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Jan 29, 2013 / 57 notes

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Behind the Polaroid

A (relatively) new book by Christopher Bonanos explores the life and inventions of Polaroid founder Edwin Land.

On the companion site to the book, Bonanos, an editor at New York Magazine, writes:

Instant: The Story of Polaroid is a book about a very unusual company. In the 1960s and 1970s, Polaroid was what Apple is today: the coolest technology company on earth, the one with irresistible products, the one whose stock kept climbing way past the point of logic. In its heyday, Polaroid was an absolute innovation machine—a scientific think tank that periodically kicked out a fantastically profitable, covetable product. In fact, the late Steve Jobs expressly said that he modeled his company to a great extent after Polaroid.

Visit the site for Bonanos’ blog about all things Polaroid past and present. The book is available here

Instant film should be treasured by everyone!

(via fastcompany)

Aug 9, 2011 / 2 notes

Longtime London resident Darcus Howe, noted by the BBC as a writer and broadcaster, provides his perspective on the London riots. The takeaway: this is far more complicated than you think. 

Jul 18, 2011 / 3 notes

Ai Weiwei BBC Documentary in its entirety. It’s an interesting perspective since, I believe, this was filmed before his publicized arrest and secret incarceration. If you have 51 minutes to spare, then sit back and watch. Full screen is recommended. 

Nov 24, 2010 / 2 notes

Gorillaz cover The xx. Keep it on repeat all day.