Life in Wanderlust

On the Invisible House
February 16, 2013, 5:07 pm
Filed under: Architecture, Art + Design, Inspiration

On the Invisible House


jimmy ernst
April 27, 2012, 8:51 am
Filed under: Art + Design, Inspiration


Composition in Yellow and Black by Jimmy Ernst

March 22, 2012, 10:36 pm
Filed under: Art + Design, Books + Writing, Inspiration, Thoughts

“Art is a good means to declare one’s love to people, without inconveniencing them.”

― Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

Thought of You
February 14, 2012, 11:58 am
Filed under: Art + Design, Inspiration

Thought of You – Ryan Woodward

On views
February 8, 2012, 6:12 pm
Filed under: Inspiration, Thoughts

“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

TED Prize: Wishes Big Enough to Change the World
January 31, 2012, 12:27 am
Filed under: Art + Design, Community, Inspiration, Urbanism

via Inside Out

I spotted some Inside Out portraits while on a stroll through St. Mark’s Place this weekend, reminding me of JR’s beautiful photography and art projects. His work can be found all over the world and his portraits blur the line between art and artist. He won the TED Prize in 2011, which funds Inside Out: A Global Art Project.

The 2012 TED Prize winner is an idea for cities of the future- The City 2.0. I’m excited for the unveiling of the wish at TED2012 and learning details for this much needed plan of action.

“The City 2.0 is the city of the future… a future in which more than ten billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably.

The City 2.0 is not a sterile utopian dream, but a real-world upgrade tapping into humanity’s collective wisdom.

The City 2.0 promotes innovation, education, culture, and economic opportunity.

The City 2.0 reduces the carbon footprint of its occupants, facilitates smaller families, and eases the environmental pressure on the world’s rural areas.

The City 2.0 is a place of beauty, wonder, excitement, inclusion, diversity, life.

The City 2.0 is the city that works.”

On Beauty
January 29, 2012, 1:33 am
Filed under: Art + Design, Books + Writing, Inspiration, Thoughts

“Beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness. Wabi-sabi is ambivalent about separating beauty from non-beauty or ugliness. The beauty of wabi-sabi is, in one respect, the condition of coming to terms with what you consider ugly. Wabi-sabi suggests that beauty is a dynamic event that occurs between you and something else. Beauty can spontaneously occur at any moment given the proper circumstances, context, or point of view. Beauty is thus an altered state of consciousness, an extraordinary moment of poetry and grace.”

Leonard Koren, Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers