guest family holiday 2013
a positional good is a product or service whose value is at least in part (if not exclusively) a function of its ranking in desirability by others, in comparison to substitutes. The extent to which a good’s value depends on such a ranking is referred to as its positionality.
sometimes i like taking pictures too.
painting: Peter Zimmermann
words + feelings: me.
- Bed Load
Solid particles, like the pebbles in a stream, that are carried along by flowing water.
The British spelling for the word “tidbits.” Tit-Bits was the name of of a British weekly magazine published from 1881 to 1984.
- Loose Smutt
A fungus that attacks wheat crops.
A small bird native to sub-Saharan Africa. Also known as tick birds, they eat parasites that infest the hides of livestock.
- Dick Test
If your doctor suspects you have scarlet fever, you may be given this diagnostic test invented by Dr. George Dick and his wife Gladys in 1924.
A singled-celled organism found in pond water.
- Crack Spread
The difference in value between unrefined crude oil and the products that can be made by refining, or “cracking” the oil.
The f-shaped sound holes cut into the front of violins, cellos, and other stringed instruments.
- Rump Party
In British politics, when one faction of a political party breaks away to merge with or form a new party, the faction left behind is known as the “rump party.”
A person who dives underwater in search of pearls, sunken treasure, or other riches.
A genus, or grouping of more than 20 species of ground squirrel.
- Crap Mats
The name of a mountain in the Swiss Alps.
An adjective that means “having to do with seaweed.”
A type of sugar found in human breast milk and in seaweed.
To stumble, either in step or in speech.
A species of finch native to the U.S.
- Bed Load
Marc Jacobs on Tattoos in the Fashion Industry
Plus a closer look at his own body art collection.