Farewell Top 5 Friday Plus Five : May 31, 2013

Ai Weiwei

I bid adieu to Poka Yoke Design. This is my final post. Hopefully my random clusters of photography, art and weird viral videos were memorable or at the very least, sparked some interest outside your normal perception, world, what have you. Thanks to everyone for reading, browsing and any general scrolling through the blog, Facebook,…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 17, 2013

Liu Bolin

1. Often referred to as The Invisible Man, Chinese artist Liu Bolin, paints himself into the scenery, a metaphor for ‘…those who are rendered invisible by the Chinese government, by consumer culture or simply by the circumstances of history.’ 2. Are you a New Yorker? Do you sound like a New Yorker? Well, If These…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 10, 2013

1. David Foster Wallace gave a commencement speech entitled, This is Water, eight years ago at Keynon College. Take a listen and learn something from one of the former luminaries of the English language. ‘You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. That is real freedom. That is being educated.’ 2. John…read more…

Finding Paul Miller : A Year Without the Internet

The Verge technology writer Paul Miller made the brave decision to disconnect from the internet for an entire year in hopes of finding out who he was without it. His goals included reading more, learning more, traveling more, the essentials that we all want to accomplish when time seems to be in abundance and eagerly…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 3, 2013

Alex Coppel

1. Scientific illustrator and artist Cornelia Hesse-Honegger has collected over 16,000 insects near nuclear plants and fallout sites. Her watercolor series, Fallout Alarms, captures those insects affected by low-level radiation. The malformations become eerily beautiful albeit in a disturbing way. 2. Captured at the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia by photographer Alex…read more…

Top 5 Friday : April 26, 2013

Alain Delorme

1. Australian artist Jeremy Geddes creates astounding photo-realistic oil paintings of figures free-falling or bursting through mid-air. It takes Geddes about one to six months to complete a single painting. Some people are just born with talent. It kills you, right? 2. Draw animals with the help of an iPhone or iPad and the newest…read more…

Top 5 Friday : April 19, 2013

Matej Peljhan

1. Le Petite Prince depicts a 12-year boy named Lukas performing ordinary activities like dancing, swimming and playing basketball, things he cannot do in real life due to his muscular dystrophy. Created by photographer and psychologist Matej Peljhan, Le Petite Prince is a part of an ongoing practice that Peljhan utilizes in his photographic therapy.…read more…

Top 5 Friday : April 12, 2013

Fong Qi Wei

1. Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya creates incredible works art using coiled paper known as paper filigree. No paint, film or Photoshopping skills required. But you may need patience and talent. 2. Japanese photographer Yuki Karo travels to various places around Maniwa and Okayama regions in Japan to capture the wondrous swirl of mating gold fireflies…read more…

Top 5 Friday : April 5, 2013

David Orias

1. Irving Harper : Works in Paper showcases the industrial designer’s massive collection of paper sculptures, a stress-relieving hobby he started in 1964, around the same time he was designing for Herman Miller. How incredible is this owl?! 2. See what international airports look like from up above. Aerial shots of airplanes on the tarmac?…read more…

Top 5 Friday : March 29, 2013

Jay Shells

1. Artist Jay Shells takes his Rap Quotes project to the streets, literally. Shells creates official-looking signs and posts them at specific locations as rapped by famed lyricists including Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), Jay-Z and Nas. 2. An Aurora Borealis occurred on March 17th. How did I know about it? I saw this video…read more…