A pair of Delta Light – Buggy Lamps, from the Neukölln Flohmarkt. I took them apart, repainted, and installed new cords with nicer switches.
These are my left handed scissors. Growing up, my Dad had a nice pair of left handed scissors and I loved to use them. The pair I’m holding now was a birthday gift from many years ago from my parents, and using them reminds me of my appreciation for nice tools. International Left Handers day is a real thing.
Kitchen shears, pocket knife (from Apple, c. 2000) office type scissors made of a heavy steel (and for the left hand), and plant shears. All for different uses and materials, just like any other type of tool. See my talk about Tools at Creative Mornings, Berlin 2017.
I bought this can of WD-40 in summer 2013 in Berlin, before I had actually moved here (it was in a box until my return). Today I used the last bit while during bike repair. This is the first time in my life I’ve finished a can of WD-40. I’ve fixed a ton of squeaky hinges and un-smooth latches.
In college I took a class called Social Documentation. For the final project we were tasked to study and document something of interest. I chose to develop my story of what it’s like being left handed through studying and photographing specific environments and tools. We were also required to shoot with film cameras and in black and white.
I’ve unearthed photos from 2004 and present some of them today in honor of International Left Handers Day.