In recent years, this shopkeeper is drawn to abstract art and he learned of Piet Mondrian and his body of works. He took a picture of the Simei Estate (seen below) recently and wondered if some of its design was influenced by Mondrian?
And below are the front and back cover pages of a Mondrian Pop-Up book. Please also click on the Youtube video link (by fellow youtube user) to see the flip-though of a beautifully rendered Mondrian works in 3D pop-up.
Pop-Up Book Meets Op Art.
Featuring the art works of Victor Vasarely, Pop-Ups rendered by Philippe Ug.
"The 3-D representation of a circle is a sphere."
Despite its flaws, this shopkeeper at least find this statement from Christopher Nolan's Interstellar agreeable. And as Kandinsky's circles were given the pop-up treatment in this pop-up book, they do very much look like orbiting planets (spheres).
Music Credit: Mozart's Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) in C Major.
When this shopkeeper saw the Mova Globe for the first time, he stood there for about 10 minutes trying to figure out how it moves- he could not. He therefore decided he shall carry this when First Draft began operation. When the first unit arrived, he quickly read through the manual and finally got the answer.
It gives the phase "Eppur Si Muove" an all together different spin :)
Music Credit: "Eppur Si Muove" by Haggard