Sunday, May 11, 2014

I LOVED the Vivian Maier documentary - if you are interested in street photography or recent historical views of...

I LOVED the Vivian Maier documentary - if you are interested in street photography or recent historical views of American life, rush out and see it - but there was a question the film kept asking that I didn't understand. That was: why didn't she show her work and try to collect money and fame?

My reply was: what does that have to do with the joy and compulsions of creating meaningful art?

This article takes on the other questions the film asks, basically about whether Vivian was performing her role as a woman in society. You'd think being a nanny, an honorable profession with a long history, would answer that. But Miss Maier's journalistic interests are deemed... unladylike, and this article calls that out.

#vivianmaier #photography #womensintetests
http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2014/05/vivian-maier-and-the-problem-of-difficult-women.html

Saturday, May 10, 2014

While too many people are fawning over gadgets that will make nosignificant difference in anyone's life, a chemist...


While too many people are fawning over gadgets that will make no significant difference in anyone's life, a chemist and a designer are making books with filter paper that come in a box and can be used to make water safe for a family to drink for years. How cool is that?
#science #priorities

Originally shared by WIRED

Every year around 3.4 million people die because of contaminated water--often never knowing the drinking water was unsafe. This ingenious solution educates people about clean water AND actually filters the water. It's a book. And its a water filter. It's a breakthrough. http://wired.trib.al/z8tevVW

Monday, May 5, 2014

Obsessive people can make interesting things!


Obsessive people can make interesting things!
#color #watercolor

Originally shared by Colossal

In 1692—about 270 years before the Pantone color guide—an artist sat down to mix and describe almost every single color imaginable in an 800 page handwritten book. Take a peek inside this gorgeous "treaty of color" at the link.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/05/color-book/

Saturday, May 3, 2014

#rhododendrons

#rhododendrons




I love camellias.


I love camellias.
#camellia