Monday, February 20, 2017
If you’re not in a state of play you can’t make anything.
— Paula Scher, Abstract: The Art of Design
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Human bean… Our lives have been torn apart. We will live in a hell like place without parents I said… The window was only half as pretty as the dozens of paintings surrounding it…
— Excerpts from a story Lily wrote at 9
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Protects it from what?
— Marc Utay on pie crust protector
Friday, February 17, 2017
An architectural product that’s exportable.
— Phi’s goal (not verbatim)
Thursday, February 16, 2017
— Judy and Nick
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
When you cook, cook with love.
— IT Alex
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
I’m a guy that know’s whats up. Lets have some more ginger ale!
— Sid holding bottle of red wine
Monday, February 13, 2017
you win the Nobel Prize for Penguinwear!
— email subject line (referring to my penguin in Sgt. Peppers suit)
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