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Architecture’s new rock star: Newfoundland’s (and Norway’s) Todd Saunders

Hooked. On architecture. That’s what you’ll be feeling after the Fogo Island Arts colony is done with you. A series of pavilions cut like shards of volcanic stone are being constructed off the coast of Newfoundland at the edge of the raging Atlantic.

Architect Todd Saunders, a Newfoundlander who moved 14 years ago to Norway, is the talent behind the dark blades of intelligent design. His client, Zita Cobb, a native of Fogo Island and president of the Shorefast Foundation, is investing some of her dot-com millions to reposition her remote community into a cultural, architecturally enlightened destination.

Pinch me. This might be a rare utopia but it is not a dream.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/architectures-new-rock-star-newfoundlands-and-norways-todd-saunders/article623101/

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Paved, but Still Alive
By Michael Kimmelman
Published: January 6, 2012
We need to take parking lots more seriously, architecturally, and to think of them as public spaces, as part of the infrastructure of our streets and sidewalks.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/arts/design/taking-parking-lots-seriously-as-public-spaces.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/opinion/sunday/the-joy-of-quiet.html

The Joy of Quiet
By PICO IYER
Published: December 29, 2011
Trying to escape the constant stream of too much information.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/garden/sheep-lawn-mowers-and-other-go-getters.html?_r=

Sheep Lawn Mowers, and Other Go-Getters
By KEVIN ROOSE
Published: November 2, 2011
As the economy continues to freeze people out of the traditional job market, a number of entrepreneurs are starting small agricultural businesses.

 

http://www.canadianart.ca/online/features/2011/03/03/calgary_report/

Calgary Report: An Artist-Run Alberta
Various venues, Calgary Winter 2011
by Nancy Tousley

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/dining/the-lost-art-of-buying-from-a-butcher.html

The Lost Art of Buying From a Butcher
By FLORENCE FABRICANT
Published: November 1, 2011
A new wave of butcher shops has opened. To make the most of them, a basic understanding of the cuts of meat helps.
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