Thursday, April 26, 2012
This week's links. Enjoy.
Describing itself as "the best of Pinterest without looking at the pictures," this Twitter account is both amusing and oddly inspiring — it makes you use your imagination to "see" the pictures in your mind.
Freedom and Art
Long but interesting read on society's expectations regarding artistic expression. A quote from the article: "... for at least three millennia and possibly longer, the artist is also expected paradoxically to violate conventions—to entertain, to surprise, to outrage, to be original. That is the special status of art among all other activities, although it may indeed spill over and make itself felt throughout the rest of life. It is the source of freedom, prevents the wheels of the social machine from locking into paralysis. From our artists and entertainers, we expect originality and resent it when we get it."
Via The Browser: "Forty years ago, their music was regarded as a curiosity, or worse. Now they cause online ticket systems to crash within minutes. So how did German electronica group Kraftwerk end up at New York's Museum of Modern Art?"
50 Things to Do Before You Are 12
The National Trust in the UK recently drew up a list of activities that encourage kids to get outdoors and interact with nature — some great ideas for people of any age to experience, too.
Werner Herzog's Note To His Cleaning Lady
Eccentric film director Werner Herzog pens a note to his cleaning lady that is classic Herzog. Awesome.
Dumpsters To Cameras
This is brilliant — check out how some clever German garbage men converted dumpsters into pinhole cameras.
Keith Jarrett: Save Your Soul. Turn Off Your Gadget
Excellent insight from jazz great Keith Jarrett on how we are losing perspective on our lives through our dependence on gadgets. A timely reminder to leave the technology behind regularly, get outside more and live in the moment.
Lentil Cakes with Pesto, Wilted Greens and Lemon Thyme Zucchini Fries
A great menu for a delicious vegetarian lunch or supper that everyone will enjoy. Via Roost.
(photo from the portfolio of stylist maliin stoor. via emmas designblogg)