Bright and Shiny and Playful

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Oh geez, I post one pic of some luxury vehicles, and then presumed to be shallow because I admire quality craftsmanship. Give me a break! Tells you more about the other person’s  issues with money. No, i do not put value in material goods, but i do value quality. Big difference. Designing is not only a creative drive, but as I mentioned in the last post, a necessary component of evolving. Beyond aesthetics, how does this object make my life easier? I always ask ‘is it efficient?’. Art generally falls into the playful, enjoyable arena. Do we need it to do anything for us, other than make us feel good…rhetorical, but no. That’s why it is art. Visual News is … Read More

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Is It Necessary?

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As technologically advanced and streamlined as our daily lives have become, there is still so much superfluous nonsense and excess. There’s an app or a tool or gadget or unnecessary piece of kitchen equipment for as far as your imagination and patent office line runs. Honestly, it’s ridiculous, but i’m a minimalist; so my opinion is pessimistically against ‘stuff’. I have never played a smartphone game or a Facebook game. And I believe the invention of anything new should serve to solve a problem. Game apps fall into this category. Why are people so afraid to be bored? What is wrong with imagination? When is the last time you let your mind be? No tv, no music, just… The door … Read More

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How We Live

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Architecture has always fascinated me. This alone is a broad statement. More so, the way we actually make homes out of different environments speaks volumes on our adaptability, our ingenuity, and the extreme differences in our socio-economic status. These homes are in drastically different places.   I read a thorough piece in Vanity Fair magazine this past weekend on the most expensive, seclusive neighborhood in the world, One Hyde Park in London. I’m talking elevators, bullet proof-sound proof everything, finger scanning entrances, underground private car entrances which take you right up to your front door, etc… Only a handful of the apartments are listed under human dwellers; they’re mainly owned by companies, LLCs and the like, almost like a real … Read More

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