Keeping track while not feeding the algorithm.
November 11th, 2022
  • Jean Prouvé [link]. Self-taught architect/engineer/designer. Thinking about making a list of self-taught architects.
  • Focus on innovation. He grew up poor (artist parents) and studied more "practical" engineering.
September 19th, 2022
  • Saw James Wines (SITE Architecture) speak [link] at the AIA - Center for Architecture. Non-conventional architect blurring the line between sculpture and buildings with consideration for environmental preservation. Also he's an old-school outspoken convention-flouting weirdo and I dig it. He doesn't have to be great he just has to be different with consideration for others and the environment. Some of his work [link] and [link].
  • Interview with James Wines for MoMA. [link]
September 11th, 2022
  • Was describing this concept to someone and couldn't remember the official name. City Beautiful Movement [link]
August 8th, 2022
  • Bronco Billy (1980) [link]
August 1st, 2022
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's experiments with "cost-effective modular housing" i.e. The Usonian automatic house [link]
July 12th, 2022
  • The perfectly timed off-beat riff @2:33 in Kim Deal - Wish I Was [link]
June 1st, 2022
  • The story of the beginning of the partnership between Pininfarina and Ferrari. Both Enzo Ferrari and Battista Farina's ego had foiled Battista's son Sergio's previous attempts to get them to meet but finally they agreed to have lunch halfway between Turin and Moderna in Tortona. The lunch went great and began one of the longest and most fruitful collaborations in automobile history. [link] . Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group took over Pininfarina in 2015 and ended the partnership.
May. 13th, 2022
  • Center for Architecture - NYC’s Housing Crisis 5.13.2022 [link]
May. 9th, 2022
  • Stunning example of technical writing [link]
Apr. 22nd, 2022
  • Hildreth Meiere's mosaic tile work at 1 Wall Street. Acheson Doyle Partners renovation. [link]
Apr. 21st, 2022
  • The Mogwai part (starts @ 19:34) of Gary Indiana's short film STANLEY PARK (2013). Watch with lights off on big high-def screen. [link]
Apr. 11th, 2022
  • These buildings are beautiful. Also Kéré's perspective is inline with the recurrent theme of inclusivity in architecture/design.[link]
  • "You need to teach the people how to use modern skills. You need the people to understand what you're going to do." - Diébédo Francis Kéré
Apr. 5rd, 2022

I always thought it was "he understands your orphan with his gun" but it's "yonder stands your orphan with his gun."
So here's a bunch of different covers of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

  • Them [link]
  • Echo & The Bunnymen [link]
  • Hole [link]
  • Grateful Dead [link]
  • Hugh Masekela [link]
  • The Byrds (outtakes) [link]
  • Richie Havens [link]
  • Joni Mitchell (she changes the lyric to make it clearer).[link]
  • When Dylan meets Donovan (my favorite).[link]
Apr. 3rd, 2022
  • Thinking about sustainability and the "Make Do" or "Never Demolish" approach from Lacaton, Vassal & Druot. [link]
Mar. 27nd, 2022
  • Elliott Smith - Everything Reminds Me Of Her [link]
Mar. 26nd, 2022
  • Replaced Toyota 2007 RAV-4 car battery myself. You mostly just need a 10mm socket wrench. $10 credit for returning the battery at AutoZone. Pushpins need to be pulled up by wedging in screwdriver underneath pin.
Mar. 22nd, 2022
  • Arrivée Des Camionneurs from Jacques Demy's THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort". Great background music for small videos. (Mubi ad)
Mar. 18th, 2022
  • GOODBYE, DRAGON INN by Ming-liang Tsai. Beautiful movie about the space, people, and feeling movie theaters possess. The scene with the woman eating nuts. The cracking sound! Like the idea of a movie theater as a listless refuge space where wanderers end up.
Feb. 19th, 2022
  • The trumpet solo in Hugh Masekela's version of "Keep Me Hangin' On" [link]. Starts @ 2:00.
  • Tame Impala, Blood Orange - Borderline (Blood Orange Remix) [link]
Feb. 18th, 2022
  • emet in Hebrew means "Truth" but without the leading "e" spells met or "Death". Took this from Jewish folklore about The Golem of Prague.