1231 MetaFilter comments by DenOfSizer (displaying 1 through 50)

It was the #bestnine2018 on instagram for piemakers & Pâtisseriers, so here are some random samples:
Cristina MJ of forty nine figs
Helen Nugent of Batterednbaked
Baker Joy Huang
Julie Jones
Best nine by acarriedaffairdesigns
Michelle Lopez
Thida Bevington
Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin is The Pieous
Heather's Pies
Sugar Artist Liz Joy
Bakers Blondie and rye and Brooklyn sourdough
And then there are professional pastry chefs, like David H Chow, or Pablo Gicquel
Arlene Lott
Previously: Karin Pfeiff Boschek
Or just pig out on #Patisserie or #PieArt
comment posted at 1:14 PM on Jan-12-19

Holi is a wild, sexy celebration in India. People wear white and then throw or squirt colored powders and water at each other. There are bonfires, marijuana drink parties, mischief, all kinds of sweet pastries, venting of sexual heat, dancing in the streets and happy, colorful mayhem.
comment posted at 5:07 PM on Mar-19-11

Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya is an exhibition currently on in New York City, showcasing the work of photographer and mountaineer David Brashears. The Glacier Research Imaging Project is re-imaging historic photos of shrinking glaciers in the Himalaya.
comment posted at 5:39 PM on Jul-19-10

Chris Ware was commissioned by Fortune to illustrate their May cover. His "hilarious, beautiful, meticulous" submission, which included "Guantanamo Bay prisoners, Mexican factory workers, and a few potshots at business execs and money-grubbing politicians," was rejected. Hi-res Flickr version here. Previously (1, 2)
comment posted at 5:48 AM on Apr-24-10

"What Would You Change About the NYC Taxi Cab?" is one response to The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission's call for a new taxi cab design.
comment posted at 5:11 PM on Feb-8-10

Vincent van Gogh's letters have been published online before, but never like this. In facsimile, when wanted. And accompanied by images of the drawings and paintings he was writing about. Sided by a weblog too.
comment posted at 2:21 PM on Oct-8-09

David Byrne has just published a new book about bicycles called Bicycle Diaries. A long time rider, Byrne muses on how the world looks and works from the vantage point of a cyclist. It's getting pretty good reviews. To launch the book, Byrne is touring the US and arranging public forums. Each event features a civic leader, an urban theorist, a bicycle advocate, and Byrne himself speaking about bikes in cities. Here’s a schedule of the upcoming events. He’s also designed some bike racks for his hometown of New York City.
comment posted at 1:01 PM on Sep-27-09

Two girls, one bike. SLYT, SFW. One bike starts at 2'25".
comment posted at 12:38 PM on Aug-18-09

Amazing Pooktre Sculptures. A gallery of living art. Previously. (with bonus extra Previouslies inside!)
comment posted at 11:13 AM on Jun-27-09

Come, take a Train Ride through India. You could take the Palace on Wheels, and opt for a Luxurious Travel. Or, you can take one of the Super-Fast Trains here, according to Indian standards that is. And hey, while you're at it, how about taking a train ride to one of our Hill Stations?
comment posted at 10:18 AM on Jun-13-09

The Táin lithographs In 1967 Louis le Brocquy was commissioned to illustrate Thomas Kinsella's translation of the great Irish prose epic the Táin Bó Cuailnge. The resulting collaborative volume is widely acknowledged as the great Irish Livre d'Artiste of the twentieth century; Le Brocquy's "brush drawings merged seamlessly with the text; stark, fluent images, they expressed with great economy of means an epic breadth, evoking the movement of vast masses of people. Individual participants in the drama were also pulled into close focus."
comment posted at 12:51 PM on Jun-6-09

Lens is the new photojournalism blog of The New York Times, presenting visual and multimedia reporting — photographs, videos and slide shows. A showcase for Times photographers, it will draw on The Times' own pictorial archive, numbering in the millions of images and going back to the early 20th century. Features in their first week include: Essay: Slow Photography in an Instantaneous Age, about what it means to shoot on large-format film in the digital age; Showcase: A Prom Divided, a multimedia feature about a segregated prom in 2009 south-central Georgia.
comment posted at 6:55 PM on May-22-09

By the time he was twenty years old, artist, writer, and adventurer Everett Ruess was paling around with Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams and had spent several years trekking around the southwest United States. In November 1934, Ruess left Escalante, Utah and disappeared - never to be seen again. Seventy-five years later, Ruess has been found. (previously on MeFi)
comment posted at 4:11 PM on Apr-27-09

How old is too old to be breastfed?
comment posted at 10:35 AM on Apr-12-09

In Portland, Oregon sits the Wilkinson residence, designed by Robert Oshatz. It is kind of neat. [via]
comment posted at 9:01 AM on Mar-21-09
comment posted at 3:13 PM on Mar-21-09

Hanna Rosin has written a piece for the Atlantic claiming that the actual health benefits of breast-feeding are surprisingly thin, far thinner than most popular literature indicates. This is pretty controversial following "decades of indoctrination delivered with evangelical fervor," causing American women "to take it as an article of faith that if they don’t breast-feed their children, they'll grow up to be underachievers plagued with health problems and lacking a bond with their mother".
comment posted at 5:10 PM on Mar-16-09
comment posted at 4:03 AM on Mar-17-09

The first female White House chef, a naturalized Philippina named Cristeta Comerford, was appointed by George W. Bush - who told Philippine President Gloria Arroyo, "I am reminded of the great talent of our Philippine Americans when I eat dinner at the White House." Despite the urging of American food icon Alice Waters, President Obama has left Comerford in charge of the White House kitchens - though he's keeping quiet about it. But on the basis of the wines served at Obama's Inauguration Day lunch, oenophiles are still hoping for change. (more First Food posts here and here )
comment posted at 1:17 PM on Feb-7-09
comment posted at 5:34 PM on Feb-7-09

"As part of Liverpool's Capital of Culture year, the French group La Machine were commissioned to create a large piece of street theatre, on the scale of their earlier work, the Sultan's Elephant. Many were expecting to see something using the iconic Liverbirds, the symbol of the city but instead we got a spider." We also got some amazing photographs from Peter Carr of the gorgeously monstrous 37-ton, 50-foot arachnid.
comment posted at 12:47 PM on Feb-7-09

Mingei is a transcultural word which combines the Japanese words for all people (Min) and art (Gei). The site has a flash interface and features over 5,000 high resolution, zoomable objects. More information on the Mingei Movement.
comment posted at 5:05 PM on Jan-27-09

Works of Hungarian poet Endre Ady in English translation, and excellent readings and musical settings in Hungarian (particularly those by Latinovits).
comment posted at 5:47 PM on Jan-27-09

What's the most exciting thing about flying? Right: inflight meals. There are whole websites and Flickr groups dedicated to their tinfoil-wrapped glory. But sometimes you just have a bad food-day, like the poor passenger who sent this hilarious complaint letter about the food on his flight from Mumbai to Heathrow to Sir Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Atlantic Airways.
comment posted at 6:01 PM on Jan-27-09

President Barack Obama The text of the Inaugural speech will be posted after it's completed. Change.gov is closing up shop; Change has come to Whitehouse.gov.
comment posted at 11:07 AM on Jan-20-09

An American woman is showing off her amazing mouth on Japanese TV shows.
comment posted at 10:17 AM on Jan-19-09

A shocking scene from the season premiere of Battlestar Galactica was paired with a rather unfortunate commercial. Warning: Big spoiler in the scene if you follow the show and have not caught up. Graphic violence.
comment posted at 7:29 AM on Jan-19-09

Wartime wandering through the Eastern states by bicycle, truck, and riverboat. 1944.

In 1944, a dear friend, Doris Roy, and I undertook an adventurous journey that we dreamed of during countless hikes together over our college holidays. We had been Camp Fire Girls together, loving the out-of-doors, camping and hiking the open road. Our dreams finally developed into a plan to ride bicycles from our home in Buffalo, New York, to Cairo, Illinois, where the Ohio River met the Mississippi. We admired Mark Twain’s adventures, had read his Life on the Mississippi, and sought to follow his path to the Midwest. We were 21 years old...
comment posted at 10:53 AM on Dec-28-08

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a not-for-profit company sponsored by the UK government, urges you to cut down on waste paper this holiday season and wrap your presents with furoshiki, the traditional Japanese wrapping cloth.
comment posted at 10:16 AM on Dec-24-08

Book sales are down. Powells, the largest independant bookseller in the US, is asking staff to scale back hours or take sabbaticals. Will you buy a book from an independent bookstore this Christmas?
comment posted at 12:47 PM on Dec-12-08

The Great Chess Doping Scandal Grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk refused to submit a urine sample for a drug test at the Chess Olympiad in Dresden and is now considered guilty of doping. The world of chess is outraged that he could face a two-year ban... [He] has been a grandmaster for the past 20 years and is currently ranked third in the world.
comment posted at 12:46 PM on Dec-12-08

"Schengen means" there will be "no systematic control of the borders anymore". Switzerland officially cracks open its borders to Europe.
comment posted at 12:52 PM on Dec-12-08

From the makers of Velociraptor Safari (previously) comes Minotaur China Shop, a game of entrepreneurship ... and crippling rage
comment posted at 1:02 PM on Dec-12-08

Psst. Hey, wanna know secret? YouTube is offering 720p HD streaming on select videos.
comment posted at 8:00 AM on Nov-22-08

Change my ass... For months on the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised to bring change to Washington. But now that he's president-elect, his first potential Cabinet picks indicate that he may bring more years of Washington experience to his administration than Bill Clinton or George W. Bush did.
comment posted at 3:28 PM on Nov-20-08

BIKE HERO (slyt)
comment posted at 4:46 PM on Nov-18-08

The fashion world scrambles to stay ahead. Michelle Obama emerges as an American fashion icon. She may appear in Vogue. Can she recover from her election night fashion faux pas? This is history in the making.
comment posted at 11:40 AM on Nov-16-08
comment posted at 11:41 AM on Nov-16-08

A Panoramic shot of a dressing room in Larry Flynt's Hustler Club in New York. A bit NSFW
comment posted at 3:57 PM on Nov-11-08

It seems almost incredible that Ursula Bogner's musical talents should have remained undiscovered until now.
comment posted at 4:02 AM on Nov-1-08

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