Italian paper makers Fedrigoni have over 125 years of expertise when it comes to making fine quality paper, which makes them a perfect match for esteemed camera brand Leica. Together, they’ve created a limited run of just 25 of their X2 camera, wrapped in exquisite Fedrigoni paper. Their pearl-embossed Constellation Jade paper replaces the usual leather wrap, and is said to give just as much protection as the leather covering would. Head on over to Selectism to find out more and watch a short film of the camera in all its glory.
When the new section of Oakland’s Bay Bridge went up, the historic section of the Northern California icon was slated for the scrapyard. David Grieshaber wants to turn it into a building, complete with an Airbnb space for guests.
Last September, a brand new eastern span of the Bay Bridge stretching between Oakland and San Francisco opened to traffic, a multi-billion dollar, earthquake-safe project that arose right next to the old Bay Bridge, a historic piece of infrastructure erected in the 1930s that partially collapsed during a 1989 earthquake. Bay Area resident David Grieshaber, for one, was sad to hear that the structure would be dismantled and sold for scrap. “It’s been a part of our Bay Area for the past 78 years, and now it’s going to be gone forever,” he says.
You know, in the ancient Egyptian times they used to bury their loved ones with a bunch of objects they may need in the afterlife. There’s been another bout of this kind of thing going around recently, with funeral directors coming forward and reporting on weird requests they’ve had. In the UK it’s more chucking in their favourite lighter, a bottle of ketchup, or the remote. Over in the US things get way more obscure, and better! This Reddit thread has got all kinds of juicy, stories on it, such as "my friend who works at a funeral home got a request to play the “Soul Bossa Nova”, the Austin Powers theme song as they walked out". The Weekender has already submitted its funeral requests, unfortunately we can’t share them with you as they (literally) violate our style guide and put us into the legal equivalent of shark-infested waters.
The transition from London to New York City at the age of seventeen might seem like a daunting prospect for some, but for film director Marc Singer it was a means to fulfilling his love of exploration – delving alone into the unfamiliar. “I’m not really afraid of the unknown, so what’s the worse that’s going to happen? The worst that’s going to happen is that you’re going to die, in any situation and if you’re not afraid of…
The newly launched French Revolution Digital Archive has over 14,000 images available to the public. Get ready for a truly bizarre ride.
Our high school history classes taught us that during the French Revolution, oppressed citizens stormed the Bastille, marched on Versailles, and were slaughtered by the thousands at the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. But did your history teacher ever tell you about the farting angels, glowing illuminati triangles, monstrous harpies, and other truly bizarre images that filled Revolution-inspired art?
Although a reasonably simplistic act for most of us, taking a walk can be – and has been – viewed as so much more over the past century. A perfect antidote when needing to clear ones head, embrace the (occasionally) wonderful weather or simply for something to do; walking has been the source of inspiration for countless novels, films and works of art.
The latter of which is the basis of a new exhibition launching tomorro…
Amidst the controversy at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Google has decided to show their support for gay rights via a Doodle on their home page. The Doodle coincides with the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics and includes a quote from the Olympic Charter, which reads:
The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.
Clicking the Doodle leads to a Google search of “Olympic Charter” which users can scroll through to find out more about the rules and guidelines for the organization of the Olympic Games, and for governing the Olympic movement.