Sunday, February 12, 2017
What if, when Tracy Austin writes that after her 1989 car crash, “I quickly accepted that there was nothing I could do about it,” the statement is not only true but exhaustively descriptive of the entire acceptance process she went through? Is someone stupid or shallow because she can say to herself that there’s nothing she can do about something bad and so she’d better accept it, and thereupon simply accept it with no more interior struggle? Or is that person maybe somehow natively wise and profound, enlightened in the childlike way some saints and monks are enlightened?
— David Foster Wallace, “How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart,” String Theory
Saturday, February 11, 2017
A wise man once said nothing.
— A shirt someone made for Grandpa Jack that everyone gets a kick out of
Friday, February 10, 2017
Yes, it’s always like this.
— Dad on the sky.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Glad you made it.
— 375 Building Guard on basically snow day
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Stop working on mechanicals.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Looks like it’s above us.
— The pond waterin Central Park at night
Monday, February 6, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Make em’ laugh.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
What a love story.
— Lily on the drips between cups at Cafe Sabarsky
Friday, February 3, 2017
The problem is that most architects seem to have lost the knack. Ornament is not on the curriculum. Perhaps it should be.
— Edwin Heathcote, “The Problem With Ornament,” The Architectural Review via Nick Schmidt
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Who’s that Dutch painter who does really formal portraits but everyone is cross-eyed?
— David Rosenthal
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Not book club friendly.
— a critique in a jacket meeting
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Same country, same people, different area. Good people here.
— Roman from the breakfast sandwich cart on how people are friendlier and more generous at Hudson and King over Wall St.
Monday, January 30, 2017
You nailed it. Period!
— (at)seanspicer re-tweeting The Onion
Sunday, January 29, 2017
— Lily’s word for 20 questions
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Ben, we care about you and your Facebook memories. We thought you’d like to look back on this post from 10 years ago.
— FB on a picture of me and Danny after a Fiddler on the Roof performance in 8th grade.
Friday, January 27, 2017
— Lily observing differences between male and female sculpture’s backs
Thursday, January 26, 2017
At what point do artists using social media stop making art for the idealized art world audience they want and start embracing the new audience they have?
— Brad Troemel, “Brad Troemel, The Troll of Internet Art,” The New Yorker
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
— Conductor who couldn’t open the door as I got to the 1 right before it left 23rd
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
You just need another art project.
— Deloris(?) after I responded “hanging in there”