ARTIFACTS + ELEMENTS

  • Last week, Inhabitat launched their new column Green Building 101. If you haven’t check it out yet, I strongly recommend you do so. It’s a friendly primer on Environmental Design that’s easy to understand and a joy to read. Today’s topic: Sustainable Sites.
  • The Guardian’s Tim Adams spends a day with The Rem, who says things like “Well, we are currently in discussion about how the country of Iceland might look in the future.” etc. etc.
  • An incredible post at City of Sound on the aesthetic beauty of soccer. And John Cage, of course, who reminds us “Purposeless play (is) an affirmation of life – not an attempt to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we are living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and desires out the way and lets it act of its own accord.”
  • I’ve moved the 1893 Columbian Exposition photos to the Flickr site. Hopefully, I’ll be getting more online in the next couple weeks.
  • …and because it seems to be everywhere today – THE MAGNETIC BED. Practical? No. Will it get you laid? Oh hell yes.