Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.



And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.


-Chris Orbach: Jane


I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings



I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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19th Apr 2005, 03:51   | tags:,,

Geodyne says:

...like a stencil.

19th Apr 2005, 04:24

bronxelf says:

just the stains the leaves leave on the concrete in the fall. :)

19th Apr 2005, 04:27

Geodyne says:

I know, but it's so beautiful. It would make a great pattern.

19th Apr 2005, 04:33

Euphro says:

That's a lovely shot of a strangely haunting subject. I really like it :)

19th Apr 2005, 07:54

daz says:

Looks like someone painted them on the pavement. Wow!!

19th Apr 2005, 09:24

rassilon7 says:

There is that amazing Bronx eye again!

19th Apr 2005, 10:50

bronxelf says:

Thanks folks.

Thanks to whoever highlighted it., too. (whomever? I never quite know which it is. Oh well.)

19th Apr 2005, 12:43

Euphro says:

"whoever" in this case: if the answer to the question is "he" or "she" it's "who-"; if the answer is "him" or "her", it's "whom-", courtesy of your friendly local pedant :)

19th Apr 2005, 12:49

bronxelf says:

Actually, that was quite helpful. Thank you. That's a simple way to remember it.

I don't know about other places, but grammar was not particularly stressed much when I was taking English growing up. You kinda just winged it.

19th Apr 2005, 12:53

Joe says:

I had grammar and spelling hammered into me as being of the utmost importance....I of course, ignore this at my leisure now.

19th Apr 2005, 12:57

Euphro says:

We were taught it at school but I've learned most of what I know since :)

19th Apr 2005, 13:04

bronxelf says:

I was always good at spelling. Sometimes I typo, (okay more than sometimes), but I rarely mis-spell. But grammar is another story.

(hey, at least I can *spell* "grammar". I find it infuriating when people consistently call it "grammer".)

19th Apr 2005, 13:11

Euphro says:

I subscribe more to the "descriptive" than the "proscriptive" school, i.e. communication is what is important rather than slavish adherence to rules, but I do enjoy a well-turned phrase :)

19th Apr 2005, 13:19

phoenix says:

yes - exactly - so that wouldn't work if you were Gollum ;)

19th Apr 2005, 13:22

J says:

I can spell if I think about it, which I usualy don't, as I am usualy about 2 lines ahead of my hands in my head. The problem is that I can 't see spelling errors. Grammar v. Grammer would just not flag for me as incorect in a sentence (I had to look twice in the example above to see the difference). I agree with Euphro that it is the message that is important. I do find that writing that is well writen structured with correct spelling is much easier to read. And its not that I dont read I read 2-3 books a week + a few mags.

19th Apr 2005, 14:09

Euphro says:

I'm definitely a visualiser, and I only have to glance at a page for a few seconds to spot oddities. Which is useful in part of my job (editing) :) I will now, inevitably, pepper all of my subsequent comments with unspotted errors :)

19th Apr 2005, 14:16

J says:

You will be forever spotting them in my posts, the sooner they build automatic spell checkers into web browsers the better. [Hmm maybe I shold just go and write a plugin to do that]

19th Apr 2005, 14:17

Euphro says:

Which never ceases to amaze me in this age of electronic document preparation :)

19th Apr 2005, 14:26