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“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

I’ve been exposed.  Is self-realisation the first step?

I thought I was broadening my (design) mind,  but perhaps all I’ve been doing is masturbating in public?  Awkward.  Perhaps on reflection it was just over-zealous masticating?  Though it’s probably cheaper to visit a therapist than a dentist.

Anyway, lots of links coming up – you might discover you’re an addict as well….  They’re all worth clicking on – though they are NSFW.  Not because they contain anything graphic – but because you should be working :-)

This is the first link that sent me down the rabbit hole:  I read this article in Stuff:  Addicted to online house porn?

Given it’s Australian references I went looking for the source, and found this 2012 article in the SMH: Addicted to house porn

I then followed a link in that article to one in the New York Times: Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’

Now that I’m feeling a little grubby/self-indulgent and despondent I’m also reflecting on some Nat Cheshire quotes (who I’ve been stalking on-line since listening to “Do not rest”):

  • “I avoid blogs – I don’t want that sort of pollution. I want a monograph to help me tunnel under someone’s skin and into the heart of their practice. I want the questions they concern themselves with, not a blog-roll that only shows me their answers.”  The News
  • “Blogs make me ill. I think blogs to architects are like ornithology to birds.”  Resident
  • “Blogs are like skipping stones. Books are deep sea explorers by comparison.”  d and f ltd

Nat Cheshire – open invite:  You’re welcome any time in Pt Chev to discuss blogs and design – or anything you want.  We’ll provide the champagne :-)

Anyway I think I’ll move to that important next second step – denial!  Or, I’ll just embrace the words of Dave Grohl “I don’t believe in guilty pleasures.  If you fucking like something, like it” (courtesy of Austin Kleon’s GREAT book Show Your Work).

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