Sunday, August 8, 2010

Smacksy Sunday Links

Star Wars themed patio breakfast picnic. Obviously.

This NY Times article tells of those who put themselves on a "wardrobe diet" by wearing a wardrobe consisting entirely of six pieces for a month, with interesting results. I wear the same six things all the time. My new resolution: I am going to start referring to my wardrobe situation as a "simplicity project," instead of what it really is, "from the floor pile of previously worn wrinkled stuff that passed the sniff test."

This collection of photos featured in the Denver Post, is fascinating. I lifted this description from the article: These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. It is startling to see photos from this era in color instead of black and white. Beautiful.

And if you are not totally enamored with this whole thing, then I just don't know you like I thought I did.

Happy Sunday.


  1. These are some great links. Thank-you.

  2. I wish my Dad was around to see the miniature masterpieces.
    They are incredible.

    I will never have a simplicity project.

  3. Thank you for sharing those photos with us...they are absolutely wonderful. Just beautiful.

  4. Wow!! What amazing sculptures!I absolutely love them.S

  5. Oh, Lisa!

    Thank you so much for this! American Depression period literature (specifically "The Grapes of Wrath") is my focus this semester at school, so these photos are invaluable to me.

    Plus, how cool are the woolen caps? I'm thinking my kids will ROCK those things this winter.

  6. All I know is that this is the cutest breakfast ever! And I flipping LOVE the picture. How adorable!

  7. OK, now this is piling on. I'm home, exhausted, behind with work, posting, unpacking, catching up with family nice enough to let me away for weekend, blah blah. Then besides posting the great shot of the person I was most excited to meet at the whole flipping fest, you post link to 70 absolutely compelling images -- unbelievable faces, locations, and seen in color, which made them seem more immediate yet also created this odd dissonance because I'm so used to seeing the era in b&w images like D. Lange's. So after poring over all of those shots (did you spot Carrot Top's mom, btw?), then you throw in Dalton Ghetti, whom I'd never even heard of, who absolutely deserves a solo show at The American Folk Art Museum, which was a block away from BlogHer. Which brings me back to meeting the amazing Bob and the amazing you and facilitating the hug I got from the also amazing, if hoarse, J-Bern. Thanks, but, c'mon now. This laundry isn't going to do itself.

  8. john and I just looked at the farm security photos. It's mind blowing how raw color photography is. thanks for sharing your as always awesome links.

  9. Well I just cannot wrap my head around those teeny tiny carvings. Amazing.