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fastcodesign:

This House Was Inspired By “Star Wars”

Why buy a starter home when you can buy a Star Wars home? The Starwars House, by Korean architecture firm Moon Hoon, manages to look like Obi Wan Kenobi’s guest house without actually directly referencing any single design element from George Lucas’s classic space opera.

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❝ It is only process that saves us from the poverty of our intentions.

— Elizabeth King.A student’s hesitance to get started on a project, because she didn’t know what she wanted to do, made me think about this quote attributed to one of my former teachers. I’ve found this to be rather true in my work. My intentions contrast markedly from where my work takes me (and sometimes transforms me.)

❝ With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one – but no one at all – can tell you what to read and when and how.

— Doris Lessing
Sep. 17th   · 4 ·    index:  books. quotes. Doris Lessing.

❝ 52

touslesdeux:

In the struggle between yourself and the world, hold the world’s coat.

— Franz Kafka, from The Zürau Aphorisms of Franz Kafka, trans. Michael Hoffman. 

Sep. 16th   · 3 ·    index:  Franz Kafka. advice. quotes.

❝ 108

touslesdeux:

"And then he went back to his job, as though nothing had happened." A sentence that strikes one as familiar from any number of old stories—though it might not have appeared in any of them.

— Franz Kafka, from The Zürau Aphorisms of Franz Kafka, trans. Michael Hoffman. 

Sep. 16th   · 4 ·    index:  Franz Kafka. quotes. stories.

❝ Deaccessioning to create more collections storage space.

whenyouworkatamuseum:

You’re totally making progress. A special kind of progress that is entirely futile, but it’s still progress. 

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Sep. 15th   · 131 ·    index:  museums.

❝ When you decide you want a museum career


danaorherdouble:

davidhorvitz:

The Distance of a Day. A video of a sunset in Los Angeles made by my mother with her iPhone next to a video of a sunrise in the Maldives made by me. They were recorded simultaneously. At the exact same moment the sun was setting in Los Angeles it was rising in the Maldives. We were watching the sun together, thousands of miles apart.

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sometimesanihilist:

If you are a man and you learn about the thousands of years of oppression against women which has culminated in truly hazardous social conditions for them in the present day, and your first reaction is “men have problems too”, then I ask you to take a moment to truly reflect on your position, and why you feel the need to make women’s struggle about you. 

Sep. 13th   · 87660 ·    index:  equality.

weissesrauschen:

Group Show at Witte de With

Narcisse Tordoir, Are we losing our ideals?, 1979.



❝ A small act is worth a million thoughts.

— Ai Weiwei (艾未未)
Sep. 13th   · 2387 ·    index:  Ai Weiwei. quotes.

❝ We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

— Anaïs Nin (via observando)
Sep. 13th   · 1534 ·    index:  Anaïs Nin. quotes.

blastedheath:

Sue Williams (American, b. 1954), Shoes Take a Backseat (Green, Orange, and Blue), 1998. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 96 1/8 x 104 1/3 in.

Sep. 13th   · 218 ·    index:  Sue Williams. XXth.

❝ You must carry on / Like hurt has never touched you / Or like gravity is still theory

— Chris Emslie, from h as an ideogram for taking flight