Tag Archives: Aphorism

Turn, turn, turn

A most magnificent coda: The earth spins and we, utterly, are spun. “Of Contour, of Cadence”Thief in the InteriorPhillip B. Williams And so for day 304008.04.2015

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Horticultural and Culinary Tautology

Scribbled on a postcard in a series mailed out as correspondence art: If a recipe is a solution, a garden is a crime. And one of the series inverted the order: If a recipe is a crime, a garden is … Continue reading

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Pro-retro

From an interview in Surface Magazine: What’s the future if we can’t learn from the past? Sébastien Léon, artist, designer and sound sculptor This was set as an either/or question: Remember or forget? Remember. What’s the future if we can’t … Continue reading

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Procrustean

Maged Zaher from If Reality Doesn’t Work Out Smaller beds bigger nightmares And so for day 2918 08.12.2014

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Eschew perfection. Strive for excellence.

Thomas Keller The French Laundry Cookbook When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it, then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear: to make people happy, … Continue reading

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ab ovo: social comforts and refinements

The Sayings of Poor Richard (Toronto: The British Educational Society, [nd]) reprints a biography from 1938 published by The Grolier Society Limited in which one reads: He never countenanced the accumulation of wealth for its own sake, but for its … Continue reading

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Recursive Reticulation: Misunderstanding the Mobile

Two quotations from Yona Friedman Understanding something means misunderstanding it in one’s own way. An architect does not create a city, only an accumulation of objects. It is the inhabitant who ‘invents’ the city; an uninhabited city, even if new, … Continue reading

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Working the Angles

My Amazon review of Chèvre by Tia Keenan. An exercise in limits. It won’t melt I like the intro advice on goat’s cheese: “Chèvre does not melt — Think of chèvre as most similar to ricotta in the way it … Continue reading

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Influence

A confluence of clever retorts in a conversation about patience and seeding… transparent in all our moves so transparent as to be invisible And so for day 2661 27.03.2014

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A Pair of Ends, A Pair of Means

Long ago I had written longhand along the front of a file folder the following aphorism: Reject Perfectionism – Strive for Excellence Found the folder again and took a moment to ponder how well I may have followed my own … Continue reading

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