Wendy MacNaughton is such a talent and her new book, Meanwhile, in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words looks to be a very special collection of illustrations and notations, capturing all the corners and characters of her home city — from the library to an intersection to a few moments with a city bus driver. Bravo!
Jonas Dahlberg‘s Memory Wound project is the finalist in Oslo’s July 22 Memorial competition, which sought a memorial to honor the 77 victims of the two separate and solo-operated terrorist attacks that occurred on July 22, 2011. What a beautiful design for so painful a memory for Norway.
Dalhberg’s own description: The concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died. The cut will be a three-and-a-half-meters-wide excavation.
…Visitors begin their experience guided along a wooden pathway through the forest…Then the pathway will flow briefly into a tunnel. This tunnel leads visitors inside of the landscape and to the dramatic edge of the cut itself. Visitors will be on one side of a channel of water created by the cut. Across this channel, on the flat vertical stone surface of the other side, the names of those who died will be visibly inscribed in the stone.
The names will be close enough to see and read clearly—yet ultimately out of reach….It should be difficult to see the beauty of the natural setting, without also experiencing a sense of loss. It is this sense of loss that will physically activate the site. .
(*via Notcot via ArchDaily)
Traveling with a talented photographer friend like Angie Smith ensures you will have beautiful images for remembering your adventures.
A few weeks ago, Angie and I spent a weekend in Washington state on the Olympic Peninsula, spending a night at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Forest. Here are some of her photos (you can spy me in the lawn below).
For more of her work, visit angiesmithphotography.com.
Eleanor Taylor is a Brighton, UK based illustrator who works in a variety of mediums – paint, charcoal, ink, collage and digital techniques – for a variety of clients plus her own exhibitions. Enjoy her full portfolio.
(*via Design Work Life)
I really appreciate the message behind this photo series, We Are Tiny, by Randy P. Martin.
Enjoy this video from T Magazine with the inspiring 92-year-old Iris Apfel, style guru.
(Image via Into the Gloss)
Exquisite gemstone oil paintings by Toronto-based artist, Carly Waito.
Artist Nate Lowman and Nordstrom teamed up to produce these pizza ornaments ($12.95) which benefit the non-profit, RxArt. RxArt “transforms pediatric hospital facilities into comforting and engaging spaces through site-specific installations by contemporary artists.”
(*via Refinery 29)