I’m celebrating the blogs I love by sharing the top articles I saw online this week. Check them out for something interesting, creative and fun!
Strange But Cool
“Swiss studio Mauro Turin Architectes wants to celebrate the history of the Lavaux wine-making region in Switzerland by cantilevering a museum from the side of a mountain.” Via Dezeen.
World’s Thinnest House Just 4′ Wide (via Weburbanist)
Are 3D Films More psychologically Powerful Than 2D? An exploratory study.
Art, Design and Creativity
SF’s Street Art Features Some of the Bay’s Best Talent. This 7×7 article by Schuyler Bailey is a nice showcase of SF’s street / public art.
SFAC shares: “The newly renovated Fulton Playground will open with a new contemporary sculpture by artist Moto Ohtake whose work is inspired by the natural elements on both macro and microscopic levels.”
Interactive Urban Light Art Installation Operated by Smart Phones. This Weburbanist post reminds me of when I used to write a lot about mobile phone artists!
Books and Reading
2 Modern says: “Written and illustrated by Danny Gregory, an artist who has been making daily illustrations for years, “A Kiss Before You Go“ is the gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, artistically catalogued record of the year after Danny’s beloved wife of decades dies in an unexpected, horrific accident.”
I loved the Style-Files roundup of tipis for the home!
Crochet Renee shared a trip to Museum Hill in Santa Fe. There are great photos in the post, including this one of a Kachina dancer, and also some terrific information about Santa Fe history.
Mon Petit Violin shared beautiful photos froma trip to Lugano, Switzerland
Shannon is the most recent person to share her story in the great I Live Here: SF series. I participated in this project when it first started; the photo above is mine and you can click through to see the photos from Shannon’s participation. The whole project is a great celebration of life in San Francisco.
“The Juvet Landscape Hotel is located at Valldal, near the town of Åndalsnes in north-western Norway. Passing tourists are attracted by a spectacular waterfall in a deep gorge near the road, ”Gudbrandsjuvet”. via 2Modern
Science, Health, Mental Health
Thomas Insel, director of NIMH for the past ten years, talks about what it has been like to spend a decade at the helm of this mental health organization. Powerful.
Defense Mechanisms: Intellectualization. Ah, my greatest nemesis … explained well by Jen from Pursuit of Sassiness. Jen also had another valuable post this week: 8 Mental Health Interventions for Holiday Stress.
And Other Things
GAFFTA’s Executive Director, Josette Melchor, as she discusses how the creative application of digital art and technology can transform the way citizens interact with their cities and spaces.
Evelyn Liang shares on 7×7, “This Sunday, filmmaker Austin Forbord’s documentary Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco premieres on KQED as part of their Emmy Award-winning series Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories. The film raises the curtain on the long history of progressive and experimental theater in the Bay Area with more than 45 interviews (think Robin Williams, Bill Irwin, and Peter Coyote, to name a few) and rare archival performance footage.”
Happy reading and happy weekend!