Thursday, 24 November 2011

More internet finds... again

This is from a site, named ungraphic, and this post caught my eye....

When you’re an architect
· you spend hours looking at & buying arch books but never have the time to actually read them
· your closet is mostly full of black clothing
· there are no people in your travel photos
· you will go into an off-limit area to look at a construction detail
· you have carpet sample doormats and tile sample coasters
· you can buy glossy coffee table books and claim them as a work-related tax expense
· the most important date in your calendar is your next deadline
· your vacations always become research.
· you see the sun rise… and set… and rise…
· the statement “It’s only 1 A.M.” seems perfectly reasonable
· you visit an art museum and take pictures of the building
· you slice your finger and the first thing you think is “don’t bleed on the model”

There were a LOT of these statements on this thread, but the ones I loved are here. Beautiful. Maybe I will do something this one day if I have a spare moment...

A beautiful result of a bit of a study break...

I have come across a site called Catalog Living, a brilliant site which considers the absurdity of catalog photos.

Gary and Elaine’s Thanksgiving guests knew the drill by now: approach the host table and say what you are thankful for. If Gary and Elaine approve, grab a bale of hay and have a seat.

See? It's brilliant! have a look about on it and and you'll find gems like this.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Stress and Strain

It's been a toughy of a week already. I have been putting myself under too much pressure and so, I have got a lovely coldsore.

However this(above) is making me feel more positive. I need to stay creative. I need to stay passionate. I need to want to be doing what I am doing. I need to be able to take a step back, see how lucky I am, and then carry on. I need to remember that no one is going to kill me for not doing things perfectly, or if I haven't gone over and above the task. I need to remember that the easy way is not the boring way; it might just be the way that stops me killing myself with stress.
As my physiotherapist once told me that our bodies are weak things; they need to be looked after.So, whatever material object you break, ruin or project you fail, remember; your body is made of weaker stuff. It needs to be cared for. It needs to come first.


Saturday, 19 November 2011

Things are starting to get a little heavier....

Right now, I am on top of the world; today has been amazing. Leaving the idea of Uni for a moment, I took a lovely run today out to entirely unknown territory. I went to the greengrocer's with my housemate in the afternoon to get myself a potato (amongst other veggies) for my beautiful 8hour slow cooked chili. Beautiful dinner which has left me full and very, very happy. Instead of going out tonight, I'll be going to the library with my course friend to do work. I think I've given up on the club scene. My reasons for this can be better articulated in Charlie Brooker's article, "Clubs are Hell"

Anyway, back to reality....

We have a new project, whereby we have to create a 'device' which emulates the body movements and reactions to coming into your home. No, this doesn't make sense to me either. Which totally sucks. I am really well and truly stuck with this one. The deadline for this beasty is the 7th December. Very close indeed.

We also have our technology assignment drafts due. One of those things no one has taken all too seriously as the deadline was so far away, but suddenly, it's looming and it coincides with the aforementioned project.

Aaaaand another..... The architectural theory side of the course has kicked off with a bang. We now need to write critically about the buildings viewed in Paris (it wasn't all fun and games). This one can't be a last minute job like my usual strategy, the essay in question holding  50% weighting of the year.

I would also like to note that I have not drunk any alcohol for almost a week now, and a late bedtime to me is about 10.30pm. The 'Fresher Spirit' has definitely left me.

Monday, 7 November 2011


Paris was beautiful, but the trip was probably the most tiring week I have experienced

Old cars being used for a film .......

...Which means that a moggy was there <3


Proudin'ell of this shot

Classic puddle photo

Parc des Villettes

Cool Toilet at a Le Corbousier house

Notre Dame

The Arabe Institute. Beautiful building  - Iris style windows
which constrict or open depending on sunlight. Clever stuff!