on request, a haiku: my new obsession star stitched lovers from paris the rent spent on shoes
“be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.” elsie de wolfe
the goings on about town is all i could ever ask for.
“in the times today there are tales of young women, new to the city, and i looked at a few of them and really, i think you are doing much more interesting things, dear.” russell oberlin.
since the late 1970s, sophie calle has made work that investigates provocative and often controversial methods for confronting her emotional and psychological life. she is well-known for her sleuth-like explorations of human relationships, which led her to follow a stranger in the streets of venice and document his every move, or to find work as a hotel chambermaid in order to photograph the...
who knows if the moon’s a balloon,coming out of a keen city in the sky—filled with pretty people? (and if you and i should get into it,if they should take me and take you into their balloon, why then we’d go up higher with all the pretty people than houses and steeples and clouds: go sailing away and away sailing into a keen city which nobody’s ever...
“a slick-looking sign lubricates our grooves of thought and taste, making the product whose name it bears easier to accept. after transforming ugly garbage trucks into slick sanitation vehicles, walter kacik should know when he says, “helvetica enhances things that normally wouldn’t work.”
tapes ‘n tapes, insistor
it had seemed like the beginning of happiness, and clarissa is still sometimes shocked, more than thirty years later, to realize that it was happiness; that the entire experience lay in a kiss and a walk, the anticipation of dinner and a book… michael cunningham, the hours
this is my right; it is the right of every human being. i choose not the suffocating anesthetic of the suburbs, but the violent jolt of the capital, that is my choice. virginia woolf, mrs. dalloway
“once we learn to recognize patterns of beauty in pragmatic and economic ideas, we will realize that our kitchen drawers, our purses, our car trunks, our bathroom cabinets are vibrant museums full of masterpieces.” paola antonelli