Behind the scenes at a McDonald's photo shoot / Why does McDonald's food look so much better in the ads than at the restaurant? Short answer: the burger at the restaurant is optimized for eating and the photo burger is optimized for looking delicious.
Haruki Murakami: In Search of this Elusive Writer / fantastic BBC documentary, free online in its entirety. Rupert Edwards’ camera follows veteran presenter Alan Yentob through Japan, from the midnight Tokyo of After Hours to the snowed-in Hokkaido of A Wild Sheep Chase, in a quest to find artifacts of the supremely famous yet media-shy novelist’s imaginary world.
"Gobblefunk" - As he was writing The BFG in the early-1980s, author Roald Dahl set about creating a new vocabulary for the story's enormous protagonist — a 238-word language that he ultimately named, "Gobblefunk." This list was written by Dahl as he brainstormed, and offers a snapshot of "Gobblefunk" in its infancy. http://www.listsofnote.com/2012/02/gobblefunk.html
The Joy of Books / After organizing their bookshelf almost a year ago, Sean Ohlenkamp & Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp decided to take it to the next level. They spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto. This. Makes. Me. Happy!!