IN THIS DESIGN-CENTRIC GRIND POST, SEE RYAN REYNOLDS AND HUGH JACKMAN STRIKE A “TRUCE”, READ HOW THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS USE MUSIC TO GAIN YET ANOTHER ADVANTAGE OVER THE COMPETITION, DISCOVER A BOOK THAT SHOULDN’T BE A BESTSELLER…BUT IS AND BE INSPIRED BY SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST CREATIVE & TALENTED DESIGNERS AND ARTISTS.
AND PLEASE REMAIN STANDING UNTIL YOU’RE SURE THE HOUSELIGHTS AREN’T COMING ON..ENCORES ARE SO CHEESY…BUT STAY TIL THE END ANYWAY FOR OUR FAVORITE NEW SONGS OF THE WEEK.
Joy To The World
Micromosaics :: How Was It Made?
Journalism - If you only read one thing all week, it should be Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ astonishing tell-all blog post in which he details the National Enquirer’s attempt to extort him by threatening to publish his intimate photos (including a "below the belt selfie.") The Amazon CEO went public with slimy emails he says he received from the Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc. No thank you, Mr. Pecker
Streaming - Why isn't PBS available in live TV streaming services such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue? Turns out, it’s pretty complicated. But there are answers and alternative methods to watch all your favorite PBS shows. Here’s the why and the how.
Technology - Technology has made it easier and more convenient than ever to purchase groceries online. We buy everything online, so why not food?
Sports - Besides collecting many of the best players, the Golden State Warriors also credit music as a key advantage when it comes to their basketball success.
Movies - Blazing Saddles is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Here are 11 facts about a movie that would never be made today.
Science - Say it with me, “NO MORE SHOTS! NO MORE SHOTS!” Scientists have engineered a syringe-pill that injects from the inside.
Stadium Seating - Another unique thing about Superbowl Sunday - 100,000 flushes in four hours. The ugly -- and, yes, slightly gross -- truth of stadium bathrooms
Anti-Technology - In the computer age, one old typewriter repairman’s business is thriving: The Typewriter King
Books - It gives me hope to know a book on grammar and writing is being called a ‘sensation’ and is now on the top of bestseller list: Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer.
The Joy of Marriage In A Single Pert Conversation
I did laundry. Folded some clothes. A few of my wife’s things remained piled on the bed for a few days before this exchange occurred:
Me: How many days in a row can you go without putting those clothes away?
Wife: I like them there. Easy to find if I need them. (Giggles)
Me: it’s answers like that…accumulating over a 20 year marriage…that eventually escalate into a 911 call.
Modern Day “Bragging”?
Artistry & Design
Materialistic - its 2019 and we’re still discovering new materials. How graphene is about to change the face of fashion and metallic wood is as strong as titanium but five times lighter.
Here are a few kitchen and bath trends sweeping 2019.
MY MOM IS SO GETTING THIS. Korean company Pet Ping has invented a cat treadmill with built-in LED lights, designed for kitty cardio.
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Chuck Hoberman's eponymous sphere is one of the best-loved toys of the last quarter century. But it's only one example of his incredible work in transformable design. From adaptive nanotech to flexible building materials, Hoberman has created surprising and inventive designs at every scale:
Chuck Hoberman has nothing on five minute crafts youtube channel. How to easily hang a picture with a fork:
Masterpiece: The Making of Migrant Mother
At the end of a long day in March 1936, Dorothea Lange stopped in a migrant workers camp in California for just 10 minutes and took six photos of a woman and her children. The final photo, known as Migrant Mother, became one of the most iconic photographs of the Great Depression. Read more on Kottke.org
Encore :: New Songs We Love This Week featuring new songs by Pet Shop Boys, Flora Cash, Fiona Apple, Henry Jamison, Better Oblivion Community Center, Paris Youth Foundation, Garbage & More…