Monday, April 23, 2018

Where the Amish Go on Vacation

"Each winter, for close to a century now, hundreds of Amish and Mennonite families have travelled from their homes in icy quarters of the U.S. and Canada to Pinecraft, a small, sunny neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida. Arriving on chartered buses specializing in the transportation of “Plain people” from areas such as Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Holmes County, Ohio, they rent modest bungalows and stay for weeks, or sometimes months, at a time. It’s vacation. For many, it’s the one time of the year that they spend with people from communities other than their own."

Photography by Dina Litovsky

More: The New Yorker


This short animation by Seoul-based motion graphics artist Kwon Oh Hoon asks the question "What is the first thing you think of when you wake up on a Monday morning?"

MONDAY from KWON OH HOON on Vimeo.

Lovely Music : Rachael Yamagata - Duet


The Pigeon Photographer

These turn of the century aerial photographs were taken by birds. They are from a book about Dr. Julius Neubronner who developed the camera to track the flights of his pigeons. The camera was harnessed to the pigeons and would automatically take pictures during their flight.

More here 


How to draw with colored pencils on black paper

Artist Kathleen Darby takes viewers through her step-by-step process of drawing a colorful bird on black paper.

Via Boing Boing

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Charm Bracelet Tells The Tale Of Life Inside a Concentration Camp

Some 140,000 Jews—including numerous musicians, writers and artists—were held in the Theresienstadt ghetto labour camp. Greta Perlman, a young Czech Jew, was one of them. While there she assembled a charm bracelet that documents her four years surviving the Holocaust. Internees were sometimes able to make artworks clandestinely in the camp workshops, but a large group of charms like this is very rare. They were either given to Perlman as personal mementos or collected by her in exchange for food, when she worked in the camp kitchen. She may have gathered the pieces into a bracelet later, in the United States. 

The bracelet is currently on view as part of the newly installed permanent collection at the Jewish Museum of New York.