We have a rule in my house that whenever we want new books we have to take back the same number of old ones to the used bookstore. This is hard. Because some books we want to keep–to read again, for some sort of perceived prestige (I guess), to read for the first time (hey D.H. Lawrence), and because we…like books? But it creates a stasis somewhat equivalent to the amount of bookshelf space we have, but I’m able to […]
We’re Going to Take the 4th of July Off
In the meantime, you should watch this poorly recorded 4th of July scene from The Sandlot over and over. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
“Things that are simple last a long time”
Long Before the new MacBook Pro…
As I type this on my (now out of date) MacBook Pro, I look to my left and see an iPhone. My wife is sitting a few feet away with a very similar setup. I think this makes us “Apple People.”
Dandies Occupy Savile Row
An Abercrombie and Fitch setting up shop on London’s Savile Row is sort of like a McDonald’s opening up next door to a farm operated by an anarchist vegan collective–it’s insulting. We’ve talked about how far the clothing chain has fallen from the days when it used to be the first stop Hemingway made when he visited New York, but opening up on one of the world’s most famous sartorial sites has caught the attention of the last group of people you’d imagine […]
Pencils Have Their Day
“Someone at the office suggested I try a mechanical pencil, but I found it soulless. For a while, I was scraping along with four art pencils when a fellow pencil enthusiast, browsing on pencils.com, discovered that the Blackwing—black, with a distinctive flat eraser—had come back on the market.” – Mary Norris at The New Yorker discusses her life in pencils.
The Royal Society Launches Online Archive
The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, opened in 1660, has opened up its vast picture library to the internet. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.
Watch This Video From The New Inquiry and Give Them Two Dollars
In the event that you were just washing your jeans and found two dollars in one of the pockets, I’d suggest spending your findings on a subscription to The New Inquiry. Even if luck didn’t smile down upon you while doing your wash I would still advise you to drop two bucks on a subscription. Follow Vol. 1 Brooklyn on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and our Tumblr.