Month: April, 2011

i miss the wild lily tea room

The Wild Lily Tea Room used to be a sanctuary by the Chelsea art galleries. Woe is their absence.

One is Chiou Hun Toa (Little Red Head), she has a big red head, also a red mole on her cheek. And Shark!


architects of fate

THE BUILDERS, a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All are architects of Fate,
  Working in these walls of Time;
Some with massive deeds and great,
  Some with ornaments of rhyme.

Nothing useless is, or low;
  Each thing in its place is best;
And what seems but idle show
  Strengthens and supports the rest.

For the structure that we raise,
  Time is with materials filled;
Our to-days and yesterdays
  Are the blocks with which we build.

Truly shape and fashion these;
  Leave no yawning gaps between;
Think not, because no man sees,
  Such things will remain unseen.

In the elder days of Art,
  Builders wrought with greatest care
Each minute and unseen part;
  For the Gods see everywhere.

Let us do our work as well,
  Both the unseen and the seen;
Make the house, where Gods may dwell,
  Beautiful, entire, and clean.

Else our lives are incomplete,
  Standing in these walls of Time,
Broken stairways, where the feet
  Stumble as they seek to climb.

Build to-day, then, strong and sure,
  With a firm and ample base;
And ascending and secure
  Shall to-morrow find its place.

Thus alone can we attain
  To those turrets, where the eye
Sees the world as one vast plain,
  And one boundless reach of sky.

shared by olga guanbara

the historic art of french lace-making

i love lace. it’s just not the same these days. appreciate/read more on WSJ

pop chart lab’s cool posters

2 design articles

Interesting articles as we venture forth in new ways of living with the design, innovation, technology that is all around us, and how that affects approaches, work processes, and etc. etc.

CEO Talk | Emanuele Carminati Molina, President, Valextra

Scott Dadich & Gael Towey: The Future of Design in Media

not your ordinary wedding invitation


jay-z & gwyneth

Jay-ZGywneth interviews

a gorgeous dan mountford

check out Dan Mountford’s flickr photostream

apt therapy & mira nakashima

I attended an Apartment Therapy Design Evening for the first time yesterday at ABC Carpet & Home to hear Mira Nakashima speak of Nakashima Studio, their handmade furniture, philosophy and history. It was a wonderful evening.

more paper love

Paper Cutting : Contemporary Artists, Timeless Craft

Andrew Russo, amazing paper artist in Italy (photostream)

via papercrave

book crush :: katsumi komagata

such beautiful, well made books for children. Komagata’s website does not do the books justice, actually holding them in your hands, flipping through them.

yg8 michael freimuth

He makes a good point, or alludes to one. Being a designer or just being in a profession where it’s easy to let your profession take over other areas of life, balance is crucial. That’s what I’ll be working on this year and maybe always, the search for BALANCE.

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