Bookmarks for October 23rd

Bookmarks for June 15th

Bookmarks for June 8th

  • Ayalon on speech: The new "axis of pragmatic forces" | Israel Policy Forum
    amazing analysis of Obama's middel east speech by Isreal's Mahjor General Ami Ayalon. a great read. – Ayalon: We are witnessing the beginning of new American diplomacy in the Middle East whereby it will no longer appear to be very, very pro-Israel, but, as was obvious in the speech, it will be more balanced. Israel has to now understand that this president really believes that there is a common denominator of moderate Arabs, Americans and Israelis. It is a new phenomenon in Middle East diplomacy because we have long believed that the US and Israel represented one side of the conflict and the Arab world and Muslims the other side. But unlike previous administrations where the world was divided by an axis of evil, particularly that of President Bush, Mr. Obama divides the world by an axis of pragmatic forces. [ via TPM]
  • Castles In L.A. |
    oh snaps! new movie from Taylor Steele and Dustin Humphrey: "“This is my passion project,” said Taylor Steele who was sporting a solid gash in the head from stitches he picked up during a recent trip to India. “These trips and these movies [Sipping Jetstreams and Castles in the Sky] are the films that we get to see the world in a whole new way. We take risks in making them. Travel long distances on a whim. Say yes when strangers invite us over for tea. That’s what makes them so special."
  • YouTube – Bookcast: Author Don Thompson and his new book
    Author Don Thompson in an interview with National Post talks about his book "$12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art" – if you don't catch the shark reference, about Damien Hirst. [via @longdrivesouth]
  • View Master: Diorama Photography by Lori Nix, Jonah Samson and Grace Weston
    very cheeky sex-driven diorama photography from Jonah Samson. Love the top one, of the swimming pool.
  • Seth Godin's Blog
    Amazing reading on entrepenurship, marketing yourself and generally how to navigate the choppy waters of transitioning business to the internet. Godin's blog posts are prescient, witty and full of good advice. on publishing: "Mark this down as another job for the new economy: someone who can collate, amplify and leverage the work of writers and turn it into cash. I don't believe that there's one solution, not this time. But I'm confident that around the edges and deep into niches, there's money being made."

Bookmarks for May 28th

  • Hell Green
    Japan photography trip blog from Shortstraw cohort Elle. I kinda wish I was in Japan, right about now. with the Greenroom Festival coming up.
  • 100 Abandoned Houses
    haunting and beautiful collection of abandoned houses in the Detroit area. from the "about" page: "For years the area had signs advertising the redevelopment that was about to take place. It finally began to happen, with the construction of the new ballpark for the Tigers, and Ford Field for the Lions. New condos, and town homes began to appear amidst the rubble of burned out mansions turned apartments. Some of the houses were so large they became “loft condos”. As the entertainment district flourished, and Brush Park began to transform into something new, I realized the other approximately 135 square miles of Detroit was largely ignored. The excitement about Detroit’s “rebirth” took center stage, while much of the rest of the city was becoming largely abandoned" [via Good]
  • Introducing Typekit « The Typekit Blog
    all browsers will soon support a wide range of fonts. but using fonts on the web (in most cases) is a direct violation of the font's copyright, as linking to a font gives the viewer a direct way to download the font . It's like using a font to print a book and then including the font with the printed book. Enter TypeKit, a web app that designers and developers subscribe to. The service has a collection of typefaces that the dev can link to in their jscript and TypeKit handles all the background witch's brew of delivering the font to the end user's screen, without that iser being able to download the font package. Interesting idea! I wonder what the tech looks like behind the service and the susbcription fees.
  • secret forts: Domestic Furniture/Domestic Architecture: Roy McMakin.
    fine art, architecture and furniture all clash here. great work! that green staircase? i'll have one, please.
  • Obamas slowly replacing staid art in the White House with modern art
    How cool is this?: "According to the very slowly reported story [1] in the Wall Street Journal, the Obamas have been selecting modern and contemporary art for the White House from among pieces in national and museum collections. The artists they requested includes several African American artists, including the wonderful DC abstractionist Alma Thomas, whose paintings from the Hirshhorn are already installed in the White House's private quarters. But they've also chosen plenty of white contemporary artists, too, though the Journal obviously doesn't identify them as such: works by Ed Ruscha, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson and Jasper Johns all came from the National Gallery, for example." – cue the old white guy rage
  • Guggenheim Guadalajara: Not a Dead Deal? – CultureGrrl
    The Guggenheim Foundation has been planning to build a new museum in Guadalajara for the past 7 years or so. A museum to rival Bilbao's. but apparently it's dead in the water, or close to it. sucks, the arch drawing is beautiful. and it would have been awesome to have modern art museum within 2000 miles of where i live.

Bookmarks for March 2nd

  • Tierney Gearon's "Exposure" exhibit
    i'm really digging on the in-camera double-exposure photographs of Tierney Gearon. Amazing stuff. Some of them combine to create images where it's hard to tell which photo is which. really nice. [via every photography blog]
  • Epic Adventures
    Josh and Jocelyn, two youngerish people (not sure how old you guys are?!). They've both just quit their jobs and are getting ready to come down to Mexico to scout around for a new place to live. And their documenting it all on their blog. very cool. definitely worth checking in on them. I really hope they document the highs and lows in their adventure. Interesting experiment.
  • Christopher Hewitt
    A portfolio site for a Director/Designer/Photographer. Site design by Suprb. I really like the super minimal sites these guys do. Lots of javascript going on in this site and lots of "scaffolding" content. Sometimes the text re-wrapping is a bit disorientating, but I really like the one-page feel.
  • ZumoDrive – Hybrid Cloud storage for all your documents and media
    pretty bad-ass personal cloud file storage. check out the demo. amazing piece of software. this is how google's G-drive should work once it finally arrives.
  • The Crisis of Credit Visualized
    "The goal of giving form to a complex situation like the credit crisis is to quickly supply the essence of the situation to those unfamiliar and uninitiated. This project was completed as part of my thesis work in the Media Design Program, a graduate studio at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California." – incredible animated presentation to explain those big scary words we've all heard recently: sub-prime mortgage, collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, etc….