Classic Pretzel twist made in the German tradition in the bakery at Prime Meats, Brooklyn
Marmorkirken (Marble Church) in Copenhagen
this is a fun video esp. for those who need space-saving ideas
2 things that make me excited about FIFA
One: having read Playing the Enemy, recommended from Pamela’s blog. It’s an inspirational read.
Two: World Cup Typography
Notice, in the German shirts, how the counterforms in the “8” of no. 18, are derived from the product design of the adidas soccer ball
Today is the 2nd official day of summer. These images from javiy’s flickr are triggering a nostalgic mood of childhood summertime days for me (even though I’m a terrible swimmer!)
Another thought: didn’t know about the Dear Diary column in nytimes until this morning. Heres one entry I particularly enjoyed:
Not long ago I was sitting in my car on Mercer just south of Eighth Street, waiting for the 6 p.m. parking to open up. Straight ahead of me was a gang of five hefty young men. On the trunk lid of their car, they had two large pizza boxes and five Snapple bottles.
They were having a great time, but after a while they began getting out of control. The extra pizza slices and the Snapple bottles were splattering and smashing and making a mess. I was getting angry, but they were five large young men, so I didn’t say anything.
As I sat there stewing, up the sidewalk came a clown. I mean a real clown, who looked as if he had just stepped out of a Ringling Brothers tent. He must have been on the way to a child’s birthday party.
He stopped and surveyed the scene. Then, without saying a word, he walked to the trunk, picked up one of the pizza boxes and proceeded to collect the broken glass and pizza slices off the ground. When he was done, he walked to the corner and deposited it in a trash container.
The young men were dumbfounded! The clown then walked back to them and passed his hat.
They dug into their pockets and gave him their change. He then bowed and walked away.
I saw this poster in a shop in Park Slope this Saturday. Looked up the designer, Jim Datz of Neither Fish Nor Fowl. Going gaga for his illustrative style and love these city posters.
The Library of Congress photostream. What a treasure trove of beautiful vintage images, free for public use, and right at our online fingertips!