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recommendedreading:

A weekly dose of Recommended Reading is the cure to your fiction affliction.
A free magazine from Electric Literature, Recommended Reading features one story each week curated by top writers and editors like Jim Shepard, One Story, and Michael Cunningham.

recommendedreading:

A weekly dose of Recommended Reading is the cure to your fiction affliction.
A free magazine from Electric Literature, Recommended Reading features one story each week curated by top writers and editors like Jim Shepard, One Story, and Michael Cunningham.

crudeability:

One of the most challenging and demanding aspects of creativity, has to be architecture.  

Either that or composing a 100-piece classical symphony. 

But since those are a dime in a dozen these days, let’s roll with this ridiculously impressive house by Luigi Rosselli Architects.  Now, I don’t and won’t post about houses much - but this one is different, because of where it’s situated and the aspects of it.  

Gordon’s bay is a tiny bay located in Sydney, Australia facing due-east directly out to the Pacific Ocean, perfect for snorkeling and if you’re lucky catching a wave or two.

Which is why I have to pay respect to this design, it adds what a well-designed house should add, a sense of etiquette and legitimacy to it’s location.  You know that in 20,30 even 40 years time, this will still look like it belongs. 

It never ceases to mesmerise when we are able to, out of completely nothing but ideas and inspiration, come up with new ways to build and design something that has been around since the birth of mankind - that in itself is impressive.  

If we all took complete pride and put well thought out ideas into what we do for a passion, I have a feeling that we’d have more respect for the things we take for granted.  

But then again - would this house really be worth discussing?

bluprint:

This Landsat image of 3 October 2011 shows the Mississippi River Delta, where the largest river in the United States empties into the Gulf of Mexico. In this false-colour image, land vegetation appears pink, while the sediment in the surrounding waters are bright blue and green. The delta is known as the ‘bird-foot’ delta because of the shape created by the channels extending outward.
The size of the Mississippi River Delta built over millions of years owing to sediment deposition. The tons of sediment carried by the river system created the wetlands in southern Louisiana, which are home to many endangered species and help to protect the mainland from hurricane winds by acting like speed bumps.
Over the last several decades, however, the delta’s sediment load has been drastically reduced by natural and man-made factors. Extensive oil and gas extraction causes the subsidence of the delta and wetlands, and rising sea levels increase erosion as the fresh water vegetation dies due to the influx of salt water.
Currently, a chunk of land the size of a football field is lost about every half an hour.

bluprint:

This Landsat image of 3 October 2011 shows the Mississippi River Delta, where the largest river in the United States empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
 
In this false-colour image, land vegetation appears pink, while the sediment in the surrounding waters are bright blue and green. The delta is known as the ‘bird-foot’ delta because of the shape created by the channels extending outward.

The size of the Mississippi River Delta built over millions of years owing to sediment deposition. The tons of sediment carried by the river system created the wetlands in southern Louisiana, which are home to many endangered species and help to protect the mainland from hurricane winds by acting like speed bumps.

Over the last several decades, however, the delta’s sediment load has been drastically reduced by natural and man-made factors. Extensive oil and gas extraction causes the subsidence of the delta and wetlands, and rising sea levels increase erosion as the fresh water vegetation dies due to the influx of salt water.

Currently, a chunk of land the size of a football field is lost about every half an hour.

(Source : , via geargent)

byroglyphics:

I have a new print ‘Pleiades’ available from Knee Deep in Sleep.
Edition of 50 -signed, embossed and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.
Printed on  Hahnemühle PhotoRag 310gsm paper. 59 x 42 cm
Please click on the link or the image for further information. http://bit.ly/tLtw0H

byroglyphics:

I have a new print ‘Pleiades’ available from Knee Deep in Sleep.

Edition of 50 -signed, embossed and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

Printed on  Hahnemühle PhotoRag 310gsm paper. 59 x 42 cm

Please click on the link or the image for further information. http://bit.ly/tLtw0H