Thursday, April 08, 2010
This week's links. Enjoy.
Wish you could visit Paris but don't have the beans to go? Check out Paris 26 Gigapixels — an interactive virtual tour of the monuments of Paris, created by stitching together 2346 single photos. The result is a very high-resolution panoramic view of the French capital that you can swoop over with the click of your mouse. Amazing.
Mixed Reviews for Schrute Farms
Ha — there's a listing for Dwight Schrute's (the fictional character on The Office) Schrute Farms on TripAdvisor. Via kottke.
Curious about what music went with Voyagers 1 and 2? Here's the full, fascinatingly eclectic list, selected in 1977 by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan and etched into a 12 inch gold plated copper record. Via kottke.
When I read this Readymade.com post by Jane of Ill Seen, Ill Said, I was thrilled — affordable and fashionable eyeglasses that are also ethical? Sold! For each pair they sell, Warby Parker donates a pair to charity — and you can return then for free if you don’t like them, too. I know where my next pair of eyeglasses are coming from ...
Top Ten Literary Stepmothers
Sam Baker picks her favourite fictional stepmothers: "... some good, some very bad, and some downright put upon."
Images on Paper
A slideshow by Magnum Photos features images of great libraries and people reading actual books by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and other great photographers, in a gentle riposte to the release of the iPad. Via ArtsJournal.
A slide show featuring some truly awful public art. Via ArtsJournal.
Lemon Chicken Pasta
A quick and easy recipe from Donna Hay that's perfect for a spring supper.
(the lovely photo is by Joanna Henderson)