Record grooves

Had I never seen these before? I have no idea, but they're neato.

kottke.org

Microscopic view of a record player needle in the grooves of a vinyl record. The grooves look a bit like a canyon.

Small Seasons

A more fine-grained way of thinking about the year in two week sekki. We're at “Drops of dew on grass” at the moment. More insight from Ross Zurowski / via Rachel

smallseasons.guide

Dew drops on grass in the morning

Behind the scenes of Severance

Nine (very) short stories about production of the first season. I could watch an hours long documentary about this show.

vulture.com

An overhead shot of four office desks arranged in a pinwheel on green carpet

How science progresses

Pluto, quarter of a century apart

twitter.com

Two images of Jupiter, one pixelated, one sharp

How a Book Is Made

Excellent photos of the humanity, machinery and process.

nytimes.com

A book on a printing press

The inspiration behind the Rivian palette

There's not too much to the story (it's nature!), but dang Rivian has the best color line-up of any vehicle manufacturer.

stories.rivian.com

An soft green electric pickup truck in front at the edge of a forest of trees

1984 Mazda RX-7 Rally Car

I'm not sure if Bring a Trailer archives auctions, so I'm downloading a few photos of this gem to my favorite vehicles folder. That paint job is chef's 💋.

bringatrailer.com

1984 Mazda RX-7 Rally Car with rainbow stripes in the snow

Topography of South America

This single tweet led me down a wonderful rabbit hole of understanding the unique geography of South America.

twitter.com

3D rendering of South America's topography

How to make your home smell like a Williams Sonoma store

Sometimes I have extra rosemary when cooking. Going to try this sometime! /via smartpeopleiknow

blog.williams-sonoma.com

A pot filled with water, lemon, rosemary and peppercorns

Dense Discovery

Kai Brach, founder of OffscreenMag, has been putting out this solid email newsletter (digital publication) since 2018. Every issue has something good.

densediscovery.com

Homepage of an email newsletter titled "Dense Discovery"

So proud of my brother

After being in retail over the years, he decided in 2021 to spend his free time getting certified to help others. He now helps those struggling with addiction find treatment in Cincinnati.

local12.com

A man on a news program

A thread about value in life

Sorting through a strangers home and finding something worthwhile.

threadreaderapp.com

An album filled with black and white photos

Meowtel

A nationwide network of cat sitters. Handy! / via SwissMiss

meowtel.com

A kitty cat on an abstract yellow shape

Marry me?

Ben Bartlett designed a "mirror thingy" that spelled out Marry me? when reflecting the setting sun. (His fella said yes.) / via MeFi

twitter.com

An array of gold colored hexagonal mirrors

Toyota Tacozilla

Sadly, this camper truck concept is not real. But I can dream.

caranddriver.com

Toyota Tacoma Tacozilla

Merlin’s GitHub of wisdom

Whenever you meet someone new, ask them what they're most excited about right now. Everyone interesting is excited about something right now, and they'd probably love to tell you about it. (And many more!)

gist.github.com

Random bits of wisdom typed out in white letters on a black background

What a Wonderful World

Started the morning with my heart out to this man playing guitar for his captive audience, a dog named Maple who recently passed.

laughingsquid.com

A golden retriever rests their head on the leg of a person playing an acoustic guitar

A portal to feel connected

Marveling at this huge circular screen and camera with real-time feed between Vilnius, Lithuania and Lublin, Poland

theverge.com

A circular video portal

Juggling from above

Taylor Glenn shifts the perspective of the skill / via MetaFilter

youtu.be

A woman juggles 5 different colored balls, filmed from above

Thinking of her

Heather Cox Richardson delivers essays that are steeped in history and incredibly thoughtful. Often she covers the political moment in context, but this week is all about Mother's Day and it's so good.

heathercoxrichardson.substack.com

An old family photo in sepiatones

All about houseplants

The basics of selecting, watering, lighting, and overall caring for houseplants. / via Laura Olin

howmanyplants.com

An illustrated plant with callouts for car instructions

Ten Years Ago

Look at what the web looked like 10 years ago. I love looking back! / via Kottke

neal.fun

The colors of Mister Rogers’ cardigan sweaters, 1979-2001

His mother knit the sweaters.

kottke.org

Stephen Meszaros : Prototyping Tools

Breaking down the pros and cons to some of today’s most popular prototyping tools and applications. / via Subtraction

stephenmeszaros.com

Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry

I love optimism based in experience. I'm a third through this long piece. Devouring slowly.

theguardian.com

The American Room

Behind the nation’s closed doors, with YouTube... and Paul Ford

medium.com

something & else

A nice tumblr of things that fit the description / via @jessicahische

somethingandelse.tumblr.com

China primary school in a cave

Almost looks like an art installation (via scott simpson)

chineselives.info

NOLS is putting their videos online

The outdoor leadership school based in Wyoming shares some insights. This video is all about getting the right fit for your hiking boots.

vimeo.com

I love this bit from an interview with David Foster Wallace

I’ve got a much less clear idea of what the point of art is, but I think it’s got something to do with loneliness and something to do with setting up a conversation between human beings.

daringfireball.net

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

with rollovers! Find out who's who (via yewknee)

oxforddnb.com

What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople?

Folks from MetaFilter respond (via themorningnews.org)

ask.metafilter.com

Big Bear Rescue on the Donner Memorial Bridge

A most excellent story. (via notes)

telstarlogistics.typepad.com

A Theory

about artists (via torrez notes)

mexicanpictures.com

A photographic collection of faces found in everyday places.

I think every car has a face, but this takes it to a whole 'nother level (via swissmiss and fresharrival)

facesinplaces.blogspot.com

Minipop Cross Stitch

Inspired by FlipFlopFlyin, and made real with old fashioned technique (via yewknee)

flickr.com

Shedd Aquarium Beluga Calf Update

On Aug. 16, Shedd Aquarium welcomed a new beluga whale. Cutie (via bblinks)

sheddaquarium.org

Zazaziza – For no good reason

I haven't figured out this site (I'd call it a blog, but isn't everything a blog?) But with titles like "The theory of everything as a Rube Goldberg Machine" I'm coming back for more. (via wm$na)

zazaziza.com

Jim Henson’s Time Piece

9 minute work on YouTube by and starring the man behind the muppets (man he was young - via clusterflock)

youtube.com

I was born on a Monday

(via armstrongcircus)

dayofbirth.co.uk

There’s a lack of depth on the internet, a world with an atmosphere just one pixel thick

Objects are dematerialising, reduced to little square jpgs that you can shuffle through.

thingsmagazine.net

Identifying Electronic Components (aka the real Transformers)

Lots of potentiometer (via Make)

uchobby.com

Mule Design Studio’s Blog: How To Visit San Francisco

Word on the burritos in the Mission

weblog.muledesign.com

Solving the enigmas of everyday design

12 clicks that add up to pretty nifty (via coudal)

iht.com

Music Stars Real Names

Pat Benatar? Patricia Andrejewski, and LOTS LOTS more (via feaverish)

digitaldreamdoor.com

Who Participates And What People Are Doing Online

With a social media tilt (via fimoculous)

businessweek.com

Computer Arts profiles Coudal Partners (from a while ago I suppose, where’s teh date?)

It's good to see this gang. Don't think I've ever seen them all together, but I'm guessing they are the SwapMeat models. (via Serif)

computerarts.co.uk

TED | Talks | Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? (video)

20 minutes that are much better than TV (via alice... in wonderland)

ted.com

White Glove Tracking

Crowd sourcing project. Awesome. I submitted 20 frames or so. Lots of potential as the source code will be made available for other applications (via kottke)

whiteglovetracking.com

11 Great Color Legends

Why are Republicans Red and Democrats Blue? (via magnetbox)

colourlovers.com

Professional musician performs masterpieces for change in a Washington metro station

How much does he make? The long, but enjoyable story at the Washington Post (via towleroad)

washingtonpost.com

The Origin of Words and Names

So awful was deserving of awe? News to me, but makes complete sense.

krysstal.com

Life stages

I can't stop pondering this slide

wonderlandblog.com

Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy

As younger people reveal their private lives on the Internet, the older generation looks on with alarm and misapprehension not seen since the early days of rock and roll.

nymag.com

Incomprehensible Intersections

Spaghetti junctions (via cmharrington)

thrillingwonder.blogspot.com

Brief Interview with Michael Wesch

The Creator of 'Web 2.0... The Machine is Us/ing Us' video

battellemedia.com

World-Wide Labyrinth Locator

And there are some in Ohio. Nice presentation and info (via kiji)

wwll.veriditas.labyrinthsociety.org