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■ notizen /// shop // grey the grid blanket / coming soon 15.11.2016 - 11:09 uhr

bastisRIKE THE GRID BLANKET dark grey ... coming soon ...

coming soon …  lass dich benachrichtigen /// get notified: newsletter

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■ notizen /// promote love not fear 9.11.2016 - 16:08 uhr


Ein von rike schoen (@bastisrike) gepostetes Foto am

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■ notizen /// inspiration // edward & laurie 28.10.2016 - 10:28 uhr

edward snowden im interview mit dan gillmor waehrend des Süddeutsche Zeitung editors lab.

a heart of a dog … noch wenige tage in der arte mediathek zu finden

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■ notizen /// inspiration // astrid 25.10.2016 - 12:32 uhr

bastisRIKE: Urlaubslektüre Astrid Lindgren

ihre kriegstagebuecher waren neben anderem urlaubslektuere … in der ard mediathek findet sich zur zeit eine ndr doku (regie: kristina lindström), die den blick nochmal erweitert

danke Judith <3

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■ notizen /// presse // couch diy edition no.2 3.10.2016 - 15:41 uhr

bastisRIKEs stempel set GESCHENKE im COUCH – Do It Yourself Edition 2

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■ notizen /// shop // technical problems 15.09.2016 - 10:19 uhr

aufgrund von technischen problemen ist der shop leider zur zeit noch immer offline … due to technical problems the shop is still down

der shop ist wieder online … the shop is online again

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■ notizen /// inspiration // patti 12.09.2016 - 18:58 uhr

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■ notizen /// shop // news 9.09.2016 - 11:05 uhr

flower : bird : flower : bird : flower : bird […] print in the shop … #rikespapercuts #birdsvsflowers #bastisrike

Ein von rike schoen (@bastisrike) gepostetes Video am


due to an accident at the mill a whole production of #thegridblanket got polluted … but happy me, the mill was able to save some metres and made a small number of #thegridbabyblanket … each with a unique pattern design … soon in the shop, keep informed

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■ notizen /// week 28 14.07.2016 - 18:08 uhr





… cause the opposite never works

there are no rules … but your rules


– 3sat dokumentation „Weniger ist mehr – Vom Trend, mit Nichts glücklich zu sein“

– Prof. Dr. Braungart ueber cradle to cradle gefunden via m-i-ma

– vintage shop perle collection no2 gefunden via KunstkinderMags „Slow Fashion Manifest Pt. IV: Make old new again“

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bastisRIKE zu ■ notizen /// shop // SALE 17.06.2016 - 16:44 uhr


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bastisRIKE zu ■ notizen /// DO 1.06.2016 - 16:03 uhr

„Dear Eva,

It will be almost a month since you wrote to me and you have possibly forgotten your state of mind (I doubt it though). You seem the same as always, and being you, hate every minute of it. Don’t! Learn to say „Fuck You“ to the world once in a while. You have every right to. Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder, wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just


From your description, and from what I know of your previous work and your ability; the work you are doing sounds very good „Drawing – clean – clear but crazy like machines, larger and bolder… real nonsense.“ That sounds fine, wonderful — real nonsense. Do more. More nonsensical, more crazy, more machines, more breasts, penises, cunts, whatever — make them abound with nonsense. Try and tickle something inside you, your „weird humor.“ You belong in the most secret part of you. Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you — draw & paint your fear & anxiety. And stop worrying about big, deep things such as „to decide on a purpose and way of life, a consistant approach to even some impossible end or even an imagined end.“ You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to


I have much confidence in you and even though you are tormenting yourself, the work you do is very good. Try to do some BAD work — the worst you can think of and see what happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell — you are not responsible for the world — you are only responsible for your work — so DO IT. And don’t think that your work has to conform to any preconceived form, idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be. But if life would be easier for you if you stopped working — then stop. Don’t punish yourself. However, I think that it is so deeply engrained in you that it would be easier to


It seems I do understand your attitude somewhat, anyway, because I go through a similar process every so often. I have an „Agonizing Reappraisal“ of my work and change everything as much as possible — and hate everything I’ve done, and try to do something entirely different and better. Maybe that kind of process is necessary to me, pushing me on and on. The feeling that I can do better than that shit I just did. Maybe you need your agony to accomplish what you do. And maybe it goads you on to do better. But it is very painful I know. It would be better if you had the confidence just to do the stuff and not even think about it. Can’t you leave the „world“ and „ART“ alone and also quit fondling your ego. I know that you (or anyone) can only work so much and the rest of the time you are left with your thoughts. But when you work or before your work you have to empty your mind and concentrate on what you are doing. After you do something it is done and that’s that. After a while you can see some are better than others but also you can see what direction you are going. I’m sure you know all that. You also must know that you don’t have to justify your work — not even to yourself. Well, you know I admire your work greatly and can’t understand why you are so bothered by it. But you can see the next ones & I can’t. You also must believe in your ability. I think you do. So try the most outrageous things you can — shock yourself. You have at your power the ability to do anything.

I would like to see your work and will have to be content to wait until Aug or Sept. I have seen photos of some of Tom’s new things at Lucy’s. They are very impressive — especially the ones with the more rigorous form; the simpler ones. I guess he’ll send some more later on. Let me know how the shows are going and that kind of stuff.

My work has changed since you left and it is much better. I will be having a show May 4–29 at the Daniels Gallery 17 E 64th St (where Emmerich was), I wish you could be there. Much love to you both.


(Source: The Letters of Note book, courtesy of The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society.)
erschienen auch im heyne verlag: Letters of Note – Briefe, die die Welt bedeuten
photos der briefe: klick

Eva Hesse Documentary (Marcie Begleiter)

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■ notizen /// bird : blossom 15.05.2016 - 17:35 uhr

bastisRIKE papercut birds vs blossoms
blume : vogel … /// … blossom : bird

bastisRIKEbastisRIKE papercut wall decoration
wandspielerei … /// … playing on the wall

bastisRIKE papercut birds vs blossoms
geplant ist ein druck. seitenverhaeltnis 1:1 zugunsten des 2in1 motivs. die wahl faellt noch schwer. also einfach weiter machen … /// … planned to result in a poster print. aspect ration 1:1 in support of the 2in1 motif. still not able to make a choice. so I get on with it


filmtipp: Sarah Polly’s Stories we tell

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■ notizen /// there are no rules 9.05.2016 - 17:53 uhr



eine gedaechtnisstuetze zum download im A5 format … a reminder available for download (A5 = 148 x 210 mm = 5,83 x 8,27 in)

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■ notizen /// week 17 29.04.2016 - 16:59 uhr

wochenbeginn … how I start my week

wiederkehrende besucher wissen dass ich Alessandra Taccias arbeiten mehr als mag … nun nenne ich ein original mein eigen.
seit jahren verfolge ich ihr online tun und habe sie als reflektierten, (selbst)kritischen kopf kennengelernt, der sich durch ein feines, aesthetisches gespuer auszeichnet … und so habe ich mich gefreut zu lesen, dass sie das bloggen bald wieder aufnehmen will.

returning visitors know I admire the works by artist Alessandra Taccia … and now I’m the happy owner of one of her paintings.
since years I follow her online activity and have come to know her as a (self)critical, reflecting person who has a fine sense of aesthetics … so I’m happy to read she’s planning to blog again.

typo-spielereien … playing with type

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