The bits and pieces I picked up on this week's internet travels. Lots again, and I even cut some links. C'est la vie.
I spend 6 weeks in London two years ago. It was bliss. So now of course I'm a bit of an Anglophile. Here are two different representations of London. The first link leads to photographs of London reflected in rain puddles. Photographer: Gavin Hammond http://bit.ly/Hrphrw
The second is from Italian artist Matteo Pericoli via Brain Pickings. He drew these extremely detailed landscapes of the North and South Banks of London. Both drawings are each 11.5 meters long (almost 38 feet apiece). They're incredible and awfully lovely. There's also a video of Pericoli unfurling the entire drawing for the North Bank; it takes 4 minutes. http://bit.ly/H8lteg
Three videos, all with a different feel and purpose. First, a funny, short Jurassic Park theme music homage. And I use homage lightly. http://bit.ly/xPbXdE
Next, an entertaining video of Neil Patrick Harris singing about shoes on Sesame Street. The part with Maria and Luis is my favorite. http://bit.ly/HBvzpj
Last, a fascinating video of a largely unresponsive man in a rest home who becomes responsive and engaged when he hears music from his youth. I believe it's part of a larger documentary called
It was Charlie Chaplin's birthday on Monday. Roger Ebert posted a story about his interactions with Charlie Chaplin. It's a lovely tribute. http://bit.ly/7rYjXk
The Daily Mail of London tracked what the queen wore to public events for an entire year, then categorized the outfits by color. The photo representation they created is delightful. http://bit.ly/IQJ4pQ
A photo set with descriptions from the costume designer for The Hunger Games. I disagreed with some of the costume choices, but it's always interesting to read about the process. I mean, that leather jacket Katniss wore is way too nice for her living situation. In the very least it should have been much more distressed. http://bit.ly/HJVU8d
Photographers have been obsessed with cats longer than you think. To prove it, here's an article with photos. http://on.io9.com/IBdVQY
I tried to create a travel journal when I went to London, Geneva, and Paris–total, complete, miserable fail, even on the simplest level. But here's some people who triumphed beautifully with the same task. From artist Austin Kleon http://bit.ly/INhxDA; and a collection of journals from other artists http://bit.ly/mHyyaj.
From the annals of my Pinterest 1) a beautiful dress that I would look incredible in; 2) a sharp men's summer suit; and 3) lightsaber umbrellas. (Morag, see Art! for your cat fix.)