Mötley Crüe rehearsal, 1983. Photo credit: Gary Leonard.
If you’re in Los Angeles, stop by the Los Angeles Public Library and check out the fantastic exhibit
From Pop to the Pit: LAPL Photo Collection Celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene, 1978-1989 . Full of photos of some of your favourite bands (especially if you’re a GenXer) from gigs to publicity shots, and encompassing the full range of pop-ish music from rap to punk to metal with everyone from Quiet Riot to the Minutemen to the Go-Gos.
Autumn Hawk / 8″h x 5″w x 5″d / Hand-dyed Wool housed in a Glass Dome by Lana Crooks
Lana Crooks is a Chicago-based textile artist whose work, made with wool and silk, includes some spectacular pieces meant to look like bones and skeletons. Just as fascinating as the real (creepy) thing, but also art. [Via and This Is Colossal ] Geyser of Awesome
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Messy Nessy interviews
Parisian artist Kanako. [Messy Nessy Chic]
I love, love, love
this essay aimed at young oddballs, and wish someone had written it 30 years ago, when I was one. [NPR]
Speaking of awesome things I wish were around when I was a kid –
Makies, the world’s first 3D printed dolls, are now for sale. And they’re named after famous scientists/computer programmers (including Hopper, for Grace Hopper who was the “creator” of the term computer bug after finding a moth in a mainframe.) [BoingBoing]
Free Rebekah! The raccoon made famous for dancing with a “hillbilly” has been seized by authorities! [Gawker]
40 totally cool world maps, Plus one even cooler map made with a spirograph. [Twisted Sifter] [BoingBoing]