Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Today's edition of Saturday Sharing offers links to pictures, pictures, and more pictures. You won't be able to see them all in a day!

✦ The digital archive The Hemingway Papers showcases the writer's reportage in the 1920s for the Toronto Star. Complementing Hemingway's columns are the historical annotations of William McGeary.

(My thanks for the link go to The Bigger Picture blog of Smithsonian Institution Archives.)

✦ Be prepared to spend a lot of time at 50 Watts if you enjoy book-related art and design. The well-organized blog is the brainchild of Will Schofield, who has a very fine eye for the exceptional, the unusual, and the fabulous. Check out the Image Archive for a look at random images that the discerning Schofield has collected and featured. The link list is impressive, too.

50 Watts on FaceBook and Twitter

(My thanks to Michigan Quarterly Review for this link.)

✦ More than 870,000 images have been collected for the New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery; additional content is added regularly. Use of the digital archive is free, and many of the images are available to license. The gallery is an amazing resource.

✦ Inspired by Carleton Watkins, Michael Shindler is the founder of Photobooth, what Shindler calls "the world's only tintype and Polaroid portrait studio". The San Francisco-based studio and gallery holds a monthly"portfolio night" and other events and workshops.

Photobooth on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Patterns you'll find across design, fashion, illustration, marketing, print, type, textiles, the Web, and on the street are the subject of Pattern Pulp, curated by Shayna Kulik, an art director and brand strategist who specializes in design, social media, and trend forecasting.

✦ Everyone has an opinion about YouTube but how often does the word "intelligent" come to mind? OpenCulture offers a list of Intelligent YouTube Channels, although no guarantee on how smart any one them will make you. Take your pick. The list is in alphabetical order and annotated.

✦ What do these words — "a combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness" — bring to mind? If your first thought was wine, think again, or listen to the answer here:

(My thanks for the link go to The Bigger Picture blog of Smithsonian Institution Archives and Swiss Miss.)


Louise Gallagher said...

I'm in a public space - the break ie room of our B&B and don't have my earphones but am dying to know the answer. I did answer wine...

S. Etole said...

I have several of my grandparent's books from the early 1900's and love the aroma on opening them. They were kept in a glassed bookcase. The bookcase had little crystal knobs. It was like reaching into a secret kingdom.