Looking back over the week that was, and sharing a collection of stuff that grabbed my attention
1. Paris video
Escape to the moodiness of a black & white Paris in this lovely “Focused” series by Shy Collective. All about the little things.
2. Never give up
The idea of never giving up and fighting to the final bell can sometimes feel like a cliché in the sporting world. And then along comes something like this. A tremendous come-from-behind win by Phil Healy from University College Cork (UCC). She’s not even in the picture until the last 80 yards. And the commentary is suitably excited as well, with great lines like… from the depths of hell. If you pick up the video at the 3 minute mark, you’ll see the crazy last lap.
3. Ikaria – The island where people live forever
Watched this beautiful little short documentary this past week (available on iTunes). In an all too brief 22 minutes, there’s much to find as inspiration – especially when appreciating the benefits of genuine community life, and taking the time to live in the moment. I’m sure the setting doesn’t hurt either.
4. Crazy golf
Love this idea being proposed for London Design Festival in Trafalgar Square. A collection of emerging designers and architects are being called upon to each design a golf course of their own. As well, the late Zaha Hadid also designed a course, and its construction will be managed by her practice in her memory. You can check-out the Kickstarter campaign that was launched to help bring the idea to life.
5. Ten literary magazines everyone should read
Really enjoyed this feature from the clever people at Stack Magazines. They profiled 10 new literary magazines worth reviewing. Proving once again that there is still value in print magazines when they focus on quality content and thoughtful design.
6. A life well lived
This beautiful tribute to David Attenborough has been put together by the BBC to celebrate his 90th birthday. I’m sure the hardest decision was selecting the best bits from decades of stunning footage.
7. NASA – Graphics Standards Manual
If you want to get your hands on NASA’s classic 1970’s graphic standard manual,now’s your chance.