we saw the Broadway revival Anything Goes a few weeks back and it was really good. it made us want to sing and dance around and say things like, “anyone have hot pants for a game of shuffleboard?” (well, almost). on that same trip we ate at this amazing place (where we devoured the Skyscraper burger, beet salad, and the greatest fresh-squeezed juice ever made, called Pretty in Pink). we also left enough time to grab some of our fave cupcakes (and cookies for later) from here. yeah, we like food a lot. but the musical was fun, too, and completely deserving of all the acclaim it has received since opening.
aren’t these photographs by Bryant Austin stunning? they are part of his life-size photography series to support marine mammal conservation. you can learn more about his incredible process of getting to know and interacting with whales on his website.
[found via garment house]
about a month ago we visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art with Tae’s parents as well as my aunt and uncle, who are tour guides at the PMA. there was an amazing exhibit on the fashion design of Roberto Capucci and a beautiful show of Italian landscapes by George Inness. there was also a quirky installation entitled “Health for Sale” that displayed posters of advertisements for cure-all medicines, anatomical charts, and warnings against illicit drugs. one poster in particular caught my eye:
the title, in English, is “Man as Industrial Palace” and was a 1926 rendering by Fritz Kahn of the respiratory and digestive system of the human body as a chemical plant (Germany’s chemical production was the most advanced in the world at that time). the design of the poster is pretty interesting, but even more intriguing was a 2010 video by Henning Lederer that takes Kahn’s poster and turns it into animation.
how cool is that? i love all the little factory workers calmly pulling the levers and frantically running all the switchboards in the brain.
[posted by Jeff]