Required Reading

• I have become more than a little obsessed with the cleaning up and making awesome of my workspace. I love the minimal, simple, and clean look of the white space accented with bare branches that  Juan Solanoy has put together in this lifehacker post.

• Always on the lookout for eclectic music and sounds to compliment my working hours, I am really digging this mix that The 99% put together to provide some perfect work music. Available as a stream or for download from iTunes, this music will get you going without distracting you too much.

• This one is for all my stylist friends and features an amazing collection of images and paintings  – The history of the Coiffure in the XVII century.

• A Continuous Lean has an older but wonderful post featuring the Teddy Boy portraits of photographer Ben Watts. See more of Ben’s fantastic work on his site here.

Advanced Riskology wants to remind you to live your life to the fullest – because there is a 1 in 200,000 chance you are about the be crushed by an asteroid.

• Stop by Nubby Twiglet’s site and check out Graphic, her recent and insightful musing on personal style and its interaction with one’s professional work.

• An amazing photo narrative by Gabriel Bisset-Smtih. Created entirely from still images, this was one of the winners of the first ever Vimeo Awards.

Thrush from Gabriel Bisset-Smith on Vimeo.

Sean Armenta continues his wonderful post production tutorial series at fStoppers. This week’s tutorial breaks down the the basics of the pen tool, a powerful selection tool often overlooked by photographers.

• Workaholic? eating meals at your work station regularly? Here is a guide to the best foods to eat at your desk.

• Via Coilhouse – Pure 1983 Amazingness with The MegaMen

• A group of designers and creatives want to move towards a paperless world, and are giving photographers and illustrators a platform to start going paperless instead of sending out paper promos that often go right into the trash.

• Kraak & Smaak’s video for Squeeze Me makes interesting use of live footage and photo flip books. You can see more work from director André Maat at his uniquely designed homepage.

Kraak & Smaak from WEAREWILL on Vimeo.

4 thoughts on “Required Reading”

  1. Great find on the Edwardians link. I read between 40-50 books a year and about 25% are set in or are about the Edwardian era. I have my undergrad in History and admit that this is my favorite period of time, in both clothing style and lifestyle. Cool stuff.


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