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So Yoon Lym’s Cornrows: Paintings of Hair & »

So Yoon Lym’s Cornrows: Paintings of Hair & Braids

Cruising through the internet the other day, I was stopped short by Yoon Lym's paintings of women's cornrows.  The arresting portraits of women's hair and braids, and the work that goes into the styles, made me want to study the intricate patterns and lines of shape. Lym, who is Korean, speaks about her journey as an artist: Although I [...]

Pink Floyd’s PR Stunt Recycles Animals »

Pink Floyd’s PR Stunt Recycles Animals

If you are into music, and perhaps no matter your age, you recognize the iconic Pink Floyd album cover for Animals.  The pig flying over Battersea Power Station in London elicits "that's from the Pink Floyd album", when we pass it on our way to/from Heathrow the first time we visit London. To announce the release of the band's new [...]

The McForest: The Meatless Burger by Sarah Illenberger »

The McForest: The Meatless Burger by Sarah Illenberger

Mc Forest by Sarah Illenberger Love this alt burger by (ironically) Sarah Illenberger, whose clever mind creates visual puns and visually arresting work.  Go see. Photo by Ragnar Schmuck   via        

Wildflower, Perceptions of Nature at Kröller-Müller »

Wildflower, Perceptions of Nature at Kröller-Müller Museum

Now showing through January 15th, 2012 at the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands is an interesting exhibit called Windflower, Perceptions of Nature. The museum describes the major international exhibition as highlighting nature in a specific way: Nature as a vulnerable factor in the worldwide pursuit of progress. These artists [...]

Old Book Smell »

Old Book Smell

Did you know? "Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin.  When made into paper and stored for years it breaks down and smells good.  Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla [...]

Liquid Typeface by Ruslan Khasanov »

Liquid Typeface by Ruslan Khasanov

    In a delightful puff of smoke, Ruslan Khasanov creates a typeface literally of the moment.   Utilizing over 5000 photographs of ink spots dissolving into water, Khasanov achieved a system of type that disappears over the course of reading each letter. Brilliant.via  

Aakash Nihalani: Tapes Extraordinary Space »

Aakash Nihalani:  Tapes Extraordinary Space

Sometimes simple solutions can present the most interesting context. Askash Nihalani works with lowly tape to change our view of the ordinary into something extraordinary by selectively placing graphics into space, highlighting "unexpected contours & elegant geometry". Nihalani says: I'm not trying to push a certain highbrow [...]

Video of the day: The Alphabet 2 by Alessandro Novelli »

Video of the day: The Alphabet 2 by Alessandro Novelli

It's Friday, and we wanted to send you into the weekend with something playful and well-executed. Designer Alessandro Novelli's Alphabet 2 is a video experiment in developmental spelling. Each character represents the meaning of the word itself.  Playing with different techniques and materials, the scale is focused on [...]

EARonic the Ironic iPhone case by Daniela Gilsanz »

EARonic the Ironic iPhone case by Daniela Gilsanz

Ever feel like the whole world is watching while you are on the iPhone?  Well Daniela Gilsanz created an ironic twist on a contemporary James Bond idea. The EARonic iPhone Case is designed to camouflage the fact that you’re on the phone.  Now if only she would come up with an invisibility sleeve for our arm! Of the concept Daniela [...]

Video of the day: London Bus Tour »

Video of the day:  London Bus Tour

Moritz Oberholzer is a director and editor from London and Zurich.  This little piece of London from a bus made us miss the place just a little more than usual.  

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