The Black Friday week is coming to an end, but as lately all the days have been blending into each other a few hours hardly make a difference. So, let’s open the Crate and check out the goodies of the first Advent!
Starting out with the most legendary fashion icon in the world of art teaching – Cassie Stephens.
2. The Canadian due Chromeo (aka Funklordz) have used their quarantine time to produce a mini-album called ‘Quarantine Casanova’. Stream for your pleasure or get the album (no affiliation from my part whatsoever).
3. Many a writer has started their literary path from unemployment and odd jobs (J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and Charles Bukowski come to mind first, but there are plenty of others). The winner of Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2018, Caitriona Lally for instance was working as a janitor at the very same Trinity College that awards the prize.
3. I am a huge fan of the new trend of music videos with beautiful displays of lyrics. It was long overdue! Dua Lipa has brilliant lyrics videos to all the songs on her latest ‘Future Nostalgia’ album, but also Sofi Tukker and Doja Cat have some eye candy to present.
4. Tom Fishburne knows exactly how planning happens in 2020.
The quarantine is on and the Crate is here again to provide some much-needed mental respite. So let’s get right to it!
The shortest novel ever written is supposedly by Ernest Hemingway and consists only of 6 words – “For sale: baby shoes never worn.” Alternatively, there is a equivalent in Spanish by Augusto Monterroso called El Dinosaurio (‘The Dinosaur’) that says Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí. ((“When he awoke, the dinosaur was still there.”). Following this honourable tradition, Six Word Memoirs provides both reading and options to try one’s hand in squeezing a life into 6 words only.
Colors and different combinations of them have captured the imagination of people since they were painting on cave walls and Public Domain Review has gathered a fascinating collection of historical color charts.