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World on a string.
Jul 29 '14
newyorker:

Dan Rockmore on Salman Rushdie and digital archiving: http://nyr.kr/1mZFMyq

“The influx of digital written material has presented a challenge to archivists: Outside of just setting a computer on a table like some sort of oversized paperweight, how does one present a writer’s computer to the public?”

Photograph by Erik S. Lesser/The New York Times/Redux.

newyorker:

Dan Rockmore on Salman Rushdie and digital archiving: http://nyr.kr/1mZFMyq

“The influx of digital written material has presented a challenge to archivists: Outside of just setting a computer on a table like some sort of oversized paperweight, how does one present a writer’s computer to the public?”

Photograph by Erik S. Lesser/The New York Times/Redux.

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Jul 26 '14

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Jul 8 '14

jedavu:

Table Topography: Wood Furniture Embedded with Glass Rivers and Lakes by Greg Klassen

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Jul 7 '14

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Jul 4 '14
fawndeviney:

Fawn DeViney for Dogwood Floral 

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Fawn DeViney for Dogwood Flora

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Jun 30 '14

buzzfeed:

How to World Cup, as told by baby elephants.

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Jun 26 '14

Inspire Her Mind

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Jun 25 '14
cerasiferae:

Swirling Clouds in the Moonlight — Henry Prellwitz, ca. 1910

cerasiferae:

Swirling Clouds in the Moonlight — Henry Prellwitz, ca. 1910

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Jun 24 '14

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Jun 13 '14

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Jun 4 '14

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Jun 1 '14
MEET THE 23-YEAR-OLD MAKING THE NYT CROSSWORD PUZZLE COOL - OPENING CEREMONY)By Katie BarnwellMay 29, 2014

No crossword-related interview would be complete without the question “pen or pencil?” But I feel like for us, the more relevant question might be, “iPad, iPhone, or print?” I feel really strongly about the cleanliness of my grid … So, I was really devoted to pencils for a while, [but] I have converted to pens … Even though I am considered by some to be someone bringing youthful energy to the paper, I am a little bit anachronistic because I still construct puzzles by hand, because that’s the way Merl Reagle did it in Wordplay. I use grid paper and a dictionary, whereas most people use software. I’m not someone interested in big data and databases; I’m interested in literature and movies! But there was just a big article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about BERNICE GORDON, who is 100 years old and is constructing crossword puzzles still. She uses software! So if she is, I don’t know why I’m holding myself back in the twentieth century.

MEET THE 23-YEAR-OLD MAKING THE NYT CROSSWORD PUZZLE COOL - OPENING CEREMONY)
By Katie Barnwell
May 29, 2014

No crossword-related interview would be complete without the question “pen or pencil?” But I feel like for us, the more relevant question might be, “iPad, iPhone, or print?”
I feel really strongly about the cleanliness of my grid … So, I was really devoted to pencils for a while, [but] I have converted to pens … Even though I am considered by some to be someone bringing youthful energy to the paper, I am a little bit anachronistic because I still construct puzzles by hand, because that’s the way Merl Reagle did it in Wordplay. I use grid paper and a dictionary, whereas most people use software. I’m not someone interested in big data and databases; I’m interested in literature and movies! But there was just a big article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about BERNICE GORDON, who is 100 years old and is constructing crossword puzzles still. She uses software! So if she is, I don’t know why I’m holding myself back in the twentieth century.

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May 19 '14

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May 15 '14

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May 14 '14
mordicaifeed:

17th Century Color Book
In 1692, Dutch artist A. Boogert made a one-of-a-kind teaching manual with over 800 pages of color swatches, meticulously cataloguing the many possible colors that he could mix from watercolors.

mordicaifeed:

17th Century Color Book

In 1692, Dutch artist A. Boogert made a one-of-a-kind teaching manual with over 800 pages of color swatches, meticulously cataloguing the many possible colors that he could mix from watercolors.

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