Tuesday, November 15, 2022
He defined chili con carne as "a large mobile army"; he described Benedict Arnold as "a writer, I think."
— Steven Watts, The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
Monday, November 14, 2022
A digital system can be basic or highly complex, but it is systematic and traceable. What makes textiles analogue is our relationship with them, the way we interact with them, wear them out, imbue ourselves into them. Yet once out of use they can be unravelled; each strand or row once again can be counted.
— Elaine Igoe, "Where Surface Meets Depth: Virtuality in Textile and Material Design," Surface and Apparation
Sunday, November 13, 2022
It was he who coined the idea of the title as a conversational gambit or handle, an idea promoted by Magritte himself in "Lifeline." According to Nouge, the title "protects" the painting, preventing it from falling into bad ways, or being dismissed as a joke, or a matter of little consequence.
— Alex Danchev, Magritte
Saturday, November 12, 2022
There are actually two real people in the library because they willed themselves to the collection.
Friday, November 11, 2022
Dogs work for treats.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
(see oversize section)
— Gold foil stamping on spine of hardcover bound blank wide ruled composition notebook
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
By pursuing his “unusual hobby” of filing as many as 10,000 Freedom of Information requests about extremist groups, he proved invaluable to historians and journalists.
— Subheadline, Sam Roberts, "Ernie Lazar, Who Trawled for Secret Government Documents, Dies at 77," The New York Times
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
An artifact like a basket is neither made nor grown.
— Felicita Devlin and Elizabeth Meiklejohn, "Prototyping Textile Behavior" talk
Monday, November 7, 2022
I've identified 185 communities in the province of British Columbia that have welcome signs.
And in this thread, I'm going to rank every single one.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
I know this stamp.
— Guy looking through Stamp Compositions*
Saturday, November 5, 2022
THE LADY IN YOUR GARDEN
Is my Mom. Weird, right? Not sure if you ever wondered what the story was behind the clay bust, but here it goes:
— E.Macmillan (Laurie's 2nd daughter), text pinned on fence of a Fenway Victory Garden plot
Friday, November 4, 2022
Is it important that these are made from people?
— Person asking about 6,000 Dandelions
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Buying the celing tile in walmart
— TikTok via Lian and Colin
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
In 2015, Maine passed legislation that removed most censorship from their vanity plate program. Plates like GETFUKT are now allowed.
— @depthsofwikipedia via @lianreay
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Goudy himself described it as being a straightforward and simple design, lacking any freakish qualities.
— "A NOTE ON THE TYPE" for Scrippts College Oldstyle via @no_goodny
Monday, October 31, 2022
This bounty enabled Nougé to acquire three of his favorite works... works that his own writings helped to make famous.
— Alex Danchev, Magritte
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Caution: To avoid damage to the printer hard drive and to prevent a printer malfunction:
— Xerox® PrimeLinkTM C9065/C9070 Printer User Guide
Saturday, October 29, 2022
And of course we'd talked about the famous story of the Dutch painter Frans Hals, who, after having a meal at an inn, shouted " I've left the money on the table" as he was leaving. And the innkeeper thanked him, since he saw on the table the gold Louis that Frans Hals had painted.
— Charles Alexandre via Alex Danchev, Magritte
Friday, October 28, 2022
— Two ordered by MD from Small World Coffee (fried free-range egg, pork roll, cabot cheddar, chipotle, and pickled jalapeno on a toasted english muffin with garlic butter)*
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Everything we see hides another thing.
— Magritte via Alex Danchev, Magritte