Friday, December 09, 2005

Of Bauhaus and Bobs

Figuring I had enough German behind me to explain what I wanted, I finally broke down and got a haircut recently. I asked for a slightly angled bob. What I got, however, reminds me of a style of architecture conceived here, in Germany: Bauhaus. Its founder, Walter Gropius, had a vision for a style that was to be functional, cheap, and consistent with mass production, resulting in many boring, boxy, buildings. You'll notice my functional (short), cheap (7 Euro), mass produced (straight across cut) silhouette above...I like to call it, the Bauhaus bob.