Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Shorpy Historic Photo Archive

Shorpy is an online archive of thousands of high-resolution photos from the 1850s to 1950s.

Carol Shelkin Mosaics

My friend Carol makes beautiful, award-winning mosaics. She's also a painter, potter and one of the best people I know!

Carol's Mosaics

Handmade Russian Accordions

It was in Tula, Russia, where mass production of the famous 'Bayan' accordions began in the 1830's. The 'Tula' accordion is named after the city. Here's a look inside the factory where these instruments are made. The site is in Russian but the beautiful photographs make up for that.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Old Fonts

Authentic Old Penmanship Fonts & Old Text Fonts

Fallen Princesses

Dina Goldstein's Fallen Princesses depicts fairy tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The 'happily ever after' is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues.

Gluten Free Philly

I've eaten a gluten-free diet for about 15 years and it's gotten so much easier with resources like this: Gluten Free Philly

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

For love of the game

Rick Reilly: Compassion and Competition

Yes, a team that hadn't lost a game in 2½ years, a team that was going to win in a landslide purposely offered to declare defeat. Why? Because Roncalli wanted to spend the two hours teaching the Marshall girls how to get better, not how to get humiliated.