Monthly Archives: July 2014

Metro Marker

Spirit of aesthetic
Generalized trademark
Minimalist balustrade

Systems built upon or inside other organizational schemes, characteristic symbols function to define a city infrastructure. Allowing for the potential to become comfortably lost, part of the satisfaction of the modern metropolis is the extensive underground transportation complex. After a long day of exploration surrounded by unfamiliar territory, finding a standardized threshold node is a deliverance.

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

Seek to Probe

Fundamental aspects
Perception experience
Knowledge understanding

Truth is a human construct that attempts to correlate understanding with actuality. If there were no external veracity, there would be no need for biological sensory organs. Although the boundary line between thought and appearance is malleable, their two extreme polar positions remain infinitely divided. Accepting uncertainty helps to facilitate efficient operation under universal materialization in time and space.

“The mark of a mature, psychologically healthy mind is indeed the ability to live with uncertainty and ambiguity, but only as much as there really is. Uncertainty is no virtue when the facts are clear, and ambiguity is mere obfuscation when more precise terms are applicable.” – Julian Baggini

Edifying Rhetoric

Intellectual presumptuousness
Immensity can pierce
Nice dependencies

Sensible aesthetics function on multiple levels, bridging the gap between rationality and deterministic exteriority. Some structural efforts are designed to transcend gravitational forces, at least temporally. Nevertheless, longevity is generally well supported by universal law.

“Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.” – Walter Gropius

Shore Movement Moment

Speculative metaphysics
Tolerably simple
Decidedly limited

Sitting serenely on the beach in the bright sunshine, gazing out at the soothing rhythmic ocean, time is compressed and expanded yet action packed. Subjects and objects integrate into fragmented harmony-narratives, comprised of dual particle-like and wave-like performance events, featuring energy and matter interactions.

“The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.” – Werner Heisenberg


Power of persuasion
Concentrated elixir
Simply pass by

Vitamin excitement reaches Istanbul. “Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? The answer to all your problems is in this little bottle!” Readily available on the sidewalk, a trendy promise is proffered to help tired, run-down, and listless inhabitants and visitors alike.

“The excitement of vitamins, nutrition and metabolism permeated the environment.” – Paul D. Boyer

Walking the Bag

Fleeting play
Artistic externals
Objective spirit

Transportation nodes of connection, an airport serenade displays a stylized transitory fantasy motif. Constructed spaces structurally defined by long corridors adorned with bright lights and entertainment/consumption attractions, these ubiquitous configurations become increasingly standardized everywhere encountered. Even the minor variations become part of the global consistency.

“Airports in major cities are trippy environments. It is at once a national and international gathering of those in transition: The euphoric, emerging from planes, their journey at an end, and the determined, about to depart.” – Henry Rollins

Fare Rate

Direct trip
Specified location
Transportation provider

Sometimes the passage of time becomes more acutely noticeable as a direct function of valuation assessment. Even under such vulnerable conditions, it is the experience of the moment that remains most significant. Aesthetically responding to every contingency, focus can become the object of focus.

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

Incipient View

Preliminary stage
Beginning to appear
Soon history

Drive-by shooting always increases the awareness and productivity of cross-country driving. Aesthetic skills are transferable, especially valuable when on a journey to the center of your mind.

“Dedication and commitment are what transfer dreams into realities.” – Unknown

Complex Energy Pattern

Integrated tabletop
Refreshment respite
Sidewalk cafe

Long hours of walking around Paris are extended by an occasional pit stop. Such a procedural alteration including refueling, mechanical adjustment, or other combination of amendment, changes the dynamics of adventures to be experienced further on. Living in the moment, aesthetic opportunity is a matter of perception, always present as a function of being.

“Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.” – Alan Cohen


Rich in pattern
Repetition of forms
Defining element

Isolating out architectural detail in complementary colors, an interior mosque corner demonstrates intricate art worthy of viewage. It might even have more significant cultural meaning, informing the ethnically aware observer beyond just pleasing abstract ornamentation.

“True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park.” – Frank Lloyd Wright