Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Stockholm Public Library

Erik Gunnar Asplund

Stockholm, Sweden

1928

One of the world's most beautiful libraries, at it's heart is a vast central rotunda lined with books rising to the spectacular rippled surface of it's ceiling.

smell

Unsurprisingly this space is suffused with the complex aromas of bound paper volumes old and new, inks, cloth, some leather, the glues which hold the bindings the sharp tang of newly printed editions. There is also the scent of wood from the shelves and stairs. It is a very pleasing mix of aromas which convey a pretty universal sense of place.