“I want to steer away from the whole nostalgia of a great British cornershop, of it being kind of an old ’30s-’40s sweet shop. I think that’s too romanticized. I didn’t want it to be this twee little world that was everything costing a penny or something. I wanted it to be quite modern.”—Lucy Sparrow on the creation of her cornershop made entirely of felt
“The whole thing is just really touching. When they reached that goal on Kickstarter and it kept going up—people just wanting to give it money, even though they didn’t need to do it—it’s like, ‘Oh wow. Humanity is nice after all.’ Fans were just so happy to get it, fucking hell. I’ve got thousands more like that at home. I should release all that stuff as well.”—Aphex Twin on the Caustic Window Kickstarter project.
“For example, I remember reading Hemingway and loving his work so much—but then at some point, realizing that my then-current life (or parts of it) would not be representable via his prose style. Living in Amarillo, Texas, working as a groundsman at an apartment complex, with strippers for pals around the complex, goofball drunks recently laid off from the nuclear plant accosting me at night when I played in our comical country band, a certain quality of West Texas lunatic-speak I was hearing, full of way off-base dreams and aspirations—I just couldn’t hear that American in Hem-speak. And that kind of moment is gold for a young writer: the door starts to open, just a crack.”—George Saunders (via bombmagazine)