The Observers is a curious community dedicated to photography and books, an interview series in which notable photographers, curators, and filmmakers speak about the photo books that inspire their work.
I can not stop looking at these rainbow long exposure photographs by Daniel Mercadante. He captured his partner running with a custom built lighting rig. So much appreciation for this. So much!
‘The WaterMat‘ is a non-inflatable, floating mat that’s basically a portable island. The mat can hold up to 1,200 pounds and rolls up for easy transportation making it perfect for your next lake adventure. FUN!
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
I live for these joyful NYC moments: I stood on a subway platform waiting for a train to arrive when these two women showed up, casually taking an impressive amount of balloons onto the subway. Urban heroes! Swipe right to see the video. Watch the guy on the right very very slowly realize what’s happening. I LOVE NYC!
Last week, while buying new prescription glasses, the lovely person at the store was wearing this pin. It resulted in a wonderfully honest, open conversation around gender. It was a lovely moment. This pin made it happen. More of this.
100% of profits are donated to Camp Aranu’tiq, a nonprofit program serving transgender & gender-variant youth and their families.
I am continuously amazed by The Noun Project: Search a database of over a million of royalty free icons. Such a delight!
Is cage-free better than organic? Are omega-3 eggs worth the extra money? This Lifehacker post breaks down the terms you’ll see on egg cartons.
Swiss Pavilion invites you to explore bland rental homes as if you’re Alice in Wonderland. I would love to see this in person.
I am in love with this Swedish Spring Poster, illustrated by designer Lotta Olsson.
This photo of Katie Sokoler as a human sized balloon bouquet made me smile.
I was asked yesterday “What do you do for fun?” I had to think. Spend time with my kids. Sit on my stoop. Host dinner parties. I couldn’t come up with a typical ‘hobby’ though. My work is my passion and is FUN.
And then this morning, I read this Tweet:
Creatives, if you ever have the luxury of your profession and your passion aligning to where you now get paid (in part or in full) to do “your thing” I can’t recommend enough the importance of finding some other hobby/interest on the side for pure leisure and rest.
— Patrick Michael Chin (@iampatrickchin) May 30, 2018
I need a hobby.