The Well Tempered City - Jonathan F.P. Rose

Well tempered communities must include the three basic tenants essential for the development of healthy cities: 

1. Protect their citizens

2. Balance humans and nature

3. Create a landscape of opportunity that is equal for all that live there. 

-Jonathan Rose  

Tony Spackman's Instagram

Learned about this from one of Kanye's dust ups. The one about a new hire on his apparel design team who presented the base layer concept as his/her own. 

Anyway, the creator of the image is on Givenchy's team and this dude is on some shit that wouldn't find its way to my mood board which is why I find it so compelling. 

Check this mechanized horror punk rock vibe

METROPOLIS - THE SINISTER TRUTH BEHIND CABIN PORN

AN INTERESTING THINK-PIECE ON THE IMPACT OF THE CABIN DREAM. SPECIFICALLY CALLING OUT PROGRESSIVE ELITES SOLVING THE WORLDS PROBLEMS FROM SPACIAL NIRVANAS THAT CLAIM TO BE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE. BUT ARE THEY JUST COUNTRY CLUBS WITH DIFFERENT STRIPES? (SUMMIT POWDER MOUNTAIN THEY ARE TALKING TO YOU)

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR ME BECAUSE I DREAM OFTEN ABOUT A CABIN ON A REMOTE PIECE OF LAND FOR MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND OUR DOGS. I THINK OF IT BEING A RESPONSIBLE DESIGN-BUILD OPPORTUNITY FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS TO WORK ON OVER TIME. BUT WHAT IMPACT DOES IT REALLY HAVE ON A TOWN OR PLOT OF LAND WE WOULD HELICOPTER INTO? PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS ALL OVER AGAIN. "HI, WE ARE THE NEW FOLKS IN TOWN. THAT IS OUR SOLAR-POWERED-SUSTAINABLE-PRIVATE-MODERN-BOX UP ON THE PICTURESQUE HILL. YOU AND YOUR TOWN-FOLK ARE SO ADORABLE. JUST WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR..." 

INTERESTING SCENARIOS AND QUESTIONS TO PONDER ALONG WITH MY LIFE GOALS

METROPOLIS

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Shou sugi ban

"Shou Sugi Ban is a Japanese ­technique for preserving and finishing wood by charring it with fire. The treatment — which leaves behind a dense, carbonized layer of blackness. It’s a counterintuitive but ingenious idea: heating wood to render it fireproof. If you’ve ever tried to rekindle a campfire using burnt logs, you get the idea. The combustion also neutralizes the cellulose in the wood — the carbohydrates that termites, fungus and bacteria love — making it undesirable to pests and resistant to rot. The resulting charcoal layer repels water and prevents sun damage as well. By some estimates, boards that have undergone this process can last 80 years or more."

-Amanda Fortini, T Magazine - Sept 19, 2017

Horyuji Temple Japan 

Horyuji Temple Japan 

Anthony Esteves' private Residence, Maine 

Anthony Esteves' private Residence, Maine 

Washington School House

For my birthday, we went to the Washington School House Hotel - Thanks Leigh! It was such a special weekend. The structure was built in 1889 as a school and was renovated down to the studs into a beautifully simple space. Here are a few photos of a space that is warm and makes sense. 

More Photos Here