The Mystery Of Sarah Lund’s Sweater (aka Jumper)


She chews gum incessantly and her personal life is an unmitigated mess. So why am I, and why are so many others, so deeply interested in Sarah Lund (and her amazing sweaters)? Let me back up a bit. If you're in the U.S., you might have seen a short-lived TV show on AMC called "The [...]

Seeing The Beauty Around You


One of the joys of living in New York was the people watching. Maybe you try to be subtle about it, but, if you're not looking at the masses of people you pass every day -- wondering about where they're from, what their lives are like, about the relationships between them, and what they value [...]

The Enduring (And Ever-Evolving) Sherlock Holmes


Tonight marks the debut of a television show, called Elementary, based on the characters and adventures from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" detective stories. It's just the latest in a series of recent adaptations, from the 2009 movie starring Robert Downey Jr., to the BBC's Sherlock, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch and co-starred Martin Freeman [...]

Cozying Up With The Classics

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Before I got my Kindle, I was a little ambivalent about the concept. Sure, I loved reading, and I even already had a Kindle app on my phone. But wouldn't that easy always-on method of acquiring new titles -- with the accompanying hit to the pocketbook -- be a problem? Luckily, it hasn't turned out [...]

Throne Music


I've been really getting into episodes of the HBO Series Game of Thrones, based on the book series by George R.R. Martin that I'm currently reading, as well. Can you say immersive experience? One of my favorite parts is the haunting and powerful introductory music. Apparently, I'm not alone in my admiration.

The New Twitter Nest


I've long been a huge fan of botanically-themed design, perhaps because it celebrates and elevates the beauty of the natural world around us. Perhaps you've noticed that here and there on this site. In our own home, we've incorporated an oak leaf motif on our fireplace screen, Japanese-style wave paintings in the master bath, and, [...]

They Grow Up So Fast


Dutch filmmaker and photographer Frans Hofmeester documented the growth of his daughter, Lotte (12), and his son, Vince (9), from baby-hood to present day via the touching time-lapse videos below. Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45. from Frans Hofmeester on Vimeo. Vince Time Lapse: Birth to 9 years in 2 [...]

Seeing Stars: Amazing Time Lapse Video


Landscapes: Volume Two from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo. Watch it full-screen and at the highest resolution you can. Here's the info about how it was done by Dustin Farrell and the Crew West team.

Rushkoff on Colbert


I've been a fan of Douglas Rushkoff for quite some time (and I consider him a friend). Am eager to check out his new book, Life Inc. Following is a video of his recent appearance on the Colbert Report: The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c

Scottish Teenager Tries a Walkman


The BBC outfitted a 13-year-old Scottish boy with a Walkman for a week -- an antique -- and had him write his observations on portable music technology. The best paragraph (for old folks): It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. That was not the only naive [...]

Time Lapse of Baby Playing with his Toys


This is about where Rory is in his development, but Rory's more prone to getting into trouble. Actually, our home is just less babyproofed and big brother also causes chaos. Awesome video. Wish I'd thought of it. Hat tip to Justin.

Things my toddler has learned from Dora the Explorer


Television for toddlers gets a bad rap. It stifles the development of imagination, some argue. It hinders language development, say others. But I'm here to say Dora the Explorer, in particular, has taught my son some valuable life lessons. To wit: If someone is stuck in a tree, the best way to handle it is [...]