These are a few of my favorite things (website edition):
1. Espresso stories:
“It explores a literary form for today’s frothed-up, on-the-hoof, want-it-all-now consumer lifestyle: complete stories that take no longer to read than an espresso takes to slurp.”
The rules are simple, each story must contain 25 words or less.
A few of my favorite espresso stories:
2. The sorted books project:
“The Sorted Books project began in 1993 years ago and is ongoing. The project has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. The final results are shown either as photographs of the book clusters or as the actual stacks themselves, shown on the shelves of the library they were drawn from. Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library’s focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies — a cross-section of that library’s holdings. At present, the Sorted Books project comprises more than 130 book clusters.”
I’ve seen all of the sorted books on this website, but I bookmarked the page a while ago and still visit it from time to time. I’ve even tried to make my own sorted books with the books that I own. They’re never as clever as what can be seen on Nina Katchadourian’s website, but it gives me even more reason to become an avid book collector.
One of my favorites:
3. Dirty found:
Just about everything on this website is on my wishlist.