A spread from my old architecture journal. Seeing this with fresh eyes has really inspired me, I am so many different things and creativity comes in many forms - unstructured and structured. I really love the mixture of personal memories, literature/philosophy and permaculture/site analysis informing an outcome. Remember that you are in control of what creativity is and what it means to you.
A waterspout is a vortex appearing over a body of water: a terrifying link from cloud to sea. These sketches are from a 1798 pamphlet in our archives.
This image is the foot of a spout from 6
January 1789. The caption reads
“On the left hand are seen the clouds which
rise towards the zenith, but still considerably distant. This foot had plumes
elevated nearly like sails, and was driven towards the shore by the wind. In
proportion as it came near the land it contracted and was reduced into a column
of mist, which the wind overset on the land the moment the supply of water was
This next image is from the same day:
“Nothing could more nearly resemble a ship
of war on fire than this phenomenon, excepting that no flames appeared. I have
endeavoured to shew the continual jets of its surrounding vapour, and of the
water which issued from the center. At b
are seen the remains of a water spout after it has been destroyed by the foot
having touched the ground.”
On the left of this next illustration, “a represents the foot of the second water-spout ready formed, which was probably the third. It has yet no spout. At b is seen a protuberance tending obliquely towards the east, and advancing to the west with the cloud to which it is suspended.”
Finally, this illustration shows two spouts. The authors writes that the wind was less strong on this day than the 6 January spouts above, and the phenomenon was proportionally less.
“It may be seen at a and b that the surrounding plumes of the foot had not the power to raise themselves up as in the preceding figures, but were kept down by the wind.”
In celebration of this year’s “Manus x Machina” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and the tech-inspired gala on Monday, here are 14 bold examples of real-life smart homes and other interiors from inside the pages of Vogue, and from a galaxy not so far away at all.