Videos, Photographs, Sites That Are Worth a Look

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

It’s one of those nights where I’m by myself, listening to music and relaxing. My cat just hopped on my bed and nestled herself across my arms, not seeming to mind that her body’s moving up and down to the clickety-clackety rhythm of my wrists as I type this.

I told myself earlier in the day that I was going to read tonight and leave the computer turned off when I got home from work. Oh laptop, how you tempt me. At least I spent my time looking at interesting videos, photos and sites that I can share with you. … Enjoy!

“How Different Groups Spend Their Day”: A New York Times interactive graphic that illustrates a snapshot of the way Americans live. I was surprised to see that the average time spent sleeping per day is eight hours and 36 minutes. That seems like a lot. I’m lucky if I get six hours.

“This Is Where We Live”: This animated video features lots of books and cut-out paper figurines. It makes me want to curl up with a good book.

“We’re All Gonna Die: 100 Meters of Existence”: Use the arrow keys to scroll through 100 meters of photos taken along the Warschauer Strasse in Berlin.

“Fifty People, One Question”: This site features video interviews with 50 people. All of the 50 people are asked the same question. See how they respond — how their demeanor changes, how their emotions take over, how they choose to share themselves.

Scrabble (and origami!) pillows. Oh my. I’d really like some of these.

“Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie. I like the music video to this song a lot. Interesting how so much happens at once in one spot — a bed.

(Note: I found a lot of these links on the “Gentle Pure Space” blog. Check it out.)