We originally planned to post this image of artist Dieter Roth’；s studio with little comment just because we find it illuminating to see how creative people work， what their spaces look like. Then we stumbled on the story behind this image clipped from the New York Times Magazine a couple of weeks ago， in a piece about an exhibition of Roth’；s Work Tables &； Tischmatten at Hauser &； Wirth Gallery in Manhattan. Tischmatten are large gray sheets of cardboard that Roth used to cover his work surfaces. From the Times：most popular housewarming gifts
…；”；[they] soaked up the life of the studioaccent pillow case baby decorative， some of it deliberate (say， a drawing)， some of it accidental (the ring left by a cup of coffee or a glass of water)， until they were retired from duty and hung on the wall.”；
The introduction to the show on Hauser &； Wirth’；s website reveals them to be more than diaries of Roth’；s process：
“；As a young concrete artist in the 1950s and 1960s， Roth produced what was then in fashion： organized， controlled works that others would like. ‘In my shame about my smears – which no one wanted to see and no one actually looked at – I started to make constructions，’ he later recalled. ‘Today I leave such crap the way it is. When I have the courage.’
…；this body of work…；poignantly describes the complex ways in which the artist’s ‘courage’ took form.”；
Click here to view a slide show of Roth’；s Work Tables and Tishmatten.
If you joined us for yesterday’s post on Annie’s barn dinner party, you probably noticed the casual-pretty floral centerpieces she put together for the event. In the spirit of easy-DIY sharing, we’re breaking down how to make these flower arrangements, featuring peonies, roses, a profusion of greenery, in just a few simple steps.
Recycle and make a wonderful Halloween decorations with your kids – make this DIY wind chime ghost craft.