"A person in a rented apartment must be able to lean out of his window and scrape off the masonry within arm's reach. And he must be allowed to take a long brush and paint everything outside within arm's reach. So that it will be visible from afar to everyone in the street that someone lives there who is different from the imprisoned, enslaved, standardised man who lives next door."
I’m usually a classical architecture guy, but I’v got to fess up to loving the Hundertwasser House in Vienna.
On a more personal note, a friend of mine, Jason Arkles, was recently featured in an NPR interview. It’s the story of the unexpected way he ended up as a sculptor at the Cecil Studios after starting out as a puppeteer. You can listen online here.