Monday, February 22, 2016
I tell ya, that’s why I get the little money.
— Building mail guy on predicting the timing of an elevator.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Has a square stem.
— Poem sent as a text from a collage friend
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Scanlan writes on the website that the Society was formed as a response to the “rather precious intellectual scaffolding [that] has come to almost completely encase the memory of [Broodthaers’s] work—a mandarin discourse that, to us, is at odds with his trademark irreverence and annihilating wit.”
— Ben Davis, “Artist Joe Scanlan Is Renting Out a Marcel Broodthaers-Themed Airbnb”
Friday, February 19, 2016
I didn’t want to be rude.
— Sid the Kid on putting limoncello in his water
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Yea, you’ve got a full day.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Such as this one, Robert Slimbach’s Minion
— Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Spoken like a true father.
— Lou (from Coral)
Monday, February 15, 2016
What is it?
A juried competition for writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, and printers of miniature books. You need not be a member of the MBS to enter.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
I can’t eat without media.
— Apple watch wearing anti-capitalist at Jamo’s house
Friday, February 12, 2016
A child can’t hide or play among the legs of furniture like that.
— Paul Goodman, The Open Look
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The open look of animals and infants is not philosophical; it is full of potential energy. I would not call their open look curiosity. It is a kind of disinterested voracity.
— The Open Look
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
“I am going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created,” vowed Mr. Trump, adding that he would “knock the hell out of ISIS,” or the Islamic State.
— Patrick Healy and Jonathan Martin, “Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Win in New Hampshire Primary,” The New York Times
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
A telling anecdote: A friend of mine grew up in a geodesic dome in North Carolina. She liked to tell the story of the escalating paranoia provoked by a teenage LSD experiment in a house with no corners. In a geodesic space designed for maximum domestic efficiency, there is no place to hide. It’s an extreme example, but it underscores the limits of Fuller’s emphasis on geometry and performance. Performance implies optimization for one thing at a time and may not account for the full range of human experience. Contrast that to Kahn's observation that “architecture must have bad spaces as well as good spaces.”
— Stan Allen, “Postscript: R. Buckminster Fuller and Louis I. Kahn” in R. Buckminster Fuller World Man
Monday, February 8, 2016
What are you drinking? Tea!? Tea is boring. I hate tea and I hate reading.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
It can be argued that many deaths are inconveniently scheduled.
— James F. O’Gorman, ““Either in Books or Architecture:” Bertram Grosvenor Goodie in the Nineties,” American Architects and Their Books, 1840-1915
Saturday, February 6, 2016
I think I’m hungry for knowledge but I’m satiating it with Total.
— Lily on cereal snacking
Friday, February 5, 2016
Procrastination may also give you some status. After all, its only very lucky or very wealthy people who don’t have to work hard at things. If you procrastinate and take it easy, you may be saying, I’m a special kind of person-I’m one cut above the rest. I shouldn’t have to work hard and hustle. I deserve to play and have fun.
— David D. Burns, M.D. The Feeling Good Handbook
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Bread and butter letter, also known as bagel and cream cheese.
— Sid the Kid on thank you note email subject line
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Becoming the biggest small.
— Markus Dohle