I’m sure that this story has completely darted under the radar for most people—but I’ve found it absolutely riveting. A mystery sculptor has left 10 intricately designed works of book art at a variety of libraries and museums in Edinburgh, Scotland. The photos of her (yes, she revealed that she’s a member of the female tribe this week) sculptures are worth seeing. Beautiful. Whimsical. Delicate. And carved from the pages of books.
I have no desire to live in New York. But I love to look at photographs of the city and its unexpected collision of people. This piece offers a collection of New York photographers who create mesmerizing, transformative work. Except I’ll add one more: Helen Levitt. Her work is supreme. And beautiful. And heartbreaking.
Ever wondered about the benefits of not focusing exclusively on one thing? This piece offers a solid argument that, when you allow your mind to wander, your imaginative prowess reaps the rewards. Plus, there’s a nifty to-do list compliments of Leonardo da Vinci that puts most people’s to-do lists to shame,
This link offers a little window into what to expect from the 70-minute “lost” interview with Steve Jobs that’s scheduled for release next week. Choice quote: “Designing a product is keeping five thousand things in your brain and fitting them all together in new and different ways to get what you want. And every day you discover something new that is a new problem or a new opportunity to fit these things together a little differently.”
Compliments of Milkweed Editions, I discovered this link in my Facebook newsfeed this morning—and I couldn’t resist the urge to follow it. Writer (and illustrator) Bill Morris offers up a few sketches of famous literary folk, including one of my favorites: Flannery O’Connor. His short descriptions of the drawings, alone, are worth reading.
There’s been an onslaught of commentary about Steve Jobs since his passing—and much of the conversation revolves around his particular recipe for success on the innovation battlefield. No doubt his charisma was spurred by a unique, mysterious blend of qualities—but this is an interesting exploration of how to leverage some of his strengths in the marketing world.
Who deigns to dream of lavish hotel sanctuaries on the edge of the Pyrenees or in the skyscraper kingdom of Tokyo? Well, we do. This nifty site showcases hotel rooms with mouthwatering views and then lets you book your stay. If you can scrape together the cash, that is. If only budgets could inflate with the size of your dreams.