Mad Quickies: All rise!
It’s the Good Friday Quickies! Crosses down- surf’s up!
- Hydrogene created a set of six minimalist feminist posters of women who made an enormous impact in science. Via The Finch and Pea.
- It’s the Washington Post’s annual Peeps Show finalists. My vote goes to “Everyone Peeps.”
- Cannabis Under The Microscope is 170 pages of some damn gorgeous images by Ford McCann. You can buy the book for under ten bucks.
- The Rainbow Box is a boxed set of four books: The Peace Box, The Rabbit Box, The Magic Box and A Box of Sun. It’s tThe Magic Box that is rather a happy book about death in an “anti-design dada”-ist style and somewhat surprisingly [or maybe not?] created by a former priest, Joe Pintauro
- 12 rad Game of Thrones cakes includes [of course] the ever-popular Ned Stark Cake Pops and my personal favorite, the [previously featured] Red Wedding Cake. [via Elizabeth H.]
- Eye candy: please enjoy this exquisite gallery of body art.
- If you’ve got 65 bucks you can part with and you’ve got it bad for Game of Thrones, here’s a Pop-Guide to Westeros.
- FINALLY, something important: the Genesis of Cookies, An Art Print That Illustrates the Documented Origins of Famous Cookies.
A Repurposed 112-Meter High Gas Tank Converted into a Cathedral of Light…
320° Licht | Spatial Experience
Read more and see more stills at Colossal.
from the page
The ‘320° Licht’ installation of URBANSCREEN uses the cathedral-like beauty of the Gasometer Oberhausen as the starting point for a fascinating game with shapes and light.
“It’s a slightly seditious thing to do at this point—to have a bookstore.”
Kurt Thometz’s Little Black Bookshop
It’s actually Jumel Terrace Books
from the page
Kurt Thometz, a private librarian to the ultra-rich and a rare book collector with an affinity for African literature, surrounds himself with more than 15,000 obsessively organized books in an 1891 brownstone on West 160th Street in Upper Manhattan. Part-bookstore, part-bed and breakfast and private library, Thometz’s home is situated in a neighborhood steeped in African American history, from the Sugar Hill row houses where W.E.B. Du Bois and Duke Ellington lived, to the Edgecombe Avenue buildings that Count Basie and Paul Robeson once called home. The bookstore, Jumel Terrace Books, which is located in the brownstone’s basement, is where Thometz sells his Afrocentric selections, ranging from modern histories of tango and samba to Nigerian market literature that he’s compiled into a collection called “Life Turns Man Up and Down: High Life, Useful Advice, and Mad English.”
Featured image is the bud of a cannabis plant by Ford McCann.