Link List #59: Life advice from Hunter S. Thompson, cooking with Louise Bourgeois, and the world’s loneliest library

From celestial adventures to 3D prints of King Tut and how Salvador Dali spearheaded the avo on toast movement, these are the links we’ve been clicking this week in the FvF office.

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    • 1 In preparation for the festive season, Artsy have compiled a veritable feast of recipes from famed artists—including Salvador Dali’s instructions for avocado on toast, salads from Louise Bourgeois and omelettes from Ed Ruscha.
    • 2 100,000 Stars offers a celestial experience of our known universe. Through an interactive visualization created using data from NASA and the European Space Agency, you can now explore the galaxy with the click of a mouse.
    • 3 Nowness visits the unfathomably beautiful Seashore Library in China. The design of the 5,000 foot ocean-side building was inspired by painter Andrew Wyeth, bringing his realist brush strokes to life.
    • 4 Farnam Street Blog shares an enlightening and characteristically witty letter of advice from a 22-year-old Hunter S. Thompson: “There is more to it than that—no one HAS to do something he doesn’t want to do for the rest of his life. But then again, if that’s what you wind up doing, by all means convince yourself that you HAD to do it. You’ll have lots of company.”
    • 5 A company is redefining our relationship with reality through a 3D scanning and printing project that is recreating crumbling artifacts as an act of historical preservation. The New Yorker discusses the nuanced difference between verisimilitude and falsity with the head of Factum Arte.

Thanks for reading! We hope our links inspire you and give you a small window into what the FvF office is enjoying this week.

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Text: Rosie Flanagan

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