Life in Wanderlust

A to Infinity
December 31, 2011, 2:15 pm
Filed under: Thoughts

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein


White Hot
December 31, 2011, 11:16 am
Filed under: Inspiration, Thoughts

“I begin to realise how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good, either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
— My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl

“In Caffeine We Trust”
December 30, 2011, 12:57 am
Filed under: Architecture, Art + Design

coffee poster
via Column Five Media

Strathmore poster for tracking coffee consumption over a month- perfect for the architecture student in your life.

House N by Sou Fujimoto Architects
December 21, 2011, 1:59 am
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House N
via DigsDigs

House N by Sou Fujimoto is such a beautiful project. I especially like this section drawing of the space. Going through the photos, it’s obvious that this house would only be suitable for a couple or single person. The nesting technique creates layers and privacy between the inhabitants and pedestrians, but the interior relationships are also notable. The building doesn’t appear to have any interior doors, so you’d be able to peek into all of the spaces through the cutouts as you moved around. This could be both a good and bad thing..

Co-Habitation by Kilo Architectures
December 19, 2011, 4:14 pm
Filed under: Architecture, Art + Design

via ArchDaily

The program of this project in Morocco is 5 houses and a collective farm. I like the strong visual impact the building has from afar. The long and low profile blends with the surrounding flatlands, and the neutral colors cause the building to seem almost timeless- as though it is some sort of natural stone carved out from the landscape. I also like how the interior and exterior spaces interact and the beautifully framed views created by the designers.

On Creative Work
December 19, 2011, 1:13 pm
Filed under: Art + Design, Books + Writing, Inspiration, Thoughts

“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.

But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.

It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

— Ira Glass

December 18, 2011, 10:36 pm
Filed under: Thoughts

Shel Silverstein drawing