"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

lyndseyscofield:

This is a great visualization of the streetscape changes to NYC’s iconic Broadway. With the pedestrianization of Times Square, Grist reports that there’s been a 63% reduction in pedestrian injuries between 42nd and 47th street, quite an accomplishment in public safety….

"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)

archiveofaffinities:

Saul Steinberg, Graph Paper Building, 1950 

archiveofaffinities:

Saul Steinberg, Graph Paper Building, 1950 

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Architecture by Saul Steinberg

Architecture by Saul Steinberg

"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)

(via felixsalmon)

Mumford on urban transformation as social processes

kristinesamson:

“In the city, the making and remaking of selves … is one of its principal functions … each urban period provides a multitude of new roles and an equal diversity of new potentialities. These brig about corresponding changes in laws, manners, moral evaluations, costume, and architecture, and finally they transform the city as a living whole.”

Lewis Mumford in What is a city  

Conexiones Transatlanticas - Rutas aereas NorteAmérica / Europa.
Mapeando la Era Antropocénica. Proyecto Globaia

Conexiones Transatlanticas - Rutas aereas NorteAmérica / Europa.

Mapeando la Era Antropocénica. Proyecto Globaia

Inexplicavelmente, Brasil quase chega ao ano 5000…
curiositycounts:

How long countries have until they disappear if current population trends keep pace

Inexplicavelmente, Brasil quase chega ao ano 5000…

curiositycounts:

How long countries have until they disappear if current population trends keep pace

(Source: curiositycounts)

"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)

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