This is a well-selected bunch of TEDs. Watch one a day for a reenergizing prescription!
Johnathan Lopes, a Brooklyn native, built a LEGO replica of Brooklyn, complete with the Fairway in Red Hook, the historic Williamsburg Savings Bank, and the rickety A train. It’s amazing. Check out the story and gallery. I can’t believe he’ll be eventually disassembling it!
This* is this year’s softball team. We work hard, play hard, and cheer hard. It’s a fun bunch. Matt (one of our front row fans) started to make pretty awesome player cards. He tested out the design and feel on mine, and it made my week; this is the type of fun “professionals” don’t get to indulge in enough. It’s good for morale and a smile**, and some day, this card could be worth big money when I make it to the big leagues.
*click the photo or card to enlarge
**to my grandparents who read this, “Jewish grandma” means I encourage people to eat food, stay hydrated, and stay safe on the base path.
Typographer’s Glossary by Playtype: Click through to view letterform anatomy, type classification, information on kerning, and other vital facts for typographers.
This is a lot of information that I’ve always been curious about packaged neatly and comprehensively.
Brooklyn Magazine Relaunches Website!
If you haven’t already experienced the joy of Brooklyn Magazine, you’re in for a treat. They relaunched their website today and are offering a 50% discount on a year-long subscription to the (really beautifully arranged and printed) magazine by clicking here and entering the promo code “IHALFBRO.”
I posted this to neighborhoodr-prospectheights yesterday and wanted to share it here, too, because I really do love this magazine. The aesthetics are really great; the profiles of local people and businesses are spot-on; the flow charts and neighborhood rankings are ‘so Brooklyn’ but certainly entertaining. It gives a strong sense of time and place, and both covers the trendy and calls trends before they are big. I learn a few new things each issue, and many articles become topics of conversation among my friends. It also looks very nice on a coffee table, for whatever that’s worth! With print phasing out (unfortunately), I think a well-curated, pithy-and-informative-and-engrossing quarterly magazine is the perfect fix. Support it!
How cool and practical is this art/furniture?!
These bookshelves that can be taken apart and reconstructed into a coffin are pretty amazing. No, I’m not being morbid….just think about how awesome it is that you fill the shelves with items of importance or that were at some point a part of you, and that the same wood that holds components of your life eventually holds you. It’s also a cool statement about one’s relationship to death - that the owner is willing to acknowledge its eventual takeover, but also that they are in control of what surrounds them and is on display in life. The construction is thoughtful both as a design triumph and poetic musing. Not to mention that it’s resource efficient…
I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone.