Lee Friedlander - Mannequin (2009-11)
“Friedlander roamed the sidewalks of New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, focusing on storefront windows and reflections, which speak to marketplace notions of sex, fashion and consumerism. Thoroughly straightforward, their unsettling and radical new compositions suggest photographs that have been torn up and pasted back together again in near-random ways.”
I think the radio will change-– and the sooner the better. Because no matter what way you look at it, the most pleasurable experiences you ever have is when something’s played to you you don’t know. Like going round to a friend’s house and they’ll stick a tune on you. Or going into a store when I was a kid and the new Smiths record’s come out and I’m going up to the guy-– and he’s really cool, the indie store in town-– and just talking to him about music for 20 minutes.Thom Yorke talks to Alec Baldwin (!) about music discovery and so much more in this great interview from Baldwin’s “Here’s the Thing” radio show. (via pitchfork)
If we’re going to turn down the likes of Fitzgerald, I will lose all interest in publishing books.
Maxwell Perkins, threatening to resign his position at Charles Scribner’s Sons, in protest of his colleagues’ unanimous decision not to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise.
It was a risky move, but the heads of Scribner decided they would rather publish Fitzgerald’s unconventional tale than lose Perkins. The rest is history. Not only did Fitzgerald go on to write The Great Gatsby under the Perkins-Scribner masthead, but he also introduced Perkins to his friend and mentee, Ernest Hemingway. Their relationship blossomed and found Perkins editing and publishing everything from The Sun also Rises to The Old Man and the Sea.
Maxwell Perkins is now considered one of the greatest literary editors of all time. His lifelong employer, Charles Scribner’s Sons, one of the greatest publishing houses of all time.(via maxyoder)
From Larry vs. Harry, the makers of the awesome Bullitt cargo bike: DHL now delivers some packages on the aluminum “long john” bicycle.
DHL got it right now.Then it’s just to wait for Fedex, UPS, GLS and all the other logistic giants to wake up from their gasoline-soaken dreams.
I went to the website printed on the box to see where they do this, and it’s on the Deutsche Post website so I’m guessing this photo is in Germany.