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    Post 38: Misscelanea

    farid rakun Nov 6 '12 2

    Don't you love my use of that word as a title? Yes, I'm vain right now—totally defense mechanism.

    Anyway, this is a totally useless post on random thingamajigs.

    1. Quoting Glen Small, an alumn, in his blog post entitled VERTICAL CITY, BLAST OFF CRANBROOK, he wrote (all uppercase is his idiosyncrasy, believe me, I'm not shouting!): 

    “THE ART SCHOOL WAS A BIRD CAGE TO HOUSE ARTISTS. CONTRARY TO THE PREP GIRLS, BOYS SCHOOLS AND GEORGE BOOTH MANSION ON THE GROUNDS THAT FITTED WITH THE UPPER-CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD. THERE IS A FASCINATION OF THE RICH WITH ARTISTS, AND IN THIS CASE THE ARTISTS WERE HOUSED IN THEIR BACKYARD. A FIERY GROUP. THE INTENT OF THE BOOTH FAMILY WAS TO HAVE AN ARTIST COMMUNITY. A NOBLE IDEA, BUT IN THE REALITY OF THE FAST MOVING TIMES IMPRACTICAL. A SAD NOTE . PARADISE OF SENSITIVE VISUAL CONCERNS IN A PARK SETTING. BOOTH HAD MADE HIS MONEY IN THE NEWSPAPER BUSINESS, AND YET LONGED FOR THE ALL INCLUSIVE ARTIST LIFE.”

    I don't necessarily agree with the whole sentiment, but I just think it would be nice to post here, to remind me of what kind of utopia I am living in.

    2. And then, look at these videos below. It's in its way to become a thesis project of one of my favorite classmates, Kurt Brethauer. I'm not going to speak anything on his behalf. Anyway, I just thought that only at Cranbrook this could happen in an architecture graduate studio. Awe. Some. Ness. At work:

     
    Kurt Brethauer's truck 1
    Kurt Brethauer's truck 2

     
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