Thursday, May 13, 2010


This week's links. Enjoy.

101 Projects for Artists and Illustrators
Some great ideas for what to do when there's a lull in paying work — or a case of artist's block — from illustrator Dani Jones.

The Best Children's Books Ever
The Guardian puts together a comprehensive list of great children's books, with categories for ages 0-2, 2-4, 5-7, 8-12 and 12-and-over. Bookmark this one for future gift giving.

A Collection a Day: The Interview
SFGate has a fascinating interview with the wonderful artist Lisa Congden, about her blog A Collection a Day — a daily series of posts of illustrations and photos by Lisa of her own amazing collections. Love her work.

10 Days in a Carry-On
Heather Poole, a flight attendant from Los Angeles, demonstrates how to pack enough for a 10-day trip into a single standard carry-on. I am in awe of Heather's packing skills.

The Soccer Bookshelf
With the World Cup poised to begin next month, soccer fever is everywhere — including here, as Andrew is a huge soccer fan. This timely list from the NYT of soccer-related books is a perfect way for fans to get ready for the games!

Leaders and Their Moms
A little late for Mother's Day, but interesting nonetheless — a slide show of world leaders with their moms. Via Design Observer.

Many Minds, One Story
Neurologist and author Richard E. Cytowic examines how Virginia Woolf's mental illness may have defined her writing style — one that strove to portray the actual character of consciousness. Fascinating.

OSS 117: Lost in Rio
This French spy comedy sounds totally fun. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (aka OSS 117) is the Cold War era James Bond-like hero of Jean Bruce's lengthy series of spy novels from the 1960s. Needless to say, his attitudes have not dated well, which is where the comedy lies — and by playing it straight with the source, director Michel Hazanavicius makes it funny. I'm going to see if I can rent this over the weekend ...

Giveaway Still On!
In case you missed it last week, I'm having a giveaway of your choice of a gorgeous 8x12 print by Davina + Daniel, a wedding photographer duo from Montreal! Visit their shop and leave a comment on the giveaway post before midnight on May 14 2010 for a chance to win.

(photo by Hotze Eisma via fint)


Melissa said...

I have only checked out a few so far, but thanks...looks like a great list...the first link it awesome! and I am really loving the pic, especially the chairs :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

So many great links! Thank you, I am so happy to have found your gorgeous blog through pinterest.

automatism said...

Thanks so much, Melissa and Melis — and happy reading!!!


megan said...

I always enjoy your "buffet" posts. I don't know how you always find such interesting and different links - keep them coming!

automatism said...

Thanks so much Megan!!!


Carolyn B said...

Thank you for a wonderful "buffet" every week. I was reading "10 Days in a Carry on" and realized where would the undergarments go... Anyone had that thought?

automatism said...

Thanks Carolyn — and good question! I'm assuming that gets tucked in and around everything else as it's the least bulky kind of clothing!


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