Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Metro Revolution

An interesting NPR interview with Bruce Katz, vice president of the Brookings Institution, about the upcoming urban revolution.

Monday, July 29, 2013

wallpaper*- graduate directory 2012

The wallpaper graduate directory for 2012 is out and there are some neat projects / drawings to get inspired by....

1 > Emma Emmerson Royal College of Art 2 > Vidhya Pushpanathan Architectural Association, UK  

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Things to (not) worry about

This post of a letter written by F. Scott Fitzgerald to his 11 year old daughter away at camp was spot on beautiful. It is the kind of work that will keep you circling in your mind for days... just what an 11year old is longing for.

Here is a wonderful excerpt borrowed from here and ultimately here.

Things to worry about:

Worry about courage
Worry about Cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Worry about. . .

Things not to worry about:

Don't worry about popular opinion
Don't worry about dolls
Don't worry about the past
Don't worry about the future
Don't worry about growing up
Don't worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don't worry about triumph
Don't worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don't worry about mosquitoes
Don't worry about flies
Don't worry about insects in general
Don't worry about parents
Don't worry about boys
Don't worry about disappointments
Don't worry about pleasures
Don't worry about satisfactions

Spring is here!

The markets were in full bloom this Saturday... loads of blooms at home to celebrate. Windows OPEN


I love all the vintage cars, motorcycles, scooters and bikes around europe. Kinda makes me wanna get an old beauty when i get back state-side... i LOVE this handom fella

Sunday, March 18, 2012


East of Eden is one of my favorite books of all time. Steinbeck is a genius in both his writing and advice giving... case in point. This letter written from Steinbeck to his son  is sailing around the blog world, but I loved it so much I just had to share....
New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:

We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply—of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it—and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone—there is no possible harm in saying so—only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another—but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.


from this book

learned about via this and this blog

photo via the NYPL

Literary Organism

This movie about information graphic designer Stefanie Posavec is super interesting. To check out more about Miss Posavec go to her website here.

thanks for the heads up feltron.