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James Kerr AKA Scorpion Dagger Turns Animated GIFS »

“I like the idea of these people bumbling around the world and having fun, and not taking life too seriously.” At first, I was just looking for images without copyrights on them! It was maybe a few months into Scorpion Dagger when I realized that I kept going back to the Renaissance art, and started thinking that maybe there was something [...]

Mua Mua mashes up Waldorf with Lady Gaga »

Mua Mua mashes up Waldorf with Lady Gaga

Top: Anna Wintour & Donatella Versace Bottom: Lady Gaga & Coco Chanel "Mua Mua is a line of hand-knit dolls crafted on the island of Bali in their ‘Warhol-inspired’ factory. Designer, Ludovica Virga, creates playful representations of fashion figures and celebrities with the help of the local community including the likes of Anna [...]

Word on Wednesday: A Week’s Finds »

Word on Wednesday: A Week’s Finds

I read a lot of articles on the internet.  In fact, the last book I read was a re-read of Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird.  Not surprisingly it was an article that reminded me of how that book inspired me to write more. Usually by Wednesday, I've sent a number of emails to clients and colleagues with a list of links that remind me of them.  So, [...]

Food Porn: The World’s Newest Obsession »

Food Porn:  The World’s Newest Obsession

I live  in Foodie-Ville. Sonoma County, California is known for its access to the world's most beautiful, biodynamic, Demeter-approved, organic, humanely-produced, preciously prepared and ingested culinary perfection.  So I'm accustomed to seeing lots of social media food porn. But really, how many pictures can we take of pizza, pasta, [...]

July 4th Afterthoughts: Andy Warhol on American »

  “Everybody has their own America, and then they have pieces of a fantasy America that they think is out there but they can’t see. So the fantasy corners of America, you’ve pieced them together from scenes in movies and music and lines from books. And you live in your dream America that you’ve custom-made from art and schmaltz and [...]

The Neglect of a Loved One: Back to MixingReality »

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you.  Whether it's getting to the taxes that you filed an extension for, touching up the roots on your do, or finally getting the house painted after many years of hemming and hawing about costs and colors...time marches on. So with no excuses, only time passing, I am back to my blog here at [...]

Snail Mail My Email Inspires the Written Word »

Snail Mail My Email Inspires the Written Word

I'm a letter and card writer.  Though, as I spend more and more time communicating online, less and less do I send snail mail.  So this idea is interesting, and may in fact inspire me to create this type of expression more. As its creators describe it: Snail Mail My Email is a month-long (July 15 - August 15), interactive community [...]

Top 10 post on mixingreality.com : July 2011 – »

Top 10 post on mixingreality.com : July 2011 – August 2011

Ranging from the musical and visual wonder of oscillating guitar strings to cameos carved from the creamy center of Oreo cookies, last month's top posts are eclectic, though with one consistent thread, almost all of them are art oriented. Thank you for continuing to surprise us with your enthusiasm and support.  This month, we will be [...]

Robotic Seagull Attracts an Actual Flock of Seagulls »

Robotic Seagull Attracts an Actual Flock of Seagulls

Not sure what to make of this video of a robotic seagull which is powered simply by the motion of its wings.  The robot attracted an actual flock of seagulls during a test flight at TEDGlobal 2011, the annual five-day technology conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.  With obvious applications for policing and spying, the video of this device [...]

Creative mastery : Louboutin’s shoes + »

Creative mastery : Louboutin’s shoes + Lippman’s photos inspire classic re-inventions for the art and fashion savvy

Shoe guru Christian Louboutin and photographer Peter Lippman have once again put their creative genius together for these stunning works of art.  Each shoe, inspired by an old masterpiece painting, was cast to reflect the character of the model and divert the classic nature of that time period with realism and [...]

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