Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #146

Start your Monday off right:

  1. I have used Bon Appetite's Best New Restaurant list over the years to find some of the best meals of my life. Its handy that a restaurant from Philadelphia made the list. so I dont have to travel that far.  
  2. The neon lights of Hong Kong turn the worldly streets into a futuristic world. Marcus Wendt's "Ultraviolet" feels like it was taken from a movie set rather than the real world.
  3. Dominic Teagle captures the small family owned shops and factories which have resisted Tokyo massive urban sprawl. I am planning on picking up this zine on my next photo book buy spree. 
  4. Photographer, Peter Hurley, visits Sarah Oliphant's studio where she paints backdrop for photographers. She is known as one of the best backdrop painters in the world.   
  5. "All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar and surprising, for the edification of mankind, pinned down by the conditions of its existence to the earnest consideration of the most insignificant tides of reality."                  Joseph Conrad 
  6. This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit. I think this is vital to understand in this day and age. The goal of news is to make money by capturing your attention. 
  7. I never knew Jim Carey was a painter. His studio is filled to the bring with all sorts of canvases and in an array of styles. I love his thoughts on his work and the power of painting. 
  8. Street artist, Jonathan Pauwels (aka Jaune), paints miniature sanitation workers interacting with elements on their environment many with a humorous twist.  
  9. The Butterfly Effect is a well known but not well understood phenomena. Farnam Street breaks down the powerful effect and its impact on predicting the future.   
  10. Five years ago, Jonathan Haidt explained how human personalities drive political ideas and why the parties have such a difficult time communicating and working together. The truth of this has only been magnified in the last year. 

Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #145

Start your Monday off right:

  1. 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.  
  2. These cucumber noodles with sesame dressing feel like the perfect meal for the hot humid August days we are currently experiencing. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Animator, Steve Kirby, teamed up with illustrator, Andrew Fox, to bring to life Fox's quirky calligraphy animals in this playful video. 
  5. “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
  6. If you need another Instagram account to follow, I highly recommend the All Format Film Photography Collective. Top notch work all around. 
  7. Aristotle Roufanis's series, Alone Together, captures the light from apartments while the surrounding rooms are black.  
  8. 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.