What made the 1997 Volkswagen Golf Harlequin so cool? Dan Nosowitz from Atlas Obscura investigated.
Two iPhones ringing at slightly different tempos, a la Steve Reich's Piano Phase. https://youtu.be/_ib8Fdmp1hE (via kottke)
“Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.” - Epictetus
A Swiss hotel with nothing but a bed, two lamps and two bedside tables. No walls, no roof, no bathroom. (via Stuff)
“Escape Attempts,” a new show at Shulamit Nazarian in L.A., revisits minimalism and through the work of seven contemporary female artists. Curated by Kathy Battista, director of contemporary art at Sotheby's Institute of Art. (via Artsy)
Those are the words of legendary German designer Dieter Rams who conducted a rare interview with Kinfolk recently. Read the full interview on Dezeen.
Choreographers are harnessing the power of "minimalist music".
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We presume you've heard of CliffsNotes or literary abridgements but this really takes the biscuit. Book-A-Minute Classics condense classic literature down to a few sentences. This is clearly tongue-in-cheek but it's interesting to see the "essence" of some of the most famous novels in the English language in such a reduced form. Here's an example …
Yes, you read that headline correctly. The Met Museum digitised their collection under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) licence meaning their 375,000 images are free for use without any cost or restrictions. Many of the images come from the late 19th century, when photography was in its infancy and back when albumen silver prints were in use. They …