Friday, 7 September 2012

Random Poetry Post: E.E. Cummings - 'pity this busy monster, manunkind'

'pity this busy monster, manunkind'

pity this busy monster, manunkind,

not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victim (death and life safely beyond)

plays with the bigness of his littleness
--- electrons deify one razorblade
into a mountainrange; lenses extend
unwish through curving wherewhen till unwish
returns on its unself.
                          A world of made
is not a world of born --- pity poor flesh

and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical

ultraomnipotence. We doctors know

a hopeless case if --- listen: there's a hell
of a good universe next door; let's go

E. E. Cummings

Make the most of this Friday, and every other day.

illustration by Evan Robertson

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Peeping Tom

I always had a thing about looking to see what's in other people's private spaces. The inside of bags, the inside of houses, the inside of their heads... I guess it's a natural curiosity. So, I was pretty thrilled when I stumbled upon Freunden von Freunden.

As they put it in their own words, We are an international interview magazine that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes or within their daily working environments. 

This, in very simple terms, means hours of fun and inspiration. Flats in Berlin, lofts in New York, houses in London and everything inbetween. 

Here are a few of my faves (pics taken from the site):