Sunday, November 29, 2015

It's another day with strong light, and so I gave up on my chores anddecided to both test a gift camera (a Polaroid...

It's another day with strong light, and so I gave up on my chores and decided to both test a gift camera (a Polaroid Sun 660) and burn through the old 2013 Impossible film in my fridge, after realizing that the old film packs I didn't refrigerate don't work at all. (The chemistry dried up.)

Thanks to good storage, I got lucky, and each package worked.

I just had to get used to the Sun 660's always-flashes warm up time, which is longer than expected. The shutter won't fire until the flash is charged, so you don't waste film... but I didn't believe the camera was working at all! The secret is to hold the shutter button down "halfway" until a red light in the viewfinder goes out. This requires patience!

My smartphone improves the contrast of the prints, but still gives a good general idea of what the Impossible Project's 2013 color 600 films were like.

It was good to get away from my chores for a few hours!

#theimpossibleproject #sanfranciscowinter #polaroid


Saturday, November 28, 2015

I grew up here, but sometimes space aliens drop new buildings in orrepaint a sign that had forgotten what paint is,...

I grew up here, but sometimes space aliens drop new buildings in or repaint a sign that had forgotten what paint is, which is disorienting.
#themission #sanfrancisco



Friday, November 27, 2015

Good advice. Not like you need it!

Good advice. Not like you need it!
#beniceontheonternet #dontfeedthetrolls

Originally shared by CollegeHumor

Just don't be an asshole, okay?
http://www.collegehumor.com/post/7034804/7-things-to-keep-in-mind-whenever-a-terrible-thing-happens

Thursday, November 26, 2015

I'm lucky enough to work frequently in Switzerland, where glaciers are disappearing at an alarming rate.

I'm lucky enough to work frequently in Switzerland, where glaciers are disappearing at an alarming rate. Here the BBC and a Swiss scientist show the changes to just one.

(Yes, previously frozen valleys turned soggy are not especially stable, if you were wondering.)

#glaciers #climatechange #switzerland
http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/34908482

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tomine's collection of short stories displays his mastery of expertly expressing moments of insecurity, uncertainty,...

Tomine's collection of short stories displays his mastery of expertly expressing moments of insecurity, uncertainty, and alienation.

#adriantomine #bookreview
http://teahousehome.com/yes/yes035.html

This article covers many news topics, but I especially like this quote about what being "developed" as a country in...

This article covers many news topics, but I especially like this quote about what being "developed" as a country in an advanced (integrated and democratic) form means:

~[Malcolm] Turnbull quoted the mayor of Bogota: “A developed coun­try is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use pub­lic trans­port.”~

#development #society

Another great quote comes in opposition to IS' efforts to alienate Muslim refugees from Europe:

~“Those who organised, who perpetrated, the attacks are the very same people who the refugees are fleeing, and not the opposite,” Juncker said in a press conference. “And so there is no need for an overall review of the European policy on refugees.”~

#refugees




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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Kate Beaton's new comic collection is fun! But you knew it would be.

Kate Beaton's new comic collection is fun!  But you knew it would be.
#katebeaton   #comics   #bookreview  
http://teahousehome.com/yes/yes034.html

I recommend the attractive sketchbook-centric zine, "Sketch School," by Carol Sogard and her students at the...

I recommend the attractive sketchbook-centric zine, "Sketch School," by Carol Sogard and her students at the University of Utah.
#sketchbook   #drawing   #zine  
http://teahousehome.com/yes/yes033.html

Dave Eggers' novel about a technological company's aspirations to share information provides a timely warning about...

Dave Eggers' novel about a technological company's aspirations to share information provides a timely warning about trading privacy for convenience.   #daveeggers   #bookreview  
http://teahousehome.com/yes/yes032.html

I enjoyed Amy Poehler's Book, "Yes, Please!" and think you will, too!

I enjoyed Amy Poehler's Book, "Yes, Please!" and think you will, too!
#amypoehler   #bookreview  
http://teahousehome.com/yes/yes031.html

Geometry really DOES make me happy! It's fun to explore geometric ideas as applied to fine art and design projects.

Geometry really DOES make me happy!  It's fun to explore geometric ideas as applied to fine art and design projects. 
#bookreview   #geometry  
http://teahousehome.com/yes/yes030.html

This is the best article I have read on creativity in a long time!

This is the best article I have read on creativity in a long time!

What I like best is the experiment story: students were split into groups graded on either aesthetic perfection or quantity (weight). The quantity group produced the most beautiful work (!), because they had practiced far more (and more freely) than the perfection group had.

This article is revealing educational and perseverance secrets that our culture obscures with myths about geniuses who never fail and whose every idea is pure gold.

#creativity #practicemakesperfect #design #process #howtolearn #persevere
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34775411

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Art in the City.


Art in the City.
#mural #sanfrancisco

Lighting really can 'glam up' a simple building. #lighting


Lighting really can 'glam up' a simple building. #lighting