1. A tree house just won the SA Institute of Architects highest award.
I'm a sucker for good architecture, I've actually done a talk or two with SAIA. So this is just great, a tree house in Constantia won the award It is designed to be "a floating structure situated among the trees, lightly touching the ground" read more here
2. An app to remind you of death
Memento Mori (remember you will die) is one of my mantras, I even collect all sorts of skulls to help to remind me that I'm not immortal, and I need to get on with living.. Turns out, there is an app for that.. We Croak. Each day, they’ll send you five invitations at randomized times to stop and think about death. It’s based on a Bhutanese folk saying that to be a happy person one must contemplate death five times daily.
3. Photographs by a teenage Stanley Kubrick
Before he became an iconic and renowned filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick was a photojournalist at Look magazine. Aged 17, the Bronx-born Stanley joined the publication in 1945 and spent his days shooting New Yorkers in their natural environment, ranging from shoeshine kids on the streets and subway commuters to high society debutants. His photographs, revealed in a new book by Taschen, show a knack for capturing delightful, candid and opportune moments, and a clear eye for character. read more
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