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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UPSIDE

SOMEONE TRIED TO TELL ME THEY DID noT BELIEVE THERE WAS ANYTHING ON THE OTHER SIDE. to the contrary, I believe there ARE FAR TOO MANY PHENOMENAS THAT EXIST IN THIS WORLD TO subscribe to AN ETERNAL NOTHINGNESS. PLANETARY ALIGNMENT. PAIN AND SUFFERING. OTHERWORLDLY PERFECTION IN GEOMETRY. POLARITY. AS LONG AS I HAVE THE RIGHT TO FREE THOUGHT, I CHOOSE TO KEEP MY EYES AND HEART OPEN TO POSSIBILITY and reserve the NOTION of nothing for those who have given up. 

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ROAD TO AWE DB ARCHITECTURE 

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BEIRUT, LEBANON MY TINY ATLAS

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TERMAS DE TIBERO BY MONEO BROCK

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CAST-IN-PLACE CONCRETE HOME DWELL

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MILK + HONEY

YOU TELL ME TO QUIET DOWN CAUSE MY OPINIONS MAKE ME LESS BEAUTIFUL

BUT I WAS NOT MADE WITH A FIRE IN MY BELLY SO I COULD BE PUT OUT

I WAS NOT MADE WITH LIGHTNESS ON MY TONGUE SO I COULD BE EASY TO SWALLOW

I WAS MADE HEAVY

HALF BLADE AND HALF SILK

DIFFICULT TO FORGET AND NOT EASY FOR THE MIND TO FOLLOW

-RUPI KAUR

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MARATNEVA VIA IGNANT

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GLACIER RIVERS IN ICELAND VIA TINY ATLAS

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PHEROMONE HOTBOX BY AMANDA CHARCHIAN

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MENDENHALL GLACIER VIA TINY ATLAS 

CENTERED

LATELY I'VE BEEN FOCUSING INTENTLY ON THE HEARTH OF THE HOME. I'M IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO NAVIGATE SALVAGING A 100+ YEAR OLD BRICK FIREPLACE IN CHARLESTON, SC, AND HAVE BEEN CORRELATING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FIREPLACE TO RECENT POLITICAL EVENTS. WHEN THE WORLD IS TURMOIL WE HAVE TO REMEMBER TO FIND OUR CENTER AND BREATHE. CREATE AN INNER HEARTH. THESE SPACES EXEMPLIFY A RAW HISTORY PROJECTED FORWARD INTO MODERNITY, ULTIMATELY CREATING A PLACE OF UNITY AND UNDERSTANDING. 

EARTH

STONES POSSESS AN INHERENT ENERGY THAT HAVE THE POWER TO GROUND AND RECONNECT US TO THE EARTH. I'M DRAWN TO WATERFALL COUNTERTOPS AND INFINITY STONE BACKSPLASHES AT THE MOMENT, ESPECIALLY THE LOW MAINTENANCE ASPECT THAT STEMS FROM MINIMAL GROUT LINES. BY INCORPORATING NATURAL STONE SLABS, A MOTION EFFECT IS ACHIEVED WITH VEINING AS WELL AS HIGH IMPACT THROUGH SHEER SCALE. 

HAMPTON PENTHOUSE VIA LEIBAL 

INFINITY ISLAND 

WS WORKSHOP VIA APARTMENT THERAPY