Archive for October, 2008

Your Ass

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Everyone has heard “Girl From Ipanema”; it’s one of the most popular songs in the world, after “Happy Birthday,” “Yesterday,” and “White Christmas.” It has become a bit of a lounge cliché, but try playing it using the original Jobim chords — it’ll kick your ass.

David Byrne

Only Practical

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Buy only practical furniture and never buy decorative “pieces”.

Le Corbusier

The End!

Monday, October 20th, 2008

In one strip, he is trying to wheedle Lucy into reading a story to him. Exasperated, she grabs a book at random from the shelf - “A man was born, he lived and he died. The End!” she says and tosses the book aside. Linus picks it up reverently. “What a fascinating account,” he says. “It almost makes you wish you had known the fellow.”

Tom Shone

Laws Of Sculptors

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Gilbert and George reiterated their manifesto from 1969, the “Laws of Sculptors”, which includes the rules: “Always be smartly dressed, well groomed, relaxed and friendly, polite and in complete control”; “Make the world to believe in you and to pay heavily for this privilege”; “Never worry, assess, discuss or criticise, but remain quiet, respectful and calm”; and, “The Lord chisels still, so don’t leave your bench for long”. “Ban religion,” they added for good measure.

Johnson & Johnston


Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

“I often characterize my days as: I get up and I get to work and I run as fast as I can all day long—and about 10 times a day I run smack into a brick wall, and it knocks me down on my rear end,” Platt says. “But every so often when I hit the wall, there’s a door there. And I get to run through the door. It only happens infrequently, but once you run through that door, it’s quite glorious.”

Marc Platt

Il Ferrarino

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008