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Julia Cameron on how to get out of your own way and unblock the “spiritual electricity” of creative flow – a timelessly wonderful read from 1992
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Vancouver gives classy response to London’s anti-homeless spikes







Vancouver’s thought-provoking response to other cities’ anti-homeless architecture: a public bench that doubles as a temporary shelter from rain.

julykind:

Vancouver’s thought-provoking response to other cities’ anti-homeless architecture: a public bench that doubles as a temporary shelter from rain.

arkitekcher:

House of Fairytales  |  AND-RÉ

Location: Odense, Denmark

- We propose a space that challenges the visitor, serving as a gate to the imaginary and spirit of the writer universe, materialized through architecture. We present a living experience into H. C. Andersen’s tales. An experience totally inspired by the author, one that inspires the visitor to feel the values, moral and sensations offered by his stories. The concept is a garden that grew into a deep forest, transforming the public space into a magical experience. The theme of the forest is a regular appearance with a significant role, in fairytales and folklore. It represents mystery and dangers, being also a place of opportunity and transformation. This Fairytale Forest merges the public and private domain, in a coherent and unified whole, made of momentums that gently connect the outdoor with the indoor spaces.

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digitizingmillerhouseandgarden:

Master Planting Plan by Dan Kiley

This blue line drawing is of the Miller House & Garden master planting plan by Dan Kiley. The photo from the Indianapolis Museum of Art shows one of the garden’s most noted features: the Honey Locust allée (Allée is French for, “a walkway lined with trees or tall shurbs.”) on the west side of the house. You can see the allée illustrated as a line of dots and overlapping circles, indicating where trees were to be planted, on the left side of the drawing.

Revised blueline (29 5/8 x 30 3/8 in.) of Miller House Landscape Master Planting plan by the Office of Dan Kiley, 26 November 1957,  FF56, Miller House and Garden CollectionIMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IIIb_FF056_005)

land8:

Dan Kiley is one of the most important and influential landscape architects of our time but his legacy is in danger. What can landscape architects do to help? READ ON —>

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kliniczero:

 OKRA was asked to develop a change programme to make the outdoor space of the patio more contemporary while keeping it in harmony with the static monumentality of the building.

kliniczero:

 OKRA was asked to develop a change programme to make the outdoor space of the patio more contemporary while keeping it in harmony with the static monumentality of the building.

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At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. […] Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals. by

George Orwell, The Freedom of the Press

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afotw:

garden designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz

afotw:

garden designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz

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Wisdom from Steven Pressfield, in one of 5 timelessly wonderful reads on fear and the creative process

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Paper Mountains | Brendan Austin | Via

SoP | Scale of Representation

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