Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Posters for Japan: Electricity conservation (via Pink Tentacle)

Electricity conservation posters ~ Pink Tentacle:
Japanese electricity saving poster --
"In Tokyo and surrounding areas, signs of electricity conservation are visible everywhere. Rolling blackouts are in effect, train services have been scaled back, stores and businesses are using fewer lights, advertising signs and escalators have been switched off, and even some pachinko parlors have cut their hours of operation."

On Twitter, a community of graphic designers [in Japanese] has sprung up to create posters encouraging people to save power. Residents of eastern Japan are encouraged to print them out and post them where they live and work. [Link: Setsuden viaGaijinPot]




Current Farm #Auction: Ive's Train locomotive & cards + control tower & track | JJ's Auction Service

Ive's Train | JJ's Auction Service:
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"'IVE'S TRAIN--THERE ARE THREE CARS WITH THIS LOT, AN OBSERVATION CAR, A PARLOR CAR AND AN LOCOMOTIVE. ALSO A TOWER A CONTROL BOXAND SOME TRACK. HAS BEEN KEPT IN THERE ORIGINAL BOXES. VERY NICE SHAPE."

#Hoarding or #Collecting — subtle difference + Hoarder stories and articles

Buss: Hoarding or collecting — a subtle difference » Times Record News: "Until recently, I just figured a hoarder was nothing more than a messy collector. Through a few years of practical experience and recent educational study, I've learned there is a big difference between a hoarder and a collector."

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Record Collecting : Christopher Eilers from the Vanilla Beans on Vintage Vinyl + #Vanilla recipes!

Last Collector Standing: Christopher Eilers on Living Behind Vintage Vinyl, Recording with His Band, Vanilla Beans, and Why Wham! Vinyl is Awesome - St. Louis Music - A to Z:
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"Christopher Eilers is the guitarist in local indie rockers the Vanilla Beans. He is also a relatively new vinyl collector. Not having the common characteristic that most collectors share of a vinyl influence in his formative years of discovering music, Eilers' bedroom d├ęcor is only his metal rack of vinyl albums and his assorted musical instruments. Coincidentally, he currently lives in an apartment directly behind Vintage Vinyl, which is almost certainly feeding his collecting habit. We met there to discuss living behind a record store and why he has the album cover for Sebastian's Ross Ross Ross EP as a tattoo."''

Collection of Letters from famous scientists, &tc. + Excerpts from Famous Love Letters

A man of letters -- famous letters | SouthCoastToday.com:
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"Mel Yoken, UMass Dartmouth's Chancellor Professor Emeritus of French Language and Literature, shows off his extensive collection of letters from famous scientists, politicians, writers and actors, housed at Brown University's John Hay Library in Providence."

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New York art dealer Allan Stone's collection to be auctioned

Famous N.Y. dealer's art collection to be auctioned | Reuters:

"Works from the collection of New York art dealer Allan Stone will be hitting the auction block in May and are expected to fetch more than $35 million, Sotheby's said on Friday.

The sale, including one session dedicated to the work of West Coast artist Wayne Thiebaud who Stone first championed in the early 1960s, will feature art by Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Joseph Cornell and many other artists represented and collected by Stone.

Stone, who died in 2006, founded the Allan Stone Gallery 50 years ago after first working as a Wall Street lawyer. He became legendary in art circles for his obsessive collecting -- and not just art. At one time he reportedly owned more than two dozen Bugatti automobiles."

The works are currently on display at Hong Kong's Convention & Expo Center, ahead of an exhibition in London starting April 14 at Sotheby's, followed by showings in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York ahead of the May sales.

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