Category Archives: Culture

Everywhere And Nowhere Simultaneously

As usual, I am going to ramble along as I work out a few ideas that have been lingering in that cobwebby part of my brain I rarely use. I am referring to the creative/artistic part of me that has been languishing recently as I focus my life on more practical tasks like paying bills, [...]

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Utopia Station

This morning has been a particularly productive one for me. I went to bed with Curtis at 8:30 AM and proceeded to sleep soundly for the first time in about a month. If there is one undercurrent to this blog, or my life in general, it is that I love to be unconscious… by whatever [...]

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Project Proposal: October 01, 2009

I was walking by the Chambers Hotel a couple of days ago and noticed that the hotel restaurant is now a D’Amico and Sons. This is nothing spectacular in itself, but what is interesting is the way signage has been changed on the building. The previous restaurant was the celebrated/lauded (depending on how you looked [...]

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Invading My Space

I am a simple person and I hope my each of my little posts from the edge of simplicity reflect this. My experiences of the city are taken in mostly while walking to and from work each morning and afternoon. At 5:30 AM, the city of Minneapolis is absolutely silent. Only crazy people like me [...]

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Something Beautiful: Nancy Reagan

While garage sale shopping this weekend I came across this wonderful gem of a book from the 1980s. Apparently someone had the brilliant idea of making Nancy Reagan a role-model for youngsters through the novel paper cut-out format. I can only imagine the conservative Republican mother buying this for her hopefully conservative daughter… never realizing [...]

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Insomnia

It has been a magical day, I won’t lie about it. However, here is a lesson everyone should learn: DO NOT eat protein salad from Kowalski’s deli before going to bed. You will sleep for about 2 hours and then… POOF! Awake! Here I am at 2:00 AM sitting around writing blog posts and reflecting [...]

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Instant Architectures

I am very lucky to have the friends that surround me (even if they are on the other side of the country). I might even say I am exceptionally lucky. For example, my friend Andrea sent me this great card from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York. At first glance it is simply [...]

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Artists Doing Business With (Not So) Good People

It has been a tremendously good week for me. I’ve recharged my batteries so to speak by surrounding myself with artists and other creative creatures. At this point in my life my equation for happiness is something like: artist-friend + food + mojito = thorough discussion about the junction of life and art. Trust me, [...]

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Montreal (Post 2)

[nggallery id=13] All of these images have been posted to my Facebook and Flickr accounts… but I feel it is a suitable day to post them again (with a bit more color correction). Actually, it was on this day that Charles de Gaulle gave his Vive le Québec libre ! (Long live free Quebec!) speech. This [...]

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Term of the Day: Vancouverism

As defined by Wikipedia: Vancouverism is an urban planning and architectural technique pioneered in Vancouver, Canada. It is characterized by mixed-use developments, typically with a medium-height, commercial base and narrow, high-rise residential towers to accommodate high populations and to preserve view corridors. With a large residential population living in the city centre, no expressways connecting [...]

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