on the road, Jack Kerouac
“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was — I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.”
RISING TABLE (Bamboo)
by Robert Van Embricos
"…the rather simple idea of starting with a flat surface that is capable of transforming into a piece of stylishly designed furniture."
"…The Rising Table ignores the cliched notion that a table is little more than a flat surface that is held up by four separate legs. The result is a surprising mixture of fluid design that blends the multifaceted tabletop with the latticework of wooden beams that function as the center of the construct."
Summer House Vestfold 2 / JVA
"…The low elongated volume is cut into to allow for wind shielded outdoor areas, embraced by the house itself. These cuts also bring down the scale of the building, and together with the local variations of the section, make the building relate to the surrounding cliff formations."
Site Specific Art
The Passage, by German Artist Cornelia Konrads
"…responding to nature by presenting a way for the viewer, or more commonly, visitor, to reexamine their relationship to place through site-specific installations. Gateways feature heavily within Konrads’ work - Passage, installed in a forest clearing in Germany, provides a literal pathway back into nature. Returning cut-down branches to the cleared area, Konrads provides a direct, graceful and yet playful link between our own interventions into nature and the beauty of the nearby untouched wilderness. Crafted from branches mounted upon an iron frame and suspended with steel rope, the installation forms a roughly organized door frame before drifting upwards and outwards, almost camouflaged by the surrounding woodlands.”
People take different roads seeking fulfillment, and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
— The Dalai Lama (via rainydaysandblankets)
There are 7 billion people on this planet who I have not met,
and 195 countries I have not visited.
Yet I am stuck in this insignificant town,
Being pressured into making decisions about my future,
When I barely even know who I am”
— Unknown (via m0nsun)