It is cold, rainy and grey here. Perfect day for me to totally binge on The Fall Season 3. I mean who can resist that show! Unfortunately, I need to plan, pack and do some last minute shopping for a trip. We all live in stress inducing, mind-numbing, politically charged times and need some relief from the mundane. So, instead of sending you some heavy stuff, I wanted to share some fun reads and a few podcasts and videos for you to enjoy.
In praise of Leica M9: We are often told that digital devices have built in redundancy. We need to throw them out in order to get a better one. At least one person disagrees. Matt Jacobson, an early employee at Facebook discusses a special bond with a brassed up Leica M9 camera. I really enjoyed this story of a Leica lover’s affair with an old digital. [The Official Leica Blog]
How sampling transformed music: Great TED talk by Mark Ronson. [TED]
Insta office: La Nube: INMC young architects from Europe created a project and an Insta office called La Nube! Fun video to watch. [YouTube]
The origins of high-five: Delightful video about Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke. [Aeon]
The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus store: They used to be everywhere. And then designers moved in. [The Art of Manliness]
A $10,000 connected/smart watch full of rose gold: No thank you, Tag Heuer! I wouldn’t wear it even if you gave me for free. My wrist space is at super premium! [Hodinkee]
October 29, 2016, San Francisco
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