Monthly Archives: June 2011

creating summer

Fresh radishes in a blue bowl. A snapshot from a rainy Saturday.

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Weekend Links #31

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed over the last week:
1. Browsing the imagery on Someplace : Something, a feast of contemporary photography (pictured above, photo by Jo Metson Scott, via another something)
2. Watching the amazing talk by Jim Gilliam about what can happen when humans are connected, entitled ‘The internet is my religion‘. Amen
3. Art bombs in Amsterdam and beyond, Dutch protesting cultural funding cuts (pictured below)
4. Drinks at my favorite Vesper, my favorite cocktail bar in Amsterdam

de krat: week two

The second week of fresh, locally produced food from de Krat (the crate) brought another loaf of bread, chanterelle mushrooms, two zucchinis, two yellow squash, two large tomatoes, two fish, a bottle of apple juice, a head of cauliflower, a bunch of fresh mint, a bag of spinach, fennel, mixed greens, and six potatoes.

First on the list to use is the zucchini for a loaf of zucchini bread. The mint will be tossed into a warm glass of water for fresh mint tea with honey. The cauliflower will go into a dish of spicy sauteed cauliflower with sesame. The rest of the items will be inspired by the recipes provided by de Krat along with the weekly crate.

transparent specimen by Iori Tomita

Shinsekai toumei hyouhon (new world transparent specimen). Amazing images of preserved and stained specimen by Japanese artist and lifetime fisherman, Iori Tomita. iPad app here (via spaceships)

agnes obel

I have enjoyed the music of Agnes Obel for some time, but news of her fall concert in the Netherlands has me listening again.

Dutch solstice

In two days time comes the summer solstice. Amsterdam is chilled and rainy, making up for the spring drought with a summer flood. The weather may not be ideal, but we still have that lingering twilight that makes the evenings long. Before 23:00 (11:00pm) the sky takes on this look, dusky blue against the flared lights.

Photo of Esonstad, Friesland by Martinique (via).

Weekend Links #30

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things from the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed last week:
1. Seeing a performance of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises as part of the Holland Festival (pictured above, photo by Mark Barton)
2. Watching this impressive time-lapse video
3. Watching Conan O’Brien’s commencement speech delivered at Dartmouth
4. Renewing my admiration for the canine species with this Fresh Air interview and these photos
5. Getting a glimpse at Platon’s portraiture work, which has come together in the publication of his book Power. Browse the collection of photos on The New Yorker and watch him speak about the project here (pictured below)