larameeee:

Le Meridien Zhengzhou / Neri&Hu Design and Research Office | ArchDaily
"The axe forgets; the tree remembers."

African proverb (via futurepharaohs)

This is a Zimbabwean proverb from the Shona tribe, meaning that a person who harms another or borrows from someone will often forget, but the person who is harmed or borrowed from will always remember.

(via sweetheartpleasestay)

(Source: journalofanobody, via wrcowboy)

(Source: artakamaa, via brvtalisme)

homeandinteriors:

 la SHED architecture 

cybergata:

© LYCS architecture  Cat Table designed to keep your cat off you keyboard.  Via TreeHugger

(via yikesonbikes)

Tags: furniture cats

nnmprv:

Casa 804 by H Arquitectes.

(via thomortiz)

maxenrich:

Braun Clock Face, design by Dieter Rams, Dietrich Lubs, 1971.

maxenrich:

Braun Clock Face, design by Dieter Rams, Dietrich Lubs, 1971.

(Source: clockoftheday, via markymonkey)

lifeonsundays:

The Stockholm apartment of interior stylist Joanna Lavén, featured in Elle Decoration Sweden: Hans J. Wegner´s daybed model GE-19 for Getama, Denmark, 1956.

lifeonsundays:

The Stockholm apartment of interior stylist Joanna Lavén, featured in Elle Decoration Sweden: Hans J. Wegner´s daybed model GE-19 for Getama, Denmark, 1956.

(Source: neuboheme, via theblackworkshop)

atlurbanist:

"Paving decisions" in Atlanta

The top image is taken from a 1909 aerial map of Atlanta, at the intersection of Trinity Avenue and Forsyth Street. It’s typical of the compact land use of pre-automobile cities. The bottom photo shows what we have in that spot today.

I shaded in blue what is pretty much the only set of structures left intact after the surroundings were obliterated by the desire to build parking lots. 

How did this happen? The answer comes via a quote posted by citymaus :

In their headlong search for modernity through mobility, American urbanites made a decision to destroy the living environments of nineteenth-century neighborhoods by converting their gathering places into traffic jams, their playgrounds into motorways, and their shopping places into elongated parking lots. These paving decisions effectively made obsolete many of urban America’s older neighborhoods.

What isn’t answered in the quote is this question: why does this urban decay linger? What is preventing us from turning this transit-connected space (that’s a MARTA station on the lower right) with gridded streets into something more valuable, efficient, and uplifting for the city? 

Downtown residents have been wondering for many years, but there are no simple answers and very little initiative seems to exist in city government to find a solution. This, despite the millions of dollars that were spent to build the rail station and the great potential for revenue from transit-connected development.

Quote source: “Transforming the Use of Urban Space – Look at the Revolution in Street Pavements, 1880-1924” Journal of Urban History, 5(3)