Miscellaneous Bits of Interestingness from Here and There

If you’ve got the day off like I do, maybe you need a few interesting internet links to pursue. If so, look no further: Catasterist has what you’re looking for:

Have you seen this amazing online video series called The City Concealed?  it’s a fantastic collection of short videos about secret or generally inaccessible parts of New York and surroundings. They visit the Park Slope Armory, Hinchliffe Stadium, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard among others.  Check it out: http://www.thirteen.org/thecityconcealed/

The New York Times profiled Andrew Basemen recently, a collector of antiques. I’m not normally that excited by antiques, but this collection does interest me: it’s a collection of repairs. Much more inventive and compelling. Read the story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/garden/16makedo.html

Photographer Lori Nix doesn’t just make pictures, she also makes her own subjects. I especially love the spooky series The City, but they’re all great. Have a look at her site here: http://www.lorinix.net/the_city/index.html

There was an excellent event in San Francisco recently: 25 tucks gathered at the waterfront and each truck was transformed into a small space, host to a ballroom, a slot car racing track, a bowling alley, a diner, a garden, a speakeasy, and more. Magical! See for yourself: http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2010/12/scenes-from-san-franciscos-box-truck-night-market.html

This lamp is a small scale parking lot light. I love it: http://www.ateliertakagi.com/AT%20Ver.%202/subdivisions.html

The person who has been stenciling compass roses at subway exits around New York speaks up: http://nyctheblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/im-pi-considerate-cartographer-breaks.html

And I’ve been busy working on Project Neon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/catasterist/sets/72157625399190929/detail/

That’s it for now! Happy Christmas Eve everybody.

 

 

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