A place to house artwork, links and music I enjoy. There is an 'About' page which talks a little more about who I am and what I do, but to give a brief note, I'm Eastern Orthodox by confession, into jazz, progressive and avant-garde music as well as post-punk and psychedelic, love art, pretty women and Jorge Luis Borges, Ezra Pound and P'u Song-Ling. Feel free to contact me to your heart's content, as I love shooting the breeze with people.

  • my-boring-tumblr:

    Les Alyscamps, Vincent Van Gogh

    (via nearinfrared)

  • Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (via whyallcaps)

    (via whyallcaps)

  • "for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes."
  • First Watts Festival; Los Angeles, California, 1965 by Joe Schwartz

    (Source: lostinurbanism, via surmars)

  • acidadebranca:

    Le Corbusier’s Hands

    André Wogenscky (Author)

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    Le Corbusier’s Hands offers a poetic and personal portrait of Le Corbusier—a nuanced portrayal that is in contrast to the popular image of Le Corbusier the aloof modernist. The author knew Le Corbusier intimately for thirty years, first as his draftsman and main assistant, later as his colleague and personal friend. In this book, written in the mid-1980s, Wogenscky remembers his mentor in a series of revealing personal statements and evocative reflections unlike anything that exists in the vast literature on Le Corbusier.Wogenscky draws a portrait in swift, deft strokes—50 short chapters, one leading to the next, one memory of Le Corbusier opening into another. Appearing and reappearing like a leitmotif are Le Corbusier’s hands—touching, taking, drawing, offering, closing, opening, grasping, releasing: “It was his hands that revealed him…. They spoke all his feelings, all the vibrations of his inner life that his face tried to conceal.” Wogenscky writes about Le Corbusier’s work, including the famous design of the chapel at Ronchamp, his ideas for high-density Unités d’Habitation linked to the center of a “Radiant City,” and his “Modulor” system for defining proportions—which Wogenscky compares to a piano tuner’s finding the exact relation between sounds. He remembers the day Picasso spent with Le Corbusier at the Marseilles building site—“All day long they outdid one another in a show of modesty,” he observes in amazement. He adds, speaking for himself and the others present, “We were inside a double energy field.” And Wogenscky writes about Le Corbusier more personally. “I have spent years trying to understand what went on in his mind and in his hand,” he tells us. With Le Corbusier’s Hands, Wogenscky gives us a unique record of an enigmatic genius.

  • Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (via whyallcaps)

    (via whyallcaps)

  • "she loved to walk down the street with a book under her arm. It had the same significance for her as an elegant cane for the dandy a century ago. It differentiated her from others."
  • denisforkas:

    Franz von Stuck - Salome. 1906

    (Source: drakontomalloi, via forgetfuldepths)

  • Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon (via fukingly)

    (via 0aklungs)

  • "Gimme hate, Lord,” he whimpered. “I’ll take hate any day. But don’t give me love. I can’t take no more love, Lord. I can’t carry it."
  • kompajunior:

    Max Ernst “The Blue Bird (L’Oiseau bleu)”, 1968

    (Source: aucklandartgallery.com, via artsliquorice)

  • lapitiedangereuse:

    Luis Buñuel 
    "When I was young, the idea of an orgy was tremendously exciting. Charlie Chaplin once organized one in Hollywood for me and two Spanish friends, but when the three ravishing young women arrived from Pasadena, they immediately got into a tremendous argument over which one was going to get Chaplin, and in the end all three left in a huff."