The Sunday Letter

Sunday Sundries | Vol. 6

It might be a bit early to really call it spring, but today the sun in shining, it’s warm(ish) out, it’s International Women’s Day, I’m getting more and more excited about going to WITS in Boston in a couple weeks, and generally things seem to be looking up from the dreary dregs of winter. Here are some things to get you looking up and out on this auspicious ladies’ day:

Δ For Maritime travel-hopefuls, Corner Brook couple make it to  southern-most city in converted ambulance is an inspiring read.

Δ SheSource is an awesome website for journalists, producers and booking agents looking to get in touch with female experts.

Δ This is the most touching video I’ve watched about beauty in a long time. Her other videos are pretty sweet as well.

Δ Kinfolk’s In Praise of Slowness is an article about something very near and dear to my heart – the fight against ‘business’. People who live their lives too busy to enjoy anything. Not only does it talk about the psychological benefits of slowness, but also shows that productivity and slowness can live hand in hand. Unfortunately, you can only read the article if you subscribe to (or buy) the magazine, but Kinfolk is a great publication, and the most recent Entrepreneurs Issue is throughout a great read I’d recommend.

Δ K-Cup Creator John Sylvan regrets inventing Keurig Coffee Cup System, “I don’t know why people have them in their house,” he says in this interview.

Δ Stuff You Should Know is a great podcast covering a eclectic range of topics and their histories. Including “Why Do Lefties Exist?”; “How Does Stonehenge Work?”, “Rainbows: Delighting Humanity Since Forever”, “How the March on Washington Worked”, and many more.

Δ Speaking of podcasts, here’s an article about the revival of radio through the medium of the podcast. It’s a glorious thing. <3

Δ Photoshop is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. This video shows some of the original darkroom techniques that Photoshop and Adobe tools are based on:

Δ In his TED talk, Listen to Photographer Shantanu Starick tell you how he spent two years living on photography instead of money, by swapping his way around the world.

Δ Part of the fallout from the now-infamous tumblr dress, this article talks hypothesizes about how historically our abilities to see and define colours evolved, in No One Could See Blue Until The Modern Times.

Δ I can’t believe I never knew there was a Native American Zodiac. I’m a beaver, by the way.

Δ  A mother in the Northwest Territories is fighting to be allowed to use a Chipewyan baby name on her daughter’s official birth certificate. I can’t believe this is even an issue. Take five minutes, install the damn fonts on your computer, improve respect and quality of life for everyone. Bam.

Δ Science Shows People Who Love Cuddling Have A Proven Advantage Over Everybody Else. Finally! Our time has come.

Δ Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts – intriguing.

Δ 8 Ideas for What To Do With That Weird Space Above Your Toilet, Apartment Therapy saves me yet again.

Δ Fear mongering and fear politics have been used to assert control over other people since time irrecordable. Rick Mercer addresses some of the recent things Canadians have had to put up with.

Δ How To Style A Bookcase – a very important art.

Δ Drawn & Quarterly’s Fall 2015 Release List contains plenty of things to be excited about.

Δ Think Your Email is Private? Think Again.

Δ Turn Your Handwriting Into a Font for Free is digital typography made easy.

That’s it for today! Now I go in search of showers and cupcakes.

All the best,

Mel

ps. The photo above was taken in the town of Tsuwano, in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.  

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