inspiration

wes lang | the studio

 

Congrats, Wes, on your first solo exhibition! So well deserved, our friend!

Matt & Carrie

Two Classics, One Car

sitting down with dr. martin luther king jr.

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In January of 1965, Alex Haley, a journalist writing on behalf of Playboy Magazine travelled to Atlanta in the hopes of interviewing with the recent recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This 1965 interview with Haley was the longest interview he had ever granted to any publication.

 

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dr. martin luther king jr.

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 Nashville Banner Archives: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Kelly Miller Smith, Fisk University,

Nashville, Tennessee, April 21, 1960

 
“In spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.” – MLK

file under: fail safe

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a new years wish

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our own resolution, and same wish for you in the new year:
let go of any negative thoughts or feelings from the past tonight.
fill that extra space with newness in the morning
with laughter and love and fresh beginnings.
from our family to yours, happy new year!
love i+w

the christmas truce

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Christmas Day, 1914, in the thick of WWI, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, crawled out of the trenches, exchanged cigarettes and brandy, and played a game of football.

 

peace on earth.

file under: norman rockwell

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Clever visual storyteller and masterful painter, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) gracefully intertwined both aesthetics and commerce, with a powerful social message. Well know for his illustrations in The Saturday Evening PostLadies’ Home Journal, and Boys’ Life to Look, Rockwell constructed fictional realities that offered a compelling picture of the life to which many Americans aspired, while also commenting on present culture. An extraordinary collection of his work is showing this season at the Frist through Feb. 9, 2014, be sure to see it.

 

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all the king’s men

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“So I pulled the sun screen down and squinted and put the throttle to the floor. And kept on moving west. For West is where we all plan to go some day. It is where you go when the land gives out and the oldfield pines encroach. It is where you go when you get the letter saying: Flee, all is discovered. IT is where you go when you look down at the blade in your hand and see the blood on it. It is where you go when you are told that you are a bubble on the tide of empire. It is where you go when you hear that thar’s gold in them-thar hills. It is where you go to grow up with the country. It is where you go to spend your old age. Or it is just where you go.”

 

― Robert Penn Warren

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with all our love and the utmost respect