Atoms For Bits: Designing physical embodiments for... →
A very relevant article, by none other than Carla Diana. I guess she’s a Core77 writer, now too? awesome
i've never thought of music this way, to simplify it to a combination of tones pulled from one octave. sortof like working with geometric shapes when designing: circle, square, triangle, etc. makes sense...
Björk: I've been walking outside in nature since I was a little child, singing a few hours a day. That's still what I have to do. It's as important for me as food or sleep. I've found a lot of good little routes here.
Interviewer: Do you walk by yourself?
Björk: Yes. That's kind of how I wrote most of my melodies.
Interviewer: Do you sing out loud?
Björk: Yeah. For sure. This is probably one of the few cities where you can without getting locked up.
Interviewer: Do people recognize you when you're singing?
Björk: Yeah, but they don't give a shit. I mean in London, there's paparazzi following me around wherever I go. Here, people don't care. They're just like, 'So?'
Interviewer: So, New Yorkers have heard most of the songs on Vespertine, whether they know it or not.
Björk: Yeah, that's a nice thought. I guess I really believe in the 12 notes on the piano. It's so magical. You kind of hit note two and you do note nine and note seven three times, and that's a map to a certain emotional location. And if you do note seven and then note two five times, that's a map to another emotional location. It's my favorite thing in the world: the power of melody. For centuries, folk melodies have had a very symbolic meaning to human beings. It's a map to our feelings that nothing else can map out.
michaelgluzman: stephenkennedy: book it. aprons? avei: 10 Part time business ideas anyone wanna open a bakery w me? i will do your identity and take photos of the chefs. i’ll do a website. yall. please do this.
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i added it by accident to the DOR group, but its a great video! (via michaelgluzman)
Bikes outsell cars in first quarter of '09 →
jamesnord: socialcyclingatx: bigspoke: While the Great Recession is hurting bike sales, they didn’t fall as fast as automobiles. Around 2.6 million bicycle purchases were made, compared to less than 2.5 million cars and trucks that left our nation’s lots. Cool.
awesome animation. it confirms the description i had heard of an old danish man describing the spoken sound of the danish language as a ‘sack of potatoes falling down the stairs’. travisekmark: bmdesign: Great presentation by BIG.
great song. jamesnord: Francis and the Lights -...
I am important– me/u/every1 we know (via hipsterrunoff)