happy valentine’s day everyone!
let’s start with the apologies to all my readers. i know things have been thin around here for the last week or two and i’m sorry for that. i’ll be the first to admit i was slammed with end-of-the-semester work. of course, now that its all behind me, you can expect regular posting to resume. while i gather some more information to discuss be sure to stop by the new york times and read the article in today’s paper about the issue of starchitecture, something we’ve mentioned before; personally, i think article misses the point, but a good read nonetheless. also, check out greendweller’s recent posts, there is an exceptionally interesting discussion about an architectural thesis. speaking of thesis, i promise i will be posting more updates on my own in the coming days; in totally unrelated news, some of you may be asking about the picture above, it is of famed russian architect vladimir tatlin’s proposed but never built, monument to the third international. the project was proposed after the bolshevik revolution of 1917 and of completely incomprehensible scale. furthermore it is one of the foremost example of constructivist architecture (i’m sure most people are more familiar with the stylistic kid brother, deconstructivism; we also had a stylistic homage in name only on a photo friday not to long ago). so, until tomorrow, stay warm.
so i must offer my sincerest apologies, as i have been derelict in my duties to keep things fresh around here. sure things have been awfully busy, but everyone’s busy and i should have done a better job. so then, in an effort to keep everything new and fun let’s attempt a slightly different format shall we? perhaps one with a bit more structure so it’s both easier to follow and for me to keep up. naturally, the focus will always continue to be the way we live, but let’s try this (and yes, i know the titles are a bit hokey, but that’s fun):
modern monday: hey, there’s always an abundance of new architectural projects out there to talk about.
technology tuesday: we’ll focus on some of the latest technologies, gadgets, and buildings that affect the way we live and the world around us.
web 2.0 wednesday: with the explosion of blogs and digital portfolios let’s take time once a week to highlight a few of the best ones, sites, artists, articles, etc.
thesis thursday: since, let’s be honest, this is really what’s eating up my time, why don’t i use it as a topic of conversation around here. i can post updates and maybe get critiques and feedback. i promise, it relates to the way we live.
photo friday: everyone loves so great photography, sometimes the shots will be my own, other times, better images that i find.
saturday prefab: as one of my favorite architectural typologies with so much going for it, especially in terms of energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, it deserves a day.
sunday grab bag!: who knows, anything is fair game.
keep stopping by for new content!
happy belated fourth. apologies for posting so irradically recently, the last few months have been absolutely crazy around here. it started with a new job, a series of trips, and then, unfortunately, a loss of internet connection for a number of weeks. consequently i have been remiss about keeping things fresh around here. in the meantime here’s a little tidbit to chew on: a little while back i posted a link to a friend of mine’s digital portfolio. recently he has published a series of photobooks and made a number of his photos available for purchase through his website’s store, lulu, and imagekind. everyone should head over and have a look-see, it’s pretty impressive work. in the meantime, i’ll try and start putting together some more regular posts.
our goal here at the way we live is to explore the way we live, physically, in terms of architecture and urban planning, socially, including how we interact and how we address culture, and practically, regarding products and materials we develop and use to make our lives more sustainable, more organized, more efficient, and more enjoyable.