Sustainable City Project →
Historical photos + google map = smart use of technology.
No Grapes, No Nuts, No Market Share →
marco: Great story about Grape Nuts. Mixed with yeast (one cup per 2,000 pounds) and water, the flour turns to dough, gets chopped into 10-pound loaves and sent into a huge oven — 1,610 loaves at a time. “Now it gets interesting,” Mr. Vargas said at his workstation, watching the loaves emerge from the oven and catapult into the darkness. An instant later, they hit the fan — a whirling...
SOUEN – Macrobiotic, natural organic food →
Yin Foods, Yang Foods There are four factors that determine whether a food is yin or yang: • How the food grows (including speed and direction). • Where the food was grown (in northern or southern climates). • The sodium-potassium content. Yin represents foods rich in potassium, while Yang foods are high in sodium. • And the effect the food has on the body (hot or cold effects). In general,...
We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our...– Roger Ebert: The Essential Man (Esquire) (via menstrom) Please don’t miss the article associated with this quote. It’s truly incredible. (via ellens)
1. Find a subject you care about 2. Do not ramble, though 3. Keep it simple 4....– Advice to writers by Vonnegut (via underpaidgenius) good advice, very pertinent.
New York #9 - PechaKucha Night →
Pecha Kucha time! Sat 2/20, Great Hall at Cooper Union, $15 min donation. All proceeds go directly to Architecture for Humanity’s Non-Profit organization and will be used for building facilities in Haiti. This list of presenters is sooooo amazing: Stan Allen Jesse Reiser Gregg Pasquarelli Iwan Baan Craig Dykers Sam Jacob Zachary Lieberman Florian Idenburg & Jing Liu Stefan...
paintyhands: See Thru REmix from last year on...
How To Travel to Cuba Legally As An American →
NYCWasteLe$$ Business: Green Building →
Study: Jazz Improv Cranks Up Brain's Creativity →
ronenreblogs: salsabrain: When jazz pianists are improvising riffs, their brains act much more like the dreaming brain, with inhibition turned down and creativity cranked way up, a new study finds. reblogged for jake (and everyone else) I would argue that dance improv also comes from an intuitive, uninhibited place.
Run for Haiti in Central Park, 2/20 →
I’m pretty sure I can run 4 miles for a good cause.* Join New York Road Runners (NYRR), the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and our partners in a 4-mile run and walk to benefit Haiti. All entry fees collected by NYRR will go directly to New York City’s Haiti Relief Fund, administered by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which is directing 100% of donations to...