For three months, a person sits and looks at you, imagining a kiss.– Etgar Keret. This morning, on my walk to work, I listened to an interview between Ira Glass and Etgar Keret at the New York Public Library. The stories that linger, heavy, in the space of Keret’s short fiction is so beautiful. I need to read everything, everything from him this weekend.
Everything is invented. Language. Childhood. Careers. Relationships. The Future....– Maira Kalman
It’s like The Catcher In The Rye or On The Road in that it’s often the most...– This Recording on The New Yorker. (via somethingchanged) (via unicornology)
The Confucian Consumer and Chinese Luxury: FAQs →
“They’re very young for one simple reason: China is an incredibly ambitious society. And as a result young people use luxury goods as a marker of their intention to ‘play in the game’. I’ve always believed that Chinese people are unified by the ‘Confucian conflict’ - on one hand, regimentation and on the other a trenchant ambition to move forward in life....
Studying, studying, studying. Nothing is more exciting or motivating than the sheer, utter panic of immersing yourself in something new.
We all have the ability to live with ambiguity, and live with mistakes....– John Maeda at 99%
Most people think that “real art” is for rich people or it’s something you see...– Jen Bekman, founder of 20x200, where, ahem, you can buy my art (via austinkleon)
“In my hungry fatigue and shopping for images, I went…” I made this little video of things I found on the web this week that seemed somehow completely right at the moment. Perhaps big changes ahead. Perhaps not. A new perspective of what’s possible at the very least.
Listen carefully to first criticisms of your work. Note carefully just what it...– David Shields
jesuisperdu: Local Natives on La Blogotheque.
Gus always does incredible work. Found via The Post Family
We’re building towards a Web where the default is social.– Zuckerberg at f8
Airplanes are a means of ignoring the spaces in between your point of origin and...– “Escape From the Jet Age” NY Times Op Ed (via bmdesign)
“I always say Harlem is an interesting community because, unlike many other places, it thinks of itself in the past, present and the future simultaneously. No one speaks of it just in the now. It’s always what it was and what it can be. And, in thinking about that, then my second project, the second question I ask. Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists...
A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few...– Christopher Isherwood (via releasethebats) (via keeptheballrolling)
I’m speaking at Social Business Edge in New York on Monday on “We Are The Digital Kids.” Here’s a quick video I made to help tell the story. You can watch the livestream of my presentation here. I’ll be on at 3:00 EST. Images and music borrowed from several sources of course.
“But I think we’re looking for something more. We’re looking for something more. We’re looking for images that shine an uncompromising light on crucial issues, images that transcend borders, that transcend religions, images that provoke us to step up and do something, in other words, to act.”
* In 2/3 of households, TVs are on during meals * In 75% of households, TVs are...– The Amazing Media Habits of 8-18 Year Olds (via rickyv)
In three months I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing...– Conan on joining TBS.