Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

More on compartmentalization.


So at work on Fridays, it is pretty slow.  My job is not usually demanding, seeing I am safely locked in the tower of Columbia College Chicago.

Some filing, some phoning, mostly homework.

Friday is my day to lay out my schedule for the week and categorize my e-mails.  This usually happens after lunch, which usually is ingested between the hours of 1:00 and 2:00pm.  Late lunches are comfortable.

Categorizing with a full tummy is satisfying like how you feel three pints in on the first snow of the season. 

I often make it a point to celebrate the first snow of the season.

Scheduling a celebration is also very satisfying.

Categorizing with an empty tummy feels frantic, like how you feel when you are jonesing for a cigarette or a packet of skittles or something.  Equally as addictive as the comfort, depending on the kind of day I am having.

The little stars and labels in Gmail make me feel important.

My moleskin planner (the one with an entire page for one day 8am-10pm) reminds me that my life is together.

Or at least it makes me think so to get to the next thing. 

I want to filter what I care about versus what I am obligated to do by burning my moleskin and deactivate my account to.  I will forget what I do not want to do, and show up where it matters most.

I need the cajones to actually do this.

An excerpt from a solo performance.