Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!
From the Gutenberg Bibles to The Canterbury Tales, check out the most expensive books ever sold!
We just love this New York Times article about Foster Huntington, a young designer who followed his dreams a few years ago by quitting his high-pressure job in New York City and hitting the road in a van, skateboarding and surfing his way up and down the West Coast. He now lives in a treehouse that his friends helped him build in Washington State among a stand of Douglas Firs. What better place to curl up with a book—or an eBook?
Seinfeld fans get ready! You can now take tour of the "'Seinfeld' Museum," complete with guest appearances by the Soup Nazi and Puddy.
What are Chipotle cups doing in Yale University’s library? According to The Atlantic, “Yale’s rare-book library has acquired a complete set of the Chipotle “Cultivating Thought” series—the series of short, “two-minute” essays and stories printed on the side of the company’s disposable paper goods.” The Chipotle cups and bags join collection of American poetry and fiction printed on pencils, postage stamps, paint chips, and other unusual materials.
Looking for a book to read out in the sun this summer? Here is a roundup of the top summers in fiction.
Talk about being resourceful! As seen in the Guardian, for the past seven weeks, Galdakao, population 29,000, has been home to Spain’s first “solidarity fridge”, in which residents and restaurants can drop off leftover or unused food otherwise destined for the bin. Anything left in the fridge can be picked up by anyone who wants it.
From “You’re staying in tonight to READ?" to “Can’t you just wait for the movie to come out?” here are 9 things people who love books are tired of hearing!
Ever wonder how a computer creates an image? Check out this article from Nova Next: Left to their own devices, computers create trippy, surrealist art. “To a computer, an image is just a big list of numbers indicating the position and color of its component pixels. But for a long time, getting a computer to interpret these numbers as an abstract version of something in the world—like a dog or a stove—seemed like a pipe dream.”
Have a great weekend!