INSPIRE

The Fourth Leaf

ECAL “Delirious Home” - Milano 2014

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Shai Langen created a collection of materials by combining liquid latex with calcium nitrate for his graduation project Chimera, completed at the HKU Utrecht School of Arts.

"These textures are both organic and synthetic, exploring the boundary between living matter and non-living matter," said the Amsterdam-based designer. "Chimera plays with the concept where the organic is overgrown with the synthetic, where natural processes mutate the skin into fungi like textures."

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WaterDream by Nendo for Axor
I personally like how the cascade of water under the light resembles the sight under a lamp post on a rainy night - it reminded me what a beautiful sight that is.

WaterDream by Nendo for Axor

I personally like how the cascade of water under the light resembles the sight under a lamp post on a rainy night - it reminded me what a beautiful sight that is.

Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.

—Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices  (via gllob)

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"Come on you raver, you seer of visions, come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!"

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On Bridging the Gap in Street Photography

the laws of the universe - where true elegance is inspired from 

The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.

Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.

One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.

One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.

One of them
Missed his bus.

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.

One’s
Car wouldn’t start.

One couldn’t
Get a taxi.

The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..

Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,

This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment

—(via theoutsiders)