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Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : May, 2011 – »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : May, 2011 – June, 2011

It was an eclectic month at mixingreality.com.  We would be remiss if we didn't mention our most crowd pleasing post for the second month running : Spike Jonze's capture of Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck which continues to enchant our readers, after which a number of eco-design posts held the top spots.  They ranged from upcycled newspaper wood [...]

Raw Art : An Alternative Circus from Kiev, Ukraine »

Raw Art : An Alternative Circus from Kiev, Ukraine

Hailing from Kiev, Ukraine, Raw Art describes itself as an alternative circus. project was created by the Ukrainian circus stage director and teacher Taras Pozdnyakov based on the Kiev Circus School. is a project offering an alternative view of circus, promoting artists who are eager to bring their contribution to the development of the [...]

Subway Friends : A Project by All Day Buffet’s »

Subway Friends : A Project by All Day Buffet’s Jerri Chou

Subway Friends, a brilliant concept about connection, is the brain child of designer Jerri Chou, whose mission is to change the world through creativity and business. Her organization, All Day Buffet incubates, advises, and invests into for-profit/for-good companies. Subway Friends in her words :  This is a little project I started because [...]

Thoughts on Another heARTbeat for Ecosalon.com »

Thoughts on Another heARTbeat for Ecosalon.com

On Thursdays, my new column, heARTbeat for ecosalon posts. Yesterday, I presented Dutch glass artist Vincent Breed who collaborates with French designer Matali Crasset on projects. The work has a wonderful blend of conceptual complexity and highly accessible beauty to it. This gets me thinking about how the internet keeps us moving visually, [...]

Snakeskin Nails and Toes Recycled from Living Snakes »

Snakeskin Nails and Toes Recycled from Living Snakes

What do we think? Cewl or ewww?   The latest nail trend showing up in New York, utilizes snakeskin shed by living snakes.  Bobbie Thomas, style editor for the Today show, featured the nails, created by Bio Sculpture USA's, Terri Silacci, on the show recently. Here's what she says: Using real skin that was naturally shed and left behind by [...]

Moscow’s Lebedev Studio Designs Cardboard »

Moscow’s Lebedev Studio Designs Cardboard Flashdrive Concept

According to their website, Moscow's Lebedev Studio is a privately held company employing over 200 people. We offer advanced industrial, graphic, web and interface design. As a matter of principle, we don’t work with private persons, political parties, religious organizations, jerk-offs, and those whose views conflict with [...]

Jay Nelson’s Reduced Reused Recycled Art »

Jay Nelson’s Reduced Reused Recycled Art Vehicles

Alright, maybe not reduced, but Maker Faire is this weekend, which inspires me to present Jay Nelson, who embodies the process of making, and then some.   With mad skills, Nelson's campers are artfully patched together, post-apocalyptic, customized vehicles perhaps influenced by his upbringing. "My dad was a USC physics professor [...]

Launching heARTbeat on ecosalon.com »

Launching heARTbeat on ecosalon.com

If one lives long enough, and pays attention, everything seems to come full circle. A few years back, with my other company, we were asked to work on developing a blog project. It was full of win for an eco-marketing company. The brief was ambitious : create the basis to become the go-to green blog for the latest eco news, fashion, products [...]

Ai Weiwei : Love the Future Poster by Andrew Lowe »

Ai Weiwei : Love the Future Poster by Andrew Lowe

This morning a comment was submitted on our post Love the Future = Support Ai Weiwei. One of our readers, Andrew Lowe sent this poster he designed: Love The Future Free Ai Weiwei. Andrew says : I created this poster à la Shepard Fairey’s OBEY Giant in order to help raise awareness for Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. His recent arrest and [...]

Lisson Gallery : Survey of Detained Chinese Artist Ai »

Lisson Gallery : Survey of Detained Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

At the beginning of the year, London's Lisson Gallery agreed to a major survey show of work by Ai Weiwei. The exhibition opened May 13th, and will be on view through July 16th, 2011. As artdaily.org says: Ai Weiwei is one of the leading cultural figures of his generation and consistently displays great courage in placing himself at risk to [...]

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