6.30.2009

blahblahramblings

The whole of life and its meaning is different everyday for everyone or specifically the individual.
It is the constant struggle of search and reflection.
All of truth or "individual objectivity" is all the man knows up until that point,
all that he is, all that he has seen.
But all that he has seen can change spontaneously or with devoted reflection.
Whatever you may believe, fate, deities, or the self. It is all that you have
and that does make up the whole of who you are.

On words.
All words are false.
They are made up of what we know, never telling or explaining what we don't.
It gives the perception of objects that we have seen through experience.
Think about two different languages. The words learned from one are completely based on all
the other languages that you already know.
That is because objects can not be independently created or independently described in words. Words restate what we already know.

On Time.
Time does not give us anything. It is the perspective of understanding.
Time is derived from the ignorance of human intelligence. An object does not understand time.
Time is often mistakenly perceived as something more or something that may give us more.
The individual that lives the experience of 100 men has parted with time 100 times that of the common man. Time is past, there is no time in the future.
(The phrase, "If only I had more time." is rather comical if perceived in this context)

On Things.
The man desirous of everything must be ready to leave all that he has.
A home... keeps us in. It keeps us chained to what we have. Home is based on fear, it gives us a "safe haven". This comfort makes a man ignorant of all that he is frightful to see (or what he cannot see from the confines of his house). Because intellectual search or devotion puts man in a state of unease, we have come to ignore that altogether and use material objects to serve as a coping mechanism for our need of devotion. (gods can be considered as material objects too)

On Beauty
Beauty is tragic.
It is the realization of all that can be or is will never be more or less than what it really is.
It is the realization that all things are temporary.

6.26.2009

HOME . YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND

-trailer for the film Home;
a must watch if you care for any or all of the following:
1.sustainability
2.nature
3.life
4.beauty

the actual film is free, just click here

6.25.2009

Design Miami/Basel: Designers of the Future

Nancy Etcoff . The Science of Happiness

a step towards solving the biggest problem of life

Richard Dawkins . The Purpose of Purpose

NikeSB . Debacle

new nike video is up and the footage is sick but the whole destruction theme is corny especially since its fake. it seems like the new footage is targeted more towards the general audience aka sneakerheads instead of skateboarders
TRAILER:

-the full video can be seen at nike

The Linked Hybrid Building, Beijing

-new architectural concept

Above

-new above pieces in Madrid, Spain

Brioni & RCA Award 2009

-emerging designers visit The Brioni Tailoring Academy in Penne, Abruzzo to witness first hand the craftsmanship of luxury

Faces of Evil

exhibition of photoshopped faces of dictators

The Powers of Katsu

Jeff Koons

more Jeff Koons shit

2010 Pirelli Calendar. Terry Richardson

-a behind the scenes look of the new Pirelli calendar shoot

6.11.2009

Estuaire Art Festival . Nantes

wallpaper's highlights (click for the rest & descriptions)

Stephane Tidet . Le Refuge

Quarta-Feira de Cinzas/Epilogue . Rivane Neuenchwander & Cao Guimaraes

The Vertical Works . Anthony McCall

Le Jardin Atoile . Kinya Maruyama

Treetentpart . Dré Wapenaar (The Instant Carnet Island micro-architecture program)

Noé . Damien Chivialle (The Instant Carnet Island micro-architecture program)

Flake House . OLGGA (The Instant Carnet Island micro-architecture program)

Misonceivable . Erwin Wurm

Les Anneaux . Daniel Buren and Patrick Bouchain

L'Absence, Joep Van lisehout

From Here to Ear, Celeste Boursier-Mougenot

Stephane Tidet . La Meute

Ernesto Neto . Leviathan Thot