Monday, January 17, 2022
Trees on Buildings and the Green Aesthetic
This is 1,000 Trees, a mixed use building in Shanghai by Heatherwick Studio. I think it is ok, aesthetically, certainly better than bare con...
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Susanna Clarke, "Piranesi"
I read this book straight through from beginning to end, something I had not done with any other book in years. I did not expect to like Pir...
Snow falling hard at 3:30 PM, the leading edge of a storm that should last until tomorrow.
Today's Place to Daydream about: Blois, France
Blois is an ancient town on the Loire River in central France. Most people who visit are on tours of the famous chateaux of the Loire Valle...
Did Michael Avenatti Deserve This?
Michael Avenatti, the sleazeball lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels when she sued Donald Trump, then stole $300,000 from his client, ende...
Saturday, January 15, 2022
The Mästermyr Chest
The place known as Mästermyr, on the Swedish island of Gotland, used to be a lake. The lake was drained in the early twentieth century. In 1...
Friday, January 14, 2022
Links 14 January 2022
Georgia O'Keeffe, Dark Iris no.II, 1927 Investigating the child mummies of Palermo . Kevin Drum wants to start thinking about what "...
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Scientists on a German icebreaker called the RV Polarstern were towing an underwater camera across the floor of the Weddell Sea off Antarcti...
South American Gargoyles
Basílica del Voto Nacional – Basilica of the National Vow – is a neogothic church in Quito, Ecuador, construction begun in 1884 and still no...
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Nok Sculpture from Nigeria
According to various online sources, including the Met and Louvre, the modern story of Nok sculpture began in 1943. In that year, tin miner...
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