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Olibanum

Off

unto thee i

burn incense

the bowl crackles

upon the gloom arise purple pencils

 

fluent spires of fragrance

the bowl

seethes

a flutter of stars

 

a turbulence of forms

delightful with indefinable flowering,

the air is

deep with desirable flowers

 

i think

thou lovest incense

for in the ambiguous faint aspirings

the indolent frail ascensions,

 

of thy smile rises the immaculate

sorrow

of thy low

hair flutter the level litanies

 

unto thee i burn

incense, over the dim smoke

straining my lips are vague with

ecstasy my palpitating breasts inhale the

 

slow

supple

flower

of thy beauty, my heart discovers thee

 

unto

whom i

burn

olibanum

 

– e. e. cummings

 

 
 

Salone del Mobile: New Classics

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via nowness.com | Photo © Estelle Hanania
 

Design critic, editor and author of The Independent Design Guide, Laura Houseley handpicked the highlights of this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile for today’s slideshow. Houseley has been covering the fair, which extends to over 400 locations across Milan and annually lures a who’s who of furniture and product design, for 13 years. “The younger, independent designers had a good year,” she says.
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Julius Shulman: Los Angeles

via nowness.com | Photo by Julius Shulman
 

The mid-century modern landmarks that have come to epitomize California are collected in a new book, Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The Birth of a Modern Metropolis, which we excerpt above. A collaboration between Sam Lubell, the West Coast editor of the Architect’s Newspaper, and Douglas Woods, author of last year’s Classic Homes of Los Angeles, the tome brings together seven decades of work by the late New York–born photographer.
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The Art of Flying

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via theglassmagazine.com | Michail Pirgelis, Bateleur 2011
 

German-born, Cologne-based Greek artist Michail Pirgelis creates his sculptures out of decommissioned airplane parts. Even before knowing that fact, his first solo exhibition at Spruth Magers London consumes the viewer nonetheless – there is a striking visual quality in these weighty and simple objects.
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Logomo café by Tobias Rehberger

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via designws.com | photo by Bo Stranden
 

German artist Tobias Rehberger has created in collaboration with Artek a comprehensive art installation called Nothing happens for a reason at the Logomo café. This is not the first cooperation by Rehberger and Artek.
In 2009, Tobias Rehberger was awarded with a Golden Lion for Best Artist at the Venice Biennale for the permanent installation he created for Palazzo delle Esposizioni in cooperation with Artek.
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