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
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 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