A riddle: What is one of the most crucial commodities for creative people that’s also becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in the 21st century?
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This is one of Lartigue‘s most well-known photographs depicting a racing car and spectators. I recently found this explanation of the optical distortion that made this image so famous. It is apparently down to the comparatively slow shutter speed on his large-format camera that opened from bottom up as he panned the camera…
…and here is the undistorted version if Jacques’ shutter had been faster and he had not panned…
As the internet is down many Egyptians are resorting to a new Google phone service to spread word of the protest, via audio tweets.Announcing the service on its blog, Google said:
Like many people we’ve been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground. Over the weekend we came up with the idea of a speak-to-tweet service—the ability for anyone to tweet using just a voice connection.
We hope that this will go some way to helping people in Egypt stay connected at this very difficult time. Our thoughts are with everyone there.
(extract from the guardian.co.uk)
“Echoism” is a project by artist Julian Wolkenstein and plays with the notion of your own identity. What do you look like? What are the things that make you look like you – your identifying features? If you are made symmetrical, do you consider yourself more beautiful, less so, or is it just weird? Or is it you at all? Do you have a best side? What is to be said of left and right brain dominance?
Laser-sintered and vacuum cast polyamide on raw oak – 27cm in height – Edition of three.
New research suggests our brains delete information at an ‘extraordinarily high’ rate.
The mysteries of the brain may be virtually endless, but a team of researchers from two institutes in Göttingen, Germany now claim to have an answer for at least one question that has remained a puzzle: just how fast does the brain forget information?
Read more at Engadget here
One of the Green Camp staff just walked past my chair and dropped this in my lap and with no explanation walked off. It is piping hot chocolate freshly made by the kids in their chocolate making class – oh and they also made the banana leaf vessel and spoon.
no more words now… must concentrate… on… chocolate
Not wanting to make light in any way of such an horrific incident but…
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I treated myself to banana and coconut pancakes with passionfruit syrup for breakfast this morning
The length of my fingernail, this stunning little bug looking like a gold-tipped havana landed on my screen earlier.
This is one of Lartigue‘s most well-known photographs depicting a racing car and spectators. I recently found this explanation of the optical distortion that made this image so famous. It is apparently down to the comparatively slow shutter speed on his large-format camera that opened from bottom up as he panned the camera Read on…
Another cracking find in Singapore – and just over the road from Books Actually – it has a lovely collection of vintage clothes, accessories and emphemera like this jar from Roswell. Honest.
Surely one of the great product designs of my generation, the Technics 1200 is finally being EOL’d by Panasonic. A sad day indeed.
As a true mark of its quality, this is one of the few things I have bought four times in my life, spanning two decades and always bought the same version. They are a brilliant example of the balance between strength, durability and delicate precision.
Somehow this just does not appeal
At least they’re honest