GIRAFFE//tale

a collection of good design, style, and innovation

The ABC of Architects.

A video defining great architects and their better-known works through each letter of the alphabet.

created by fidelpeye and shared via vimeo

(Source: vimeo.com)

BIG

fantastic article on one of the best designers our generations has offered up thus far.

mad bowl when the infamous Easters were still allowed…

mad bowl when the infamous Easters were still allowed…

Chaos Theory // by. varun vachhar

'an attempt to visualise music in two ways: the first using equations of dynamical systems which exhibit chaotic flow, such as the Lorenz attractor, mapped to the surface of a sphere, and the second using swarm dynamics. Through the process of beat detection and amplitude measurement, the behaviour of these two phenomenon is altered. The visualisation is rendered live and is purely generative.'

via// www.thestudentshow.com

"stuff your eyes with wonder"
—Ray Bradbury

'i cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you have lived at all.'

—leo rosten

culturalSKIN//

in other news… this is a little side project that has been keeping me busy this semester.

The City : Beijing // by Ai Weiwei

"Beijing is two cities. One is of power and of money. People don’t care who their neighbors are; they don’t trust you. The other city is one of desperation.

…Every year millions come to Beijing to build its bridges, roads, and houses. Each year they build a Beijing equal to the size of the city in 1949. They are Beijing’s slaves. They squat in illegal structures, which Beijing destroys as it keeps expanding. Who owns houses? Those who belong to the government, the coal bosses, the heads of big enterprises. They come to Beijing to give gifts—and the restaurants and karaoke parlors and saunas are very rich as a result.”

FUNKY LIZA!!! new orleans night crawler

finally settling back into new orleans and loving it more than ever.

"It’s that simple.  When curiosity and rigor get together, something happens." -Andrew Zuckerman