Random finds (2017, week 35–36) — A visual “posy of other men’s flowers”

An example of post-war architecture: David Lister High School in Hull, which was completed by Lyons, Israel & Ellis 1965. It was demolished in 2012. (Photograph courtesy of RIBA Collections)

“I have gathered a posy of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.” — Michel de Montaigne

Random finds is a weekly curation of my tweets, and reflection of my curiosity. With this week …

Something completely different.

It has been somewhat hectic these last two weeks. The end of the summer vacation, 8-year old daughter back to school (and all things related). In short, everything seems to come alive at the same time. Which is fine, but not when you’re trying to write two editions of Random Finds.

So, instead of binding other people’s words together, as I usually do, this Random Finds is a visual “posy of other men’s flowers.” With links to their words, of course.

Post-war architecture shouldn’t take the blame for political failures. (Photograph courtesy of Sam Lambert/RIBA Collections)
Kouichi Kimura completes steel-wrapped home and studio in Shiga, Japan. (Photography by Yoshihiro Asada and Norihito Yamauchi )
The Remarkable Laziness of Woody Allen. (Illustration by Tomi Um for The Atlantic)
You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K. (Illustration by Charlotte Ager for The New York Times)
The 100 best nonfiction books: No 83 — The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1776–1788).

“It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.” — Edward Gibbon (1776–1788), author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire