sighting: extreme masking tape repair

Our friend and resident oenophile Anthony Giglio snapped this picture of a rather bold and desperate masking tape repair. We see it as a fine example of what we are frequently told is the powerful effect of reading ‘the improvised life’ daily: gradually you’re vision changes. You not only ‘see’ and delight in found improvisations around…

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sighting: improvised bike carriers

One of our favorite things to do is walk around the the city checking out the ingenious anonymous improvisations that appear randomly in our sight lines. Lately, we’ve been seeing some great makeshift bike carriers, like these refrigerator shelves that have been affixed to the backs of bikes which appear to be meant for food…

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using your car to speak your heart

Holton Rower, whose Tall Painting got over 2,000,000 hits on YouTube (so far), sent us this photo of a car he spotted on the road. It is painted with strong, heart-felt messages that go WAY beyond the bumper sticker…easy enough to do, though it takes a kind of out-there courage. (It somehow reminds us of…

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skateistan: skateboarding as antidote (to war, poverty, sadness…)

This stunning video is well worth the riveting 9 minutes it takes to watch it, even (or especially) in the midst of a busy day. Part of Sundance’s short film program, it is a moving, beautifully filmed documentary about Skateistan, Afghanistan’s first co-educational skateboarding school, created by Oliver Percovich to help kids dealing with a life…

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danny macaskill’s bike lesson (setbacks + difficulties + perseverance = mastery)

Sofia Rower alerted us to this astonishing video by Danny MacAskill, which goes way beyond his technical brilliance. We love the first minute best: a glimpse of the setbacks and difficulties that come with achieving this kind of mastery…A big reminder of what it often takes to be able to LEAP! with ease and push the…

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