Blackbird set up take 2 @jacobmjust
“We are convinced by things that show internal complexity, that show the traces of an interesting evolution. Those signs tell us that we might be rewarded if we accord it our trust. An important aspect of design is the degree to which the object involves you in its own completion. Some work invites you into itself by not offering a finished, glossy, one reading-only surface. This is what makes old buildings interesting to me. I think that humans have a taste for things that not only show that they have been through a process of evolution, but which also show they are still a part of one. They are not dead yet.” -Brian Eno, quoted in How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand
A man rides a bicycle in the rain during a street car strike in Chicago, c. 1915. Photograph from the Chicago Daily News.
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The Chicago Day Book erroneously reports that the Titanic did not sink and all aboard survived, c.April 15, 1912, Chicago.
Willem Kalf, Still Life with a Nautilus Cup (detail)
Taking a break from paper writing to indulge in nostalgia.