Sewing Machine Magic

I really like the gif that accompanies this post on “How a Sewing Machine Works“.  It is a bit silly however to say it isn’t magic but mechanics.  At any rate, it moved me to post this quote: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”  Arthur C. Clark I’m not entirely sure if a…

Trace

Faded letters like dusty flowers fill the windowsill I stare out and think of you. The remnants of your life ..in baubles and torn faces scattered mattered so much to you. I want to keep them ..to keep you..to keep the ineffable from drifting away. But they cannot stay.  We cannot stay. Beloved trinkets, balls…

What is Ugly?

Steven Heller at the Atlantic, reviews a new book by Stephen Bayley titled,  “Ugly:  The Aesthetics of Everything” and asks What is Ugly?  Certain psychological studies have shown there are some universal standards of attractiveness in regards to human figures such as facial symmetry. Other studies point towards the complexity level of what we view as an…

What is art but…

“What is art but a way of seeing?” -Saul Bellows Just found out that the author of one of my long time favorite books “Ways of Seeing” John Berger is from my recent London abode of Hackney.  I discovered this mural on a walk around Dalston.