Dieter Rams, Braun audio 2, radio and record player combination,1964. Braun AG, Germany. © Koichi Okuwaki.
Hendrik Goltzius, The artists right hand, 1588. Pen and brown ink. From the auction Old Masters 2014. Sold for $4,554,011 ©Christie’s
When Goltzius was a year old, he fell into a fire and burned both his hands. He was never able to fully open his right hand, a trait that became one of the artist’s most recognizable features. The shown abnormalities are not mannerisms but accurately rendered deformities caused by burns. The sheet can be considered as a “self-portrait.” Read more: metmuseum
Long Museum (West Bund) Atelier Deshaus
"The new design adopts the cantilever structure featuring “vault-umbrella” with independent walls while the shear walls with free layout are embedded into the original basement so as to be concreted with the original framework structure. With the shear walls, the first underground floor of the original parking has been transformed to an exhibition space with the overground space highlighting multiple orientations because of the relative connection of the “vault-umbrella” at different directions; besides, the electrical & mechanical system has been integrated in the “vault-umbrella” structure. As to the overground space covered by the “vault-umbrella”, the walls and the ceiling feature as-cast-finish concrete surface so that their geometrical dividing line seems faint. Such structure cannot only shield the human body in conformation but visually echoes with the Coal-Hopper-Unloading-Bridge at the wharf. Moreover, the building’s internal space can also represent a kind of primordial and tameless charm while the spatial dimension, large or small, and the as-cast-finish concrete surface with the seam among moulding boards and the bolt holes bring a sense of reality as well. The directness and simplicity resulting from this “literal” structure, material and space plus the sense of force or lightness because of large-scale overhanging style enables the overall building’s continuation of the industrial property of the original site, not only in time but in space."
44Peter Pan, 1924
19:38// I imagine for a moment, scrolling through, of watching this with our hypothetical future child (‘We have no son!’). Writing this, I remembered a ride at Disney World that took one over an elaborate nighttime model of London. I first experienced it when I was a child, then as a moody teenager when we went back for my kid sister. I still wonder if the cab driver from the airport was a paid actor. I mean, who pulls out a copy of Life magazine with the first atom bomb on the cover after getting your bags from the trunk before a small person opened the door of the Victorian-themed resort, the college-aged girl at the front desk telling me of the happiness training they have to go through and the cameras everywhere? I am a magnet for other people’s stories, which is part of the reason the whole “it all has to be about him” thing your barking friend spoke of is such rubbish. Anyway, my arms are always open friend, I love you, all of you, come whatever may. I hope you learn as much as I have from this tragedy. Be well.