You are viewing a read-only archive of the Blogs.Harvard network. Learn more.

Archive for the 'style' Category

Offering hot yoga and skin care …with garbage on the side?

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

There’s a storefront about three blocks from my house that has been bugging me for a few years now, and tonight I’m calling it out. The frontage I’m talking about is actually at the back of the building, a narrow 2-story structure that stretches from a frontage on a main street to another (secondary) frontage […]


Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Night thoughts about exigency (something I have no time for). Exigency: An urgent situation …a situation requiring extreme effort or attention. Exigence: demand. Think child-rearing, perhaps? Think about having hardly any time for yourself, as you prepare yourself to be on constant alert, inbetween the moments that punctuate perpetual vigilance with pure delight? Is it […]

You know eco-consciousness is mainstream when…

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

…it’s a major theme at Brazilian carnival. Via PingMag – The Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” comes this wonderful recap of Sao Paolo, Brazil’s just-ended carnival season. Season? According to Aroldo Cardoso Jr., who wrote the intro for PingMag‘s entry, planning and preparation for carnival starts in July. It’s more or less an […]

Not TV

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

For something a bit less predictable than TV, but pleasurable in an eye-candy sort of way, 3 links to visuals that might intrigue you: For the designers, via Cool Hunting, there’s wind to light, an installation that “illustrates alternative energy sources in the form of a cloud of LEDs. Mini wind turbines power the lights […]

Soul-Crushing Stalinesque Architecture? Memory Trip, New Hip, & Heritage

Friday, June 29th, 2007

For anyone who was certain that all those super-ugly”commie blocks,” built in East Berlin during the height of the German Democratic Republic’s most intense enthrallment to Stalin, would get the chop after the Wall came down, here’s an explanation for why they’re staying: Warum “die Kultbauten am Alexanderplatz” nicht abgerissen werden. It’s a short (under […]

Recent Posts



Theme: Pool by Borja Fernandez.
Entries and comments feeds.