"Read books, care about things, get excited, try not to be too down on yourself, enjoy the ever present game of knowing."
“We’re all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding.”
"In these drawings I have explored ways in which the contingencies of designing might be made manifest in the things that we design. It is not that that I have tried to design objects that “are” contingent—everything we design could equally have been otherwise. Rather, I have tried to make the contingencies of designing experienceable, in contrast to the way that they are often tidied away.
The drawings begin from a consideration of apparently functional everyday objects. Though these have clear requirements following from their purpose, they are under-constrained and leave enormous room for variation. Using an elaborate process of drawing, I have amalgamated several possibilities together to create irregular compositions without any one dominant ordering principle (even that of orderlessness). This formal strategy is complemented by the inclusion of mechanical components, animating the objects so that they slowly cycle through alternative configurations while being used.”
- Ben Sweeting
Louisiana-based photographer Frank Relle captures the nighttime magic of New Orleans in his ongoing series New Orleans Nightscapes. He uses long exposures to capture the feeling of the powerful, haunting beauty throughout his hometown.
“Try not to feel jealous about things, or people or places. It’s toxic. Just keep living. You will find your happiness.”