very solid travel advice

Posted: June 30th, 2018 | No Comments »

eat croissants for life

from bon appétit


pool #2

Posted: June 29th, 2018 | No Comments »
Ed Ruscha (American, b. 1937), Pool #2, from the portfolio Pools, 1968; printed 1997. Chromogenic color print, 40.4 x 40.7 cm (image). Edward Ruscha Papers and Art Collection, 2013.16.2 © Ed Ruscha. Courtesy Harry Ransom Center.

Ed Ruscha (American, b. 1937), Pool #2, from the portfolio Pools, 1968; printed 1997. Chromogenic color print, 40.4 x 40.7 cm (image). Edward Ruscha Papers and Art Collection, 2013.16.2 © Ed Ruscha. Courtesy Harry Ransom Center.


we are happy

Posted: June 29th, 2018 | No Comments »

moving obituary about leslie buck, concentration camp survivor and designer of the anthora coffee cup:

new york times obituary snippet for leslie buckanthora coffee cup designed by leslie buck, via the ny times


oh i shall

Posted: June 29th, 2018 | No Comments »

hog on radio in my rental car in florida


casablanca

Posted: June 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

from laura olin’s newsletter — her reflection and the post she cites give new depth to casablanca:

Remember the amazing scene in Casablanca where Laszlo demands that the bar’s orchestra play the Marseillaise in front of some Nazis who have come there to drink, and everyone in the bar starts singing along and they’re crying as they’re singing, and it’s moving as hell? Part of the reason it’s so powerful is that many of the actors in that scene were themselves refugees from the Nazi regime, including the woman who played Yvonne, Rick’s ex-girlfriend. (“Watch Madeleine LeBeau’s face.”)


menu designers at olive garden: NO LIMITS

Posted: June 26th, 2018 | No Comments »

the most bonkers

meatball pizza bowl

of course, loaded pasta chips

WHY NOT
and if you’re wondering how i ended up on the olive garden website — i have no answers

 


found in toaster oven

Posted: June 25th, 2018 | No Comments »

toaster oven treasures


recommendations

Posted: June 25th, 2018 | No Comments »
  • getting world cup fever
  • illegally streaming BBC coverage of the world cup (the announcers just called the iran game “shambolic”) (brilliant)
  • david foster wallace’s essay “how tracy austin broke my heart” (last lines will haunt you)
  • not a recommendation, but these salt & pepper shakers — just — wondering about the audience for them

potato salt and pepper shakers

 


donald hall

Posted: June 25th, 2018 | No Comments »

"meatloaf" by donald hall

read the rest here. such a good poet. RIP donald hall.


frank goddamm langella

Posted: June 16th, 2018 | No Comments »
frank langella

frank langella. via écranlarge.

been watching the americans and frank langella is so good. looking at his wikipedia and found this incredible bit:

He also then lived with actress/comedian Whoopi Goldberg, whom he had met on the set of Eddie.

!!!!!

Langella published a memoir in 2012 called Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them. In a review in the New York Times Book Review, Ada Calhoun wrote that “Langella’s book celebrated sluttiness as a worthy—even noble—way of life. There was so much happy sexuality in this book that reading it was like being flirted with for a whole party by the hottest person in the room. It was no wonder Langella was invited everywhere.”

HOT DAMN