Archive for October, 2011

16 October, 2011

Welcome back, Ms Leslie

Feist performing The Circle Married the Line from her new album Metals

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16 October, 2011

River

Oh my.

Sudden intense flashbacks to halcyon early high school days, a massive crush on all things River (especially Stand By Me) and the day I heard of his death.

All deep, heartfelt memories.  But why on earth would anyone want to (pay £50 to) wear it on one’s chest?

(With thanks to the Guardian)

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16 October, 2011

A tune for the weekend

I can’t wait to see these guys on Tuesday!

For Real – Okkervil River, from the album Black Sheep Boy

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6 October, 2011

On Design

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works. The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that.

~Steve Jobs, Wired Magazine, 1994

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4 October, 2011

A Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart

Love of admiration. Love of dress. Love of display. Coquetry. Sentiment. Caprice. Fickleness. Enthusiasm. Good sense. Vanity. Selfishness.

Nary a smidgeon of intellect. Logic. Rational thought. Leadership. Honour. Honesty. Ability to run a household, manage children/significant other/parents/in-laws and hold down a job (not that the fine print is all that clear).

Obviously sexist by today’s standards.

But we’ll cut D.W. Kellog some slack given he (of course, it is a he!) drew this in the nineteenth century.

And because it’s so pretty.

(with thanks to BrainPickings)

3 October, 2011

Old Skool Photoshop

I remember the days…

(with thanks to withstyleandsubstance)

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3 October, 2011

Tube Map of the World

Tube map-ey graphic ace-ness.

(with thanks to AnOther)