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Now Watching: Theaster Gates - Home - Apple TV

  Yesterday I watched this amazing episode of Home on Apple TV featuring Theaster Gates and it was beyond inspirational.  I called Child Genius to simply state "This is my new Dream" for Atlanta and in South Georgia.  To imagine a place where Creativity exists and is not brought in but celebrated when and where it exists...is everything.   This article in The Guardian speaks to a timeline of ambition and artistic endeavor of which I am immensely enamored.

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Design Inspiration: Ego Tripping

  This week's design "Ego Tripping" was inspired by one of my favorite poems by Nikki Giovanni "Ego Tripping".  I've written about this poem previously in 2008!!!  However since this design is only 2 years old I wanted to revisit the poem that inspired this particular mixed media piece. Ego TrippingNikki Giovanni (1973)I was born in the Congo.I walked to the Fertile Crescent and built the sphinx.I designed a pyramid so tough that a starthat only glows every one hundred years fallsinto the center giving divine perfect light.I am bad.I sat on the thronedrinking nectar with Allah.I got hot and sent an ice age to Europeto cool my thirst.My oldest daughter is Nefertiti.The tears from my birth painscreated the Nile.I...

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Now Watching: Paul Revere Williams - Hollywood Architect to the Stars

Pinterest and I are best buds at this point and during a late night session of advanced pinterestology (it's a thing) an image of a home designed by Paul Revere Williams crossed my feed.  Well I took the challenge and went down the rabbit hole for all of us. Per his website  "Paul Revere Williams was born in Los Angeles on February 18, 1894 to Lila Wright Williams and Chester Stanley Williams who had recently moved from Memphis with their young son, Chester, Jr. When Paul was two years old his father died, and two years later his mother died.  The children were placed in separate foster homes.  Paul was fortunate to grow up in the home of a foster...

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