Monday, January 31, 2011

You're So Sweet

sugar cubes A lesson in old-time typography, wrapped up into sugary morsels.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Black Swan Shop

I loved Black Swan! The grandiose music of Tchaikovsky, the relentless spiral into absurdity, the dancing...
Natalie Portman's intellect and talent is something to be admired.
She is a part of the elite few that has an Erdős–Bacon number, or a number that measures your collaborative distance between the actor Kevin Bacon, and the Hungarian mathematician, Paul Erdős.
A "six degree of separation" meter of sorts...
black swan posters, boca black swan poster
These posters were designed by La Boca, a UK based design firm.
Check out more Black Swan merch at the Fox store.

Monday, January 17, 2011


"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." - Martin Luther King
martin luther king

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

The start of a new year means extended hours and seasonal help for the Japan Post. 
Thousands of postcards, or nengajō, are sent to friends and family with warm New Years greetings, 
much like the American Christmas cards. 
Below are two vintage postcards (circa 1950) depicting the year of the rabbit.
year of the rabbit, japanese postcards, nengajo

Monday, January 3, 2011

Vid of the Day - Un sospiro

Happy 2011, everyone! 
I hope your holidays were full of friends, family, and fabulous food. Resolutions have been on my mind, as per usual for this time of year. I've concluded that instead of making mundane, false promises to exercise more, eat less, ect., I'm going to learn Liszt's Un sospiro on the piano. It's a lofty ambition for my small, under-practiced hands, but definitely worth the effort. This piece takes my breath away. Enjoy the video! This man makes it look so easy.