Saturday, October 22, 2016

Gifted Inuit Cartographer

In 1895, an Inuit named Wetalltok sketched the above map of the unknown Belcher Islands on the back of an old missionary lithograph. Explorers doubted such a large land mass could exist so close to the centuries-old post at Great Whale River yet remain unknown. But an expedition of 1912-16 showed  Wetalltok’s map to be strikingly accurate.

(Robert J. Flaherty, “The Belcher Islands of Hudson Bay: Their Discovery and
Exploration,” Geographical Review 5:6 [June 1918]

Thanks Bruce!

Craft Coffee Anywhere

Libra Coffee Pourtables
The packets that hold these small batch-roasted coffee beans double as filters; no need for a coffee pot. Great for camping. Part of the proceeds are used to donate water filters to the communities Libra sources from.


Domestic Policy

In 1919, a few years after WW1, a tea lady eavesdrops on a top-secret government meeting called to solve the latest, gravest problem facing the British Empire...

DOMESTIC POLICY - short film from Alicia MacDonald on Vimeo.


Short Film About A Stabbing And a London Kebab Shop

Nathan tells his mate Beefy a story about the Ellington kid, who got stabbed and found refuge in the very kebab shop they are sitting in. A Vice short directed by Dan Sully. 

Via Holy Kaw!

Because It's Wombat Day

Dante Gabriel Rossetti lamenting the death of his Wombat which he described as ‘a Joy, a Triumph, a Delight, a Madness'.
From an album of 60 caricature drawings; a tomb behind and overhanging tree.
1869 Pen and brown ink, with brown wash

Via British Museum