Links for 10/6/16

All the rattan and bamboo you can handle

Source: Inside LA’s Incredible New Tiki Palace – Eater LA


This mason jar might not be the most interesting picture on the site, but believe us when we say that looks can be deceiving, as what this jar contains is something very, very delicious. The jar is…

Source: DIY Pineapple Rum


The century-old faces that would become America, in color.

Source: Astounding colorized photos reveal the faces and fashions of Ellis Island immigrants


The Interior Department says Native Hawaiians can now choose whether to form a unified government, which could eventually enter into formal government-to-government relations with the U.S.

Source: Native Hawaiians Now Have A Pathway To Form A Government



A Twitter account has been sharing postcards from decades gone by, along with poignant, funny or mysterious snippets of their writers’ messages

Source: Postcard from the past: a nostalgic glimpse into holidays of yesteryear | Art and design | The Guardian


Seas At Risk – for the protection & restoration of the marine environment

Source: Seas at Risk – Breaking free from plastic – a global movement is formed


Tiki Cocktail Glasses

Links for 9/20/16

Muschelsand ist weiß, Vulkansand schwarz und nur ein Seeglas-Strand leuchtet in allen Farben. Bei Fort Bragg in Kalifornien haben die Gezeiten aus Abfall Kunst geschaffen – und einen unnatürlich schönen Strand.

Source: Seeglas-Strand in Kalifornien: So schön glitzert nur Müll


xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline



One man told the NewsHour he had never seen a greater assembly of Native Americans than at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Source: Meet the Native Americans fighting against the North Dakota pipeline


Links for 9/14/16

Los Angeles owes a huge debt to Charles and Ray Eames, who helped champion the city as an exceptional home base from which to design and innovate. But there’s more to L.A. design history than just the Eameses’ story. Throughout the 20th century, L.A.’s delightful climate, strong manufacturing base and

Source: Beyond the Eameses: Seven Things You Might Not Know About L.A.’s Rich Design History – Core77




We’re under attack by a powerful enemy—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII.

Source: We Need to Literally Declare War on Climate Change | New Republic


Michael Hoexter, Ph.D.ContentsConventional “Hard” Climate DenialA Web of Soft Climate DenialThe Foundations of Soft Climate Denial in EconomicsSettling on Neoliberal, “Mark

Source: Living in the Web of Soft Climate Denial – New Economic PerspectivesNew Economic Perspectives


Source: VIDEO: An Introduction to Carbon Pricing | Climate Reality


Announcement comes as Xi Jinping and Barack Obama are expected to meet ahead of the start of the G20 to make a joint statement on climate change

Source: China ratifies Paris climate change agreement | World news | The Guardian


Links for 8/31/16

An international trade deal being negotiated in secret is a “turbo-charged privatisation pact” that poses a threat to democratic sovereignty and “the very concept of public services”, campaigners have warned.

Source: The new TTIP? Meet TISA, the ‘secret privatisation pact that poses a threat to democracy’


Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s “frozen wall of earth” has failed to prevent groundwater from entering th

Source: Panel: TEPCO’s ‘ice wall’ failing at Fukushima nuclear plant?The Asahi Shimbun


The Portuguese government has authorized some companies to prospect for oil & gas in Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal

Source: Keepers of the Coast – Offshore oil and gaz drilling projects in Portugal


How New Yorker Sy Devore became Hollywood’s swankiest tailor

Source: The Man Who Dressed Elvis Presley


Hamptons features on real estate, art and culture, entertainment, celebrities, style, parties and events in the Hamptons, community news, vineyards and restaurant guides covering the Hamptons and north Fork of Long Island, New York.

Source: Surfrider Foundation To Host “Two Coasts: One Ocean” In Montauk And Malibu | Out And About | For The Cause


Source: Consent Decree Impact Infographic – MTT – Music Think Tank

Links for 8/29/16

Ten Clear Signs Our Climate Is Changing | Climate Reality


A California biotech company receives funding to commercialise algae-based prawns, in an attempt to get people switching to more sustainable diets

Source: Synthetic prawns: a bid to make ‘seafood’ that’s sustainable and slavery-free | Environment | The Guardian


Hi-tech imaging has revealed exceptionally rare manuscript overlaid by 16th-century deerhide document held at Oxford University

Source: Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest | Science | The Guardian


Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of Mexico. Yet by 1350 it had been deserted by its native inhabitants the Mississippians – and no one is sure why

Source: Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America’s largest city vanish? | Cities | The Guardian


Sound Explosion! Inside LA’s Sound Factory With The Wrecking Crew by . For Wreck-heads everywhere. Record Collector is the world’s leading authority on rare and collectable records

Source: Sound Explosion! Inside LA’s Sound Factory With The Wrecking Crew – Record Collector Magazine


Source: Mory Madness: An Obsession – Electric Deer Guitarworks

Links for 8/21/16




Maps lie: countries that fit inside other countries

Source: Maps lie: countries that fit inside other countries


Die Forscherin Sylvia Earle warnt vor einer historischen Krise der Ozeane. 90 Prozent der großen Fische und die Hälfte aller Korallen sind bereits verschwunden. Ist der Ozean noch zu retten?

Source: Bedrohter Ozean: „Das Paradies geht verloren“


With the Summer Olympics upon us, we are reminded of the highest levels of human athleticism. Swimming is an event closely related to all bodysurfers. At an Olympic level, swimming is an incredible…

Source: Competitive Swimming and Bodysurfing | Swell Lines


This Crazy Vintage Ceramic Guitar Is a Mystery No More—Here’s Who Made It


Links for 8/11/16

Down In The Jungle Room by Elvis Presley. Conclusive proof that Presley’s crown hardly slipped at all. Record Collector is the world’s leading authority on rare and collectable records

Source: Down In The Jungle Room – Record Collector Magazine


Carolina talks Theremin – An overview for composers and music lovers was uploaded by: carolinaeyckvideosDuration: 1008Rating:

Source: Everything You Wanted To Know About The Theremin, But Were Afraid To Ask – Synthtopia


Harvesting Guitars from the Bones of New York City | GuitarPlayer


Ocean waste is a serious problem for companies emotionally and physically connected to the sea, said the founder of outdoor clothing company Finisterre in a recent Guardian debate, but that connection also gives them a strong incentive to find solutions. Here we profile some of the companies doing just that

Source: Wooden surfboards to mushroom handplanes: the surf companies tackling ocean waste – gallery | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian


Smart About Sharks: a great new children’s book from illustrator Owen Davey – Creative Review


Los Angeles Video

Links for 8/9/16

This popular drink isn’t far removed from its warm-weather buddies, and it’s all you’ll want to drink during the Rio Olympic Games

Source: How to make a caipirinha, the Brazilian cocktail that could unseat the margarita | Life and style | The Guardian


On a suburban beach scores of volunteers take on mountains of waste and years of apathy in India’s most populous city

Source: Modern life doesnt have to be rubbish: helping Mumbai clean up its act | World news | The Guardian


This needs to stop. Like now.

Source: Stealing Sand: The Theft of California’s Coast



“This phenomenon can vary sea level by as much as 10 cm along the Colombian and Venezuelan coast,” researcher

Source: Caribbean Sea Acts Like a Whistle Which Can Be `Heard’ from Space | Lab Manager


New Zealand: Earth’s Mythical Islands – in pictures