Oct 7, 2014

141007_Thought for the Day

The huts made by the women of the Sarakatsani nomads in northern Greece were without a smoke hole in the roof. Instead, the smoke would help to keep the roof waterproof and the inhabitants dry. The traces of these huts are long gone but the paths and bridges along the nomadic ways from winter to summer grazing grounds remain as the strongest marks of pastoral life.

(Photographs taken in 1922 by C. Hoeg)

Sep 21, 2014

140921_Thought for the Day

Tim Ingold on the notion of place,

"….lives are led not inside places but through, around, to and from them, from and to places elsewhere. I use the term wayfaring to describe the embodied experience of this perambulatory movement. It is as wayfarers then that human beings inhabit the earth. But by the same token, human existence is not fundamentally place-bound…but place-binding. It unfolds not in places but along paths. Proceeding along a path every inhabitant lays a trail. Where inhabitants meet, trails are entwined, as the life of each becomes bound up with the other. Every entwining is a knot, and the more that lifelines are entwined, the greater the density of the knot.

Places, then, are like knots, and the threads from which they are tied are lines of wayfaring.”

Taken from Being Alive, Essays on Movement, Knowledge and Description.

Sep 19, 2014
140919_Thought for the Day
Sawing in half an old boat and turning it upside down to make a shed, lives on as a tradition, in the harbour at Amble, Northumberland. A good gathering of such upturned structures can be found, alongside traditional sea-worthy boats called the coble.
Amble is noteworthy for the architect in that Nikolaus Pevsner, in his series of books called ‘Buildings of England’, described it as ‘singularly devoid of any architectural interest’.

140919_Thought for the Day

Sawing in half an old boat and turning it upside down to make a shed, lives on as a tradition, in the harbour at Amble, Northumberland. A good gathering of such upturned structures can be found, alongside traditional sea-worthy boats called the coble.

Amble is noteworthy for the architect in that Nikolaus Pevsner, in his series of books called ‘Buildings of England’, described it as ‘singularly devoid of any architectural interest’.

Sep 18, 2014
140918_Thought for the Day

Well crafted doors and veneer walls of Reading Room in the Kolumba Museum, Köln by Peter Zumthor. 

140918_Thought for the Day

Well crafted doors and veneer walls of Reading Room in the Kolumba Museum, Köln by Peter Zumthor. 

Sep 16, 2014
140916_Thought for the Day

Dawn along Mud Way_04 at Rammegors in Zeeland. The ground is being scraped to make it ready for a breach in the sea dike after which it will turn from a fresh water nature reserve to a salt marsh.
(Taken on 140314)

140916_Thought for the Day

Dawn along Mud Way_04 at Rammegors in Zeeland. The ground is being scraped to make it ready for a breach in the sea dike after which it will turn from a fresh water nature reserve to a salt marsh.

(Taken on 140314)

Sep 14, 2014
140914_Thought for the Day
Maghsoudi Setareh making her Momo or Mobile Mosque from folded ‘Tyvek’ paper.

140914_Thought for the Day

Maghsoudi Setareh making her Momo or Mobile Mosque from folded ‘Tyvek’ paper.

Jul 15, 2014

140715_Thought for the Day

A study in clay by George Johnson, Stone Head 2.

Jul 14, 2014
140714_Thought for the Day
Artist Cora Jongsma has drawn over the tracks of a Medieval highway as they are shown on a height map of the Ballooerveld in Drenthe. The cart wheels that have cut into the sandy ground are marked as red lines. She will translate the meshwork of lines into a felt work.
In the words of the artist:
'By understanding the genius loci of the landscape, behind the appearance of which natural or human processes are laying, I can remake the landscape in wool.’
Her blog can be followed at http://mappingballooerveld.wordpress.com
 

140714_Thought for the Day

Artist Cora Jongsma has drawn over the tracks of a Medieval highway as they are shown on a height map of the Ballooerveld in Drenthe. The cart wheels that have cut into the sandy ground are marked as red lines. She will translate the meshwork of lines into a felt work.

In the words of the artist:

'By understanding the genius loci of the landscape, behind the appearance of which natural or human processes are laying, I can remake the landscape in wool.’

Her blog can be followed at http://mappingballooerveld.wordpress.com

 

Jul 13, 2014
140713_Thought for the Day
Sculpture by Henry Moore.
'I have always been very interested in landscape…I find that all natural forms are a source of unending interest - tree trunks, the growth of branches form the trunk, each finding its own individual air-space.'

Henry Moore

140713_Thought for the Day

Sculpture by Henry Moore.

'I have always been very interested in landscape…I find that all natural forms are a source of unending interest - tree trunks, the growth of branches form the trunk, each finding its own individual air-space.'

Henry Moore

Jun 20, 2014

140620_Thought for the Day

A curragh with bent wood frame from Achill Island, Ireland. Taken from the book ‘British Coracles and Irish Curraghs’ part III by James Hornell, 1938

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