Posts in the category design

everyday hero: wabi-sabi . . .

ubiquitous quality factor number 12 •
everyday design hero:
wabi-sabi . . .

“the aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity & familiarity.”
philosopher ludwig wittgenstein
01) lightness . . .
02) enhancing civility . . .
03) beautility . . .
04) robust, resilient & repairable […]

posted 13 February 2022

categories design, education

photography, painting, saul leiter & . . .

photography, painting, saul leiter & . . .
we live in a world full of expectations, and if you have the courage,
you ignore the expectations. and you can look forward to trouble . . .
saul leiter
i happen to believe in the beauty of simple things. i believe that
the most uninteresting thing can […]

posted 1 February 2022

categories design, photos

happy lunar new year & . . .

february first; the year of the tiger . . .
“love is simply the name for the desire and pursuit of the whole . . .”
plato, the symposium
for the coming year there are a number of important creative questions that
an individual could address in twenty, twenty-two . . .
here’s a small sampling from […]

posted 28 January 2022

categories design, photos

ohio means, it is beautiful . . .

the name “ohio” is an iroquoian word which came from the seneca name for the ohio river, ohiyo, which means “it is beautiful.”
the indigenous tribes of the area now called *ohio, included among others: the hopewell, the shawnee, the chippewa, the ojibwa, the delaware, the wyandot, the eel river people, the kaskaskia, the miami […]

posted 24 January 2022

categories design, education

everyday hero: ephemeral . . .

ubiquitous quality factor number 11 •
everyday design hero:
ephemeral . . .

“the aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity & familiarity.”
philosopher ludwig wittgenstein
01) lightness . . .
02) enhancing civility . . .
03) beautility . . .
04) robust, resilient & repairable . […]

posted 13 January 2022

categories design, education

i am still alive . . .

about an exhibit of on kawara’s work, among others, at moma nyc., bewteen march & september 2011
an excerpt from the museum’s website:
in 1970, japanese artist on kawara sent a series of telegrams to his dutch gallerist that proclaimed, “i am still alive.” the simplicity of the message, coupled with the austerity of the […]

posted 6 January 2022

categories design, education, photos

untitled, number sixty-two . . .

untitled, number sixty-two . . .
untitled |ˌənˈtītld|
adjective
1 (of a book, composition, or other artistic work) having no name.
2 (of a person) not having a title indicating high social or official rank:
lesser untitled officials.
mio:
matthew’s inanimate objects. watering cans (giesskannen) . . .
the term “watering can” first appeared in 1692, in the diary of keen
cottage […]

posted 4 January 2022

categories design, photos

on growth & form . . .

why in nature are growth, proportion, pattern & form related ? . . .

why form, growth, proportion & pattern are important:
on growth and form, by thompson d’arcy wentworth (*1860 †1948)
why form, proportion, pattern, sequence & abstraction are important:
podcast | bbc: leonardo of pisa & the fibonacci sequence . . .
why an […]

posted 1 January 2022

categories design, education

untitled, number sixty-one . . .

untitled, number sixty-one . . .
untitled |ˌənˈtītld|
adjective
1 (of a book, composition, or other artistic work) having no name.
2 (of a person) not having a title indicating high social or official rank:
lesser untitled officials.

mio:
matthew’s inanimate objects.
2021: katrin kalt’s found art objects from packing materials, zürich.
the substantial minor matter exhibit in zurich’s design museum:
die […]

posted 31 December 2021

categories design, photos

everyday hero: a variation on a theme . . .

ubiquitous quality factor number 10 •
everyday design hero:
a variation on a theme . . .

“the aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity & familiarity.”
philosopher ludwig wittgenstein
01) lightness . . .
02) enhancing civility . . .
03) beautility . . .
04) […]

posted 13 December 2021

categories design, education