Weekend 378.1 (East of the Sun, West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North






Color studies for the Waltz of the Flowers. The study was done by Sylvia Holland. “Sylvia was a jack-of-all-trades who could tackle any assignment with ease. During her time at Disney, she handled story direction, story research, script writing, art direction, scene timing, and more. Her artistic style ranged from the realistic to the ethereal […]

Weekend 377.1






I thought I was a decent curator until I heard Faith Salie on Sunday Morning. She’s tough, but I agree with her. I have a scanner now (ditched the printer) and have been thinking about a project using books from the limestone library. I was thinking about one scan a week or one post a […]

Weekend 377.0 (Snow Weekend)






“The future sounds so crazy We all heard that song before Tomorrow’s a name that changed from yesterday to blame When a train just don’t stop here anymore I got starry eyed On a coaster ride Andy said, ‘Man, I need a break from the world outside.’” Scan is from The Hidden Art of Disney’s […]

2016 Christmas Sabbatical






“The air was chilly, and filled with that certain smell a city has on a snowy day.” – Takaki Tōno A placeholder for all the holiday arcana, ephemeral, and digital wisps. Set in Weiss, Electra, and Caledonia Types and Printed in the U.S.A. by the Colonial Press Inc. (1) Beauty and the Beast costume designer […]

Weekend 374.0 (XR-1)






“In a series of remarkable episodes that began airing in 1995, Disney tapped the best experts he could find to sketch humanity’s space future – literally “sketch” as animator Ward Kimball brought the dry explanations of scientists to squiggly-lined life.” – Brian Fies, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? Images are from Walt Disney’s […]

Weekend 373.0






(1) I-75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange Design (YouTube) (2) Creator of Brompton folding bicycle steps down from company’s board – disgruntled at way business is run (This is Money) (3) Disney’s secret archive revealed: Hidden sketches of Mickey Mouse and friends are seen for the first time (Daily Mail)

Weekend 372.0 (…it’s worth trying to explain in picture…)






(1) Friday A/V Club: What We Left at the World’s Fair: John Crowley and Jason Robards look back at a festival of social planning (1a) The World of Tomorrow 1/6 The World of Tomorrow 2/6 The World of Tomorrow 3/6 The World of Tomorrow 4/6 The World of Tomorrow 5/6 The World of Tomorrow 6/6 […]

Weekend 364.1






I saw the NY Philharmonic play Fantasia on Friday Night at Lincoln Center (David Geffen Hall). It’s the 75th Anniversary of Fantasia and the program included selections from Fantasia (1940) and Fantasia 2000 (1999). It was a fantas(ia)tic evening, but they didn’t play my three favorite pieces: Night On Bald Mountain (1940) Ave Maria (1940) […]

Weekend 364.0 (…but here in this water my feet won’t touch the ground…)






(1) The way we get around is about to change (Vox) (2) Honda CR-Z: hybrid rockstar adds more spunk (INQUIRER.net) “The illusion of a “tomorrowland” driving experience continues in the interior…” (2a) The custom wallpaper is from the photo archives. (2b) Disney’s Magic Highway (3) Honda “Hands” (YouTube) (4) Welcome to New Bike City (Medium) […]

Weekend 363.0






(1) The Paper Archives: (a) The future catches up to theme park of tomorrow (USA Today) (b) A Tale of Two Main Streets: The towns that inspired Disney are searching for a little magic of their own. (NY Times) (c) Clicking on the Mouse (OMMA Magazine) (d) Spaghetti Dinners and Fireflies in a Jar: The […]

Weekend 360.0 (The Art of Sight and Sound)






“At nightfall, weeping enters in, but with the dawn, rejoicing.” (1) For the first time, Disney Music Emporium brings its vinyl magic—and cool record player—to independent record stores on Saturday, April 16. (2) Several quotes from Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: Walt Disney and Technology: “Perhaps no other film in the Disney canon showcases Walt’s willingness […]

#MarchMagic Update






Support the WEDWAY PEOPLE MOVER! Tomorrowland attractions go head-to-head. Vote now! #MarchMagic — Walt Disney World (@WaltDisneyWorld) March 21, 2016

Weekend 357.0






(1) The limestone reading queue: (a) 1946 by Victor Sebestyen (b) Robert Moses: The Master Builders of New York City by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez (c) Before Tomorrowland by Jeff Jensen, Jonathan Case, Brad Bird, and Damon Lindelof (d) Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: Walt Disney and Technology by Christian Moran with Rolly Crump, Bob […]

Weekend 355.1 (World on the Move)






(1) The Archigram Archival Project (2) A quote from Walt Disney and the Quest for Community by Steve Mannheim: “Although the EPCOT concept was never built, its prototype transportation systems continue to influence the way millions of people around the world think about mass transit of the future. Disney, Roger Broggie, Bob Gurr, and their […]

Weekend 347.1






(1) NOVA: First Air War (2) All change: at the rebuilt Tottenham Court Road Tube station in London, Daniel Buren’s geometric installations are set to make a connection (Wallpaper*) – Page 1, Page 2 (3) 8 Photos That Make Us Fall In Love With World of Motion All Over Again (4) A related flea market […]