Friday, March 25, 2011

how do you think about it? shaping reality?

The Gall–Peters projection, named after James Gall and Arno Peters, is one specialization of a configurable equal-area map projection known as the equal-area cylindric or cylindrical equal-area projection. The Gall–Peters achieved considerable notoriety in the late 20th century as the centerpiece of a controversy surrounding the political implications of map design. Maps based on the projection continue to see use in some circles and are readily available, though few major map publishers produce them. (wikipedia)

this week has been all about the daring bending of ideas and taken for granted perceptions. i've been reminded that it's fun to play with and test out and throw out and welcome in new mind. and i get to choose my most favorite reality, because it's all me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

destination : the ladybird johnson wildflower center

the ladybird johnson wildflower center in southeast austin is a treasure destination. carefully designed and upkept beautifully, the land arouses deep pride in me for the plants, animals, and landscape of texas. the center itself blends the rustic and cutting edge aesthetic with native stone buildings that house research laboratories, cultivating knowledge and public awareness about the relationship between texas climates and plant life. handsome man and i mapped out the woodland trail and the meadow trail which led us to an eerie texas chainsaw-y windmill. there is also a still unexplored cafe, a completely fab library, multiple galleries, an observation tower with an ooh/aah view, an inspiring system of aqueducts, AND a gift shop with little old lady things like jalapeno jam and butterfly shaped potholders!

i will be back tout de suite! and you should come with me because there are picnic tables under big shady lazy trees that i'm dying to sit under this summer.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

action adventure : round rock

locate landmarks and wayfind.

treasure chest

sunday morning sun and low allergen count called us south of the river to a magical attic. bell jars! lost love letters! musty books! taxidermy! portraits of dead presidents! odd fellows hats! chalkboard erasers from 1923! hipsters!

it was awesome.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

the tree

my lemon tree is a beauty. i adopted her from her home at whole foods and now she's taken to sunbathing on my back porch.

i look out at her and i feel happy.

(let's hope i don't kill it.)

last night

last night i went to a yoga studio with cool smooth floors and big mirrors and candles and seed syllables, and i surprised myself. i don't ever want to stop surprising myself.