Monday, 22 September 2014

[Chapter Three] Introducing Zoé




Name: Zoé. 
Height: 23 cm. 
Weight: 1,2 kg. 
Made of recycled metal in Burkina Faso.






Thursday, 18 September 2014

[Inspiration] Travel Cards by Magda Lipka Falck




     1. Take a card.
     2. Follow the instruction.
     3. What happens?


There are several reasons why I think Magda Lipka Falck's travel cards are the perfect addition to this project. We were initially inspired by The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel and Madga's project is a similar take on an alternative way of experiencing familiar places or discovering new places.

"There are many different types of travel. Sometimes they carry us right across the globe, sometimes out into space and sometimes just around the block. Sometimes there is a journey going on inside us. 

I have created a travel guide that is situated somewhere in the middle. A travel guide that will hopefully lead you to places you have never seen before – though you may visit them every day. A place you have forgotten, a place you have never searched for or a place that does not exist.

I also feel like introducing different media on this blog. So far it's been a photography project. How about adding storytelling? Videos? Why not paintings or drawings?

I picked 14 cards out of the entire set and these cards will be travelling with Zadie ; up to the participants to choose which ones they want to use.

Here are my favourite ones:

• Ask the next person that you meet where his/her favourite street is. Go there.

• Buy a postcard. Write down a description of the sky today. Send the card to someone you haven't met in long time.

• Get/Give card: Ask someone to give you a memory in exchange for a dream.

• Buy or pick a flower or a balloon. Give it to someone in exchange for a piece of advice.

• Buy coffee for a stranger.




Monday, 15 September 2014

[Chapter Two] From A to Z - introducing Zadie.


Photo by bbvn_1.


Mimosa is the name of a yummy cocktail, a 1920s British record label which issued small gramophone records for children, a Czech microsatellite and the lovely plant featured above. 

What's not to love about a name evoking champagne, 
music, outer space and fluffy flowers?




It's also the colour of a new globetrotting doll. A new colour for new adventures. Her name is Zadie and she's already headed to Finland to meet Polly. As Katrina pointed out: "I love how Ada's name begins with an A and Zadie follows with Z.


From A to Z, let's launch Chapter Two! 


• New Doll, New Rules.

The procedure remains pretty much the same - except for a couple of things:

• In addition to the doll, each participant will receive a few challenges inspired by Magda Lipka Falck's Anywhere Travel Cards

"There are many different types of travel. Sometimes they carry us right across the globe, sometimes out into space and sometimes just around the block. Sometimes there is a journey going on inside us. 

I have created a travel guide that is situated somewhere in the middle. A travel guide that will hopefully lead you to places you have never seen before – though you may visit them every day. A place you have forgotten, a place you have never searched for or a place that does not exist." 

• Once you're sending the doll onto her next destination, you'll have to write a letter and send a token to the next participant.

The token (for lack of a better word) should be personal and precious, not because of its monetary value but because of the story you decide to attach to it. It can be a book you loved, your favourite tea, the flyer of an exhibition you went to... Entrust a stranger with something you cherish.

"A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it." - J.D. Stroube.

• New Facebook Page & New Blog Layout.

We would love to have you there! Please subscribe and spread the word. We've also updated all of the tabs above and if you're new here, we cannot recommend reading about the history of the Clonette dolls highly enough.







Thursday, 11 September 2014

[Chapter One] Dear Ada...



Dear Ada,

after visiting 26 countries, meeting and connecting 52 strangers, you went missing. Instead of speculating about who's to blame, I choose to believe that you decided to do as Mary Poppins, opened your umbrella and left for new horizons. Thank you for nearly six years of magic! It's been a beautiful ride!

Love,
Adeline

Monday, 8 September 2014

東京都 Tokyo, Japan.



We thought these photos were lost but thanks to Shihori's patience,
they were eventually recovered.


All photos were taken by Shihori in July 2013.





Sunday, 7 September 2014

[I have many sisters] Ida & Violetta



Featuring Wilma (left) and Louise (right).