Saturday, July 28, 2007
"6B is a little on the soft side--I'm more of a 2B man myself.
"...I think it's now recognized that technology is no substitute for the quickness and efficiency with which the brain and hand can connect and demonstrate creative ideas via pencil and paper. The problem with technology is ... that it can become so addictive that it absorbs time and energy and crushes creativity. People become techno junkies rather than creative whizz kids. Rather than let technology gain the upper hand, designers need to allow more poetry and 2B pencils into their work.
"Thank God for the 2B pencil and the A4 layout pad."
from Q&A: A Sort of Autobiography by Terence Conran p.165
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Dr. Ellis made a big contribution for the positive in my life among the
many others he helped. His ornery, salty persona did not conceal the
idealism which underlay the mission statement on friday nights to "cure
every screwball in town, one at a time".
In fact, it enhanced its accessibility to this "Fallible Fucked Up
Also: New York Times obit
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Lucky Star Bus -> South Station -> Revere Beach.
Why this much used beach means so much to me, I dunno. It's like a used bookstore book that has pencilled in annotations, marks of being much handled, lived in... All I know is that it is a summer ritual to take a walk along that concrete boardwalk and check out the scene, or scenes.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
David Denby in this week's New Yorker.
I couldn't find the Jonathan Richman song I wanted to post here, but here is a Reason To Be Cheerful: J.R. doing an intro to Girlfren:
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Like pornography, I know it when I see it.
Everytime I see info about Ettore Sotsass & the Olivetti Valentine
typewriter, my heart skips a beat.
This blog had a few sweet pix I want to link to:
The MOMA catalog cover is just gorgeous.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Shades of John Belushi screaming "AMSTERDAM!...HASH IN THE STREETS".
Pink leatherette cases? Ugh.
This is the moment when the band you love comes out with a record that the jocks like too. A friend said "Combat Rock" in answer to this formulation.
Of course this is better than being a "beleagured computer maker". And even after The Clash and Bruce Springsteen started playing arenas, they were still (insanely) great.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
"I tell myself I will not go/Even as I drive there."
Back in a bit with either more pointers to Reasons To Be Cheerful or a new take on what blog move to make next.