If you’re as obsessed with True Detective as I am, you need to make sure you spend some time with Nigel Evan Dennis’ We Keep the Other Bad Men From the Door. Stunning work, graphics following the characters and plot lines. He also has several incredible prints for sale (seen above).
Just uncovered this wonderful collection of images of the Law & Order set at the Chelsea Piers in NYC courtesy of Gothamist. And of course, if you’re feeling nostalgic, don’t miss Jerry Orbach’s guided tour from 2004. I got a little weepy.
Hey creatives, head over to Inspired Mag and grab these gorgeous icon sets! There’s ten, they’re all free, and they’re all beautiful!
Slack re-imagines the way team members communicate in a lovely, efficient way. I’m into it (particularly the channels option, allowing you to follow conversations on different project types) and am looking forward to trying to get on board.
Love these super helpful precomposed touch gestures offered as raw Quicktime files. They work in Photoshop and video editors. Perfect for client presentations or testing internally with teams. Grab them for just $2 (or a tweet) here, and sleep well knowing all the profits go to AFSP.
In today’s high speed environment,
Stop motion footage of a city at night
With cars turning quickly
Makes you think about doing things efficiently
And time passing.
Head over to Open Culture and watch the brilliant documentary on the making of Dr. Strangelove. Across five parts on YouTube, listen to insiders, critics, cast members, editors, and more share stories on the making of one of Kubrick’s most intricate and stunning works (though many wouldn’t pick it as the most elaborate, I’d beg to differ). I mean, you know it’s a comedy, by Stanley Kubrick, right? About mutually assured self destruction? Watch it.
The Toast has been killing it lately. And one section to never overlook when you catch up over there is the Books section, which last week put out this incredible “You know you’re a ___ if ___ ” post, “How to Tell If You’re in a Hemingway Novel“. It’s a list. Don’t tell me you didn’t chuckle out loud at #7: “A woman is looking at you. She is wearing her hat in a manner you find unbearably independent and mannish. You despise her.”
Also, I recently read his entire wikipedia entry and it’s nothing less that incredible. I never realized how little I knew about his life, health, death, and family. An incredible read all on its own.
For fans of film, architecture, set design, and the laws of space (that’s everyone, right?), I highly recommend Steven Jacobs’ The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock. Incredible consideration given to every choice made in the film director’s career, complete with sketches, plans, photos, and more. “The architectural historian should address the imaginary architecture of cinema.” Indeed. You can also browse some of the PDF version of the book here.
I love the idea behind TRNK. Tariq and Nick love good design and wanted to rethink the way men shop for and think about it. TRNK offers readers an opportunity to meet inspirational, creative, and innovative men in their homes and workplaces and hear their story, then shop adjacently. It’s a wonderful mix of magazine and marketplace, offering a beautifully simple way to get inspired and act. And for the record, can be enjoyed by women just as well. The blog also offers great resources like “The Art of the Home Bar” and a tour of the Pendleton mill.
Here’s a Kickstarter I can get behind. The good folks at SOSU are making siracha and aging it in whiskey barrels and the results are fruity, spicy, and smoky. From SOSU: “We combined our philosophy of using fresh, locally sourced ingredients with the age-old craft of fermentation. We age our secret pepper mash in whiskey barrels for between 1-3 months. The sriracha takes on complex flavors from the oak barrels and the natural fermentation process. Absolutely no preservatives or additives go into our sriracha. Each bottle is handcrafted and made in small batches to ensure the most intense flavors.”
Sosu also makes Srirachup, a lovely blend of ketchup and siracha. How can you go wrong? Makes a perfect gift. Read more about SOSU and their sauces at their website.
Jeff Thompson’s Computers On Law & Order includes 11,000 screenshots of all 456 episodes of the classic drama, and will trace the history of the computer across set design in the series. Just amazing. Found here.
Undoubtedly the most important thing I’ve seen in days: a Tumblr dedicated to photographs of mirrors on Craigslist. Just incredible.
Mirrors and Windows is a beautiful look at the bedrooms of women across the globe. Some beautiful, some wanting, some not work safe. The collection is a stunning glimpse into the complexity of the woman’s life and space, as well as the dramatic cultural differences between women of the same age living in different worlds.
Source Code in TV & Film is wonderful, even if you don’t care much for or understand code. Find out what all those blackboard formulas have been lifted from and why it makes no sense, or find the guy who actually wrote code to demonstrate the use of Raw Sockets in writing Packet Injection programs. The image above shows code used in White House Down when they were, of course, hacking into a mainframe.