|—||From an original TIME Style Guide, listed under “Offenses” (via timemagazine)|
When we bought our house, we looked out into the massive backyard and we were amazed by the lush garden brimming with flowers and vegetables and fruit trees.
That vision sucked us into a fantasy world of possibility: “Oh, what we could do with that! Vegetables from our garden for dinner! Sipping…
TIME magazine founder Henry Luce as a young boy, posing in his rocking chair. China, 1901.
TIME managing editor Rick Stengel (center) reviews next week’s issue with the TIME staff. We’ll reveal the cover on Thursday morning. Stay tuned.
And for more behind-the-scenes commentary from the staff, follow @TIME_Editors on Twitter.
A sectional view of the New York Public Library. (1911) (via NYPL Digital Gallery | Detail ID 805999)
We love this image, showing how the three public floors of the library are supported by the seven stories of stacks within.
What most people don’t know is that our stacks now extend all the way underneath Bryant Park.
We don’t give tours of the stacks that often, but if you want to see more, you can check out this fantastic online tour (by way of blog post) by Kathie Coblentz, Rare Materials Cataloger for the library showing the inside look and the history of the stacks that make up the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
About a month ago, Carolyn (my wife) came up with a really great idea that, at the time, I was pretty sure no one had implemented yet: What if there were a way to connect with other Kindle owners in order to share lendable books?
I immediately called Jeff Croft — Carolyn and I were arriving at…
This piece of scientific nerdery just made my day!
Hooray nerd graffiti
A Klein bottle is a surface which has no edges, no “inside” or “outside” and cannot properly be constructed in three dimensional space. This bottle, from a series made by Alan Bennett, was constructed as accurately as possible.
Calling All Musicians, specifically Pianists, Violinists and Woodwinds!
Do you wanna play on a score for a short animated film featuring Gary Oldman that will be screened at the Sundance Film Festival next week?
Well, here’s what’s going on! Our short film, The Man With A Turnip For A Head has a great original score written by musicinyouhead. We need to take her score that is performed on a synthesizer and transpose it to REAL instruments.
Here’s what to do:
- Listen to the score with headphones and play along (there is sheet music too!)
- Normally I am a fan of variation and deviation, but not this time. TRY TO PLAY AS PRECISELY TO THE ORIGINAL SCORE as you can because it specifically caters to every nuance and beat of Gary’s voice.
- Record your instrument seperately and contribute it to the collaboration.
The instruments are:
- A REAL PIANO, with hammers and strings, no keyboards.
- Oboe, but a clarinet or other woodwinds are good too.
- If you play another instrument feel free to contribute it if you think it works.
Okay, we got just about a week to bang this out, and then we will be finished with one of our projects for next week :)
Contribute to the Collaboration here!