Momentum is a body of work created over a three-year project during which Alejandro Guijarro travelled to the world’s great quantum mechanics institutions and photographed blackboards. He visited . The resulting photographs are as big as the blackboards themselves, and the resolution is so realistic that the viewer might be tempted to run a finger across the image just to see if it will return chalk covered. I had the pleasure of seeing this powerful series at The Dallas Art Fair earlier this year. The grouping of his works becomes a force field of sorts; these massive “blackboards” have a way of magnetically pulling people in- perhaps those who enjoy intellectual pursuits might be drawn to them in hopes that osmosis might set in. The designer in me would love to see these in an office or a library… like my own, selfishly. Of course I had questions for the artist, which unearthed the deep thoughts behind the Momentum series. Meet Alejandro Guijarro and view more of his series here:
Famous Henry James quote- said to his nephew, Willie James, in 1902.
Howard Slatkin posted another great quote to his instagram account yesterday- “When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.” -unknown
Samuel Johnson reminds us that “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”
If you are ever visiting San Francisco and have an extra day for adventure, I highly recommend jumping into the car and heading to Silicon Valley. The drive is beautiful and it is a worthwhile experience to see some of the big businesses and small treasures of the tech world – and experience how low-key and casual Silicon Valley lifestyle is. While it is the epicenter of some of the nation’s greatest wealth, Silicon Valley is [Read more…]
A mistress, a queen, and their king… and the history of the FORK… over at HuffPost Taste. Aren’t you curious?
The new Cree Connected LED bulbs are my favorite home upgrade that I have seen in a while. They are easily controlled from anywhere, individually or in groups of lights. There are so many great things about these bulbs, beyond convenience and light quality – I am putting them on the must have list. [Read more…]