The other day I happened upon The Brooklyn Art Library: This incredible marvel is home to 18,000 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 130+ countries. At the physical space, you can sign up for an actual library card (free of charge!) that allows you to check out publications and notifies artists when their work is being viewed. The sketchbooks are individually catalogued and barcoded, so the database is searchable by artist name, location and theme. The Art House community encourages guests to interact with one another on a face-to-face level while introducing members’ work to the local Brooklyn audience. In addition, the books are offered digitally on the website so nobody is left out! The library also hosts readings, discussions, workshops and performances throughout the year and travels as a community-oriented exhibition. Basically, this is my dream come true.
1. Sinoia Caves/The Enchanter Persuaded 2. Zombi/Surface to Air 3. People of The North/Deep Tissue 4. Plone/For Beginner Piano
Soma FM : A listener-supported, commercial-free internet-only radio station (this means no annoying commercial interruptions). 2 of my favorite stations: MISSION CONTROL- celebrates NASA and Space Explorers everywhere & SECRET AGENT- a stylish soundtrack for spies and the mysterious!
I Used to Love Her, But I had to Flee Her: On Leaving New York : One New Yorker talks of his love/hate relationship with The Big Apple
Vintage Weight Gain Ads : Once upon a time advertisements used to encourage a full figure and marketers shunned skinny frames- An interesting look at the media’s role in female body image
10 Online Tools for Better Attention and Focus : Recent happiness study found that the more our minds wander, the less happy we are (Get help!)
Lanvin’s Fall 2012 Campaign : Steven Meisel photographed everyday women and men, ranging in age from 18 to 80 for the Fall 2012 campaign. Alber Elbaz states, “I was interested to bring these clothes back to the street somehow, and seeing how they look on different ages, different sizes”