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 : 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 : 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 : December 14, 2012

Agence France Press

1. Agence France Press (AFP) has compiled a list of the most indelible photographs of 2012, including this one of Tibetan exile, Jamphel Yeshi, who set himself on fire in protest of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s upcoming visit to India. 2. Survive the impending apocalypse and take John Hodgman’s advice. It’s coming, people. It’s coming!…read more…

Top 5 Friday : December 7, 2012

Maja Wronska

1. Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty, a documentary by Ben Lewis, combines interviews from renowned economists and historians with animation to tell the story of poor people from the beginning of time to present day. It is an eye-opening presentation. The entire series can now be viewed on PBS. 2. You know what…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 : November 9, 2012

Barack Obama

1. ‘And with your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is do and the future that lies ahead.’ Minorities and women voted Barack Obama back into the White House. So I am more proud than ever to label myself a…read more…

Top 5 Friday : October 19, 2012

Kate MacDowell

1. From the Los Angeles production team, Zealous Creative, comes this short, sweet film about a strange rabbit-like creature who is in a rush to make the most beautiful thing in his life. Thanks to Christopher and Christine Kezelos for The Maker. 2. Forget global warming. The world is going to shit! We have a…read more…