I was cleaning up and doing some bits of baby-proofing while I came across this. I love it. I had to share. While travelling in NZ in September & October 2010, the only book I brought with me was Doug Coupland’s microserfs. There were so many things we wanted to remember about our travels, but we were perpetually low on notepaper, not to mention that we thought we’d just end up losing bits and scraps of paper. Then I had the idea to use microserfs as our dumping ground for all the things we wanted to remember. Not opposed to writing in books (I recognise that it`s a cardinal sin among a certain crowd), and because I knew I wouldn’t be getting rid of the book (I love Coupland’s writing and we’re both notorious collectors of books), it became a sort of pen and ink shrine to Enzed. And the cover design actually lent itself to the purpose. So here are a few pictures. The whole book looks like this, but I only took a few photos. Almost every page has notes in the margins, but I tried to spare the text of the novel so I can read it again and again… for different reasons every time.
Each scribble brings me back and I get laughing. I should add one right now to the list of ONES: One firealarm to rule them all. Oh but wait. That happened twice.
With love from the Maker’s House,