This is Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. 

The beautiful Ancient Roman Temple of Minerva with 17th century Baroque interior.

Built in the 1st century BC by will of Gneus Caestius and Titus Caesius Priscus, who financed the construction.

This is Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis.

The beautiful Ancient Roman Temple of Minerva with 17th century Baroque interior.

Built in the 1st century BC by will of Gneus Caestius and Titus Caesius Priscus, who financed the construction.

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.
the-27:

The Piraha tribe of the Brazilian Amazon 
Despite believing they inhabit a landscape of “first nature” (Smith 1991, p.55) they too live in the “second nature” experienced by the inhabitants of global cities. Although they remain somewhat unaware, they live in a global space, shaped by capitalism and globalisation. 
Thus, in a world where nothing is untouched by man due to fluxes of industrial revolutions and the consequences of pollution, the Pirahã visions of “first nature” remain a fantasy, and is a consequence of their lack of understanding for the outside influences upon their natural landscape. 

Relevance once again…


For we see Western man’s ability to touch even the uknown, fall directly into the laps of the indigenous tribe of the Peruvian rainforest.

Earlier this year they crossed the Brazilian border and entered a land unknown to them.

Threatened by loggers and drug trafficers, they are driven from their homes, lead into the spotlight of the global media - a concept in fathomable to them - and threatened by our illness.

Should it be our responsibility as global advocators to ensure their survival and protection, or must we let the fluxes of ”second nature” take it’s cause?

the-27:

The Piraha tribe of the Brazilian Amazon

Despite believing they inhabit a landscape of “first nature” (Smith 1991, p.55) they too live in the “second nature” experienced by the inhabitants of global cities. Although they remain somewhat unaware, they live in a global space, shaped by capitalism and globalisation.

Thus, in a world where nothing is untouched by man due to fluxes of industrial revolutions and the consequences of pollution, the Pirahã visions of “first nature” remain a fantasy, and is a consequence of their lack of understanding for the outside influences upon their natural landscape. 

Relevance once again…

For we see Western man’s ability to touch even the uknown, fall directly into the laps of the indigenous tribe of the Peruvian rainforest.

Earlier this year they crossed the Brazilian border and entered a land unknown to them.

Threatened by loggers and drug trafficers, they are driven from their homes, lead into the spotlight of the global media - a concept in fathomable to them - and threatened by our illness.

Should it be our responsibility as global advocators to ensure their survival and protection, or must we let the fluxes of ”second nature” take it’s cause?

The Soldier, Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

IF I should die, think only this of me;
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, 5
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less 10
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

the-27:

Did Andy Warhol create her, or did she create Andy Warhol? Either way, she was his muse, and he coined the term ‘superstar’ for her. Edie Sedgwick. She was the girl of his factory, and the star of his underground films, especially ‘The Poor Little Rich Girl Saga’.
Today, 20th April 2012 would have been her 69th birthday, but tragically she died from ‘barbiturate intoxication’ 6 months after the turn into her 28th year (could she be an honorary member of the 27-club?).
Artist turned 1960s actress, socialite, model and muse; she was the first ‘it girl’. She was the one that cut the edges and paved the way for others. She was the queen of the youthquake.
Sedgwick will never be forgotten, but simply remembered for being the antithesis of cool, with her beauty, trademark chandelier earrings and relationship with Bob Dylan.
RIP Miss Sedgwick 20th April 1943 – 16th November 1971. 



2 years later … 71

the-27:

Did Andy Warhol create her, or did she create Andy Warhol? Either way, she was his muse, and he coined the term ‘superstar’ for her. Edie Sedgwick. She was the girl of his factory, and the star of his underground films, especially ‘The Poor Little Rich Girl Saga’.

Today, 20th April 2012 would have been her 69th birthday, but tragically she died from ‘barbiturate intoxication’ 6 months after the turn into her 28th year (could she be an honorary member of the 27-club?).

Artist turned 1960s actress, socialite, model and muse; she was the first ‘it girl’. She was the one that cut the edges and paved the way for others. She was the queen of the youthquake.

Sedgwick will never be forgotten, but simply remembered for being the antithesis of cool, with her beauty, trademark chandelier earrings and relationship with Bob Dylan.

RIP Miss Sedgwick 20th April 1943 – 16th November 1971

2 years later … 71
Enter LONDON. Enter CAPITALISM. 

This is a place of inspiration and 
aspiration. 

"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
— Samuel Johnson

Enter LONDON. Enter CAPITALISM.

This is a place of inspiration and
aspiration.

"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
— Samuel Johnson

Macau, China

Macau is the gambling mecca of the Far East - it’s the only legal area in China for it. The place has risen to fame since Casino Royale (2006) and is now the equivalent to Vegas. 

However, there is so much more to the two islands. 

During the 16th century it was a Portuguese colony - from it the Portuguese stole egg tarts and renamed them as theirs and in return they gave it fantastic architecture and a unique mediterranean/Chinese culture.

Recommended

The town of Coloane and Lord Stow’s bakery

The Mandarin’s House

Senado Square

Guia Fortress

A-Ma Temple

Taipa Houses museum

Bird Market, Hong Kong.
Local men bring their birds in cages daily to trade and sell. Pigeons, song birds, parakeets and parrots. You can buy bamboo bird cages, insects for bird food or porcelain water dishes. Only visit if you like birds however. 

Bird Market, Hong Kong.

Local men bring their birds in cages daily to trade and sell. Pigeons, song birds, parakeets and parrots. You can buy bamboo bird cages, insects for bird food or porcelain water dishes. Only visit if you like birds however. 

theimportanceofbeingmodernist:

Chasing Waterfalls: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright-


Fallingwater is arguably the most famous house of the 20th century and definitely one of the most photographed. These photographs were taken by architecture photographer Ezra Stoller. Frank Lloyd Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935. The house was constructed between 1936 and 1938 and a further guesthouse was constructed in 1939. Situated in South-western Pennsylvania’s Appalachian mountains, Fallingwater was designed for Edgar Kaufmann. The house is anchored into the bedrock of the river that runs directly beneath the cantilevered rooms and terraces. The design of the house is very geometric from the outside with its concrete shelves. However, the strong is broken up with the natural stone and the inside is much less formal with stone walls and floors.


www.theimportanceofbeingmodernist.com

The steroetype of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture. 

From the outside in, horizontality dominates. 

The Piraha tribe of the Brazilian Amazon 
Despite believing they inhabit a landscape of “first nature” (Smith 1991, p.55) they too live in the “second nature” experienced by the inhabitants of global cities. Although they remain somewhat unaware, they live in a global space, shaped by capitalism and globalisation. 
Thus, in a world where nothing is untouched by man due to fluxes of industrial revolutions and the consequences of pollution, the Pirahã visions of “first nature” remain a fantasy, and is a consequence of their lack of understanding for the outside influences upon their natural landscape. 

The Piraha tribe of the Brazilian Amazon

Despite believing they inhabit a landscape of “first nature” (Smith 1991, p.55) they too live in the “second nature” experienced by the inhabitants of global cities. Although they remain somewhat unaware, they live in a global space, shaped by capitalism and globalisation.

Thus, in a world where nothing is untouched by man due to fluxes of industrial revolutions and the consequences of pollution, the Pirahã visions of “first nature” remain a fantasy, and is a consequence of their lack of understanding for the outside influences upon their natural landscape. 

Don’t suffer in silence, it happens to the best of us. Video by Filterview productions. 

Peter Beard

Peter Beard

Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevigne, Vogue September 2013

Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevigne, Vogue September 2013


Vincent van Gogh - The Pink Peach Tree (1888)

Vincent van Gogh - The Pink Peach Tree (1888)

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Izis Berdmanas - ‘Man Blowing Bubbles’, 1950s

Lithuanian-Jewish photographer, famed and acclaimed for his photography of the circus community in Paris. Images described as melancholic, affectionate and nostalgic.

the-27:

Izis Berdmanas - ‘Man Blowing Bubbles’, 1950s

Lithuanian-Jewish photographer, famed and acclaimed for his photography of the circus community in Paris. Images described as melancholic, affectionate and nostalgic.

(Source: varietas)