JOHN DIAMOND-NIGH

Evolving aria on art and life

On my lap sits a packet of carrot seeds. In lieu of a handy notebook the packet is covered with scribblings–painters' names, possible first lines, addresses, existential question marks. Tomorrow I'll plant the seeds.

 
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Politics, poison and poets

17th century poet #Robert Herrick coined a wonderful phrase–#a wild civility. That lyrical romanticist of food, MFK Fisher, whom I adore,...

Milky porcelain, amber eyes

Enthusiasms come and go; most in fact don’t go. They subside into the tapestry of quiet passions that make our lives so rich: writers,...

Siri, take me to Cleveland

#Robert Macfarlane, on enchantment: Maps such as these, held in the mind, are alert to a landscape’s volatility as well as to its...

Tall tales but true

Sassy chimney, hard-partying chairs, horny headboard–all the makings of a hedonistic hoe-down. In fact, all the makings of an Andy Warhol...

Of spaces between

I was tramping along a stretch of the Outer Banks in North Carolina, swept up in thought, when a horse flew by and was already enveloped...

To a lighthouse; to a lightlife

My treehouse is just a skeleton now, with a few ragged locks of tin hanging down. But once, on sublime winter nights, there was a bed up...

8 tips for spaciousness in smaller spaces:

-high ceilings -few walls -lots of natural light -easy circulation -technology sensible, inconspicuous–as in ‘leprechaun, please play...

The flowers of our better nature

Weird topic. But yes, guys can like flowers. One night Lynne and I had stopped to buy flowers on a small street in Paris, close to our...

Why #paper?

#Water, for one thing. #Story, for another. A haunting, for a third. Just about every #city I ever lived in clung to a #river: I clung to...

A quart of talk paint

House theory #2. Houses like good conversation. Hardly are the words out of my mouth than part of me insists that, no, space is best in...

Brutalist fur on a brutalist rock

Space space space: the British architect Richard Rogers boils architecture down to a fine maple syrup of just three words. The Spanish...

Archetype: It's even a beer

Archetype: it’s a big word that’s about as catchy as dirigible or apostolic. Yet lately it keeps popping up. There’s even a brewery in...

 
 
 
 

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