“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
— Aldous Huxley
Crosscut Boards, by CANOE
Things Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci had in common
- natural talent we cannot imagine or account for, plus early opportunities to develp and perfect their skills in an apprenticeship system -
- an outsider’s status, where neither grew up in a prestigious, nor even a secure, social milieu
- family upheavel where both were deprived of their natural mothers at an early age, yet where they were welcomed into homes where their talents were recognized and nurtured
- a strong sense of themself, an impenetrable ego, a feeling of their own specialness (both entertained largely delusional family stories of noble heritage), and practice at ignoring doubt and scorn.
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.”
— Oscar Wilde
A Very Slim Table, by Nilly Landao from Israel
The table has been reduced to just a wooden strip. Instead of putting plates on the surface, you attach them to the sides of the strip.
Milk, by Søren Rose Kjær
Inside the large table top, Milk holds a cable drawer, cable exits, and an integrated front file. To the left are four eye-atching square modular spaces. These can be customised into garbage bins, pencil holders, an iPod drawer with in-desk cable routing, and even as an aquarium.
“I exist here, now. I’m not much interested in the future. Or, more precisely put, I do not believe in the future. To exaggerate a little, I have no faith that I will still exist tomorrow or the day after.”
— Yohji Yamamoto, My dear Bomb