echo of a tune we have not heard

The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things – the beauty, the memory of our own past – are good images of what … Continue reading

There’s just not enough time for all the things I have to do.

I had been studying the math section of the GRE and had realized that either this book was very very bad at explaining math problems, or I was severely deficient in math. I just couldn’t understand the wording for the life of me. I’m not a mathematically minded person, and I have to take the … Continue reading

The Music Room

On Design Milk this morning:  New House 2011 is a design event that happens in Santa Catarina, Brazil, in which designers create spaces based on a theme or type of room. Music Room was a concept, designed by interior designers Salvio Moraes Jr. and Moacir Schmitt Jr. of CASAdesign Interiores, for people to enjoy music in a modern … Continue reading

For Tea Lovers

It looks like this spring break I’ll be reblogging weird and interesting stuff that I find. Over the past couple of days, I’ve been finding a lot of cool tea-related things. Found on Designtaxi: Chicago-based industrial designer Eddie Gandelman has come up a thermos for tea lovers that comes with a timer and spool. The clever concept design, … Continue reading


My friend me sent me a link to this interactive visualization of the scale of the universe, designed by Cary and Michael Huang. Starting from very small to very larger, this tool helps viewers grasp the size of the universe in relationship to familiar and unfamiliar objects. There’s beach balls, ants, quarks, Rhode Island, and … Continue reading

Realism in Fiction

By what standards do we judge what’s realistic or not? Do we judge according to the novelist’s intentions? Or how we ourselves feel about the story about whether it’s believable or not? Maybe it’s a little of both…