entering the anna scripps whitcomb conservatory
designed by albert kahn and george mason in 1904
on belle isle, in detroit, michigan
you realize what an amazing vision of the world they had
“architecture is not such a knowledge form, but a form of knowledge.”
kinder quite naturally, know what to do
“in a time of destruction, create something.”
-maxine hong kingston
j.l. hudson department store – detroit, michigan
i have always loved boxes
some for nostalgia or beauty
others for their material or design
as my children know
sometimes a box is my favorite part of a present
yes, i have a kept a few or so.
apple – macbook air
“thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society.
we receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.”
one specialized group are those who save the boxes created by apple and the used boxes are actually for sale on ebay.
i only recently gave a gift in my macbook air box that i had saved for no reason other than i loved its amazing design.
see the link below for a look into this apple phenomenon:
make soft-rolled fluffy snowmen
of whitest peppermint dough.
each time someone new arrives
rising from the sparkly snow.
“we build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.”
after learning about artist, andy goldsworthy
the kinders create in his style
leaving it all behind
to return to nature in its own time.
“simplicity is nature’s first step, and the last of art.”
-phillp james bailey
a couple of enterprising 5-year olds
create the raised walkway
many 3s, 4s and 5s
try it out
for quality control
offering their suggestions
rebuilding as they go.
“in most vital organizations, there is a common bond of interdependence,
mutual interest, interlocking contributions, and simple joy.”
lots of cups and lots of ideas
“building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form.
we should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking,
but all in harmony together.”
“i see the trees and the sky in the water
and when we
throw things in the water
it makes circles. “
“there is no better designer than nature.”
~ alexander mcQueen
kinders’ fairy castle
they all worked on it
‘for days’ = (2 hours)
coffee cup trays
problem solving skills
create a masterpiece.
now they go inside
a great building must begin with the unmeasurable,
must go through measurable means when it is being designed
and in the end must be unmeasurable.
– louis kahn