Posts tagged Fun

wesandersonpalettes:

Sam: Why do you always use binoculars?
Suzy: It helps me see things closer. Even if they’re not very far away. I pretend it’s my magic power.

Follow a new Tumblr that features stills of scenes from Wes Anderson films and highlights each scene’s color palette? Why not?
File under: Today’s spot o’ color.

wesandersonpalettes:

Sam: Why do you always use binoculars?

Suzy: It helps me see things closer. Even if they’re not very far away. I pretend it’s my magic power.

Follow a new Tumblr that features stills of scenes from Wes Anderson films and highlights each scene’s color palette? Why not?

File under: Today’s spot o’ color.

Via szymon:

shovel birdhouse by Jan Habraken

Via szymon:

shovel birdhouse by Jan Habraken

Art museums betting on the Super Bowl!

Impressionism and the Super Bowl might seem like strange bedfellows, but they will be getting a little bro time together this year in the spirit of the game. Continuing an art tradition that began last year, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Milwaukee Art Museum (the closest museum to Green Bay, Wisc., home of the Packers), have agreed to make a gridiron bet. If Green Bay wins, the Carnegie will send Pierre Renoir’s “Bathers with a Crab” from the 1890s to Milwaukee as a temporary loan. If the Steelers win, the Carnegie’s patrons will get a brief visit from a Gustave Caillebotte, another water-focused scene titled “Boating on the Yerres” from 1877. (via Wagering Art Loans on the Super Bowl — NYTimes.com)

Last year, after the Saints’ win over the Colts, the Indianapolis Museum of Art loaned a painting by J.M.W. Turner to the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Art museums betting on the Super Bowl!

Impressionism and the Super Bowl might seem like strange bedfellows, but they will be getting a little bro time together this year in the spirit of the game. Continuing an art tradition that began last year, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Milwaukee Art Museum (the closest museum to Green Bay, Wisc., home of the Packers), have agreed to make a gridiron bet. If Green Bay wins, the Carnegie will send Pierre Renoir’s “Bathers with a Crab” from the 1890s to Milwaukee as a temporary loan. If the Steelers win, the Carnegie’s patrons will get a brief visit from a Gustave Caillebotte, another water-focused scene titled “Boating on the Yerres” from 1877. (via Wagering Art Loans on the Super Bowl — NYTimes.com)

Last year, after the Saints’ win over the Colts, the Indianapolis Museum of Art loaned a painting by J.M.W. Turner to the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Musical mash-up-of-the-month: Shaquille O’Neal making his conducting debut last night (December 20) at the Boston Pops Orchestra’s holiday concert.

I heard about this last week and wondered about the back story. The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Web site offers last week’s press release, but no additional information (unfortunately).

Tell me (Molly) if you find any info telling us how this event came to be!

(via youngmanhattanite)

tigs:

The Slide (via myvolkswagen)

FUN. It’s a theory. 

Related fun: VW’s 2009 piano staircase promo

Via murketing:

Consumed: The appeal of geeky merit badges

Gorgeous day. Giving some thought to checking in (via Foursquare) at Rothko Chapel's reflecting pool and working toward my “Inbox Zero” Nerd Merit Badge.  ;-) 

Fun! 

Piano staircase: A component of Volkswagen’s ’fun' initiative — changing behavior through fun: http://thefuntheory.com       

Would this encourage you to take the stairs?

Sesame Street’s #MadMen parody 

(via @karyncooks)

Effortless. Sunday.
The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean— the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down— who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is is you plan to do With your one wild and precious life? — Mary Oliver
"The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver, from The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays. Beacon Press, 2008.

Effortless. Sunday.

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean—
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is is you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life? 

Mary Oliver

"The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver, from The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays. Beacon Press, 2008.

jeannr:

I made a flow chart, that we might better understand.
Once upon a time I was falling in love, and now I’m only falling apart.

jeannr:

I made a flow chart, that we might better understand.

Once upon a time I was falling in love, and now I’m only falling apart.

Uncanny Cube:

@bramcohen’s twisty puzzle that resembles a Rubik’s Cube, but with a twist.

Available for purchase here (starting at $421.58!)

(h/t @pomeranian99)