If you don’t go any further this morning, go here. Not only is this
exhibit on the topic of government propaganda timeless but the
production values for the website encourage exactly the kind of
exploration the topic deserves.
On with the show.
What to do with a sane but ugly vehicle. Smart TwoTipping. Because
there aren’t enough cows in Amsterdam for a proper round of cow
A nicer design for an insane sport. Ice racing. The video linked at
the bottom isn’t worth your time.
From the sleek to the ungainly. You all have seen the EVE and all the
other hot machines from Oshkosh. Here’s my favorite. Elvis.
Elvis is entirely functional design and ugly as sin. Here’s a bit of
functional design that’s easier on the eyes. The origin and meaning of
the TV test pattern.
Because the blue rat is cute and the article contains the following
quote: “One of the reasons no one had done this before is that food
science is very separate from neuroscience,” PETA rants will be
On to the arts:
Three short stories from the Big Picture. The first one about a bride
crossing the Israeli-Syrian border is manipulative IMO. The second
about the plight of albinos in Tanzania is tragic and under reported
except as a “in odd news today” way. The third story — the one I’d
really like to link to separately — is about the “Sea Gypsies” in
Borneo. So damned much smiling in one place. You can’t help but have a
Merce Cunningham has died at the age of 90.
I was all up for grabbing a plane down to LA tomorrow for the Secret
Identity: (The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster) Party.
Until I saw that I’d have to deal with the past their pull by date
Suicide Girls. I’ll just post a book review when my copy gets here.
Here’s a photographer Madame Peripetie (practically anonymous) whose
work I find intriguing but often inexplicable, perhaps dense beyond my
Not my design but going on the studio wall as an inspriation.
And to leave you happy. Maurice Sendak talks to/about Spike Jonze
making where the Wild Things Are.