November 28, 2012
click click – 28-11-12
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
Tragic news this week about a factory fire in Bangladesh that claimed the lives of 123 people. Sadder still, this is a common occurrence that is rarely covered in the international media. It’s been over 100 years since the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, and garment workers still sew in unsafe conditions. These ugly images are a reminder that others die in vain, for our vanity. Via Jabberdust.
- A History of the World in 100 Objects – my latest audio-didacticism project has been listening to this series while I draw. A fascinating journey through all of human history.
- ‘In Berlin, You Never Have To Stop’ – the story of one band suggests that living in an affordable city isn’t as much of a boon for artists as you’d think. Via Truc.
- My interview with Sara Stockbridge – a long teatime chat with a Westwood favourite, famous for modelling the 1987 Harris Tweed collection.
- Anti-Emo Riots Break Out Across Mexico – this story is from 2008, but it’s new to me. Subcultural youth violence is rare in wealthy countries now, and it’s interesting to consider why.
- matchymatchycouples – a different type of street style. If you dress the same as your significant other, is it to be cute, or just a way to cut shopping time in half? Via Neal.
Keep it karmic, folks.