It's Friday night. I'm sitting in my little studio here at Penland, thinking about foil stamping machines, and listening to Teddy Pendergrass.
Turn off the lights by Teddy Pendergrass. It was a case of a rare, auspicious, ITunes shuffle. I heard this song for the first time seven years ago at a party when a friend of a friend played it for me because I didn't believe it was a real song. Well, it's a real song. About showering and other things. Really, download it if you have the time.
I have a theory that the best music is the stuff you're embarrassed to listen to around acquaintances. For me, this would include
- The Traveling Wilburies
- most of the Roxy Music catalogue
- Scott Walker
- Fleetwood Mac's Tango in the Night
I've been dreaming of possibilities of foil stamping and embossing. It could add such an interesting element to book designs. Dammit, I want a foil stamper. They're pricey little buggers though, and I know very little about them. I'll have to do some research.
I'm very interested in industrial tools that could be used for more personal projects.
It's gorgeous stuff anyway, and I can dream about it.
Like this journal I saw on FPO: For Print Only.
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