Robert L. Peters

30 June 2013

Small interventions in big cities…

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Vigo, Spain

Isaac Cordal is a Spanish artist whose ongoing series entitled ‘Cement Eclipses’ began in art school in 2002. Cordal makes the tiny sculptures in his apartment/home studio. He has placed them in major cities all around Europe including: London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Berlin and Brussels… “Small interventions in big cities.”

“Our gaze is so strongly focused on beautiful, large things, whereas the city also contains zones that have the potential to be beautiful, or that were really beautiful in the past, which we overlook. I find it really interesting to go looking for those very places and via small-scale interventions to develop a different way of looking at our behaviour as a social mass.”

—Isaac Cordal

(source)


Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.

Deepak Chopra


29 June 2013

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.

Thich Nhat Hanh


28 June 2013

Talk about change…

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Obama_Shepard_Fairey_Occupy_2011

Obama-Shepard_Fairey_2009

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Shepard Fairey’s “Obama” posters (in reverse chronological order)…


27 June 2013

Favorite New Yorker cartoons…

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fusilli-you-crazy-bastard

french-army-knife

gays-and-lesbians

Thanks to Matt Warburton for the link from the TED Blog… (source).


26 June 2013

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

—Mahatma Gandhi


23 June 2013

Fly fishing… for Smallmouth Bass

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Cape Coppermine, Manitoba

I’m excited by the opportunity of learning how to fly fish… (I successfully bid on a handmade graphite fly rod at a recent Concordia Foundation gala fundraising auction; the rod came complete with personal instruction by master angler James Skeoch Townsend, and a full day of guided smallmouth bass fishing “with boat, reel and line, fishing flies, and lunch provided).”

I used to be an avid fisherman (before I took up climbing two decades ago), but I never had the opportunity to learn fly fishing — should be fun!


22 June 2013

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)


21 June 2013

Summer afternoon… summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

Henry James (1843-1916)

Happy Solstice, good people…


20 June 2013

Vintage workplace safety posters… from the Netherlands.

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1925-1926-illus-Willem-Papenhuyzen

1940-Drik-de-Leeuw

1939-E.Lukcs

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1925-1949-W.J. v.d.Werf

1950-1959

At some point last week this link crossed my desktop… a lovely collection of cautionary poster images (many more at the link).

To whoever sent me this link, apologies… let me know and I’ll give you source credit here.


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