«…Beviamo, nel frattempo, un sorso di tè. Lo splendore del meriggio illumina i bambù, le sorgenti gorgogliano lietamente, e nella nostra teiera risuona il mormorio dei pini. Abbandoniamoci al sogno dell’effimero, lasciandoci trasportare dalla meravigliosa insensatezza delle cose.»(Kakuzo Okakura - Lo Zen e la Cerimonia del Tè)
Conceptlicht Lighting Design
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The collection, appropriately titled “rough sketch products” was created by art student Daigo Fukawa for his 2013 senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts.
by Tony Duran
Modern home in Portugal by Frederico Valsassina
D.C. Monument Renovation | Via
Washington D.C. is getting old. To other countries, our nation’s capital might seem like a spring chicken, but it’s actually aging rapidly—a fact proven by the scaffolding that’s draped around some of its most important monuments this year.
Smithsonian Mag’s Jimmy Stamp points us in the fascinating direction of the unique art of scaffolding, which has flowered in DC thanks to several factors. For one thing, tourism is important in this town—making the Capitol building or the Washington Monument look halfway decent in your iPhone selfie is actually important to a city where visitors are an essential part of the economy. Then there’s the issue of keeping up appearances, which is actually more important than it might seem. After all, these building serve as political symbols—and a symbol of power wrapped in protective scaffolding conflicts with that image (despite how appropriate it might seem, considering).