Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tip of the Day

via environminimalist

Monday, July 12, 2010

Beauty of Imperfection

shoots for Dazed & Confused’s February 2010 edition. Wardrobe from the elegant Viktor & Rolf!





Friday, July 9, 2010

Harrier and Jaguar, 2010

Tate Britain 28 June 2010 – 3 January 2011

Fiona Banner, talented young British artist, was awarded the Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010. Here's a peak at her work:

Harrier, 2010, BAe Sea Harrier aircraft, paint 7.6 m x 14.2 m x 3.71 m © Tate Photography / Andrew Dunkley and Sam Drake

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

London, where roses bloom in city hall

photo by mergana

Designed by the great Norman Foster, London City Hall may be the most beautiful modern city halls in the world. This egg-shaped building is installed with solar PVs that provides green energy. When you visit London next time, put the City Hall on your visit list! They are open to the public on Mondays to Thursdays from 8.30am to 6pm and Fridays from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

photo by J.Salmoral

Friday, May 28, 2010

Commencement 2010

Harvard Commencement 2010. It'll be my turn soon (hopefully)!

Congratulations to this year's graduates!

The Design School and their lego bricks and mortar.

Law School and their gavels.

The Kennedy School of Government and mini-globes.

Dentistry and their broomstick.

Meryl Streep receiving Honorary Degree.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tip of the Day

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Roses are pink

Christian Dior's new resort collection is just absolutely fabulous! I'm loving it!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A Matter of Taste

- from the extraordinary photographer / designer Fulvio Bonavia


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tip of the Day

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tip of the Day

You can buy the journal at Amazon :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fernando Pessoa - Before I Had You

One of Fernando Pessoa's masterful love poems, written by his persona Alberto Caeiro, recommended by my dear friend Ivanna.

Before I Had You

Before I had you
I loved Nature as a calm monk loves Christ.
Now I love Nature
As a calm monk loves the Virgin Mary,
Religiously (in my manner), like before,
But in a more heartfelt and intimate way.
I see the rivers better when I walk with you
Through the fields to the rivers' banks.
When I sit next to you and watch the clouds
I see them much more clearly.
You haven't taken Nature from me,
You haven't changed Nature.
You've brought Nature closer.
Because you exist I see it better, though the same as before.
Because you love me I love it in the same way, but more.
Because you chose me to have you and love you
My eyes gaze at it
More than at anything.

I don't regret what I was before,
For I am still what I was.
I only regret not having loved you before. 

Saturday, March 27, 2010

What I'm Reading

A Glimpse of the Eternal

Just now,
a sparrow lighted
on a pine bough
right outside
my bedroom window
and a puff of yellow pollen
flew away.

After Years

Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
the glittering face of a glacier
slid into the sea. An ancient oak
fell in the Cumberlands, holding only
a handful of leaves, and an old woman
scattering corn to her chickens looked up
for an instant. At the other side
of the galaxy, a star thirty-five times
the size of our own sun exploded
and vanished, leaving a small green spot
on the astronomer's retina
as he stood in the great open dome
of my heart with no one to tell.

From the delightful collection of poetry by US Poet Laureate - Ted Kooser

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tip of the Day

(via ache)

(by EM!LYY)

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Wings of MAM

The Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Musuem, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava brought MAM back to fame. And when you see these photos, it's not hard to understand why.

photo by woodsm

Detail: Window

photo by o palsson


photo by numstead

Interior: Corridor

photo by multisanti

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Horsetail Firefall - Another Reason to Believe the World is a Wonder

Horsetail Firefall: "

This photo was made by Rob Kroenert on February 18th 2010 in the Yosemite National Park. Every year during the month of February, the Horsetall Falls turn golden around sunset. Amazing.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Marie Antoinette on ads for Zoya, Bombay

Sarah Klassen/Haute Design: Oh so Marie Antoinette

who wouldn't like a pinky glorious glow?

Sarah Klassen/Haute Design: Oh so Marie Antoinette

Sarah Klassen/Haute Design: Oh so Marie Antoinette

Sarah Klassen/Haute Design: Oh so Marie Antoinette (Part II)

Sarah Klassen/Haute Design: Oh so Marie Antoinette

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Villa Moderna, Tokyo

Villa Moderna, Tokyo

designed by Sakakura Associates, 1974

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tip of the Day: V-Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

徒然草 (Tsurezuregusa)


The letter in two strokes,
The letter like an ox's horns,
The straight letter,
And the crooked letter too
All spell my love for you.

-- Princess Ensei (1229 - 1332)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

where did the ducks go?

snowpoclypse impending

seeing this photo

reminds me of the late J.D. Salinger and only then I felt sadness

"where did the ducks go?"

"I live in New York, and I was thinking about the lagoon in Central Park, down near Central Park South. I was wondering if it would be frozen over when I got home, and if it was, where did the ducks go? I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something. Or if they just flew away." -- Catcher In The Rye

photo by © Alexander Gronsky

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer collection

ohhh... I love this bag!!!

New Louis Vuitton bag Release Date: March 2010   via

New Louis Vuitton bag

Release Date: March 2010

See this collection on Paris Fashion Week show.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Infinity Bridge

Infinity Bridge, Stockton, UK

designed by Expedition Engineering and Spence Associates

Sunday, January 31, 2010

twit THAT!

This is possibly the most awesome clean energy advocacy video I have ever seen. It beats Obama making tons of speeches, to be very frank. Obama has his way of getting the message across (or not). Being the president, it's not likely he'd say "vote this, because the jerks won't want you to", but certainly there are some lessons to be learned from this video.

What makes an advocacy video effective is that it can relates to people, not just some high moral lessons, boring doctrinal lecture.

Here's a few points where this video gets me:
twit THAT,
'your senators... they don't even know how to use emails',
very very easy sharing options for multiple social networks and for emailing senators! ( you don't even have to search for your senator's email address);
and huge bonus point: Justin Long "on a mac or whatever kind of computers, regardless", and of course, wait till the very end...... "I love you" ---- how could you NOT be sold on that??!!

Therefore, please enjoy the video:

The Coin Test

dad said his dad told him:

when you can’t decide, toss a coin, and see the result makes you happy or disappointed

- it works. i love dad

photo credit to aeronspace [away]

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tip of the Day

Monday, January 18, 2010

R² in Aoyama, Tokyo

Designed by Wonderwall Inc. established by Masamichi Katayama

Monday, January 11, 2010

Vodafone Headquarter

Vodafone headquarter in Porto, Portugal. Designed by Barbosa & Guimaraes. Photos by Nelson Garrido

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Message from Banksy

Wooster Collective: Fresh Stuff From Banksy in London

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hugh MacDonald

"Likely though,
should we awake
we would find ourselves
ruefully alone
our passage spent
our vessels burned
longing still for
that other ending
lonely islands
whose yearning
loops the generations
locked in purblind
hearts and minds
thoughts and
dreams of thought
- nothing more."

--- "Lonely Island", from Cold Against The Heart