Sam Barsky - Colorknit

He Makes Sweaters of Places Then Takes Photos of Himself Wearing the Sweaters at the Places That Inspired Them

This is one of the more delightful things I've seen on the Internet in a while. I found Sam Barsky, aka Colorknit, via a link on imgur. His dedication to and enthusiasm for his craft is exactly the kind of inspiration I need for coming the year. See more of Sam's creations, from desert highways

My Son, The Prince Of Fashion

You are born into a family and those are your people, and they know you and they love you and if you are lucky they even, on occasion, manage to understand you. And that ought to be enough. But it is never enough. Abe had not been dressing up, styling himself, for all these years

You Can Get More Done Being Anonymous…

“You can get more done being anonymous. I know how people can get famous, but they have to want to do that … It has to tickle the G-spot of their minds, because being anonymous is so much more powerful. You can get so much more done if you’re not worried about fame and fortune.

My beach table at Anzio

Zadie Smith on Finding Your Beach

When you sit down to write on a cool and bright Sunday morning, you hope that you will find an essay like this one from Zadie Smith, which appears in the upcoming issue of the New York Review of Books. "Find Your Beach." At the time Smith wrote this wistful (but, somewhat humorous) essay, an

Dog Day Documentary

http://youtu.be/Jffac-2dJ44 Dog Day Afternoon is one of the coolest, rawest films I've ever seen. In it, Al Pacino gives such a heartfelt performance as John Wojtowicz, the man who masterminded - and botched - the robbery of a Brooklyn bank in August 1972. Now there's a documentary about the life of Wojtowicz called "The Dog" and

Little Libraries

Does your community have a Little Free Library yet? These have been sprouting up around my county lately and I am really impressed with the concept. Take a book, add a book. It feels like finding lost treasure. The first LFL I saw was focused on children's books, which was excellent because I was at