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Across all things move the soul

And unique space:

The inner space of the world silently

fly with birds wholly through us

Oh, I who wish to grow, I

look without and it is in me

that the tree grows

Rilke

It’s so hard to forget pain but it’s even hard to remember sweetness.

via Pajareando en la calle

Cover of the book for Kids Cicci Cocco, Bruno Munari and Enzo Arnone

Cover of the book for kids Cicci Cocco, Bruno Munari and Enzo Arnone

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic. Edward de Bono

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So many projects stayed in my mind from the architecture of the world Triennale exhibit. I saw these original drawings and an introduction to Ettore Sottssas utopian concept of the contemporary city, Planet as a festival. It was an instant attraction, beautiful composition, crazy drawings, colors and Sottsass.

For me, it was a different and interesting approach of the Non-stop city. Here are some interesting parts of this wonderful intro:

Production problems no longer exist. A few movements alone are sufficient, and the machines make everything by themselves in eternally repeating cycles.

‘Consumer goods’ automatically pile up in distributing points spread over the planet with a super abundance of basic goods and foodstuffs scattered at random.

The explosive decentralization of consumer good has pulverized our cities, has eliminated them from the face of the earth. They have been consumed by the jungle, by the silk cotton trees, by the desert. There are no longer men going to work because men are not needed in factories, and neither are there any temples of productivity and income any longer, since there is no directive to work. I mean no kind of directive, since one works only when one feels like it, since there is the super-possibility of communication.

In this way we have all become artisans-artists, furnished with super-instruments for doing what we feel like by ourselves. We are also nomad artists, we are free from the factory, the bureau, the supermarket, the ban, to find out everything and allows us to let everyone know everything about us without any static centralized power, We are our own representatives.

We are at appoint in which there are no more powers, but wandering fluxes of will and public passions, which are generated in some way, like the molecular movements and settlements of gases and liquids, like the sky settling with clouds coming and going

I thought there was nothing let for me to design or architecture to draw, solitary, not group artist that I am, child of an era worried about the future (…). Maybe one day others will design temporary or permanent buildings to scatter like popcorn over the planet along the ancient migratory routes… conserving memories provoking smiles, boredom, and eroticism…

I design these projects as if they have designed by someone else, someone far removed from the trajectory of thought concerned with the city, since I considered that thought concerned with the city has, up to now, only projected, up to now, wherever it comes from and wherever it goes to, the insane, the sick, dangerous and aggressive idea that men must live only to work and must work to produce and the consume. (…)

I know from Nanda, when she came to understand with compassion that freedom can only com from the possible knowledge that each of us is living and that very slowly dying too.

More about this project here http://socks-studio.com/2011/09/08/ettore-sottsass-jr-the-planet-as-a-festival/

“The Entrepreneur of the Year,” Ping Fu, shares her story at Creative Mornings.
Ping Fu, artist and a scientist whose chosen expression is business, has an amazing story behind.

“Bamboo is flexible, bending with the wind but never breaking, capable of adapting to any circumstance…”

Nimbus D'Aspremont, 2012

Nimbus D’Aspremont, 2012

Nimbus II, 2012

Nimbus II, 2012

Nimbus Minerva

Nimbus Minerva

A fog machine and an empty room are the tools Berndnaut Smilde needs to create a cloud in an indoor space.

More of his works http://www.berndnaut.nl/works.htm

How he does it http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21034217

We are always in the space in-between… all the spaces where you are, are not actually home. You haven’t arrived yet…. This is where our mind is the most open. We are alert, we are sensitive, and destiny can happen. We do not have any barriers and we are vulnerable. Vulnerability is important. It means we are completely alive and this is an extremely important space. This is for me the space from which my work generates.

Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic, Rest Energy with Ulay, 1980.

Marina Abramovic, Rest Energy with Ulay, 1980.

Also, really good article by Yimmy Yayo, inspired by the picture, Notes on love

Anyone who gets enough practice solving the little problems, will, sooner, or later, be able to solve the big ones. Big ideas are usually a lot of little ideas rolled into one.

Anaïs Nin.

Our intention is to affirm this life, not to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord.

John Cage

The Sequence d'Arne Quinze

The Sequence d’Arne Quinze

If two pieces go perfectly together, and then tree and then four, at the end you will have a masterpiece. It was always about the present moment.