Top Five Friday September 20th, 2013

Good Friday to y’all! This week, the Top Five will explore the vast expanses of the Netflix Instant library.    Netflix Instant, if you didn’t already know, is a online streaming service that provides happiness on demand.  Anyway, the library is large and can be a little daunting for those having no idea what to…read more…

Top 5 Friday. June 7th, 2013

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Hello world!   My name is Jeff and I am new here at Poka Yoke.   In addition to some other things, I will be taking on the challenge of  social media and this blog.  My goal is to make sure that our readers have top notch content and will get a laugh or two…read more…

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 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…

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 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 8, 2013

Cecilia Paredes

1. Brazilian design studio 18bis visualizes Pablo Neruda’s poem The Me Bird using the strata stencil technique. What results is a hypnotic, mystical journey of a ballerina reaching her ultimate freedom. 2. Designed by Sunhan Kwon, Take Weather combines traditional weather apps with photosharing to produce personal updates on Mother Nature. You can download it…read more…

Top 5 Friday : February 8, 2013

Kuni

1. Sesame Street takes on Downton Abbey in Upside Downton Abbey, where everything is inconveniently upside down. Goddamn it. Can we please get the steak and kidney pie to stay on the plate? 2. Hayao and Goro Miyazaki grace us with their animated genius once again with their film From Up on Poppy Hill, which…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 18, 2013

Pol Ubeda Hervas

1. Since moving out of the city, I can’t help but imagine I am still there. Take a look at Melisa Dunbar’s short film of NYC in its golden hour of light, shot completely with a gyro-stabilized Arri Alexa camera. 2. Black Simon & Garfunkel never cease to amaze or entertain me. Here they are…read more…