1. “Cushion” by Jeffrey Shaw 1969
The Cushion was one of many inflatable ‘event structures’ that were conceived of as provocative sculptural interventions within the everyday urban environment.
Placed on a street in Amsterdam, where it blocked traffic, this gigantic, soft pillow provided both a ludic spectacle and inducement for the onlookers to participate. Such an artwork is not so much about the making of an object, but more the shaping of an event and a public ‘situation of opportunity’.
2. New Yorkers in the 1980’s by Amy Arbus for the Village Voice’s style column, “On the Street”.
And yep, that’s Madonna. Amy’s mission was to seek out the trendsetters that fashion designers would look to for inspiration. Her camera was a ticket into their world, and many of her subjects went on to become famous musicians, designers, and artists. The series was a chronicle of a seminal time in New York City’s history and was later turned into the book, On the Street 1980-1990.
Found on Vintage Everyday.
3. This Ralph Lauren collection inspired by Historic Black Colleges
From Business of Fashion.
4. Batman onomatopoeia
A website dedicated to the onomatopoeias or Batsigns were used in the series and in the film to give more strength to the fights, in the first season they were embedded in the image but due to the cost from the second season they were inserted with a colored background.
Find the website here via Present & Correct.
5. The guy who really invented the internet
6. The People Who Draw Rocks
The Alps’ glaciers are melting, and these Swiss cartographers have work to do…
“It’s a little bit like being a god,” Gilgen said. “You’re creating a world.”
Full article on the NY Times.
7. Champagne Inspector wearing a mesh mask to protect against stray corks
Found on Reddit.
8. What is a Snuff Bottle?
9. For Sale: A Secret 1930s Fairytale Cottage in the Hollywood Hills
Asking $1.3 million.
10. PhotographingBritain’s army of scarecrows
“It is not unusual for passers-by to attack a scarecrow – stabbings and mutilations being the most common. Dead bodies have been hidden inside scarecrows, and stolen loot stashed in the pockets of their greatcoats”
Found on the Guardian.
11. An Arrowhead Collector in the Ozarks
One of the Ozarks most prolific arrowhead collectors was Theron Holland of Forsyth, Missouri. Mr. Holland, spent a lifetime gathering and studying the stone artifacts of the region’s primitive and tribal Native Americans. His collection of more than 75,000 items — handpicked from fields, creek beds, and riverbanks along the White and its tributaries — was believed at that time to be the largest privately owned treasury of its kind in the area. That figure doesn’t count the thousands of fragments of arrowheads, scrapers and partially worked blanks of stone around Mr. Holland’s home overlooking the Swan Creek valley of Taney, County, Mo.
Found on The Vanishing Ozarks.
12. Casa de Retiro Espiritual in Seville, Spain from Architect Emilio Ambasz
Found on Instagram
13. Ethan Hawke on creativity
Found on TED.