Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thank you DWELL for posting Joe Stevens' photo collection of vans and the places where they were. As a former owner of a 1970 Dodge Sportsman A108 (you may know it as the van from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre), I have an appreciation for the van that goes beyond the racing striped irony. Stevens doesn't go into depth about his motivations behind the project, but I find vans to represent an efficiency and transience of living. Alternatively, they also represent either a failure or refusal to culturally assimilate. I may be overanalyzing. See the full collection at vans and the places they were.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Inspired by a recent AP article, I have renewed my intention to refine my knot competence. (Despite having somehow, and worryingly, been taught to tie a bowline behind my back while treading water, I have effectively retained none of it.) They recommend IWillKnot for a very basic overview of knot tying. Super simple, but definitely a solid starting point. For the more advanced knottists, try Animated Knots by Grog, which is broken down into genre of knot. Read up!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
As welcome break from the New York City cold, Wayne Levin's boasts a haunting selection of underwater black-and-white images. A seasoned traveler and long-time resident of Hawaii, Levin's underwater work seems to use the black-and-white medium to its fullest. See Levin's full portfolio here.
Friday, February 12, 2010
I came across this interview with Joel Bukiewicz, founder of CUT Brooklyn and knife-making machine. Joel has developed a reputation for passion and craft within culinary and design circles, and rightfully so. A self-described "steel nerd," Joel exudes a sincerity of craft and quality that is almost alienating to the outsider. There is, indeed, a unique wonder to be found in a finely tuned knife -- an object born to be held and used. With a furniture design background myself, and a particular fascination with tool making, his name is high on my list of dream internships. So if you've got the dough and can handle the year-long waiting list, act now -- because it's only getting longer.
Read the interview at Gastronomista.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The company behind Rooftop Farms of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Goode Green designs and installs Green roofs in NYC. Something about the image on their home page make us want it even more --Boardwalks! What! Anyway, if you share our obsession, check out Goode Green and Rooftop Farms. Stay updated on Rooftop Farms' events, they periodically offer tours of their operation. Definitely worth the visit.