RIP

Prince

April 24, 2016

Prince


Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Purple is associated with mourning as well as all the better known things—royalty, magic and spirituality etc. Somehow I’d forgotten this until Prince died.

I am so gutted by this news, I don’t even know what to write.

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Categories: music, Uncategorised, video

One more thing

June 25, 2011

One more thing

“There’s not enough psychedelic stuff on TV. I want the world to be a bit weirder than it is. I hate reality, so I hate reality TV. But I love Columbo.”
— Noel Fielding (of the BBC’s The Mighty Boosh – image of Columbo from a Boosh animation below) & more tributes here.

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Unlimited Growth Increases the Divide: RIP George Riste

November 28, 2010

Unlimited Growth Increases the Divide: RIP George Riste

This small residential hotel in downtown Vancouver was stubbornly saved from demolition by its amazing owner, the quietly determined George Riste. George resisted numerous attempts by BC Hydro to buy his building, continually asserting the rights of his tenants to remain exactly where they were.  

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RIP Julius Shulman, 1910 – 2009.

July 16, 2009

RIP Julius Shulman, 1910 – 2009.

Julius Shulman, the prominent architectural photographer who helped introduce North America to modern architecture, died yesterday at age 98. Shulman had never retired. Working solidly almost up until months before his death, he produced a remarkably complete photographic archive of modern American interiors and exteriors spanning more than a 50-year period.

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Categories: design, Uncategorised

Smith House by Arthur Erickson

May 22, 2009

Smith House by Arthur Erickson

One last Vancouver house by Arthur Erickson. The house was built for and is still owned by the painterGordon Smith and his partner Marion. They have carefully maintained it over the years, in keeping with Erickson’s original design and intention.

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Goodbye, Arthur Erickson

May 20, 2009

Goodbye, Arthur Erickson

Goodbye to Arthur Erickson, a native of Vancouver and one of its most famous inhabitants, let alone architects. He died in Vancouver today at age 84.

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