20 Aug The Spoonful
IN RAINBOWS How can you choose just one color, when they are all so beautiful? Artist and color connoisseur, Julie Seabrook Ream feels the same way! Her Instagram feed is an ode to color, rainbows, and things organized neatly—so basically everything we love. Also check out Colors, a new collection film from creators The Mercandantes. These talented makers have a knack for taking the simplest things and showing them in an unexpected and beautiful way. Speaking of unexpected, check out this soil map of Kenya. Yeah, you read that right. It’s absolutely stunning, rainbowtastic, and totally informative if you are curious about what sorts of things can grow in Kenyan soil. If anything, we’ve got a beautiful new desktop wallpaper.
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE Detroit was once a beautiful and booming city. In recent years, Motor City has been struck with major demographic and economic decline, much of what used to be thriving is now abandoned. Photographer Flora Borsi found photos of Detroiters from the previous century and composted them with photos of the city today to create a whimsical juxtaposition. Borsi’s hope is that Detroit can become the place it once was. There are some other really cool things happening in Motown, like The Heidelberg Project which uses art and creativity to redevelop and sustain the community. And Detroit’s Flower House, an upcoming art installation to fill an abandoned home with life in the name of sustainability, which we featured in a previous SPoonful. Let’s go to Detroit!
EVERY SINGLE WORD Dylan Marron is editing Hollywood’s biggest films to illustrate the lack of speaking roles for people of color. Guess what? The movies are A LOT shorter. Having experienced his own discrimination while auditioning for roles, Marron’s “Every Single Word” urges viewers to question why movies with universal themes are continually portrayed by white protagonists: “If Hollywood keeps using white actors to tell universal stories then it is suggesting that people of color don’t fit into the zeitgeist of human emotions.”