Starling Brood is a quiet place for contemplation, exploration and art, accompanied, always, by a fine cup of tea.
The story of Starling Brood goes back to 2010, when I began working with singer Björk to design a series of new musical instruments. After completing work on what became a large-scale installation, I went on the road with Björk's Biophilia tour. The instruments were beautiful, the show breathtaking, Björk was beyond inspiring, charming and full of grace. But something wasn't quite right. The design process had been necessarily industrial in nature. The instruments were larger than human scale. Along the way, I had become alienated from my work; the intimate nature of the concept that had so sparked my inspiration had been lost.
Immediately upon returning from the final show in Buenos Aires, I set to work on Starling Brood. Focusing on intimate aspects of silence and gesture, my new pieces were imbued with dreamy, lyrical overtones, and Starling Brood quickly became my own profoundly personal inner sanctum.
A cat to curl up with, tiny mycological wonders and Russian absurdist literature are some of my favorite inspirations for a dreamy, cozy life.