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QUOTES

February 22, 2017

JOY

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

 

 

ABOUT TABLE

 

“The perfect dining table steals the prime from the living room’s sofa”
Someone

 

"Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19thcentury, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you havethe difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations,the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to havedinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff."

Boris Johnson

 

“The traditional family table is round. No corners. No sides. No head. No tail. Everything is smooth. The food is in the center, and each family member reaches over the same distance. Someone you love is next to you on each side, and no one is last or at the end. The person farthest away from you is also the person facing you.”

Deng Ming-Dao

 

 

ABOUT LOGIC

"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere."

Albert Einstein

 

 

CRAFTMENSHIP

"It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played. "

Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

“Craftsmanship isn’t like water in an earthen pot, to be taken out by the dipperful until it’s empty. No, the more drawn out the more remains.”

Lloyd Alexander, Taran Wanderer

 

 

CREATIVITY

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”

Albert Einstein

 

Creativity is to think more efficiently.

Pierre Reverdy

 

 

PERFECTION

“Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.”

Goethe

 

 

CONTACT US

"The best way to create the future is to create it. Contact Us."

 

 

ART

“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

KNOWLEDGE

“Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.”

Edgar Degas

 

 

BEAUTY

"The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express."

Francis Bacon

 

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”

Albert Einstein

 

 

BENCH

“A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.” 

Napoleon Bonaparte.

 

 

QUALITY

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”

Aristotle

 

 

FUN DOGS

The dog is not allowed in the house.
Okay, the dog is allowed in the house, but only in certain rooms.
The dog is allowed in all rooms, but has to stay off the furniture.
The dog can get on the old furniture only.
Fine, the dog is allowed on all the furniture, but is not allowed to sleep with the humans on the bed.
Okay, the dog is allowed on the bed, but only by invitation.
The dog can sleep on the bed whenever he wants, but not under the covers. The dog can sleep under the covers by invitation only
The dog can sleep under the covers every night.
Humans! Ask the dog for permission to enter, sit or sleep!

 

 

CLASSIC

"A black suit can be classic and timeless and certainly for most occasions. But remember, it's not so much the color of suit as it is about the fit, cut, style, and, of course, attitude you have when wearing it."

John Varvatos

 

 

MODERN

"Modern as the style of Pascal's writing is, his thought is deeply impregnated with the spirit of the Middle Ages. He belonged, almost equally, to the future and to the past."

Lytton Strachey

 

 

"Simplicity, carried to an extreme becomes elegance."

John Franklin

 

 

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

"To help, to continually help and share, that is the sum of all knowledge; that is the meaning of art."

Eleonora Duse

 

"I don't want dogs that have had the personality trained out of them. It's a partnership. I want to connect."

Michael Keaton

 

LIGHTING

"A room is like a stage. If you see it without lighting, it can be the coldest place in the world."

Paul Lynde

 

OBJECTS

Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies.

Anish Kapoor

 

"It is certain that the inanimate objects by which you are surrounded have a direct action on the brain."

 

DESIGN

"Every great design begins with an even better story."

Lorinda Mamo

 

Jules Verne

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