Tag Archives: Art

Make (good) art – it’s what weekends are for – Nicholas Bate

Nicholas Bate exhorts us all to release the artist within and make art, in three easy steps: View lots of other art. Read lots of other art. Listen to lots of other art. Consider lots of other art. … The other … Continue reading

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Trees

Fantastic photographs of tremendous trees: A forest-full, with info and credits, here.

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A perfect project for Christmas

Pentorium offers advice on the maintenance of fountain pens, perfect for a restless, idle afternoon in the middle of the Christmas break…

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Yes, beautiful bonsai planter

From designer Adrian Magu, via Contemporist.com, this very beautiful, elegant bonsai planter, named kasokudo: I can’t help wondering if he listened to a lot of Yes …

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Echoes through time: Eternity is in love…

“Eternity is in love with the creations of time.” William Blake (1793). The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Note: Bartleby and various other sources quote this as “the productions of time”.  I suspect that may be the more correct version, … Continue reading

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Echoes through time: Good prose is like a window pane

“one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one’s own personality.  Good prose is like a window pane.” George Orwell (1946), Why I Write  

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Live, work, play in Hampshire

I finally made it to the Live Work Play Exhibition in Winchester. Organised by the RIBA in Hampshire, it is an exhibition of work by the county’s architects both locally and internationally. The buildings range from bridges to embassies and … Continue reading

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Amazing staircase by Oscar Niemeyer

Isn’t this simply, elegantly beautiful? photo: todd eberle The Palace of Itamaraty, Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer, 1970 From Exercices de Style, via Madame Scherzo

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Write your white whale – @SPressfield

Inspiration for all writers, artists and dreamers from Steven Pressfield. Sometimes he gets it so right, it sends a shiver down my spine. “Each incarnation is an apprenticeship, if you live it that way.”

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Boardroom aspiration?

Tischgesellschaft’ / Company at the Table – 1998 art installation by Katharina Fritsch. Via the very visual Hovercraftdoggy, here.

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