Posts Tagged ‘black’

White house black lava

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Built on faith in lava not striking twice. Via Kateopolis via Michael Wells, photographer, “Scorched Earth.”

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Sleeping with books

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”

~Anna Quindlen, “Enough Bookshelves,” New York Times, 7 August 1991. This room is in Mildred’s Lane, the Pennsylvania artist’s colony that J.

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Ghent loft

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Via OWI – Office for Word and Image. Photo: Vercruysse Frederik

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Charred Cedar House by Terunobu Fujimori

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

This house is called the Yakisugi or “charred cedar” house. Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is using a traditional Japanese technique of charring as a way to finish and preserve wood. See another charcoal house by Fujimori here. Fujimori’s buildings often use traditional materials in almost fantastical, quasi-folkloric ways. This house was built to resemble, at least in its interior, a cave dwelling found near Lascaux in France. 

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Kurdish felt coat

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

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The babies-of-different-races-and-white-soldiers toy genre

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Why does my cringe list contain so many toys or toy-like objects? I like many toys. But not really this one. This toy was in the house for as long as I can remember while my sisters and I were growing up. It arrived as a hand-me-down but no one could remember from where or whom.

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