Filed under: Etc.
Found Magazine.com a delightfully creepy website that posts all sorts of things people find on the streets. Apparently they make a book and magazine too.
Described here: We collect FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles – anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. Anything goes…
– Thanks Nicole Bednarz!
Reinventing the Wheel. A cool design book about information wheels.
After realizing I hadnt seen ANY of the Oscar contenders on Sunday (recommendations anyone?) I decided to go with one of my favorite movies, seriously. Bandits. An odd choice, and yes it’s from 2001, but the characters are so good that it doesnt matter how silly the story is. Billy Bob Thorton as a hypochondriac bank robber who fights with cool-guy Bruce Willis over Cate Blanchett, a bored housewife in a failing marriage. They become known as the “Sleepover Bandits.”
And, I’ve always wanted to make dinner to a soundtrack like the clip above. Miss this one? Rent it, it’s quirky good.
Filed under: Music
Celebrate Mardi Gras with some classic parade songs.
Cant remember how I found his portfolio site, but Nigel Peake‘s drawings at Second Street are amazing! I especially love the drawings of maps and all of the watercolor (?).
Here’s a fun YouTube video I saw the other day that made me smile – it’s a video someone made about Trader Joe’s. It’s a “commercial” for them because they don’t actually make commercials. Granted you probably need to shop there or at least have been there before to get all the fun jokes, but it’s cute nonetheless.
– Thanks Melissa Arnold!
(My current favorite TJ Item? Pad Thai Noodles in the Blue Box or Pretzel Slims. What’s yours?)
This I Believe is an international project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values that guide their daily lives. These short statements of belief, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here and featured on public radio in the United States, as well as in regular broadcasts on NPR. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
Important Things with Demetri Martin on Comedy Central
I especially enjoy how he plays with visual language on his flip charts. So funny! I hope you guys get this channel so you can see it. The best are the flip charts; that is what he is famous for!
– Thanks Susie Ellsworth!
Filed under: Music
Cool websites for music lovers.
Last.fm recommends music based on your tastes. Not a new concept, but the free internet radio option is great… plays your artist plus others like them. Discover new artists or browse the largest online music catalogue.
Wolfgang’s Vault is the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings and music memorabilia and home to the archive of promoter Bill Graham in addition to nine other music and memorabilia archives. It was called “the most important collection of rock memorabilia and recordings ever assembled in one business,” by The Wall Street Journal. All concerts are streamed free, and visitors can find and purchase poster art, vintage t-shirts, rock photography, old concert tickets, and other rock music memorabilia while they listen to rare recordings of live concerts featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Black Sabbath, ABC, Duran Duran, Culture Club, and many others.
– Thanks Paul Bussmann!
An incredible, searchable resource of graphic and typographic posters… I’m in heaven!