FLOAT

TO BE IMMERSED IN A BODY OF PEACE, WHERE THERE IS NO FEAR OF THE BELOW OR PREOCCUPATION WITH THE ABOVE.  

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6:00AM DA NANG, VIETNAM BY KAREN NG

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19TH C. BAVARIAN FARMHOUSE

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BEECHWORTH RESIDENCE BY DOHERTY DESIGN STUDIO

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ALEXANDRA CHAMPALIMAUD

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PARK AVENUE RESIDENCE BY KELLY BEHUN

(THE TALLEST RESIDENTIAL SPACE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE)

INCENDIARE

THERE ARE THOSE WHO RECEIVE AS BIRTHRIGHT AN ADEQUATE OR AT LEAST UNQUESTIONED SENSE OF SELF, AND THOSE WHO SET OUT TO REINVENT THEMSELVES, FOR SURVIVAL OR FOR SATISFACTION, AND TRAVEL FAR. SOME PEOPLE INHERIT VALUES AND PRACTICES AS A HOUSE THEY INHABIT; SOME OF US HAVE TO BURN DOWN THAT HOUSE, FIND OUR OWN GROUND, BUILD FROM SCRATCH, EVEN AS A PSYCHOLOGICAL METAMORPHOSIS. AS A CULTURAL METAMORPHOSIS THE TRANSITION IS FAR MORE DRAMATIC. 

EXCERPT FROM REBECCA SOLNIT'S A FIELD GUIDE TO GETTING LOST 

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ROME, ITALY SHOT BY KONACTION

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CERAMICS BY NICOLETTE JOHNSON

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FITZROY PROJECT BY SIMONE HAAG

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CARVED BRUSHES BY ARIELE ALASKO

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CERAMIC VESSELS BY NICOLETTE JOHNSON

FLUID INSCRIPTIONS

THE INSTINCT TO MARK THE PLACE ONE HAS OCCUPIED IN THE WORLD IS NOT PARTICULAR TO HUMANS.

BUT IT IS, LIKE THE VERY ACT OF COLLECTING OBJECTS, ONE OF THE IMPULSES FROM WHICH CULTURE IS BORN AND DEFINED. NONE OF US CAN RESIST ANNOUNCING OUR PRESENCE, NO MATTER HOW TEMPORAL OR HUMBLE OUR DWELLING MIGHT BE; WE WRITE OURSELVES INTO WALLS AS A WAY OF PROTESTING THE RELENTLESSNESS, THE UNCARINGNESS, OF TIME. 

-HANYA YANAGIHARA

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CANE SHELVING SOURCE UNKNOWN 

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THE DIAMOND CENTER

IT IS AS IF A LARGE DIAMOND WERE TO BE FOUND INSIDE EACH PERSON. THE DIAMOND HAS A THOUSAND FACETS, BUT THE FACETS ARE COVERED WITH DIRT AND TAR. IT IS THE JOB OF THE SOUL TO CLEAN EACH FACET UNTIL THE SURFACE IS BRILLIANT AND CAN REFLECT A RAINBOW OF COLORS. THE ONLY DIFFERENCES AMONG PEOPLE ARE THE NUMBER OF FACETS CLEANED. BUT EACH DIAMOND IS THE SAME. EACH IS PERFECT. 

-DR. BRIAN L. WEISS 

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PUDDLE VIA TETRA

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MUSLIM RITUAL DURING THE HAJJ VIA IGNANT

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MOROCCAN VILLA BY STUDIO KO

LINEAR

REMEMBER, A LINE CANNOT EXIST ALONE; IT ALWAYS BRINGS A COMPANION ALONG. DO REMEMBER THAT ONE LINE DOES NOTHING; IT IS ONLY IN RELATION TO ANOTHER THAT IT CREATES A VOLUME. 

-HENRI MATISSE

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AVENUE ROAD VIA INTERIOR DESIGN MAG

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WOOLLAHRA HOUSE BY DECUS INTERIORS 

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LINEAR BANQUETTE (SOURCE UNKNOWN)

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PAINTING BY SHARON KINGSTON

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CHANDON AUSTRALIA BRASSERIE BY FOOLSCAP STUDIO

IDENTITY

I LIVE IN A COUNTRY THAT HAS ALWAYS STRUGGLED WITH IDENTITY. THE UNITED STATES IS INCREDIBLY YOUNG IN COMPARISON TO THE CULTURAL DEPTHS OF THE REST OF THE WORLD, AND I WANT TO USE INTERIOR SPACE AS A WAY TO TELL THE STORY OF OUR DIVERSE HERITAGE. WHEN A PERSON EXPERIENCES A SPACE THERE SHOULD BE NO PRETENSES. IT IS AN AMALGAMATION OF INFLUENCES ACROSS THE WORLD THAT EXEMPLIFY DIVERSITY AND UNITY. IT'S TIME WE FIND HOPE AMONGST THE HAZE AND BRING IT INTO THE LIGHT.  

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