Start your Monday off right:
- Hand block printing is an ancient method abandoned for more commercial methods. However, the Block Shop produces beautiful prints and fabrics in India using the historical techniques.
- These cucumber noodles with sesame dressing feel like the perfect meal for the hot humid August days we are currently experiencing.
- James Moreton captures those mysterious foggy roads found in Northern Ireland. The grainy film used only heightens the feeling that the roads will take you to unknown places.
- Animator, Steve Kirby, teamed up with illustrator, Andrew Fox, to bring to life Fox's quirky calligraphy animals in this playful video.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” — George Bernard Shaw
- If you need another Instagram account to follow, I highly recommend the All Format Film Photography Collective. Top notch work all around.
- Aristotle Roufanis's series, Alone Together, captures the light from apartments while the surrounding rooms are black.
- A fascinating conversation on living a meaningful life between Ed Latimore who is a professional heavyweight boxer, physics major, and philosopher and Shane Parrish who runs the Farnam Street blog.
Start your week off right:
- A massive book collection is generation thing in my family and I am well on my way to building my own collection. My only regret is that I dont have one of these gorgeous bookcases to house my collection.
- The British National Library scanned and released Da Vinci's notebooks online. My only complaint is that I don't know Italian.
- The evolution of Pisacco's style is illustrated via his self portraits from age 15-90. The first self portrait is a realistic in a way that might be surprising for those unaware of his classical foundation.
- When you isolate small aspects of modern buildings, the resulting image can look like it was from a spaceship. This is what Lars Stieger has done to great effect.
- I am pretty sure I share Hiut Denim Co's "Do One Thing Well" list ever quarter. It always includes amazing products and travel destinations.
- National Geographic's "Travel Photographer of the year" award contains an amazing set of images as one would expect from the publication with such an impressive visual reputation.
- Carissa Bonet's series, City Space, simultaneously feels like traditional street photography and something very different. I have stared at the series for several minutes trying to put my finger on what exactly I feeling without an answer.
- Skateboarder, Christian Flores, found a set of stairs and then spent two years trying to land a laser flip. This level of determination is widly inspiring and necessary if you are going to keep growing.
“Finite players play within boundaries; infinite players play with boundaries.”
― James P. Carse
Boredom might be an endangered phenomenon with the rise of smartphones. I feel the impulse to pull out my phone with any break in the day. But boredom might be vital to our own creativity.
Jen Golay is a photographer and educator from Des Moines, Iowa. Her project focusing on her sons, "One Kid, One Roll, Once a Month", was gorgeous and heart warming.
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