Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #75

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. The photographer, Erik Gould, traveled to each of Providence, Rhode Island 25 neighborhoods with a giant 8x10 camera. The resulting images feel like so many of the older small towns that dot this country.  
  2. The Toronto used book store, Monkey's Paw, created a random book vending machine. For only 2 dollars, the Biblio-Mat spits out a selection from there archive. 
  3. Magnified peacock feathers appear closer to jewelry than wing. Absolutely stunning  
  4. Here in America, its not unheard for a sports team to move to another city in hopes of better financial success. However, this practice is unheard of in England. Two Norwegian millionaires did just that with the Wimbledon football club. The fans in response started their own team, A.F. C. Wimbledon, and in 2011 finally reached professional ranks again. I am surprised they havent made a movie of this story yet. 
  5. “It is fatal to know too much at the outset. Boredom comes as quickly to the traveler who knows his route as the novelist who is over-certain of his plot.” – Paul Thoreau
  6. This series documents the vast collections of the National Museum of Natural History and the scientists studying them. The variety of samples in the images is stunning and probably only represents a small part of what is stored in the collection. 
  7. You Don't Have Ideas. Ideas Have You. A great talk by the founder of Unbound, a kickstarter for books. 
  8.  Seth Godin reminds us that we are "More Powerful Than You Know". Its so much easier to focus about what we think is stopping us but we all have the power of influence. How will you use your power?