One of my favourite Robin Williams films is Moscow on the Hudson, an underrated and overlooked little gem which was written and directed by Paul Mazursky (who also passed away quite recently). Give it a look if you haven’t seen it, or rewatch it if you have.
Also worth mentioning, this poster was the subject of a 1987 lawsuit because it quite blatantly copied Saul Steinberg’s famous 1976 New Yorker cover “View of the World from 9th Avenue”, right down to using the New Yorker font. Needless to say, the movie studio lost the lawsuit.
I just got back from an 8-day road trip through Sweden and Norway and I can only conclude that not only did Norway get ALL the amazing natural wonders of the Scandinavian peninsula, their moose warning sign is far more charming and well-designed than the Swedish one, too.
In other completely unrelated Scandinavian news, yesterday marked 200 years since Sweden and Norway made peace and ended the last war Sweden actively took part in. 200 years of peace, not bad.
Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.
I’m buying one.
I NEED THIS
No, guys, this is really important.
This is essentially a disposable camera, made of mostly compostable materials, that is REUSABLE. This is great for beginning photographers or people who can’t necessarily afford a nicer camera. It looks like it runs on AAA batteries, too, and you can always use rechargeable ones.
This is so great, I’m so excited.
I wish the 30,000+ people who’ve been liking and reblogging this non-stop for the past two months realized that my original post is over TWO YEARS OLD. Not only were these cameras never sold to regular people (as far as I can remember), even if they had you’re two years too late to the party.
Apologies to anyone reading this, it’s just that my dashboard (hell) has been full of people excited about this for months on end and I need to vent.