FDR’s Four Freedoms

October 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

It took a while, but frankly, I think the timing of the opening of this park is actually quite perfect. As we enter these next few weeks with the election, I urge you keep the four freedoms in mind, and how your voice, opinions and vote impact others.  We are not just voting for ourselves, or what will happen to us. We are voting for what will happen to the millions of people who all have different perspectives, different opinions, different worship activities, different powers, different amounts of money, different needs, different struggles, different opportunities. Together, we make this country what it is.

Together, we all deserve the same freedoms, of which respect for others is paramount.

In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression—everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way—everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want—which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants—everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear—which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor—anywhere in the world. That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, excerpted from the State of the Union Address to the Congress, January 6, 1941

h/t Inhabitat.


Big cows.

October 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Clearly, Design-Milk has decided that it is Leah Rug Week.

Land Carpet by Florian Pucher

Land as see from a plane.

So, we bought it. And now this is my new obsession.

October 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Yep, couldn’t turn down the chair. Especially when we got them to come down a bit more. My kitty Abner decided, within seconds, that it is his new favorite chair and no one else is allowed to sit in it. We shall see.

And now, my new obsession. This ridiculously comfy looking rug.

Redeploy Rug by Rebekah Rauser

It’s made from wool blankets. If I had a sewing machine that could handle this, I might just try to make it. But as is, I can’t get everything I want. So I will just dream about it.

h/t Design-Milk.


October 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

There is a chair that I am trying not to purchase. It is very difficult.

It’s a Paul McCobb. It’s orange. It’s perfect for our living room. It’s cheap, as far as Paul McCobb stuff goes, but it’s more than I’ve paid for anything other than a crazy trip or appliance.  Visually change the upholstery to orange…

Glorious, aren’t they?

dream life.

October 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

I like my dreams.

They are weird, they are odd, and they are usually screwed up.

Today, I was trolling through my favorite websites, and ran across this photo.

House on a Hill with a Relaxing Rooftop Terrace: Casa Mirador by 2.8x arquitectos

This is the exact image in a dream I had. I ran through the steep streets and saw those views.

Of course, it isn’t exact. But it is so close that it took my breath away.

I don’t know what else happened in that dream. But seeing this photo reminding me how much I adore dreaming, and hope that some dreams can come to life.

h/t Design Milk

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