even when you’re looking up at the williamsburg bridge twinkling as the sun sets and the sounds of deep house and the J train converge
only part of you is living in the moment
the other part is marveling at the fact that you can still marvel at such things
… i am pagliacci
follow your heart enjoy lifeaphorism made up 10 mins ago
this entire experience was surreal, heavenly - my only regret is not having a real camera to capture this space
at sagrada familia
Meanwhile design, which used to be almost unknown as a profession, has become a major source of pollution. Encouraged by glossy lifestyle magazine, and marketing departments, its become a competition to make things as noticeable as possible by means of colour, shape and surprise. Its historic and idealistic purpose, to serve industry and the happy consuming masses at the same time, of conceiving things easier to make and better to live with, seems to have been side-tracked. The virus has already infected the everyday environment. The need for businesses to attract attention provides the perfect carrier for the disease. Design makes things seem special, and who wants normal if they can have special?
And thats the problem. Once normal has been wiped out theres no going back. Its a bit like building new housing on virgin countryside, or developing huge areas of cities at one time. What has grown naturally and unselfconsciously over the years cannot easily be replaced.
Jasper Morrison, Super Normal