January 26, 2011

Raif Adelberg

Artist/Designer Raif Adelberg is in the house this week. Or maybe I should say we're in Raif's house. I discovered his art from Obsolete and used it in one of my posts a while back. Then over the holidays I saw some of his more recent pieces at American Rag. When he sent me an image of "FUCK I LOVE YOU" in an email last week, I had to find out more about him. I'm pretty happy to share with you what he had to say:

D*BP: Tell us about what you do?
RA: take a thought / different ideas and visions and create them into tangible objects we can see feel taste smell or hear

D*BP: Where do you live and what do you love most about your home?
RA: Bowen Island British Columbia Canada > My Family

D*BP: What is your favorite piece of furniture, art or possession?
RA: i have nice things that i appreciate but i am not attached to them or consider them a possession but they are more of an accessory

D*BP: What designers or artists do you admire most? What inspires you?
RA: i admire all artist and designers i think it takes a lot for people to put them selves out there to be judged
i find inspiration from all sorts of sources

D*BP: What's the perfect day when you are "chilling"? (yeah, I really spelled it like that)
RA: just that "CHILL'N"

D*BP: What are you listening to?
RA: Classical Luigi Boccherini 1743 - 1805

D*BP: What is your philosophy?
RA: we can do ANYTHING we want _ so why not make smart choices not reactive choices to appreciate what we have at this moment and not chase what we dont have. to realize the home we live in the car we drive the size of our bank accounts dont make us who we are your identity is not built on possessions but rather on the person the time we are given in life that is the most valuable and how we use that time productively dont waste it to be aware of the choices we make and how they affect the life we live weather good or bad be prepared for the repercussions that come with those choices to try and understand one another and not judge people. when we get frustrated and angry that we are allowing ourselves to give all our power to what ever it maybe that is causing us to react instead of accepting and acknowledging that there is something not right and fixing it . Dont live your life based on fear or ignorance learn to be patient .
Be you Be happy your significance and your purpose for you being here is just to BE YOU dont be something you think people want you to be or try and be someone your not because your afraid you dont fit in _ who gives a fuck just be real we have no one to impress _
the legacy we leave is our contribution to this life children _ friends _lovers _ inspiration these our some of our legacies _
Life is Beautiful _ we wake up each morning with a new sheet of paper and we can do anything we want with that piece of paper you can write on it you can fold it you can crumple it up in a ball or doodle all over it there is an unlimited amount of things you can do with that piece of paper dont be afraid to keep trying something new . if you close your eyes and you can see it you can create it _ you cant create something you cant see _ we are POWERFUL and you CAN DO ANYTHING you want.

Thank you Raif.


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