Guardian.UK: Elizabethan theatre, Chateau d’Hardelot review.
Pretentious. The best Shakespeare performances I ever enjoyed, were on a simple curved platform in a wooded park. Esp. good for “Tempest” and “Midsummernight’s Dream”. You could imagine spirits flitting about.
NPR: Bill Cunningham, Iconic ‘New York Times’ Photographer, Dies At 87.
Dangit. RIP. The king of streetstyle photography. I suppose we should be grateful he didn’t have to suffer the aftereffects of the stroke. You will find tons of tributes and other photos of the man on various social channels ... Tumblr, etc.
Trump Ipsum: Make Placeholder Text Great Again!
Offered sans comment.
Luminous Landscape: Hasselblad Announces Groundbreaking X1D.
Yeah, but sensor quality? Got a lot of high MP cameras out nowadays. And this ain’t cheap.
NY Times: AR-15 Rifles Are Beloved, Reviled and a Common Element in Mass Shootings.
“‘Many of the new shooters attracted to tactical guns for their first firearms purchase will think that they know guns because they’ve played a lot of first‐person shooter video games. (snip) Gamers inspired by Call of Duty to purchase their first gun will eventually discover that they have a lot to learn.’ But despite such admonitions, the gun industry has used the popularity of these games to sell its products to ‘a youthful, aggressive, technologically savvy generation’ ...” Yep, it’s all harmless, right? Video games, assault rifles, the mentalities encouraged ...
Far be it for me to impose my ethics on any of you, but the longer I live, the more I believe that violence should not be recreation. Especially for children. Quote me all the stats you’d like to, I will not yield. In this, I’ll be a stubborn son-of-a-bitch. The above is one of those quotes that simply blows away all the video game/violence stats, because it’s a consequence researchers haven’t noticed.
SketchApp Blog: Versioning, Licensing, and Sketch 4.0.
Zeldman: Instagram to third-party developers: drop dead.
“Flickr, while it yet lives, provides me with far richer layers of experience and capability than even the most tricked-out third-party Instagram app could dream of. I always used Instagram under protest, as a poor cousin. I used it because people were there, not because I liked it.” Preach, brother.
TWSBI ECO Fountain Pen, Black, F Nib.
Bought this on a friend’s recommendation. Omigod. With Noodler’s Black ink, it’s smooth as butter. Best stainless steel nib I’ve ever used. HIGHLY recommended.
Scott ☠ on Twitter: UI vs. UX ... “it’s simple, really.”
AI: Pixelmator for Mac gets new Quick & Magnetic selection tools, Retouch extension for Photos.
Adobe PS Blog: Introducing Content-Aware Crop - Coming Soon to Photoshop CC.
“Here’s how you will be able to use it: Move the horizon by adding more sky or ground; Change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of your image; Fill in the corners when you rotate an image so you don’t give up any of your pixels … and probably more we haven’t even imagined ourselves.” Oh, gimme.
AV Club: Captain America is apparently a bad guy now.
“This may be the real Cap, but there is absolutely no chance that Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz are going to claim that he has been secretly working for the bad guys for 50 years of comics and 90 years or so of in-universe continuity.”
Autoweek: Indian cars score zero stars in Global NCAP crash test, with video.
Cut to the chase: Everyone dies.
Cutestrap, a CSS framework.
8kb. Scanning through ... I like. Have to play.
ArtDaily: Big cat roars as the hammer falls at €7.2 million for the Jaguar C-Type.
*Sigh*. My luck. My favorite model of Jag, priced into the stratosphere. Gorgeous one, too.
PVC/ART OF THE CUT: Interview with “Captain America: Civil War” video editor.
“I would argue that the rhythm is not something determined by the location of a single cut, but is something that appears after multiple cuts – like a drummer, you don’t have a rhythm with a single drum beat ... there has to be a sequence of drum beats to have rhythm.” YES!
Abdu: The most intricate deck of cards ever made.
Elegant, but if you’re going to go whole-hog, you need a theme. This sort of touches on Mason imagery; why not go all the way?
Atlas [Charts and data service].
Of note. Simple, readable.
Coolist: 17 Best Hiking Boots for Heading Into Thin Air.
I love my Asolo TPS 520 GV boots. Owned ‘em for years, never needed breaking in. And, they have my initials!
Instagram Blog: A new look.
Generic. As old as skeuomorphism is, their old icon stood out. It’ll be harder to pick out of a group of icons now. And note - gradients are slipping back into designs. The ‘80’s keep coming back, like Godzilla.
WaPo: The hottest trend in web design is making intentionally ugly, difficult sites.
Wait long enough, I may not have to redesign. I’m now ‘brutal.’
Mashable: Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin rocket comes in for a landing in new POV video.
BikeEXIF: The Alpinist - A Moto Guzzi sidecar from Austria.
Sidecars should be zany.
Sterling Sports Cars kit car VW replica.
Oh, how I craved to build one of these in my college years ...
DP Review: Canon catching up? Canon EOS-1D X II tested in our studio.
Later: EOSHD begs to differ. They don’t admire it much. I’ve wondered about the larger photo sites - their chronic inability to fairly judge Canon quality. DP Review *still* hasn’t done a complete review of the D810, but already has an 80D full review up. I rented the 5DRs on the basis of such reviews, and was terribly disappointed in noise and shadow quality. The big sites are still avoiding direct critique of this failing.