On Being Tumblr

On Being Tumblr

On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.
The texture of this screen wall combined with the thoughtful pose and determined stride of this woman are compositionally fantastic. Perfect image to lead a commentary on Barbara Ehrenreich’s new memoir.

The texture of this screen wall combined with the thoughtful pose and determined stride of this woman are compositionally fantastic. Perfect image to lead a commentary on Barbara Ehrenreich’s new memoir.

Comments
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art academic building is seen in Manhattan’s Cooper Square in New York City. The modern glass and steel building with concave facade was designed by architect Thom Mayne of the Los Angeles-based Morphosis and is heralded as one of Manhattan’s newest architectural marvels.
Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art academic building is seen in Manhattan’s Cooper Square in New York City. The modern glass and steel building with concave facade was designed by architect Thom Mayne of the Los Angeles-based Morphosis and is heralded as one of Manhattan’s newest architectural marvels.

Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images

Comments
You can’t make anything authentic by asking people what they want, because they don’t know what they want. That’s what they’re looking at you for.
- Thom Mayne, architect and winner of the 2005 Pritzker Prize    
Comments
trentgilliss:

Postcard from Colorado: Beautiful dome of a Greek Orthodox church in Denver — at Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of Denver.

trentgilliss:

Postcard from Colorado: Beautiful dome of a Greek Orthodox church in Denver — at Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Metropolis Cathedral of Denver.

Comments
"In a world where secular buildings whisper to us relentlessly of earthly power, the cathedrals that punctuate the skylines of great towns and cities may continue to furnish an imaginative holding space for the priorities of the spirit."
~Alain de Botton, from Status Anxiety. A good reminder to listen to "A School of Life for Atheists."

"In a world where secular buildings whisper to us relentlessly of earthly power, the cathedrals that punctuate the skylines of great towns and cities may continue to furnish an imaginative holding space for the priorities of the spirit."

~Alain de Botton, from Status Anxiety. A good reminder to listen to "A School of Life for Atheists."

Comments
Just gorgeous architecture in downtown Oakland. Our work takes us to places that stir the soul.
(via trentgilliss)

Just gorgeous architecture in downtown Oakland. Our work takes us to places that stir the soul.

(via trentgilliss)

Comments
Morning postcard from the enveloping arms of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wingspread in Racine, Wisconsin. Absolutely brilliant.

Morning postcard from the enveloping arms of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wingspread in Racine, Wisconsin. Absolutely brilliant.

Comments
trentgilliss:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wingspread through the big blue stem grasses. Racine, Wisconsin. (at Johnson Foundation @Wingspread)

Our base of operations for several days of discussion about the next steps for The Civil Conversations Project. Our minds are humming!

trentgilliss:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wingspread through the big blue stem grasses. Racine, Wisconsin. (at Johnson Foundation @Wingspread)

Our base of operations for several days of discussion about the next steps for The Civil Conversations Project. Our minds are humming!

Comments
The studio is in motion. Things are being built. This is all becoming very concrete and very real. On Being will be recording and editing from our new digs in Loring Park in October, for sure.
(via trentgilliss)

The studio is in motion. Things are being built. This is all becoming very concrete and very real. On Being will be recording and editing from our new digs in Loring Park in October, for sure.

(via trentgilliss)

Comments
From our head of content, trentgilliss:

Behind my new office in Loring Park is an entire level of the city that’s been layered over with macadam and concrete. But this hidden passage still exists and, some day, some day, access will be granted from the outside. I only wish the landlords would offer a hint to it with a light well or a discovered porthole. #hiddenminneapolis (at Krista Tippett Public Productions)

From our head of content, trentgilliss:

Behind my new office in Loring Park is an entire level of the city that’s been layered over with macadam and concrete. But this hidden passage still exists and, some day, some day, access will be granted from the outside. I only wish the landlords would offer a hint to it with a light well or a discovered porthole. #hiddenminneapolis (at Krista Tippett Public Productions)

Comments
From our CCO trentgilliss:

Morning street scene from Minneapolis. (at Basilica of Saint Mary)

From our CCO trentgilliss:

Morning street scene from Minneapolis. (at Basilica of Saint Mary)

Comments
Hey, check out this 3D rendering of the storefront of our new office on Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis. The building is located near Loring Park, which is the religious and cultural hub of the city — with the Basilica of St. Mary directly across the street, the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden a block away, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, and Minneapolis Community & Technical College just up the street.
The space pictured in the image above will be an intimate live events space. We can seat 25-60 (I prefer to keep it below 25) and we plan on having Krista Tippett (our host) conduct interviews next to the 17-foot library wall. But, we also hope to make it available for the community to hold informal salons and cultural exchanges that deepen our connection with the community. It’s a place of exchange and reciprocity, in which we as journalists and the media get a chance to learn and remember why we’re in this profession.
Here are two more renderings from different perspectives. From the front of the house looking into the space, you can see our studio with the herringbone pattern wrapped in Douglas fir:

And, from the back of the space looking toward Hennepin Avenue:


~Trent Gilliss, chief content officer

Hey, check out this 3D rendering of the storefront of our new office on Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis. The building is located near Loring Park, which is the religious and cultural hub of the city — with the Basilica of St. Mary directly across the street, the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden a block away, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, and Minneapolis Community & Technical College just up the street.

The space pictured in the image above will be an intimate live events space. We can seat 25-60 (I prefer to keep it below 25) and we plan on having Krista Tippett (our host) conduct interviews next to the 17-foot library wall. But, we also hope to make it available for the community to hold informal salons and cultural exchanges that deepen our connection with the community. It’s a place of exchange and reciprocity, in which we as journalists and the media get a chance to learn and remember why we’re in this profession.

Here are two more renderings from different perspectives. From the front of the house looking into the space, you can see our studio with the herringbone pattern wrapped in Douglas fir:

20130820_Design Perspectives_with KTPP comments_Page_2

And, from the back of the space looking toward Hennepin Avenue:

20130820_Design Perspectives_with KTPP comments_Page_1

~Trent Gilliss, chief content officer

Comments
It is a busy time at the Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul. People gather outside its walls each night to break the fast with friends and family. Ramadan is soon coming to a close. Meanwhile, this man has a lot of square footage to cover. Back and forth he goes over the crimson carpets in the mosque with his household vacuum.
Photo and text graciously submitted by Peter Speiser

It is a busy time at the Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul. People gather outside its walls each night to break the fast with friends and family. Ramadan is soon coming to a close. Meanwhile, this man has a lot of square footage to cover. Back and forth he goes over the crimson carpets in the mosque with his household vacuum.

Photo and text graciously submitted by Peter Speiser

Comments
KTPP studios get a bit of a makeover in the planning stages. Oh, when will the revisions end…

KTPP studios get a bit of a makeover in the planning stages. Oh, when will the revisions end…

Comments
As we design our new office in Loring Park, I’m totally enamored with library spaces like this one. Ooh la la!
~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

As we design our new office in Loring Park, I’m totally enamored with library spaces like this one. Ooh la la!

~Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Comments