Healing Top 5 Friday June 21, 2013

Last week was surely an adventure in our Top 5 Friday.   Hopefully you learned a little bit about 3 of my favorite things, Coffee, Beer, and Math.   Throw in some cool music and street art, I’d say it was a pretty good Top 5 Friday. This week’s top 5 is centered around the…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 : 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…

Top 5 Friday : March 22, 2013

Pierre Pellegrini 2

1. Ugh, snow. In the city, the white stuff turns black and slushy almost instanteously. The beauty of it dies the moment it hits the cement and starts melting. But photographer Don Komarechka makes you realize every flake is, in itself, something extraordinarily beautiful. Mother Nature, you win. 2. Don’t fuck with your wives. Seriously,…read more…

Top 5 Friday : February 22, 2013

Operation Crossroads

1. Finding Vivian Maier is a documentary about a reclusive albeit brilliant street photographer. Maier’s images are poignant to say the least. They capture life in and around New York City that cannot be imitated by digital cameras and camera phones. It is true analog art in its purest, unadulterated, profound form. 2. In 1946…read more…

Top 5 Friday : February 15, 2013

Eiko Jones

1. It’s Venus and the moon in broad daylight taken by Hungarian astrophotographer Ivan Eder back in 2004. Ah, the beauty of the universe. 2. I blogged about James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey. Now here’s the trailer for the documentary, Chasing Ice. Can you imagine seeing this on the silver screen? It will…read more…

Aerial Photographs of Tulips Fields in Holland

Anna Paulowna 2

Belgian photographer bruxelles5 has captured the tulip fields of Holland revealing a beauty that only mother nature can produce. Every spring between March and May, the fields turn into a polychromatic dream, a sea of color that has to be seen in person to fully experience. It’s incredible what vivid imagery can do to the…read more…

Top 5 Friday : January 25, 2013

Alessandro Puccinelli

1. Sister folk trio, The Staves, are out with a new video for their single Winter Tree directed by UK duo Karni and Saul Freed. I love it despite the fact I do not have a soft spot for folk music. That says something, doesn’t it? 2. Oil painter Jeremy Mann captures brooding landscapes with…read more…

Top 5 Friday : January 4, 2013

Beth Ann Magnuson

Welcome to the new year! Let’s christen 2013 with a new Top 5 Friday. Enjoy! 1. Tel Aviv-based artist Ori Toor created this video for Kingdom Crumbs’ single Evoking Spirits. Watch, if not for the song, then for the psychedelic visuals. It’s pretty trippy and awesome. So awesome. 2. Artist Beth Ann Magnuson hand-carves intricate…read more…

More Than Human, Animal Portraits by Tim Flach

Tim Falch 2

I don’t really know how to describe these photographs from Tim Flach. Instead of your typical in-the-wild imagery, Flach’s work takes the subject into a different light, one that labels each animal with a distinct personality. Take a look. Can you see what I am trying to put into words? It leaves you almost speechless,…read more…