Monthly Archives July 2012

Good morning UK – feeling screwed yet?

I’m sure everyone knows that the Olympic games always lose money. The question is, who picks up the tab? You’ll never guess. It’s the tooth fairy! No, wait. Father Christmas!! Or, maybe the taxpayer? Can’t be sure. But it’s one of those three, any road. Just in case you’d like to know just how BIG […]

Reader Story: I Quit My Passion and Took a Boring Job – Forbes

    The message we are bombarded with is  do what you love (and the money will follow). But this story provides an interesting twist on it: Reader Story: I Quit My Passion and Took a Boring Job – Forbes. It also provides more evidence that anyone who works in schools eventually is forced to […]

Baby Mamas

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Magnificently Surreal Aquatic Adventures – My Modern Metropolis

Estonia-based artist Irene Z digitally manipulates photos to produce surreal environments flourishing with marine life. Each of the digital artist’s female subjects are immersed in an aquatic setting via Magnificently Surreal Aquatic Adventures – My Modern Metropolis. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with […]

Charles Jencks’ Mind-Bending Landscape Architecture – My Modern Metropolis

Jencks’ latest project is in northern England and is called Northumberlandia (the “Goddess of the North”). Commissioned by a UK coal-mining company, Jencks is creating to a giant land goddess sculpture that’s 112 feet high and 1,300 feet long. Due for completion in 2013, it will be the world’s largest human form sculpted into the […]

Observing Generation Gaps – My Modern Metropolis

Looking at the two figures, there are apparent (no pun intended) likenesses and gaps. For a lot of the images, it feels like looking at a split-screen of the same person at different stages in their life. via Observing Generation Gaps – My Modern Metropolis. I recommend the following guides: Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan […]

good + happy day: Summer 2012 Buckets

Got your summer bucket list ready yet? It’s still not too late. Read below and click thru for more ideas for you and your children this summer. We’ve been working on our Summer 2012 List for a few weeks now and finally completed our project. Putting together our summer “bucket” list is one of my […]

“What is this world if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare…”

Thanks to Giulia Geranium for bringing it and www.mymodernmet.com to my attention. Who made this video? Where was it taken? Music by my friend: Ludovico Einaudi – “Nuvole bianche” with permission. Please support the artist here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/una-mattina/id217799399 (Is the blog title a quote? Yes. Lines written by a British tramp. ) I recommend the following […]

David Allen, Getting Things Done and GTD :: NoteTaker Wallets and Pens

Our elegant NoteTaker Wallet, personally designed and used by David Allen. Compact 3” x 4 3/4″ design features 2 compartments for holding up to 5 cards, with 2 additional pockets for receipts or business cards. Original design in black leather. via David Allen, Getting Things Done and GTD :: NoteTaker Wallets and Pens. If you’re […]

Sherlock (TV Series 2010) – IMDb

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. via Sherlock (TV Series 2010) – IMDb. I don’t watch TV except for major soccer games. Oh, and the new BBC Sherlock Holmes series. The first series was just re-shown on Japanese TV (NHK Satellite) Sunday, Monday and […]