But You Still Have To Assume That It Will Work
underpaidgenius: The 76 Million Food Victims After the Sept. 11 attacks, Congress set up a system that required food producers to register with the federal government, theoretically making it easier to trace dangerous contaminants in the nation’s food supply. A new report for the Department of Health and Human Services reveals that more than half of those producers have not registered...
I just heard of Bookswim, online book rental, apparently the Netflix for books. Is this a good thing/ bad thing/ sham? Personally, the photo on their website makes me want to barfola. Aside, I find the concept intriguing…
noraleah: Wilkes’ favorite toys are hair elastics. He bats them around, carries them from room to room in his mouth, and presents them in front of you for a game of catch. He knows that I keep the elastics in a bowl near my jewelry. He roots around ‘til he finds one and then plops up on the bed, places it in front of me, and says, “Ready to play, momsers!” (Yes, I know he doesn’t speak in your...
After the Shotgun, by Brett Zamore →
Abstract: Through the renovation of a duplex shotgun house, this pervasive Southern historic house type is given a new identity and is reconnected to the modern city. The methodical renovation inspired the design of a new home type, the Shot-trot, to take its place in the city of the future.
Journal of Architectural Education →
Wiley offers Journal content online - like this one. An exciting discovery!
oddly brilliant gifts + following your own odd... →
“In an attempt to figure out what I might like for Christmas, my sister Susy sent me a list of fun, oddly brilliant gift ideas I would never have thought of: -cable tv subscriptions for premium channels -night vision binoculars or goggles -flash paper to make sparks fly from your hands -devices to measure volume, area, distance in rooms -an assortment of thrift store oddity books...
The point I’m making here is that you can do it anytime. You can choose to be...– drink your juice.: So I’m only gonna say this once, but it’s been Great post, read the whole thing. 2009 doesn’t exist. (via peterwknox) This is definitely worth a read. In particular, I like that deer do not realize that 09 is about to end. :) Ha ha, no really, it is good and it is important.
‘everything is so amazing, but nobody is happy’ →
“This clip of the the comedian Louis C.K. riffing on Conan O’Brien’s show is a rare combination of REALLY funny and totally wise/smart/true. It is about looking around at what we have, recognizing miracles, counting blessings…”(via Improvised Life) On rotary phones, going ‘in’ the bank, and how today people need to step back sometimes and be grateful for the amazing...
PechaKucha netherlands →
subtilitas: In the previous context postings, the buildings shown were inspired by local histories and regional architecture. But how does one handle context when there isn’t any immediate history, scale, or certainty to one’s surroundings? For the Trutec tower, completed in 2006 and designed by Barkow Leibinger, the architect designed an admittedly self referential building… The modulated...
French Quarter Fest vs. Jazz Fest?
Its a running debate right now for our Tulane crew, FQF or JF. (Would noraleah vote for option C, Mardi Gras? :)
subtilitas: …is 102 today. Stair at the Ministry of External Relations. EXCELLENT.