"as pessoas que gostam de relíquias, em geral, não entendem seu significado (…) ficam alvoroçadas não com o santo, mas com os ossos do santo"
— Saul Steinberg
"The city is not a spatial entity with sociological consequences, but a sociological entity that is formed spatially (Georg Simmel)"
— /via @NuevoAtlas + @digitalurban (via ramiroaznar)
(Source: architectsjournal.co.uk, via ramiroaznar)
"The modern kitchen appliance signals the high status of its owner to friends and neighbors, and so do Apple’s products. When Appleheads visit your home or office and see your iMac or MacBook Air, you can see the Oh, you’re one of us! thought bubble forming over their heads. Conversely, these folks emit a a palpable sense of disappointment if catch you with a Dell or a Toshiba. But you seemed so creative! You can observe this sort of messaging on the subway, too, as Apple owners steal glances at one another, bonding wordlessly as they pinch and flick their way through their iPhones and iPads."
— The apotheosis of Steve Jobs | Jack Shafer (via felixsalmon)
"What we have on the streets of London and elsewhere are welfare-state mobs. …a generation that has been more suckled by the state than any generation before it. They live in those urban territories where the sharp-elbowed intrusion of the welfare state over the past 30 years has pushed aside older ideals of self-reliance and community spirit."
— London’s burning: a mob made by the welfare state | Brendan O’Neill | spiked (via photourbanism)