Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Wherever you are in the world today, Saturday Sharing goes with you, near and far. This edition drops in on Argentina, New Zealand, Idaho, Washington, D.C., and a virtual place or two for those afraid to fly but not soar.

✭ Maybe if we had more bookstores like this, we wouldn't need Amazon or Barnes & Noble. In Buenos Aires, Libreria El Ateneo Grand Splendid sells books in a 1920s movie palace. The store's spectator balconies and opera boxes beautifully display books you may browse 24 hours a day. An online travel guide for Argentina describes it here.

✭ I don't know about you but I can't resist clicking over to a site to read poems. There's an outstanding collection here, part of a trove assembled by the United Kingdom's Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, who invited eminent poets to contribute original poems on the theme of aging. These are keepers!

Dog Bark Park Inn, as its logo says, makes "sleeping in the doghouse a good thing!" (Take note, guys!) In Cottonwood, Idaho, the B&B features whimsical decorative carvings fashioned by chainsaw. My favorites are these but go through the complete list of breeds. They're darn cute.

✭ Both in this world and out of it: New Zealand's Waitomo Glowworm Caves. on North Island. The light's magnificent here, created by thousands of bioluminescent worms. You can go here and move to image 4 for an inside view or take the 360 panoramic virtual tour while you're visiting the Waitomo site.

✭ A new multi-media edition of the online Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians has launched. Developed with the University of California Press andfunded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the online publication, JSAH Online, combines scholarly text with film and video, 3D models overlayed on Google Earth maps, sound, panoramic photographs, and images with zoom features. An article on the new platform is here. Access requires a subscription. A sample article is provided here (from the page you land, click over to read more and access the multimedia offerings; be sure to use the zoom and arrow features to explore the images).

Venetian Red is one of the most beautiful arts-related blogs around. Go here to see a memorium to one of America's great Civil Rights-era photographers: Charles Moore, who died last month. 

✭ Artist Linn Meyers has created a beautiful wall drawing, at the time being, as part of The Phillips Collection's Intersections project. If you're in Washington, D.C., any time before May 2, when the drawing will be removed, go for a visit. If you can't come for a visit, take a look at this video. The dense sea of thin, pulling-and-pushing lines drawn in pale yellow ink on a dark blue background is situated perfectly in its two-dimensional space.


Anonymous said...

the lines of the wall drawing


I have seen your artwork here. I liked it very much
I hope you would like to look at my articles about some paintings by the Master Artists of bygone centuries.

Madame Rubies said...

Fun post!