This morning I have been perusing this week’s Brain Pickings newsletter. This newsletter is an absolute highlight every week- there always alot of fresh ideas and great thinking. Often crossing traditional borders between disciplines.
Two things in this morning’s update really resonated with me.
The first is a marriage of astronomy, physics and music. It is the longest musical palindrome ever and is rather hypnotic. Daniel Starr-Tambor has assigned each planet a particular note along the natural harmonic series, the rhythm is dictated by the tempo of each planet’s orbital periods.
Take a look.
The second is a marriage of food and illustration. Food Rules, An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan and illustrated by Maira Kalman (first published in November last year).
I personally love Rule #73: Do All Your Eating at a Table.
Note to self, a desk is not a table.
Here is Maria Kalman talking about illustrating the book
I love the simple images and the sentiments that go with them.
I can’t wait to get this book. It looks absolutely inspirational.