“Sorry —not sorry”

Midday Peace.

“Sorry – not sorry”

Hornbach hardware store

Hardware store

Product
Agency
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Many mediterranean villages are still known to hold a siesta. A midday break when the sun is at its highest point at solar noon.

Here comes our overly optimistic Hornbach customer with a truck load full of gardening supplies ruining all peace and quiet.

In compliance with special agent Gibb’s rules he won’t apologise nor feel sorry.

There you have it. The full report1.

 

 

 

 

Can’t go more wrong with Manhattan’s west side

West Side Story going wrong

KPF, DS+R, foster + partners, and heatherwick studio have clearly mistaken Hudson Yards for little Dubai.


Architect bureaus can’t sell anything, unless it looks like the silver spaceship in Star Wars.

Silver starships may be a good idea for the tribal princes of Dubai. New York is of a different make. New Yorkers are down to earth, self-made people and a rather sophisticated people.

Look it up on Quora (by writer Peter T Mayer).

It’s a less convenient lifestyle. New Yorkers are more like Europeans. They take subways, buses, trolleys, trams, and all kinds of other public transport instead of driving their cars everywhere. Plus of course they walk a lot in cities.

New York couldn’t be more different from Dubai.

The New Yorker police department is not known to equip their officers with Maserati and Ferrari vehicles. There are no 20% of New York residents living on a basic income with free electricity and water.

All good reasons to ask New York architects to take their silver skyscrapers to Dubai.

Manhattan stone city

Manhattan stone city

Shibam, Yemen

Shibam, Yemen

Window seat Manhattan

Window seat Manhattan

“Manhattan in the desert”

“Manhattan in the desert”

Stone Street lower Manhattan

Stone Street lower Manhattan

Streets of Shibam, Yemen

Streets of Shibam, Yemen

Idiosyncratic Manhattan window cleaning

Idiosyncratic Manhattan window cleaning

Building repair in Shibam, Yemen

Building repair in Shibam, Yemen

All images in this column courtesy of National Geographics.

All images in this column courtesy of National Geographic.

Red, White and Blue
1961

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gift of Betty Parsons © Ellsworth Kelly

Red, White and Blue
1961
Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015)
Oil on linen

Pointer to the story of the brilliant Trump ad Cannes is talking about

Tagesspiegel Zeitungsanzeigen

shared social media for the
German “Tagesspiegel” paper

Tagesspiegel Anzeige Flüchtlingskrise

refugee crisis

Tagesspiegel Anzeige Fußball-Europa-Meisterschaft

European soccer championship

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