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Long Beach Post • Long Beach's most read source for local news.
I don't think this outfit goes anywhere near print, but they have a good online presence.
LongBeach  news 
21 hours ago
PolitiFact | 7 ways to avoid misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic
Heuristics for evaluating the integrity of information purporting to be about the SARS-CoV-2 virus or the COVID-19 pandemic, in a downloadable image: relatively bulky file size, but easy to post to e.g. Facebook, Twitter; and it makes third party edits a little harder to do without leaving obvious traces. From the website:

PolitiFact has fact-checked a lot of popular social media posts about the 2019 coronavirus, COVID-19.

We’ve debunked fake coronavirus cures, false news reports and conspiracy theories about the spread, as well as out-of-context images, bogus maps and even a fabricated reference from "The Simpsons."

PolitiFact will keep fact-checking these hoaxes as they surface — but we want our readers to be prepared, too.

So we’ve created a guide with seven ways to avoid falling for some of the most common falsehoods about epidemics like the coronavirus. Have a tip you want us to add or a post you want us to fact-check? Email truthometer@politifact.com.
media  news  COVID-19  SARS-CoV-2 
22 hours ago
covid-19 charts
Nice tool for feeling one's way through some data. "Per 100k people" and "days to double" are interesting options.
COVID-19  SARS-CoV-2  disease  health  data  visualization 
2 days ago
Opinion | Why Fox News Slimed a Purple Heart Recipient - The New York Times
Conspiracy theories are the opiate of the masses, and Fox News pumps them into the water supply: a subtler take than my realization, years ago, that they occupied some of the function of religious belief, in making the universe appear purposeful and understandable. From the article:

Weaponized and tribalized political video narratives in the hands of Fox News producers can become something like drug-abuse epidemics — keeping addicts of that conspiracy theory high and coming back for more.

Believing in conspiracy theories is a psychological construct for people to take back some semblance of control in their lives. It inflates their sense of importance. It makes them feel they have access to “special knowledge” that the rest of the world is “too blind,” “too dumb” or “too corrupt” to understand.
politics  media 
2 days ago
Stop AAPI Hate
Report racist incidents directed against Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and related to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the website:

In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and San Francisco Asian American Studies Department have launched a reporting center to collect and track incidents of anti-Asian American and Pacific islander hate violence, adult harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying in California and throughout the country. The reporting center will enable individuals who have been directly impacted by or witnessed firsthand this issue to share their stories at www.a3pcon.org/stopaapihate.

The lead organizations plan to work with public, private and other community based organizations to develop targeted education and media campaigns, to provide resources for impacted individuals and to advocate for policies and programs dedicated to curtailing racial profiling.

“First and foremost, we want community members to know they are not alone; they can speak out and help stop the spread of bigotry. Secondly, the collected data will allow us to assess the extent and magnitude of these incidents and to develop strategic interventions,“ claims Cynthia Choi, the Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action.

“We are currently providing support to a child who had to go to the emergency room after he was assaulted and accused by bullies of having the coronavirus, and so that tells us we may need to work with schools to address shunning and school bullying but we need to know how widespread it is,” says Manjusha Kulkarni, the Executive Director of A3PCON.

Dr. Russell Jeung, chair and professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, notes, “Statements by elected officials, such as President Trump labeling COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus,” fuel xenophobia. In our research on news articles, we see that following inflammatory comments, there’s an increase of racist incidents against Asian Americans. Clearly, with such political framing, Asians of different ethnicities are being racially profiled as a foreign threat.”

“We know that many in our Asian American communities are suffering acts of discrimination, hate crimes and microaggressions due to fears of COVID-19. To address what is happening, we need your help. This reporting website will help us create effective policy solutions for long-lasting change with a deeper impact so this doesn’t happen again to our communities or any other community. We appreciate A3PCON, CAA and San Francisco State Asian American Studies Department for their leadership and look forward to continuing to partner with them,” stated Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Chair, California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.
politics  racism  Asian  COVID-19  SARS-CoV-2 
2 days ago
Free Website Counter Showing Visitor Location on Map
Free tools include people, company, and address searches, and website widgets mapping website visitors in real time. Services are free. From the website:

ClustrMaps.com aggregates public records to analyze the US cities, their social demography, and business environment.
search  map  visualization  business  geography 
2 days ago
[LIVE] Coronavirus Map - 1,347,343 cases updated Apr 07, 2020, 01:12 EST
A handy accessory to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard, in that a couple of displays give case rates (per 100,000 and per million) at the national level. From the page:

ClustrMaps.com aggregates public records to analyze the US cities, their social demography, and business environment.
health  medical  COVID-19  SARS-CoV-2  visualization 
2 days ago
共栄プラスチック (@kyoei_orions) • Instagram photos and videos
Business Service
Hello! stationery lover!

Yup, Kyoei Plastic Corporation, manufacturer of the soft green writing mats sold me by Nanami Paper, is on Instagram.
Japanese  writing  stationery  plastic  tool 
2 days ago
文具プラネット supported by ORIONS - 定規、下敷、カードケース、POP用品、ルーペ等、文具の通販は文具プラネットへ。 -文具プラネット-[町の隠れた、名店街]|TOPページ
To be honest, I have no idea what's going on here. The site is apparently intended as customer support for or outreach by Kyoei Plastic Corporation; but who can resist a site name like "Bungu Planet?!" Now I absolutely must find out what a bungu is.
Japanese  writing  stationery  plastic  tool 
2 days ago
Kyoei Plastic Corprate ORIONS
Manufacturer of the soft green A5 1.2mm writing mats (#605) I've bought from Nanami Paper; and as it turns out, of myriad rulers, protractors, magnifying glasses, card holders, and so on and so forth. Of course the insubstantial English version of the site doesn't allow you to actually order anything--although the contact form appears calibrated to would-be distributors or retailers. The image on the English version's home page (the one bookmarked here) is a hoot. Whose conception was that, I wonder?
Japanese  writing  stationery  plastic  tool 
2 days ago
postscript
I like the idea of their "Poetry by Post" as a gift. From the website:

Nestled along the brick main street in the small town of Ashland, Nebraska, Postscript is a boutique for paper, book, and lettering arts that brings a modern sensibility to antiquated processes. Focusing on high-quality craftsmanship and the handmade, Postscript carries everything you need for the art of writing, from letterpress printed cards and stationery sets to fountain pens and calligraphy supplies to luxurious finishing touches like vintage stamps, seals, and sealing wax. We also carry children's books that will make your heart soar, hardcover classics that are as arresting to behold as they are to read, and tools to construct your own handbound books. Postscript also offers a studio space in the back where we host workshops in calligraphy, bookbinding, paper crafts, watercolor, sign painting, and related pursuits taught by highly qualified instructors.

The back workshop space doubles, on the average day, as my personal studio, where I work as a book artist under the imprint of Pentameter Press Studio. Pentameter Press Studio is a circuitous outgrowth of my two passions -- literature and lettering. The focus of my artistic output is, in a line of pentameter, "poetry in penmanship and printing." I mean this, like any English major worth her salt, both literally and figuratively. My calligraphy and my printing almost always take as their textual foundation poems. Often Victorian poems (I suffer from Anglophilia) and just as routinely poems by women writers. But I am in love with poetry of all kinds and believe that poets as a group should be listened to, quoted, and revered far more than they tend to be. This is a belief I attempt to proselytize by framing heart-stopping language within a visual poetry of my own — a space where letterforms become not solely a means to meaning but an aesthetic end in and of themselves. Where word becomes image, writer becomes artist, and reader becomes viewer.
poetry  shopping  printing  gift  pencil  card 
3 days ago
The California Bee Company
Jeremy Rose's company, and the mail order source for the 2014 edition of his book, "Beekeeping in Coastal California"--until they ran out in March of 2020! The website promises an exciting sequel is in the works.
honey  beekeeping  shopping  California  book 
4 days ago
Home quarantine guidance for close contacts to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
City of Long Beach instructions "for people who were in close contact with someone with Coronavirus Disease 2019." Hoping this remains of only academic interest!
LongBeach  health  COVID-19  SARS-CoV-2 
6 days ago
Home Isolation Instructions for People with Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) Infection
City of Long Beach instructions: "The following instructions are for people who have COVID-19. It also includes information for their families or caregivers." Hoping not to be studying this document for personal reasons!
LongBeach  health  COVID-19  SARS-CoV-2 
6 days ago
NaNoWriMo
Daily activities for people wanting to make writing a part of their daily self-isolation routine. Per Vroman's. From the website:

#StayHomeWriMo is an initiative to help your physical, mental, social, and creative well-being.

We’ll be supporting you as long as you might need, and you can join us regardless of whether you’re planning to write for Camp NaNoWriMo in April or July. Let’s do this (6 feet apart but) together.

Wait, what’s happening?
Due to the measures many governments have taken and/or encouraged in response to coronavirus, the folks who are able to stay at home are doing so to protect their health and the health of their communities. Folks who provide vital services, including people who work at hospitals, grocery stores, and delivery services, continue to go to work to keep communities functioning.

Life has changed temporarily but drastically for many of us, and we are still in the process of adapting!

...

What’s #StayHomeWriMo?
We sent out a survey last week asking what we could do to help during this time, and so many of you responded! You asked for resources to help you engage your creativity and connect with others online while you and your household stay home and away from other people in person as much as possible.

In response, we put together seven weekdays worth of activities y’all might take on to support your physical, mental, creative, and social well-being — and we’re calling it #StayHomeWriMo!
writing  community 
6 days ago
NaNoWriMo
Per Vroman's. From the website:

Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel. Oh, and best of all, it’s free!

NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.
NaNoWriMo believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off the page.
community  writing 
6 days ago
How to Make Aloe Vera Gel
The most authoritative instructions I found in a few minutes of searching.
What got me thinking was an inquiry in an online neighborhood group, by a woman who had alcohol to make her own hand sanitizer, but needed aloe vera gel. It was quite likely that an overgrown aloe plant loomed outside her window as she typed this post. I mean, they're all over the place here. And we often run outside and break off a leaf to smear the gel on a little cut or burn. So what does it take to make your own aloe vera gel? Not all that much: Mostly patience, for coaxing the natural gel out from the leaves.
DIY  health  gardening  xeriscaping 
7 days ago
Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce | CISA
This seems to be the memorandum cited by Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-33-20, albeit with the wrong URL.
government  infrastructure  COVID-19  SARS-CoV-2 
14 days ago
EXECUTIVE ORDER N-33-20
California Governor Newsom's stay at home order, straight from the horse's mouth.
California  COVID-19  health  politics  law  SARS-CoV-2 
14 days ago
Stay home except for essential needs - Coronavirus COVID-19 Response
Possibly the first step in interpreting California Governor Newsom's stay at home order.
California  COVID-19  health  politics  law  SARS-CoV-2 
15 days ago
Innovative Respiratory Masks & Hearing Protection Equipment | Moldex
My favorite N95 mask manufacturer, since being handed a mask for a solid waste processing facility tour. No longer available on Amazon, unfortunately; nor, for the time being, anywhere else.
From the website:

In the world of personal protective equipment, Moldex stands for innovative design, comfort, and value. Our products are created with the comfort and safety of the end-user in mind. Not only do our products protect workers, they are more comfortable, last longer, and resist daily wear and tear to cut waste and promote cost savings.
shopping  manufacturing  safety 
16 days ago
Fastenal – Industrial Supplies, OEM Fasteners, Safety Products & More
Local retailer of Moldex respirators and accessories. (Nothing available now, of course!)
shopping  manual  DIY  tool 
16 days ago
Amazon Marketplace Fair Pricing Policy - Amazon Seller Central
I was looking for specific language regarding COVID-19-related price gouging, and found a policy including four rules, two of which are quoted below. The first of these seems to cover what I was looking for. (Now: How do I report it?) The second seems to be almost the rule for many products. Now that I know Amazon doesn't want that to happen...BWAH Hah ha ha!
From the website:

If we see pricing practices on a marketplace offer that harms customer trust, Amazon can remove the Buy Box, remove the offer, suspend the ship option, or, in serious or repeated cases, suspending or terminating selling privileges.

Pricing practices that harm customer trust include, but are not limited to:

...
Setting a price on a product or service that is significantly higher than recent prices offered on or off Amazon; or
Selling multiple units of a product for more per unit than that of a single unit of the same product.
...
e-commerce  Amazon  retail 
17 days ago
NHMLAC Connects | nhmla
Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County presence tailored to social isolation needs. From the website:

We invite you to explore natural and cultural wonders: safely and digitally from home.
Think social distancing with dinosaurs and mammoths, and connecting with nature and community science right outside your own door. The museums want to know: What Blows Your Mind? Connect with inspiring educators, scientists and each other for virtual adventures. Access rich school curriculum and activities to do with your family at home. Participate in exciting crowd-sourced science and social media campaigns.
LosAngeles  museum  science  biology  COVID-19  naturalHistory 
19 days ago
HOME | berth55
Funky fried seafood with a view of local infrastructure. Hey, _I_ like it!
food  seafood  fish  LongBeach  restaurant  PortOfLongBeach 
19 days ago
Coronavirus
Long Beach policy and current information.
LongBeach  COVID-19  medical 
19 days ago
Little Tokyo Community Council
From the website:

Little Tokyo Community Council advocates on behalf of the Little Tokyo community, and provides the opportunity for the community to speak effectively with one voice for the best interests and betterment of Little Tokyo.
LosAngeles  LittleTokyo  community 
19 days ago
Support Little Tokyo #LoveLT — Little Tokyo Community Council
Information about Little Tokyo businesses, tailored to social distancing.
shopping  LosAngeles  LittleTokyo  COVID-19 
19 days ago
Introducing Virtual MOCA • MOCA
Online Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art presence tailored to social isolation needs.
museum  art  LosAngeles  COVID-19 
19 days ago
Worried about 5G and Cancer? Here’s Why Wireless Networks Pose No Known Health Risk - TidBITS
From the article:

Can cell phones or Wi-Fi give you cancer? The answer is reasonably definitive: No. That’s equally true for new 5G cellular networks currently being rolled out worldwide, all previous cellular networks, and all versions of Wi-Fi.

Decades of research make it clear that the use of wireless networking, whether through mobile phones or Wi-Fi devices, carries with it no elevated risk for cancers or other diseases in humans. Some studies with rodents have garnered attention, but in a recent much-cited one that delivered a mix of results, some rats lived longer under high exposure to cellular signals than their control group counterparts.
cancer  wifi  networking  disease 
19 days ago
The New York Times Reveals How Completely Our Every Move Is Tracked - TidBITS
With some tips on protecting yourself. From the article:

Anonymous sources provided the Times with a dataset from a single location data company that contained 50 billion pings from the phones of more than 12 million Americans over several months in 2016 and 2017. With the data, Times reporters Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel were able to track numerous people in positions of power, including military officials, law-enforcement officers, and high-powered lawyers. They were able to watch as people visited the Playboy Mansion, some staying overnight, and they could see visitors to the estates of Johnny Depp, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tiger Woods. Once they identified any particular phone, they could track it wherever it went. Imagine what that data could be used for in the wrong hands.
privacy  data  telephony 
19 days ago
Almond Math – Bee Informed Partnership
Can you guess how many California almonds a single bee is responsible for? Do the math!
beekeeping  food  pollination  California  bee 
19 days ago
Tips for people who hate cleaning (and how to get better at it)
Cleaning sucks. For starters, set a timer for 20 minutes and do what you can.
book  house  cleaning 
19 days ago
Note to Millennials: Boomers didn't screw you. Conservatives did.
From the website:

Millennials today are rightfully anxious about their future and righteously angry that their parents' generation has generally done a piss-poor job of safeguarding their inheritance.  

Millennials, it is often said, may be the first generation in American history to be worse off financially than their parents. Their list of grievances is long and daunting:

Staggering college debt
Stagnant wages
Unaffordable health care
The looming catastrophe of climate change
Exploding federal deficits that make it harder to finance solutions
A broken political system incapable of solving problems
But as the "OK, Boomer" meme still echoes around the country, I would like to argue that Millennials are spreading the blame too indiscriminately. It isn't Boomers who have caused your problems. It's conservatives.

Since about the time the first Millennials were born, beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, America has been infected with a virulent, black-hearted, miserly, irresponsible, backward-thinking conservatism that has either created or exacerbated many of the problems young people face today.
politics  economics 
19 days ago
A Beginner's Guide to Pointed Pen Calligraphy | Getting Started — JW Lettering | Toronto Calligrapher, Jessie Wang
From the website:

Calligraphy can also be created using a variety of tools such as pointed pen, broad-edge pen, brush pen, folded ruling pen, just to name a few! This blog post is going to be dedicated to providing a comprehensive guide to how to get yourself started on pointed pen calligraphy, accompanied with my own personal discoveries throughout my learning, some do's and don'ts and a few extra tips for my Canadian friends.
pen  ink  calligraphy  writing 
19 days ago
The impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Open offices drive people away from each other. From the study's abstract:

Organizations’ pursuit of increased workplace collaboration has led managers to transform traditional office spaces into ‘open’, transparency-enhancing architectures with fewer walls, doors and other spatial boundaries, yet there is scant direct empirical research on how human interaction patterns change as a result of these architectural changes. In two intervention-based field studies of corporate headquarters transitioning to more open office spaces, we empirically examined—using digital data from advanced wearable devices and from electronic communication servers—the effect of open office architectures on employees' face-to-face, email and instant messaging (IM) interaction patterns. Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in both cases, with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM. This is the first study to empirically measure both face-to-face and electronic interaction before and after the adoption of open office architecture. The results inform our understanding of the impact on human behaviour of workspaces that trend towards fewer spatial boundaries.
work  collaboration  architecture  process 
19 days ago
How to stay focused in a noisy open office
Surviving the dangerous illusion of the open plan office. From the website:

“Rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM,” the study reads.

Another study of 456 employees in 20 regional office locations of an architectural firm published in Frontiers in Psychology, also found the negatives of shared workspaces to outweigh the positives. The architects and designers reported “significantly more unfavorable working conditions in terms of acoustical privacy, workplace effectiveness, attractiveness, and satisfaction compared with those working in the private offices, and, not surprisingly, they found it “significantly” more difficult to concentrate.
work  ADHD  noise  architecture  process 
19 days ago
Power Moby-Dick, the Online Annotation
"Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, with notes to help the reader."
literature  reference  book 
22 days ago
Search .US Domain Names & Register a .US TLD - About.US
.us country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registration. Note that the Wikipedia article (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.us) says that many "delegated managers" of this hierarchical namespace "offer domain registrations for free." From the website:

.US is the web address for American dreams of all kinds. The business you started. The cause you embrace. The civic organization that works to make your community better. Your home and family life.

Your website shows where you’re going. Now get a web address that shows where you’re from.
Internet  WWW  domainRegistration  websiteDevelopment  domainName 
24 days ago
History of the Plague in London by Daniel Defoe - Free Ebook
Several versions of Daniel Defoe's "A Journal of the Plague Year" made available by Project Gutenberg.
history  journal  London  DanielDefoe  literature  England 
28 days ago
Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index - Digiconomist
Bitcoin mining is estimated to consume more energy than Chile. Since much of this activity relies on coal-fired generation, it has a large carbon footprint.
environment  energy  sustainability  money  carbon 
4 weeks ago
Stuart Ng Books - Illustration Animation & Comic Art
Books on illustration, animation, and comic art, including rare, out of print, and imported. From the website:

We are full-time booksellers specializing in books on twentieth-century illustration, animation & comic art. Our emphasis is on what other booksellers normally classify as art reference books.
We have thousands of books on individual illustrators, animators, cartoonists, and comic book and comic strip artists. We also carry books of art instruction and technique, histories, surveys, and annuals.
book  art  shopping  Torrance  comics  illustration  animation  SouthernCalifornia 
4 weeks ago
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 page; one of the most frequently cited online resources, even though it is updated only Monday through Friday, using data from the previous day, i.e. consistent with the United States' ham-handed approach to this virus.
disease  COVID-19  CDC  government 
4 weeks ago
Advice for public
World Health Organization COVID-19 information; one of the most frequently cited online resources.
disease  COVID-19  WHO 
4 weeks ago
Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV)
Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard; one of the most frequently cited online resources.
visualization  disease  COVID-19 
4 weeks ago
Daily Forty-Niner
Cal State Long Beach's student newspaper.
CSULB  LongBeach  newspaper 
4 weeks ago
Samuel Pepys: Diary, Letters, Family Tree, Maps, Encyclopedia, Discussion and more
Of course there are online alternatives to the dead trees edition of Pepys' diary that my grandmother enjoyed so much. From the website:

In 1660 Samuel Pepys, an increasingly-important 26 year-old civil servant in London, began writing his diary. He stopped a decade later.

This site contains the full text of his diary, along with several letters sent or received by Pepys, plus thousands of pages of further information about the people, places and things in his world.

The diary entries were published on this site daily, in real time, from January 2003 until May 2012, with readers discussing events each day. From January 2013 the diary entries will again appear on the front page at the end of the day (London time), starting with 1 January 1660.
blog  diary  history  journal  England  London  SamuelPepys 
4 weeks ago
Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
The preeminent acrylic paint supplier now makes oil and watercolor paints, as well.
paint  artSupplies  painting 
5 weeks ago
FBI - Tips
"This form is used to report federal crimes and submit tips regarding terrorist activity." Including hate crimes.
law  crime  FBI  civilRights 
5 weeks ago
EmilyGorcenski.com
Personal website of Emily F. Gorcenski.

"I am a data scientist by profession, a mathematician and engineer by training, and an activist by passion."
blog  politics  softwareDevelopment  data  agile  fascism  EmilyFGorcenski 
5 weeks ago
HowHateSleeps
"Racist, white supremacist, and far-right violence is on the rise. But while far-right actors often try to maintain a public image of normalcy, it is sometimes useful to look into their private spaces in an attempt to understand how their hate festers, evolves, and breeds when no one is looking. HowHateSleeps seeks to peek behind the curtain to look into these private sanctums. All images have been pulled from public court records except where otherwise indicated. This project is part of the First Vigil initiative."
politics  terrorism  racism  fascism  EmilyFGorcenski 
5 weeks ago
First Vigil -- Tracking White Supremacist and neo-Nazi violence
"First Vigil is a project to track far-right individuals, and their affiliated groups, as they proceed through the American justice system. The project focuses on far-right violence in America, and seeks to shine a light on what happens after the news cameras go away."
law  politics  terrorism  racism  fascism  EmilyFGorcenski 
5 weeks ago
HOME - Stuart Semple: Official Homepage
Artist Stuart Semple. (His side gig is Culture Hustle.)
art  StuartSemple  artist  painting 
6 weeks ago
CULTURE HUSTLE US - Online store for the world's artyist art materials – Culture Hustle USA
Amazing paints and pigments from the artist tilting at Anish Kapoor's windmill. From the website:

Stuart Semple is behind our creations, he’s a renowned British artist, who has been making paintings and doing art shows around the world for about 15 years. A bit like painters used to do in the old days, Stuart made his own materials to use in his work (initially looking for the most vibrant colour palette out there).
Stuart’s materials all had special qualities and he started to call them ‘the artyist art materials'. He made powders like the world’s pinkest pink & glitteriest glitter. With the help of other artists around the globe he made potions like Black 2.0, and his super special - SuperBase.
art  artSupplies  shopping  paint  StuartSemple  color 
6 weeks ago
Cambro Manufacturing | Cambro
Central Milling (centralmilling.com) offers Cambro's round storage containers for artisanal flour. Looks nicer than my industrial five-gallon buckets!
kitchen  cooking  baking  storage  container 
7 weeks ago
KVdR Design - Home
An index of a variety of Keith Van de Riet's cool projects, with CV (which includes a list of publications).
architecture  sustainability  KeithVanDeRiet 
7 weeks ago
Oz Journal
"Oz, the Journal of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University, is dedicated to the exploration of ideas in design through the publication of diverse responses to theoretical issues."
magazine  architecture  KState  Kansas 
7 weeks ago
Keith Van de Riet | Architecture Department
Keith Van de Riet's University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning web page.
KU  architecture  sustainability  Lawrence  Kansas  biomimetics  KeithVanDeRiet 
7 weeks ago
Home | School of Architecture & Design
University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning.
KU  Lawrence  Kansas  architecture 
7 weeks ago
MANGROVE REEF WALLS - Home
Cast concrete seaway sections mimic mangrove structure, dissipating wave energy and providing more surface area for habitat. KU architecture professor Keith Van de Riet's baby, and in this context, his work with students on reproducing Prairie School architectural ornament makes a lot of sense.

"Mangrove Reef Walls are tidal habitats that increase habitat, dissipate wave energy and
​increase the value of your waterfront property."
sustainability  water  construction  design  biomimetics  KeithVanDeRiet 
7 weeks ago
Udom Khmer
As I write, the brick and mortar restaurant (1223 East Anaheim Street, in Long Beach, CA) is ahead of the website. I haven't eaten there and thus can't yet endorse it; but I was pleased to see they offer whole roast ducks to take home, as the previous tenant did.
restaurant  Cambodian  LongBeach 
7 weeks ago
In ‘Hitler,’ an Ascent From ‘Dunderhead’ to Demagogue - The New York Times
Hmm...who else do reviewer Michiko Kakutani's bullet points remind us of?
politics  history  book 
7 weeks ago
Friends of Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, Inc.
A little fragment of what used to occupy much of Gardena, before it was drained and covered with houses and streets.
Gardena  wetland  sustainability  conservation 
7 weeks ago
Mariscos El Pulpo - San Diego
Mexican seafood, with an emphasis on octopus. Delicious! Ate here 2/9/2020. Per Sara Dickinson.
Mexican  seafood  restaurant  mariscos  octopus 
8 weeks ago
Home | Extraordinary Desserts
Excellent desserts--cake, pastry--and some real food. Per Ellen Dickinson.
dessert  pastry  SanDiego  coffee  espresso  restaurant 
8 weeks ago
Oliver
Decent coffee in San Diego's Bridgeview neighborhood. Per Ellen Dickinson.
coffee  SanDiego  espresso  coffeehouse 
8 weeks ago
Love Garden Sounds
Classic campus album store on Massachusetts Avenue. If I lived in Lawrence, I'd buy an album a day and expand my aural universe.
music  CD  Lawrence  Kansas  shopping 
8 weeks ago
The Rumpus.net
Found this through a search for pianist Lara Downes, who has a very thoughtful essay on this site.
From the website:

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