Top 5 Friday : November 30, 2012

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1. Photographer Robert Burley has been chronicling the inevitable shift from analog to digital photography for the last decade. By capturing the empty, derelict buildings that once were massive manufacturing facilities for Kodak, Agfa, and Polaroid, Burley is able to tell a story that puts the constant change of technology in a stark, nostalgic light.…read more…

Top 5 Friday : November 16, 2012

Venice

1. Sony decided to celebrate 125 years of musical history by recruiting illustrator and graphic designer Alex Fowkes to cover their Derry Street walls with bold typography. Check out the video. I am thinking of doing the same thing on my walls. Okay, maybe not. But how cool is this?! 2. Venice is currently in…read more…

Top 5 Friday : October 12, 2012

Jen Renninger

1. Origami is not just paper cranes. According to Jun Mitani, associate professor at the University of Tsukuba, the art of paper folding is a 3D rendering made possible by some creative computer programming. 2. ARART, the augmented reality application developed by Japanese artists Kei Shiratori, Takeshi Mukai and Younghyo Bak, transforms master paintings into…read more…

Top 5 Friday : October 5, 2012

Arrested Development

1. Artist and photographer David Allen Reeves loves paper cut-outs. His work is intricate and eerily haunting. Can you imagine the amount of time it takes to create one piece? 2. The Arrested Development gang is back and about to reboot the critically acclaimed, beloved television series on Netflix. Now all we need to do…read more…

Literary Prints by Evan Robertson of Obvious State

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New York-based illustrator Evan Robertson has created a line of graphic prints featuring notable quotes from luminaries of the literary field. I am on the Ernest Hemingway team. As a matter of fact, I am pissed-ass drunk right now as I type this. You can purchase your own giclée print at Robertson’s Etsy site, Obvious…read more…

Top 5 Friday : July 6, 2012

Do You Live in the City

1. Joseph Garner trekked around the country with no money, no contact with friends or family, and only the help of strangers on Craigslist to get him through his 31-day journey. Check out the trailer to Craigslist Joe, set to hit theaters on August 2nd. 2. Do you live in a city? NPR has a…read more…

Top 5 Friday : June 29, 2012

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1. Kirby Dick investigates the rape epidemic in the U.S. military with his new documentary, The Invisible War. Go see it. It will leave you so angry, you will want to help in any way you can. 2. Flippy Cat recreated Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night using over 7,000 dominoes because this is the internet…read more…

Top 5 Friday : May 11, 2012

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1. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Rest in peace, Maurice Sendak, he who helped to define many a childhood. 2. Shake, rattle and roll. Or maybe just shake and fold according to Mr. Joe Smith at the TEDxConcordiaUPortland talk. There is a right way and a…read more…

Welcome to Adjo, the Break-Up Room at IKEA

Some say that the true PH test of a relationship is how a couple survives when living with each other. But have you ever been to IKEA surrounded by young couples trying to furnish their newly conjoined living space? The next time you are there, be on the lookout and you will see what I…read more…

Track Your Bacon Consumption Thanks to Flummox Industries

Bacon Tracker

Maybe you are a mass consumer of piggy back fat. Or maybe you just love the novel idea of owning your own Bacon Tracker poster from Flummox Industries. Either way, you can purchase a hand-screened creation at their site and be proud you have your cholesterol levels in check. So far.