Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Men in March
These two photos by The Sartorialist caught my eye. I love the pops of color in what they're wearing.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I've stumbled onto my latest favorite time-vacuum. The Book Cover Archive edited and maintained by Ben Pieratt and Eric Jacobsen.
I'm struck by these three covers in particular. The top and bottom images are completely arresting. And the image in the middle, the Updike book, might be minimalist perfection.
I was sorry to miss this Israeli movie when it came to theaters last year. The preview was promising. I remembered it because the preview was really a beautiful short film. If you're looking for a dreamy surrealist movie with lots of female characters, I recommend it. The story of a Filipino care-taker struggling in a foreign country alone is worth the watch.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
"I tried making potatoes like yours but they weren't."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is showing a vast collection of American postcards (9,000) collected by Walker Evans.
And Slate has an interest-piquing slide show exploring the "nonarty sort of beauty" that Walker Evans saw in the most plain postcards. The line about potatoes was written by Diane Arbus to Evans, on a postcard of course.