Talking about yourself within the first 3 paragraphs of your article/novel/chronicle, is only acceptable if you are the subject of that article/novel/chronicle, if the subject is not you then use your skills as an author to impart your personality and perspective, don’t hit me over the head with it by imposing yourself ‘I felt that… when I first saw….. when I discovered…’ fucking obnoxious, unless your are a part of the story, as either character or participant you have no place in it beyond the introductory note or afterwards.
“The men who ruled the country in 1913 were still ruling it in 1923, and in all too many dismal cases were still doing so in 1939. After this war, let the debt of gratitude be more adequately paid. The men who are air-marshals and generals in their thirties must not wait until the sixties for honour and responsibility in civilian life. The change cannot be brought about overnight, least of all while the war continues, but now is the time, when the men are fighting and dying and everyone with a heart and conscience is deeply aware of a tremendous debt, to register the ﬁrm resolve that, after this war, youth and enthusiasm will not be actual disqualiﬁcations for responsibility and that the new world will not only be built for the war generation but round them and by them as well.”
I love DIY furniture, while it used to be the norm, ever since Enzo Mari’s great Auto-progretzione project it has been the punk of furniture design, and this is a great example of that: $10 bench! here’s 3 boards, start a bench! via.
I used to work (briefly) in a clothing store that was famous for making its clothing exclusively in America, specifically in downtown L.A., and it pretty much disabused me of the notion that large companies can be ethically sound, because despite the fact that they had a paternalistic (and quite marketable) desire to give workers a decent standard of living, the owner and CEO of the company was a morally dubious sexual pest who harassed female employees on the regular.
Around that same time I was convinced that anything beyond Adams Smith’s small scale economic structure is wide open to abuse and although I admire parts of individual corporations (Muji is a laudable example of the thoughts of William Morris brought to fruition, Nike has greatly decreased the level of abuse in it’s supply chain and invested in great R&D and advertising) so it was great to see the small & immaculate Vitsoe furniture company decide to finance their much needed expansion with a Bond issue rather than turn to corporate finance, in the spirit of the independent companies of the 19th century:
Vitsœ Bond invitation
December 27, 2013
For many years we have been looking at the best ways to fund Vitsœ’s long-term development.
As a company with customers stretching back over 50 years – and suppliers over 30 years – we have decided to invite only our customers and suppliers to invest in a Vitsœ Bond. This is a way of Vitsœ raising money while paying interest to you, our community.
Importantly we are raising money now because we have an exciting potential project to design and build a new building for Vitsœ in the UK.
The invitation to invest in the Vitsoe Bond is open until February 13, 2014.
If you are a customer or supplier of Vitsœ’s – and you have not received the invitation document by post – please contact us.