"Architects are idea people. We have concepts and make designs that embody or implement them. We present them as clearly and openly as possible, and can only hope that others will find them useful to their ends, and build them." American architect, engineer, artist and theorist, Lebbeus Woods (31 May 1940 - 30 October 2012)
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny, and a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.
Someone fabulous to follow? How about artist/animator Pedro Alpera? Catch him on Instagram, Tumblr, or Twitter, which is where I found Making Phantom Limb by Alex Grigg. Lovely to understand an artist’s process. If you’d like to watch the entire short film, here’s Phantom Limb at Vimeo. You can also find Grigg on Tumblr or Twitter.
"Being alone together, being quiet together, letting our body connect to something outside of logic – this is what religion used to do for us, but for many of us no longer have the power to do. But I wonder; can art? These are the things I like to study." Sigrun Hodne, Falling open to the world, an on-going consideration. See also: Wild & Safe.
"Red Sox Trade Batboy For Bag of Magic Beans." UncleDynamite
Been a super-hectic day, but lookee there – almost margarita o’clock. Yay!
Love to find great art but have a tiny time budget? Portuguese artist Rui Vitorino Santos does the heavy lifting for us with his curation blog, Murman Sea. No fanfare, no folderal – just damn good artworks. First thing I noticed when I happened upon Murman Sea was that Santos and I have a very similar taste in art. Safe to assume Santos must be a brilliant judge of fabulosity.
Background music? Oh, you hear that do you? Right This Way. Anxious over Beetlejuice 2, you see. Wish they’d step it up already. Not getting any younger here.
The image above, by the way, is by Benjamin Courtault
Puree Organics, an organic medicinal vegetable garden where consumers can have access to naturally farmed local foods, launched in February 2014 in Montreal Quebec. Studioahamed created for it “a timeless Identity that held up to Puree’s standards of simplicity and aesthetic value.” Natural, earthy, lovely.
Gorgeous Green Tree Python.
Lesson in problem-solving. How a Michigan Family’s Home Became a One-Deer Preserve.
Now you see it, now you don’t. Startling Before-and-After Photos Show What Climate Change is Doing to Our Planet.
God never blesses a man leaning on a shovel and praying for a hole. Flannery O’Connor Walks Among Us Still. (damn good read)
Public radio made personal. NPR One.
"BREAKING: Ted Cruz to oppose GOP border bill because it’s ‘not quite mean and shooty enough.’" Rex Huppke
Welcome to Pine Point asks the question: How do we remember the past? Recollection, after all, is more perception than it is reality. Recalling my own “back then”, I pictured us that last time we were all together. It was Blue Jean Day, the end of sixth grade. Laughing. Happy. Indestructible. Yet within a few months, we had already begun blinking out of existence. Margaret, Linda, Virginia, Mark, James – the list goes on. Of those very few who survived, most never came out on the other side quite as we would have predicted. Not in tact, anyway. I lived on the cusp of extraordinary for decades, unwilling to step over. I’m still here, old friends, just invisible. Waiting to blink.
Inelegantly, and without my consent, time passed.