"Inspiration and work ethic – they ride right next to each other." ~ Jack White
High-wire artist Philippe Petit, who notoriously walked between the World Trade Center twin towers in 1974 and whose Cheating the Impossible is a must-read, explores the art of making knots in Why Knot? How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving and Secure Knots.
What the city is missing: Thierry Cohen photographs cityscapes and then photographs deserts at night, combing the two to show us what our cities would look like with the lights off. The stars are not enhanced, they are actual photos from relative latitudes that would expose the same starry sky view if it weren’t for light pollution. Click on each photo to see which city it is.
Light pollution and pollution in general
Good news, everyone! New episodes of Futurama return tomorrow night at 10/9c with the one-hour season premiere!
Irving Harper: Works In Paper is a new book from Skira Rizzoli that collects the paper works of industrial designer Irving Harper. Harper worked as the director of design at George Nelson Associates during the 1960s and is known for designing the…