Self-guided Interview



Original here via @hermanmiller

"I painted it for my son"




"Can you imagine me painting a nude?! I painted it for my son Tom, I love to paint. I did not know Sandra took my picture. The angle makes the nude ALL legs — She has flowing red hair." July 28, 1970


Photo found by elizabeth_huey (via instagram)

Brotherly Love —

Predicting (or imagining) the future is the realm of the ideal. It can inform your present for sure, but you’ll spin your wheels endlessly if you spend too much time with those thoughts (I should take my own advice here). Mucking about in your past, revising its notable events, can seem equally fruitless...


Read: Philadelphia, PA by Your old pal, Jim

Van




David Korty, 2010
Orange Van

Photo: Karl Puchlik, courtesy Kohn Gallery and the artist

POLKA DOT CLUB




If you're in NYC for Playtime this weekend, you would regret not heading over to visit the Polka Dot Club. PDC will be showing new stuff and having a sample sale with Misha and Puff, Manimal and Goat-Milk --- March 9-11 at the Four Points Sheraton in SoHo (66 Charlton St., NYC).

polkadotclub.com

:-)

Loving —


No society that loved children would consign nearly one in five to poverty. No society that loved its children would put them in front of television for 4 hours each day. No society that loved its children would lace their food, air, water, and soil with thousands of chemicals whose total effect cannot be known. No society that loved its children would build so many prisons and so few parks and schools. No society that loved its children would teach them to recognize over 1,000 corporate logos but fewer than a dozen plants and animals native to their home places. No society that loved its children would divorce them so completely from contact with soils, forests, streams, and wildlife. No society that loved its children would create places like the typical suburb or shopping mall. No society that loved its children would casually destroy real neighborhoods and communities in order to build even more highways. No society that loved its children would build so many glitzy sports stadiums while its public schools fall apart. No society that loved its children would build more shopping malls than high schools. No society that loved its children would pave over 1,000,000 acres each year for even more shopping malls and parking lots. No society that loved its children would knowingly run even a small risk of future climatic disaster. No society that loved its children would use the practice of discounting in order to ignore its future problems. No society that loved its children would leave behind a legacy of ugliness and biotic impoverishment.


Loving Children: A Design Problem by David Orr (via a-small-lab)