Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I am not attracted by the angles or the hard and inflexible straight lines created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve, the curve which I find in the mountains of my country, in the flow of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean, in the body of a woman.
The architect Oscar Niemeyer to the Spanish newspaper ABC. Niemeyer died last week a few days shy of his 105th birthday.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Whatever contact I have with hopeIs clear to me on certain morningsWhen a voice slipsInto my mind like a shySuggestion of loveThat nothing will deny.It is a passionate and gentle voiceAuthentic as a patch of sunlightOn a floor inside a windowAnd it has always spoken the same words:'I live in the stripped branch,Dying flowers on the kitchen table,Pools of water after a stormUncomprehending as childrenStrayed from their parents in a crowded town.You understand I do not exhort.My state is one of waitingFor you, for the most part,And I am helpless till you observe meWith your electric bloodAnd your eyesRedeemed from the tedium by the desireTo knowWhy something begins to stirIn utter stillness like a memoryThat will not let you sleep at nightBut takes possession of youAnd absorbs you into itself.So I await that morningWhen you emergeFrom the tired night as from a mistInto a decision of sunlightWhere I exist.'~ Brendan Kennelly
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
It's not true, of course. If I'm lucky I'll complete one. But the sad truth is: in the age before e-books I would have actually packed them all.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
What several designers noted, though, were the crazy-quilt lines of what the publicity materials refer to as the “grand manor roof.” “With most houses, they could be colonial or modern, the roof line is so clear that you can see that underneath there is some kind of rational flow and layout,” said Mr. Hayes, author of “The Tailored Interior.” “With this, they’re unresolved and a bit messed up. You know that what’s underneath is not a lot of clarity.”Hayes was speaking of Michelle Bachmann's Minnesota home in The Houses of the Hopefuls in today's New York Times.
The article features a run down of the architecture and interior design of the homes of the Republican presidential hopefuls.
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
There is no difference between art and activism.
UCSD professor of visual arts Ricardo Dominguez cited in an EFE wire story and reported by Fox News Latino »
UCSD professor of visual arts Ricardo Dominguez was speaking about a smartphone application that he created using GPS technology to assist individuals cross the border from Mexico to the US illegally by sharing information about the location of aid stations where water, clothing and blankets are stockpiled.
Domingo spoke to cell phones as part of a "poetic system that can save lives."
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
In America, the top 1% earn more than $380,000 per year. We are, however, among the richest nations on Earth. How much do you need to earn to be among the top 1% of the world?Morgan Housel in the Motley Fool
That was the finding World Bank economist Branko Milanovic presented in his 2010 book The Haves and the Have-Nots. Going down the distribution ladder may be just as surprising. To be in the top half of the globe, you need to earn just $1,225 a year. For the top 20%, it's $5,000 per year. Enter the top 10% with $12,000 a year. To be included in the top 0.1% requires an annual income of $70,000.
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