Crate of Curios part 54

Autumn is here with its promising, yet betraying weather – short-sleeve warm during daytime, suddenly-chilly after sundown – it’s the in-between period where it’s possible to see people wearing anything from shorts and T-shirts all the way to puffy winter jackets. Some unnamed tree is apparently blossoming or doing something that spreads the most obnoxious sweetish smell. But I digress. After a short period of floating it seems that Sunday night is after all the best time for publishing the Crate. So let’s get to it without further ado.

  1. “I have learned through Picasso that the really good art lies in the ability of not knowing how to do something. And the journey of trying to articulate something you don’t know how to do is where the art is.” Jenny Saville has followed her artistic journey by observing and painting the nude body in all its reality. (The triptych on the right is ‘Strategy’ from 1994)

2. What is the relation between productivity and creativity? Willa Cather gave it a lot of thought. (via The Marginalian)

3. Find the British system of measurements confusing? You’re not the only one, so here’s a handy little chart.

4. Can spirituality or religiosity help against depression?

5. What’s the furthest city from yours? Find out here.

6. And to finish off for this week, here’s a little friendly reminder from good ol’ Clippy (by Redpenblackpen)


And that’s it for this time. Happy reading and until next week!
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