Just like with all Apple products, I end up buying something that gets updated and am forced to live in shame. Pake has updated their line of frames, now with color options including this special edition purple with metal flake. Faaaantastic.
These street installations by Mark Jenkins are awesome, for lack of an all-encompassing word to express surprising, whimsical, hilarious, and intelligent all at once. Jenkins’ work can’t help but evoke the illustrious Banksy, blurring the lines between street art and vandalism in the most creative, expressive, and… well, awesome way possible. Sadly, I missed his LA show by just a few days, but I’ll definitely be on the lookout for tape babies and hooded, faceless figures in my future travels.
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly was the first prison of its kind in the world. It opened its gates in 1829 and featured an all-solitary-confinement system based upon the Quaker principle that everyone, including the most hardened criminals, possesses an “inner light,” which is revealed through thoughtful, uninterrupted¬†meditation. This approach was thought to be more humane (and sanitary) than¬†conventional systems. In 1913, after several prisoners went insane and committed unspeakable acts of violence (mostly upon themselves), the solitary confinement system was abandoned. The facility stopped housing prisoners in 1971, and remains in a state of ruin today.
I took this crazy photo in one of the cellblocks. It almost captures the building’s dark, torturous history.¬†If you’re in Philly and looking for something to do besides drink Yuengling (delicious) and eat cheesesteaks (Pat’s beats Geno’s), this is a super cool tourist spot off the beaten path.
Fantastic idea and some lovely posters at cardoncopy.
“Cardon copy, takes the vernacular of self-distributed fliers and tear-offs we have all seen in our neighborhoods. It involves hijacking these unconsidered fliers and redesigning them, over powering their message with a new visual language. I then replace the original with the redesign in its authentic environment.”
Looks like fun to me!