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from "Why are carrots orange? It is political," by Koert van Mensvoort, Next Nature, 16 August 2009 :: image via Wikipedia, unattributed :: first posted here 4 January 2010
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from ""But Teacher! That’s Not Design!"," by Vera Sacchetti, Change Observer, 8 July 2010 :: via koranteng

It’s interesting to see that although people appreciate their very rich culture, they do not connect its traditions to contemporary knowledge and practices. For example, students in the graphic design course I taught at ENAV asked me to give them lessons in color, insisting they knew nothing about it. This really surprised me. My immediate answer was, “But you should teach me! You’re surrounded by color and use it in such powerful ways in every aspect of daily life. I admire you for it!” Their response was to laugh and say, “But Teacher! That’s not design! We need to use design colors.” From talking to my students and people in the cultural sector, I got the impression that design was this distant, quite artificial, field they had to adapt to. Their main concern is learning software.

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"Colours In Cultures," by David McCandless and AlwaysWithHonor.com, Information is Beautiful, April 2009 :: via Fast Company
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"Skate Land" (2003), by Christian Patterson, from the portfolio series Sound Affects 2002–2005 :: via BOOOOOOOM!
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from "Desert Reality," photos by by Ed Freeman, opening in New York on 10 December 2009 :: via We can shoot too
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"Wedding Preparations, Davao City, Philippines," photo by Ryan Anson, The New Breed of Documentary Photographers, 2 October 2009
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"Lebanon (lavash, fattoush, and a herb sprig)," by WHYBIN for the Sydney International Food Festival 2009, blogged at The Kitchn, 29 September 2009 :: via GOOD
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"HIV," 22cm, from the sculpture series Glass Microbiology, by Luke Jerram Smithfield Gallery, London, 22 September–9 October 2009 :: via Freakonomics Blog
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Gold Rush (2008), colored paper and gouache on paper, from "The Present," an exhibition of paintings by Francesca Gabbiana, at the Patrick Painter Gallery in Los Angeles, 12 September–24 October 2009 :: via Daily Serving
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"It's Too Damn Hot for This !!!," a light test for a BusinessWeek photo shoot, photo by Brad Trent of his assistant Kaz Sakuma, on a roof in the South Bronx, light-test.com, 18 August 2009 :: via kottke.org
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Imaginary Happiness (acrylic on linen), by Ryan McGinness, Deitch Projects, New York, 7 March–18 April 2009 :: via designboom
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"Man on Flying Machine" (2008), by Yinka Shonibare, James Cohan Gallery :: via Daily Serving
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from Strange Maps, 6 June 2009
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"Sunna & Laila," from Sámi, The People photographs by Erika Larsen, women in photography, 16 July 2009
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from The Fragrance of God (2006), by Vivian Guroian :: via Speaking of Faith, thanks Emily!

When Adam gardened, he imitated his Maker in a purely recreative act of cultivation and care. He did not need to subdue the earth in order for it to yield fruit. Rather, the plants were Adam's palette, and the earth was his canvas. There was nothing but delight in the Garden, for Eden itself means "garden of delight." When I dug my garden in Culpeper, I was preparing a canvas. And when I arranged the flowering plants and shrubs on the freshly turned ground, I saw already the pink peony blossoms with their heads turned down toward the blue iris, and the white phlox standing straight beside the slouching crimson bee balm. I breathed in the sweet honeysuckle and the citrus-scented bergamot.

I have said on occasion that I think gardening is nearer to godliness than theology. (By "theology" I mean the kind of formal written discourse that my special guild of academic theologians does, not the praise of God and communion with divine life that ought to inspire theology at its core.) True gardeners are both iconographers and theologians insofar as these activities are the fruit of prayer "without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17, NKJV). Likewise, true gardeners never cease to garden, not even in their sleep, because gardening is not just something they do. It is how they live.

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Book photo, from On the Map, by Stefanie Posavec, hi-res images at NOTCOT, 2 April 2008 :: via FFFFOUND!
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Pencil fence photo, origin unknown :: via FFFFOUND! and the style files
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photo by SloganMurugan, from his blog Which Main? What Cross?, November 2008
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from "Artist Gene Davis putting finishing touches on his 414-ft-long ptg. 'Franklin’s Footpath,' painted on street in front of Philadelphia Museum of Art," photo by Henry Groskinsky, 1972 :: via The Best of LIFE
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