July 13, 2014 at 9:41pm
Reblogged from macktez
Could you use it to complete a personal, creative project? We’d love to hear about it.
For ten years Macktez has proudly offered a finishing grant for a creative summer project. This year the recipient of the $1000 stipend will be chosen by our panelists: Caroline Bone, Christopher Allen, Iva…
It’s summer stipend time. Apply soon.
This image, from The Atlantic’s World War I in Photos, is of a battlefield at night, perhaps showing neighboring trenches bombarding each other. The arcs of the weapon fire and haze are visually exquisite, and, to imagine the context, achingly sad.
Also, from farther down that same page: I did not know that Japan was sided against Germany in World War I, and allied with the UK.
June 27, 2014 at 10:00am
Focus on one thing at a time
— Good advice from Paul Jarvis on creativity-inspired productivity.
June 25, 2014 at 8:00am
Much like Antz and A Bugs Life, or Armageddon and Deep Impact, it appears that Enemy and The Double are two films with uncannily premisses released at nearly the same time.
See also Wikipedia’s intriguing list of multiple discoveries. (e.g. “In 1876, Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell filed a patent on discovery of the telephone on the same day.”)
Museum of Yellow Objects fans will be pleased to note that the tape dispenser (by Poppin), coupon clipper, zipper, and (arguably equivalent) yellow pencils are all already well represented in the Macktez MoYO.
(From Things Organized Neatly, a cheerful assemblage/knolling of yellow objects by Mokuyobi Threads/Unfun Press)
June 19, 2014 at 8:59am
Rotting 600 Series
Aficionados of the incomparable Rotring 600 series will enjoy this charmingly thorough post on the numerous variations and versions of that lovely, weighty instrument.
At Macktez we’ve traditionally given a vintage 600 series rollerball as our third year on the team anniversary gift, which required some significant advance planning, and a sizable investment many years ago, as they are discontinued and not readily available.
June 16, 2014 at 2:30pm
I shoot more and more with only my iPhone. My upgrade from the 4s to the 5s was almost entirely due to the camera. While there are certainly situations where I absolutely need to pull out my Nikon D7000 and 50mm Prime to capture the shot I want (especially in low light), more and more when I travel the DSLR doesn’t make the cut and I shoot only with my iPhone.