About six years ago I learned how to cut a pomegranate. I’m really glad I took the time to photograph and document the process because about this time every year, I pull up that Flickr set to remind myself of the process (it’s super simple, but when you don’t do it regularly, you forget, don’t […]
Lives of Girls and Women was the first Canadian novel I read, single-handedly sparking my love of CanLit. I’ve read everything Munro has published since, so you can probably imagine my sheer delight over her winning the Nobel Prize for Literature this year. Munro didn’t make it to Sweden to receive the award, so they […]
One of the best things I read this year was Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. It’s a wonderful, affirming, mobilizing little book for creatives, just a short read but chock full of excellent advice. One of my favourite bits is a little manifesto that has stayed with me, all these months after finishing […]
From a review on Design Cloud: Once upon a time, only typesetters needed to know about kerning, leading, ligatures, and hanging punctuation. Today, however, most of us work on computers, with access to hundreds of fonts, and we’d all like our letters, reports and other documents to look as good – and as readable – […]
Via cincylibrary: Recently spotted in our collection: Patrons Are People: How to Be a Model Librarian, published by the American Library Association in 1956 and full of helpful hints prepared and illustrated by Sarah Leslie Wallace. So tempted to request an interlibrary loan!
Love Marimekko? Yeah, me, too. I’ve been a huge fan of the Finnish textile and clothing design firm since I first laid eyes on the bright, iconic poppies in the Unikko pattern. So it was a thrill to read about the Marimekko Archive on the company blog: This is not an archive that has ever […]
Speaking of art in and around public libraries, have you seen this? The Reading Nest is a new site-specific installation by artist Mark Reigelman outside the Cleveland Public Library. Reigelman obtained 10,000 reclaimed boards from various Cleveland industrial and manufacturing sites and worked with a team of people over 10 days to construct the nest […]