Weekend 381.0






‘Even though an old proverb says, “too much special knowledge makes you stupid” I, as a craftsman, must say that having gone through an apprenticeship in the field of applied art, gives me certain advantages in the difficult art of design, as compared to those who partly or completely work from theoretical knowledge.’ – Kay […]

Weekend 380.0






(1) Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt Trinity Chapel is realised in images by David Romero (dezeen)

Weekend 379.0 (Ice is forming on the tips of my wings…)






(1) Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes (My Modern Met) Some of these photographs remind me of the Yellow Train by Francois Roca. (1a) Flashback: Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival (2) Brightline Brings High-Speed Trains To Florida: The 125-mph Brightline trains will be the first privately run passenger service to debut in over […]

Weekend 378.1 (East of the Sun, West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North






Color studies for the Waltz of the Flowers. The study was done by Sylvia Holland. “Sylvia was a jack-of-all-trades who could tackle any assignment with ease. During her time at Disney, she handled story direction, story research, script writing, art direction, scene timing, and more. Her artistic style ranged from the realistic to the ethereal […]

Weekend 378.0 (…so you can wipe off that grin, I know where you’ve been)






(1) Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse (National Building Museum) (2) A quote from Staying Up Much Too Late by Gordon Theisen: “The Phillies sign does not overwhelm Nighthawks the way that “Ex-Lax” overwhelms Drug Store. But it does top the otherwise signless diner, like a false heaven that keeps the starlight out and […]

Weekend 377.1






I thought I was a decent curator until I heard Faith Salie on Sunday Morning. She’s tough, but I agree with her. I have a scanner now (ditched the printer) and have been thinking about a project using books from the limestone library. I was thinking about one scan a week or one post a […]

Weekend 377.0 (Snow Weekend)






“The future sounds so crazy We all heard that song before Tomorrow’s a name that changed from yesterday to blame When a train just don’t stop here anymore I got starry eyed On a coaster ride Andy said, ‘Man, I need a break from the world outside.’” Scan is from The Hidden Art of Disney’s […]

To-Morrow






“New occasions teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still, and onward, Who would keep abreast of Truth. Lo, before us, gleam her camp-fires! We ourselves must Pilgrims be, Launch our ‘Mayflower,’ and steer boldly Through the desperate winter sea, Nor attempt the Future’s portal With the Past’s blood-rusted key.” – […]

2016 Christmas Sabbatical






“The air was chilly, and filled with that certain smell a city has on a snowy day.” – Takaki Tōno A placeholder for all the holiday arcana, ephemeral, and digital wisps. Set in Weiss, Electra, and Caledonia Types and Printed in the U.S.A. by the Colonial Press Inc. (1) Beauty and the Beast costume designer […]

2016 Advent Retreat at St. Joseph’s Abbey (ephemeral coruscations that piped their short song and vanished…)






“It is faith that makes us walk in its obscurity in this life: For we walk by faith. From start to finish we shall follow that way, ever on the alert lest we stray from it, enticed all too readily by lights too human, which will quickly leave us disillusioned.” – The Prayer of Love […]

Weekend 376.0






(1) Edward Johnston, designer of the iconic Underground typeface and ‘bullseye’ symbol, died on this day in 1944

Weekend 375.0






(1) Feel Better and Quiet the Spirit: Chris Derby SJ discusses why the “silent treatment” seems to work on removing people from their usual “noisy” environments. They end up feeling better and quieting the spirit. (WCBS Newsradio 880) (2) A quote on silence from St. Augustine: “Let us leave a little room for reflection, room […]

Weekend 374.0 (XR-1)






“In a series of remarkable episodes that began airing in 1995, Disney tapped the best experts he could find to sketch humanity’s space future – literally “sketch” as animator Ward Kimball brought the dry explanations of scientists to squiggly-lined life.” – Brian Fies, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Images are from Walt Disney’s […]

Weekend 373.0






(1) I-75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange Design (YouTube) (2) Creator of Brompton folding bicycle steps down from company’s board – disgruntled at way business is run (This is Money) (3) Disney’s secret archive revealed: Hidden sketches of Mickey Mouse and friends are seen for the first time (Daily Mail)

Weekend 372.1






“So the little prince, in spite of all the good will that was inseparable from his love, had soon come to doubt her. He had taken seriously words which were without importance, and it made him very unhappy.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry