Monday, December 21, 2009

Julie Christie at the premiere of Doctor Zhivago (one of my all-time favorites) in 1965. Found this on lingerie designer Araks Yeramyan's worthwhile blog here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Grizzly Bear's latest video for "Ready, Able." The technicolor claymation forest awesomeness comes courtesy of artist Allison Schulnik.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Next Magazine

A step-by-step demo of reading the next generation of Sports Illustrated via an e-reader.
[via Kottke]

Heaven, According To Bernhard Willhelm

6) Heaven is…?

BW: What we love:

-Birds flying towards us and then flying away again.

-The moments between moments, when you’re happy.

-Cafes with two guests and a dog.

-Streets made of golden sunlight.

-Meat and dumplings at home.

-The high of sex.

-A lot of money when we earn it, not later when we spend it.

-Art at the moment it’s created.

-Something too expensive that we can afford.

-A certain smile.

-Elephant showers.

-Death, as long as we’re not dying.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunset to Sunrise

"That carnage has left behind an island of misfit toys, trains whose cabooses have square wheels and bird fish who are trying to swim in thin air." -my favorite line from David Carr's recent NYT's piece on the state of media today.

It's dark, but the silver lining is bright:
"Somewhere down in the Flatiron, out in Brooklyn, over in Queens or up in Harlem, cabals of bright young things are watching all the disruption with more than an academic interest. Their tiny netbooks and iPhones, which serve as portals to the cloud, contain more informational firepower than entire newsrooms possessed just two decades ago. And they are ginning content from their audiences in the form of social media or finding ways of making ambient information more useful. They are jaded in the way youth requires, but have the confidence that is a gift of their age as well.

For them, New York is not an island sinking, but one that is rising on a fresh, ferocious wave."
Alisa Gould-Simon is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn.