Thursday, January 06, 2011
This week's links. Enjoy.
The Women Changing India
An exhibition that wrapped up just last week, The Women Changing India featured the work of six Magnum photographers, who each chose a subject who reflects the cultural and geographical diversity of life for contemporary Indian women — follow the link for highlights from the show.
Gail Anderson's Salt and Pepper Shaker Collection
Check out this slide show of designer Gail Anderson's wonderfully quirky salt and pepper shaker collection. Via Design Observer.
Email is radically changing the way we correspond with each other — and beginning an email with the word "Dear ..." (as was traditional with written letters) is being hotly debated right now.
Pretty in Pink, Again
Interesting article in the NYT about how the vintage pink bathroom, once the first thing to be ripped out when remodeling an older home, is enjoying a renewed appreciation.
Top Cookery Books of All Time
Chef and author Nigel Slater discusses his favourite cook books — Nigella Lawson and Elizabeth David among them.
The Antikythera Mechanism in Lego
From the site: "Andrew Carol rebuilt a 2000-year-old analog computer out of Legos. It predicts the year, date, and time of future solar and lunar eclipses accurately to within two hours. All using plastic gears. This film explains how it works." Extraordinary.
David Carson's New Magazine
Trail blazing magazine designer David Carson (perhaps best known for his art direction of Ray Gun in the '90s) is coming out with his own magazine. Called Carson, it'll be published bi-monthly starting in 2011, and a 6-issue subscription can be obtained for $20. Very cool. Via Kottke.
The Saveur 100
Each year Saveur asks its contributors to name their favourite foods, food gadgets, places to eat and more, assembling 100 entries in all — this year, it's the chef's edition. I look forward to this every year — fascinating and eclectic as always.
(photo by John Paul Urizar via Little Blue Deer)