Thursday, March 26, 2009
Welcome to this week's round of links. Enjoy.
The Greatest Movies Never Made
Fascinating article on the legendary screenplays that never made it to the big screen, such as David Lynch's Ronnie Rocket, the sequel to his film Blue Velvet.
The Photographic Dictionary
The Photographic Dictionary isn't a reference source but rather an ongoing art project — a photographer submits a picture, and it’s matched to the word that best “defines” it. Some of the definitions can be fairly literal, while others end up with a more poetic interpretation. Very cool. Via Design Observer.
Homemade Natural Cleaning Products
If you're like me you probably use some traditional cleaners (such as vinegar for windows) for the household chores, but here are some handy recipes if you'd like an even greener clean.
Why Music Sounds Right
Ed Yong reports on a new finding by Deborah Ross and colleagues from Duke University, who were investigating why, throughout history and across different cultures, humans have consistently used a twelve semi-tone octave. Ross and her team have discovered that these musical intervals actually reflect the sounds of our own speech — and musical scales sound right because they match the frequency ratios that our brains are primed to detect. Via Polymeme.
Tails of Manhattan
The latest short story by Woody Allen in the New Yorker.
How to Design An Invoice
A very practical guide to that most important of items for freelancers — a clear, well designed invoice. With a link to an Adobe invoice template, to make it even easier.
A Flickr pool devoted to the weird, wild and at times downright baffling things to be found in thrift stores. Via things magazine.
The Long View
An audio slideshow history of the telescope, the first invention to extend the human senses, revolutionizing how we viewed the world.
Photograph via Domino's Deco Files.