“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” — Stephen King
There’s no way to choose just one…
Beautifully written article on what makes Frightened Rabbit a band I can listen to over and over, time after time and still find reasons to love every song.
I love this job. I get to go deep into the music and lyrics of a never-ending flood of bands and records and live shows. There’s something really amazing happening all around us, right now, if you take a moment to look around. We’re living in a Renaissance of new songwriting, new bands,…
I love that feeling you get when you don’t remember that you’re reading. When you’re so captured by a book that you forget you’re reading the words. All you see is the descriptions and conversations that being to play out like a movie in your head. You don’t even think about it. Then before you know it, you’ve read 100 pages without realizing it. That’s probably the best feeling in the world.
Grass Mirror by h2o Architects
About the project:
Antique philosophers often turned to nature for contemplation. Nature was used as a mirror. The Grass Mirror project revisits, in a way, this idea of contemplation. But to convey a contemporary image requires further complexity. Nature overflows, it is multiplied by the different reflections. One’s own image is fragmented. Frontiers between nature and culture are blurred. It is the twist (geometric deformation) of the rectangle which reveals this nature. The plants sit in the hollow of the deformation. This basic figure can be repeated indefinitely, from object to surface and surface to object. The whole is a little more than a multiple of its parts…
–Miguel Mazeri, anthropologist
Love this…want to share it with my anthro profs…
I went as the Mad Hatter this year, look even Johnny Depp in the background approves!! Should have taken a better picture of my hat, it was awesome! And the little bows on my knees say “this way” and “that way”. What do you think??
Took a better picture this time so you can actually see what they are! I did it, I made side tables/nightstands/bedside tables - whatever you call them… These were a bit more expensive, mostly because of the lighting. I put in two 12” LED light bars on each stand, they rotate almost the full 180 degrees and I mounted the switches on the inside of the sides, just under the shelf and next to the light itself. I had to run short extension cords from behind my bed out to each side, but it makes both fully powered (for lack of a better word). The other side is currently just filled with books and I will admit the drawers were a pain the ass and are less than perfect. But honestly, I’m in love with them. They are exactly what I wanted and something totally unique and me. I was inspired by little painters ladders, I designed these and built them myself. What’s not to love! I held on to the plans so if anyone out there wants to do something similar, let me know. Oh, and like the bed they are made from cedar and stained with the same colour as the headboard and frame. My bedroom looks awesome!
I used some of my visa points to buy a $100 gift card and just today added another board around the frame so the box spring is now entirely hidden. All in all, I figure it cost me around $200-$250 including the gift card! Now the next project will be the nightstands!
When I bought my new bed I had a very good idea of what I wanted for a headboard and bed frame. However, the more I looked the more I realized to get what I wanted was going to cost me close to two grand! I did pretty well through my high school IA classes and decided I was going to take a swing at building one myself. I couldn’t be happier with the result. Sorry the picture is a bit blurry, but you get the idea!
Using this as inspiration for my next project…bedside table! ps: not a fan of pintrest, just happened to find this through a google search.