se vam bom letos javljal zgolj enkrat mesečno. Nekako mi ne uspe uloviti takega ritma, kot sem ga imel nekoč. Se pač spreminjam, kot vsi ljudje.



Razmišljal sem, kaj se mi je zgodilo v času odsotnosti. Počel sem zanimive reči. Take, ki bi utegnile zanimati tudi vas. Zato jih pripenjam spodaj.

NAJ #1

Nekje marca ... ali celo aprila sva se ujela z Janjo Videc, slovensko oblikovalko. Zavzela sva se, da zgradiva #witchessisterhood! In na pomladnem #mbfwlj je zaživela nova kolekcija krasnih Janjinih kosov oblačil in napisov, ki sem jih prispeval jaz: Pagan and proud + Slavic/witches sisterhood.



NAJ #2 

Za krajinskega arhitekta se spodobi, da ima namesto ali poleg domače živali tudi zelene hišne ljubljenčke. V zadnjem cajtu pa so te urbane jungle postale tok popularne, sploh na insta, da sem tudi sam še bolj zapadel v idejo o urbani zeleni oazi. V Outsiderju si lahko preberete, kdo so slovenski Tarzani. Doma nadgrajujem urbano junglo. Trenutno čakam na prve avokade. Tok basic, ane?!
Aja, za vse, ki vas zanimajo zunanje urbane rastline pa kliknite tule - mesečna doza urbanih rastlin.




NAJ #3

Pijača leta je gin. Gin tonik. Z ledom. In limeto. Ful bi se rad naučil o te pijači. Ima kdo kakšen hint?

Sadje leta je figa. Mah, figo. Sadje lajfa je figa. Šele letos sem odkril najbolj nenavadno zgodbo o figah mesojedkah. Ah, botanik pa tak! Ste vi to vedeli?



NAJ #4

Nima veze al so to Baloni al so to Valovi. Zala Kralj in Gašper Šantl sta mlada glasbenika, ki te odpeljeta v nebo. Poslušte in pejte na koncert. Ker sta super!





NAJ #5


Bliža se osemka, osem let bloga Po dežju. In skajni čas je bil, da se spravim na domeno in malo osvežim blog. Sedaj je vse večje, bolj pregledno, bolj urejeno in bolj podobno meni. Mi je všeč.
Upam, da tudi vam.

In kaj se obeta v Po dežju prihodnosti? Upam, da začnem malo bolj redno postat. Da vam pokažem kej zanimivega. Da se spravim napisat kej bl konkretnega. Da vam predstavim kulski folk. Uglavnm. Pestro naj bi bilo. Smo na vezi.

Foto Janjine obleke: Lucija Rosc za Magoa Magazine.

7/17/2018

Resnica pa je v tem, da so mi male bele laži zelo pri srcu.




Laž je grdoba, zato smo si zmislili dve drugi kategoriji, ki laž upravičujeta. Prvo so majhne bele laži. Drugo pa so laži, ki jih naknadno zamenjamo z "Sem se hecal." Pa še ena posebna kategorija je-gledališka igra.

Pretekli teden sem se zalotil, da sem v starinarnici gospodu prodajalcu spustil belo laž. Nekako nenamenoma. Pogovor me je preprosto zapeljal. Nekaj časa sploh nisem bil pozoren o čem gospod z velikimi črnimi očali, ki so zlezla na konico nosu, govori, saj so me očarali pozlačeni okvirji izvezenih gobelinov in z dvobarvnimi vrvicami povezane znamke. Natvezil sem mu, da nadaljujem zbirko desertnih krožnikov, ki jo je začela moja stara mama, slaščičarka. In krožniki so lahko le stekleni. Všeč mi je vonj in namen starinarnic. Tudi bolšji sejmi so mi ljubi. In garažne razprodaje. Tam najdem vse, česar ne rabim. Pa vseeno kupim.

Nič ni res. Nimam ne zbirke. Babica je pokojna. Njena potica je bila sicer odlična, a ni bila slaščičarka. V resnici pa sem bil le na lovu za desertnimi krožniki iz zelenega stekla. Ker sem si v glavo ubil, da bi lahko bili krasni. Gospod me najbrž nikoli več ne bo videl. In vsega skupaj nima smisla pogrevati.

Lahko rečem, da tako vežbam svoje improligaške sposobnosti. Moj največji izziv je, kako osebo obdržati v zanimanju za pogovor, jo zabavati, vedriti in voditi. Kako jo prestaviti na drugo temo, če je to potrebno. Fenomenalen občutek, mala zmaga, skoraj. Pa tudi, če je za to potrebna malo prikrojena resnica - mala laž. Neznansko uživam, ko človeka, sogovornika, za trenutek (ali več) pustim v nevednosti. Je to res? Ni? "Do kdaj ste pol bli zuni? Kje ste bli?" In tako dalje. Ni bistveno ali želim deliti informacije ali ne, ključno je, s kom in na kakšen način jih želim deliti. Se mi zdi, da se, sploh v zadnjem času, vse bolj pričakuje deljenje vseh (osebnih) informacij in to vsepovsod in vsepovprek. Zaradi področja, kjer ustvarjam, pa še toliko bolj. In moj odgovor na to navadno prihaja iz srca. Ker menim, da lahko le pri ustvarjanju lastnih vsebin (čeprav se zdej sliš kda mislm kdo sm. Lol.) počnem kar želim, z vami delim kar mislim, da je prav in se z vsem skupaj sploh ne obremenjujem tako zelo ali pa sploh nič.

Zatorej lahko sklenem tole misel. Niso vse laži tako slabe. Bele ohranjam zavoljo zanimivosti, igre in varstva osebnih podatkov. Vseeno pa ni lepo lagati. Lp.