“The quietest place on Earth is the Anechoic Test Chamber at Orfield Laboratories, Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is well known that no person has managed to stay in that chamber longer than ten minutes.” —Robyn Gershon”—Data Studies — stillspotting nyc
“The first thing you do when you take a piece of paper is always put the date on it, the month, the day, and where it is. Because every idea that you put on paper is useful to you. By putting the date on it as a habit, when you look for what you wrote down in your notes, you will be desperate to know that it happened in April in 1972 and it was in Paris and already it begins to be useful.”—Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration :: Articles :: The 99 Percent (via deathbeard)
“When they chainsawed my planters, it was devastating,” Mr. DeCock said. “But I tried to accept it.” It was only this month that he began rebuilding and replanting, albeit tentatively. “My thought was to do stuff that was less permanent,” he said. Planters are only half-filled with dirt — he put boards inside them — and he planted no vines, only annuals.
“I wanted to proceed with caution, to be resourceful and use what I had,” he said. “Nothing is forever. I need to be open to the idea of change and creating another environment, and to remember to be grateful and thankful for what I have had here.”