Hi. My name’s Chris Glass and this is a place where I like to post daily photos (often delayed), links of interest, some favorite things and try to connect the dots.

Latest Links

Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown advocates for gun safety measures in state legislatures across the US, providing a breakdown of laws by state alongside a list of solutions. It's hard to think of anything else.

everytown.org

A group of women with signs protesting lax gun laws in America

The Night in Bloom

I'd love to visit the Praise Show Art Gallery in Brookline to see Oliver Jeffers latest paintings and get lost in the stars

thisiscolossal.com

A painting of colorful galaxies and stars

The New Walden

A hardcover edition of Thoreau’s book, annotated, designed and illustrated.

steelbrothers.shop

A book with a design that has these words on the cover "Henry David Thoreau - When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, Ilived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which Thad built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again."

Zander Moricz’s curly hair

Florida high school class president Zander Moricz was told by his school that they would cut his microphone if he said “gay” in his grad speech, so he replaced gay with “having curly hair.” 👏👏👏

twitter.com

1940’s NYC

Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collected photographs of most buildings in the five boroughs of New York City. Here they are digitized and tagged by Julian Boilen. / via Yewknee

1940s.nyc

Photo of the stock exchange in NYC in the 40's with a digital overhead map of the area

Around

It's like Zoom, but funner apparently, breaking out of boxes and adding filters, music, and games.

around.co

A whacky circle of videos with filters for video conferencing

Shyness of the crown

I've seen this before but saving in hopes I remember this phenomenon. Gaps in the treetops curb the spread of insects, parasitic vines, or infectious disease and improve access to light. (Postnote: Likely saw this on Kottke years ago)

boredpanda.com

Looking up at trees from below where their canopy forms complex shapes but never touch

Great Biking Cities

And which trails to ride in Copenhagen, Bogotá, New York City, Paris, Washington, D.C., Geneva, San Francisco / via Belong

nytimes.com

Two folks bike on a bridge in Paris on a sunny day

Circus alphabet by Corita Kent

Saw these prints scroll by and fell down a colorful rabbit hole. Learned a few things more about Kent in these additional footnotes, including insight behind the circus series.

artisnaples.org

Colorful prints by Corita Kent featuring letters from the alpha bet and circus imagery

My name is Chris and this is Edie.

This is a digital garden where I collect and recollect. My goal is to try and understand the patterns of life and devise schemes to make it better. I’m glad you’re here.

A balding bearded man holding a slightly surprised cat