Summer over the city, George Steinmetz
Absolutely wonderful photography.
The concept is bizarre, combining a building material from the time of Julius Caesar with a Jetsons aesthetic, but the approach has already worked before.
This newly-revived technique could provide low-cost housing for refugees and displaced people, and generally provide architects with a cost-effective way to explore convex construction.
When the architects, Specht Harpman, were presented with a project to renovate this 425 sq ft apartment they didn’t realize it would be their most unusual project yet.
The way the apartment was laid out was odd for the amount of space it had. In addition the ceilings went up vertically 25 feet with access to the rooftop terrace.
The four level loft planbrought a solution to this modern micro…
That is most impressive.
"No One Else Can Play Your Part" is our campaign to support National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 8-14) and World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10). There are many ways to get involved, and one option is to purchase our WSPD pack, which includes a shirt, bracelet, poster print, and pack of info cards.
Our hope is that these items will equip you to talk about suicide prevention in your community, so we wanted to share the text you will find on the info cards.
NO ONE ELSE CAN PLAY YOUR PART
This story is a tragedy at times, a comedy some days, a drama safe to say. You will find things and you will lose things in this life. There will be awesome starts and awful endings, but do keep going, because the part you play is sacred. You are something priceless, you and all your fears and dreams. This story seems impossible at times, but there is still some time to be surprised, still some time to live surprises.
So may we live an honest story and may we meet each other in the questions, in the aches and broken places. May we know that it’s okay to ask for help, okay to stop and rest, okay to start again.
Life seems to be a story of holding on and letting go, learning which is which and when. You were made for love and knowing. No one else can play your part.
Day 61: FDR’s Childhood Trips to Germany
FDR made a number of trips to Europe with his parents during his childhood, including numerous trips to Germany. The Roosevelts often traveled to Germany to visit several ancient springs in hope that they would help Mr. James’ health.
Roosevelt historian Geoff Ward recounts a story of one of these German trips in his book Before the Trumpet. During a trip in 1896 FDR and his tutor Mr. Dumper “found themselves under arrest four times in one busy day of bicycling – for picking cherries along the roadside, for wheeling their bicycles into a railroad depot, for riding into Strasbourg after dusk…and finally, for inadvertent slaughter of a panicky goose that had thrust its long neck between the spokes of Mr. Dumper’s front wheel.” FDR managed to get them out of the first three violations without a fine, but in the end they did have to pay five marks to the owner of the goose. “Franklin always maintained the bird had really ‘committed suicide.’”
Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.
Lao Tzu (via purplebuddhaproject)
I swear there’s a strength inside you
A faint whisper calling you to be brave
And the next time it seems the darkest
Like you couldn’t possibly be saved
Stripped of all comfort and weak
I hope you face your adversary
And find you’re stronger than you think
Being as an Ocean