Although I don’t always live up to the ideal, I hold with Strunk & White when it comes to prose: “Make every word tell.” In a world as cluttered with superfluous text as beer bottles, meaningful concision is more important than ever. So I really like what artists Autobahn and Richard Wendling are doing with their #StoneCarvedTweets project. [via Neatorama]Continue Reading
Etch your love in stone. Or, write it on a stone with a sharpie! My wedding favors were not just simple, they were cheap! With the help of a dear friend, 150 stones were monogramed with our initials on one side and an inspirational word on the other. I left the stones all around the […]Continue Reading
Maymand Village in the Kerman province of Iran has been carved out of the rock over the ages. The village has a population of 140, and was recognized by UNESCO in 2005.
The kinds of dwelling-place dug out of the mountains are not of a temporary nature but rather are permanent homes (having been lived in for the last 2000 or 3000 years). The pastoral type architecture (shepherd huts known as kapar or gambeh, and barns or sheepfolds) can be seen here and there about the landscape and is part of the built heritage.
Maymand bears some similarities to Derinkuyu in Turkey.Continue Reading