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olisaurusrex:

Bristol based artist Gareth Wood, aka Fuller, has spent over 500 hours creating a hand-drawn personalised map of the city. The cartographer claims his depiction was inspired by the residents view of the West Country’s capital, seeking to create a psycho-geographical landscape.

The map will be exhibited in a grand unveiling at It’s All 2 Much gallery in Stokes Croft, on the 31st of May

(via fuckyeahcartography)

A wise person knows when and how to make the exception to every rule… A wise person knows how to improvise… Real-world problems are often ambiguous and ill-defined and the context is always changing. A wise person is like a jazz musician — using the notes on the page, but dancing around them, inventing combinations that are appropriate for the situation and the people at hand. A wise person knows how to use these moral skills in the service of the right aims. To serve other people, not to manipulate other people. And finally, perhaps most important, a wise person is made, not born. Wisdom depends on experience, and not just any experience. You need the time to get to know the people that you’re serving. You need permission to be allowed to improvise, try new things, occasionally to fail and to learn from your failures. And you need to be mentored by wise teachers.

Legendary psychologist Barry Schwartz, author of the enormously stimulating Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, on our loss of wisdom

(via swissmiss)

(Source: explore-blog)

killianandco:

eleventheleven:

ABARROTES DELIRIO 

Abarrotes Delirio balances street life and good food through its authentic and functional offer, conveying a lifestyle which is impulsed by a new gastronomical street culture and gourmet meals, but in a new pantry-ready format. Our objective was to communicate Abarrotes Delirio’s philosophy, based on practicality, simplicity and on the organic provenance of their ingredients, through its identity and interior design, which in turn was developed by Habitación 116. The careful selection of the products on offer is depicted in the graphic style developed for the brand, where each element serves a specific purpose to complement this lifestyle. The contrast between the opposing concepts of a corner shop and a gourmet one is resolved through a neutral and pristine base that can cater for all forms and colours which are naturally present in the products, thus effectively communicating the concept of closeness, authenticity and selectiveness.

More on: savvy-studio.net

Missing Mexico City. Te extraño DF.

(Source: ashortinspiration, via hoploid)

cjwho:

The Naked House by Marc Gerritsen

"The main thing about this location is the expanse of the surroundings and the quietness. Life in Taipei is very hectic, and I needed a place to escape. I really wanted a quiet area and a fantastic view. Having an open plan living room, with doors that can totally slide away, which looks out at the pool and the ocean – that’s something I’d been thinking about for a long time. With this plot, I was able to put the pieces of the puzzle together. The house was a return to the basic values in life: good clean air, wide open space, quiet solitude. With these basic values you can be in a space that is uncluttered, and your mind can become still. That’s also the reason behind the very basic materials that I have used: concrete, wood, steel and glass. There are no embellishments. The focus is on the space rather than the materials.

I originally planned three stories: two bedrooms on the bottom; the pool, living area and kitchen on the middle level; and an office on top. But I’ve added a bathroom on the living room level, a laundry room and pantry. I wanted a simple kitchen, with no overhead cupboards or tall fridge, so the pantry is good for storage. I added a freestanding open-air bathroom, as the top room became a magnificent master bedroom which needed an en-suite. The tank and plant room became a large open room with a swing bed, underneath the deck I added a steam room, and the space below the bedrooms now houses an office and maid’s room. So it ended up being five stories – the result of a work in progress”, said Gerritsen.

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