SUI GENERIS

Sigur Rós - Valtari by Christian Larson

Sigur Rós is always nostalgic for me. As Nab says, some songs you just always associate with periods of your life - I can never forget looping Hoppípolla in bed a few days after Christmas, hearing my parents speak to each other over the phone.

Anyways, Geoff sent me this beautiful video and I had such a visceral reaction I had to share. I watched people doing acrobatic yoga/dance in the park some weekends ago, but it was a sunny day and there were French bulldogs running around, so of course not nearly as poetic.

The dancers are beautiful, their lithe movements surreal, and their wholeness tangible.

Geoff is planning and curating a viewing party for “beautiful beautiful videos” and I honestly can’t smile any wider as I type this. Ha!

Director’s Office furnished by Walter Gropius

Director’s Office furnished by Walter Gropius

your life is your life.
know it while you have it.

via gsb

"A Bigger Splash," 1967

"A Bigger Splash," 1967

fading, oh so quiet
but constant till it passed

(Source: Spotify)

i won’t lie, i spent a good 10 minutes on my phone ignoring conversations trying to identify these chairs by hans wegner. thankfully i have friends who willingly overlook my obsessive compulsive behavior 
i make up for it because i’m just that interesting

i won’t lie, i spent a good 10 minutes on my phone ignoring conversations trying to identify these chairs by hans wegner. thankfully i have friends who willingly overlook my obsessive compulsive behavior 

i make up for it because i’m just that interesting

Art does not serve the same function as architecture; art is less tangible. It does not need to interact with reality in order to be effective. It can be a pure expression of soul if it wants to be. Architecture, no matter how hard Frank Gehry tries, can never be a pure expression of soul. It must make too many consolations on the way to its manifestation. Perhaps Mies envied the freedom afforded to the fine artist. Or perhaps it bolstered his belief that his approach to architecture was in the right direction for the simple fact that it did not function on the same level as fine art.
Empty Vessels for Soulful Expression: Fine Art and Mies Van Der Rohe
nevver:

Until the day we die

nevver:

Until the day we die

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

follow your heart enjoy life
aphorism made up 10 mins ago