An oddity with a taste for deeper meaning ////
"Don’t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment." Eckhart Tolle ////


Jellyfish House. Wiel Arets Architects. Marbella.Spain. images (c) Wiel Arets Architects

Sorry but i dont understand what is going on here

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For most Ghanaians, there was never any boom
by Yepoka Yeebo

The dialysis unit of the Korle Bu Hospital in Accra ran out of water just as Kwadwo Ohene Sarfoh’s elderly father was being hooked up to a machine. The nurses shrugged—there wasn’t much they could do. So Ohene Sarfoh had to hire a tanker truck to deliver water to hospital. This was earlier this year—boom time Ghana: steady economic growth, the façade of functioning institutions, the good-news story everyone wanted—but the biggest hospital in the country routinely ran out of water.

The boom is now officially over. Last week, Ghana announced plans to ask the International Monetary Fund for a bailout to prop up the country’s currency, which fell almost 40% against the dollar this year. News of the bailout was a surprise to most of the world: Ghana is Barack Obama’s “wonderful success story economically.” But the average Ghanaian could have told you something was wrong years ago.

People were worried in 2011: the Ghanaian economy grew by a record 15%, but few new jobs appeared. They were worried in 2012, when the blackout-prone Electricity Company of Ghana (also known as “Either Candle or Generator”) hiked rates by 70% as the government was forced to abandon pricey subsidies. Then in 2013, the government was paralyzed as the Supreme Court dealt with claims of election fraud—and earlier this year, middle-class Ghanaians started stuffing thousands of dollars under mattresses.

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Yepoka Yeebo is a freelance foreign correspondent and photographer. She spent the last year in the largest slum in Ghana.

'Africa is rising' yeahh my left butt cheek!
As long as growth will not come from the bottom to the top, be felt firstly and mostly by those who need it it the most, this will always remain some superficial and fragile BS that only benefit international investors and the greedy and selfish homegrown elite.
This is the same story repeating itself all over Africa, even here in SA. That ‘trickle down’ BS has NEVER EVER worked anywhere in the world! EVER!
It is currently devastating Kenya and Tanzania. I will never understand how African governments are so weak as to give up on under the pressure of cutting down subsidies on capital sectors such as energy, they did the same in Cameroon. That shit is beyond me.


Gemasolar, the First 24-Hour Solar Plant

The Gemasolar Power Plant, officially launched in May 2011 near Seville, Spain by Torresol Energy, was the first concentrated solar power plant with a molten salt heat storage system. Unlike other solar power stations, heat stored in these tanks during the day can be released for up to 15 hours overnight, or during periods without sunlight, allowing it to operate essentially 24-hours. The plant guarantees electrical production for a minimum of 270 days per year, up to three times more than other renewable energies, and consists of 2,650 panels spread across 185 hectares of rural land. The mirrors - known as heliostats - focus 95% of the sun’s radiation onto a giant receiver at the center of the plant. See a video tour of the plant here.

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How do you really let go of emotions? By "really" I mean, in a practical way that works. Life is about letting go and I fear that things happen so fast that you have no time to process all that goes on, that sometimes you are left behind in the past while life keeps moving. I want to be free of that. I meditate and if you could give any type of meditation about this, or any advice, id be grateful. Namaste. (Actually I feel like I have lots of questions for you :O )



Letting go doesn’t mean evaporating the experience of your emotions. 

Emotions come and go regardless of our preferences about them. So then of what is it that we must let go? With what are we clinging, chaffing, struggling?

Our thoughts, tensions, judgments, identities, and desires. 

Generally you may feel as though you are a strong, loved/lovable, and fulfilled person. But then you experience an emotion such as fear, anxiety, or desire, and that experience shakes our notions of self and identity. 

Our typical reaction is to try and get rid of that emotion and/or fortify our sense of self to be more resistant to those changes. But neither of those approaches actually has anything to do with letting go. In fact, they are symptoms of clinging even harder. 

Therefore what can we make of “letting go” when inlaid with this understanding?

1. Don’t use the experience of an emotion to learn about who or how you are. An emotion is like a color in the rainbow. The colors are not divided as separate and pure but have gradations as they fade into one another. Similarly, emotions are non-distinct tonalities of mood. Just as a crystal prism splits pure colorless light into the rainbow, the pure mood of eternity is one of bliss but the prism of ignorance/confusion refracts that mood into the whole array we experience, which is actually a tiny sliver.

Letting go would mean ceasing to prefer one mood over another. That is what is meant when we are told to meet our emotions and experiences with acceptance. Instead of trying to change them, we recognize and notice them as they actually are. 

From there, we can discover the way that specific mood emotion can help us to relate to the totality of Mood beyond the dualistic fragmentation into diverse moods. 

2. To where is your emotion pointing you? All experiences both pleasant and unpleasant are actually pointing toward something within and beyond. But we get caught up in the emotion and forget the place to which it is pointing. When we feel an unpleasant emotion, we fixate on getting rid of it instead of learning from it. When we feel a pleasant emotion, we get caught up in prolonging it instead of discovering the place within from which it arises. 

3. Surrender your story. When we are angry, we manufacture and perpetuate a story of why we are angry and whose fault it is. That story lives in the mind and acts as a way for that anger to renew itself. The same can happen for anxiety, depression, and fear. Then you are caught in a cycle of suffering. Surrender the story you are telling yourself about why you feel a particular emotion and what that feeling means. Instead, take your attention deeply (meaning wordlessly) into that emotion and you will uncover the place to which it is pointing you. 

Without unconsciously allowing emotions to condition you, by shifting your attention to the place within to which emotions are pointing you, and through surrendering the stories you tell yourself about emotions, you will let go of your typical dualistic way of relating to emotion and with yourself. 

This is a practice that we must commit to every day and every moment. You need not be free of emotion, as the emotions themselves are not binding you. Rather, it is the way your experience of emotion confuses you that you then find yourself steeped in suffering. 

When emotion neither confuses nor pleases you, it can be said that you are free of them. There is still delight and fascination in the play of mood but with continued practice even they will begin to bleed together into that single taste of bliss. 

For more practical approaches to dealing with these things as they arise in the moment, I highly recommend the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It is filled with lots of wonderful advice and insight into the ego’s mechanisms and the ways in which we may free ourselves from them. 

Namaste my friend :) You are welcome to hit me up if you feel as though I can be of help regarding a question you may have. The best I can do, as always, is simply point in the direction I think is the most useful. 


Palm Spring home  / Arch: Alfred Frey / Photo: François Halard 

In my village, Banka in Baham, we have big stones like this near the house.I just realise how cool it would have been to integrate them into the architectural plans instead of simply building against them.


Palm Spring home  / Arch: Alfred Frey / Photo: François Halard 

In my village, Banka in Baham, we have big stones like this near the house.
I just realise how cool it would have been to integrate them into the architectural plans instead of simply building against them.


Baitogogo" exposed in Palais de Tokyo, Paris - 2013 / Art: Henrique Oliveira / Photo: André Morin 


I’mlostinParis" as Duck Blind for private laboratory in Paris, 2009 / Arch: [R&Sie(n)]


Finca Bellavista" treehouse for a self-sustaining community in the costa rican rainforest canopy.

Do yaallll remember this?


Fallingwater house,in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh / Arch: Frank Lloyd Wright

*crying* this is so beautiful

AH / Designs   Original 



AH / Designs   Original