various cool links

Because my browser is too full of stuff.

Pretty stuff:

V Magazine: Curves Ahead — for those of you with an interest in issues of weight, body image, concepts of beauty, etc. A photoshoot (semi-NSFW) that treats flesh as a beautiful thing.

The Plimoth jacket — the result of an epic, many-handed volunteer project to re-create an early 17th-century embroidered jacket. Scroll down to the bottom for pictures, include detail closeups that will make the costumey folks on this list drool.

The art of cutting leaves — some truly stunning artwork, achieved by surgically excising leaf surfaces while leaving the veins intact.

Less pretty stuff:

The Americanization of Mental Illness — an interesting discussion that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of how we conceptualize and treat mental illness, and what happens when our ideas get exported to other cultures.

0 Responses to “various cool links”

  1. d_aulnoy

    All excellent links, but rushed!Helen comments on the most obvious: the leaf art is unearthly fascinating. Thanks for posting that!

  2. j_cheney

    I heard about this issue of V on NPR, but I don’t know of anywhere around here that sells it. May have to go to….a bookstore…

  3. ombriel

    Ooh, you’ve reminded me I wanted to link to Jezebel commentary about that V Magazine spread, so pardon my stealing it. Also, that Plimoth jacket is gorgeous.

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