Identities by Photographer Ana Oliveira

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London-based photographer Ana Oliveira chronicles the passing of time with her Identities II series. Oliveira positions her subjects in similar poses as their ‘before’ portraits to give us a full sense of the aging process. Time is cruel, but lovely and necessary, isn’t it? Every year that passes embeds into our being and into the…read more…

Top 5 Friday : January 11, 2013

Salvador Dali

1. Hate someone? Sure you do. Everyone does. Give some hate mail from Mr. Bingo, a London-based illustrator. Trust me, it will make you feel better. 2. Watch a sweet snippet of the new Pixar short, The Blue Umbrella, set to play before Monsters University. Even umbrellas fall in love at first sight. It will…read more…

Top 5 Friday : December 21, 2012

Franck Allais

1. The world mourns the deaths of those who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This picture captures a park service employee lowering the flags to half-staff at the base of the Washington Monument as ordered by President Obama. Click here to see other heart-wrenching photographs. 2. Time named President Obama as their Person…read more…

Olympic Vermin by Amael Isnard and Leo Bridle

The summer Olympics are arriving this Friday and to celebrate animators Ameal Isnard and Leo Bridle in collaboration with Beakus studio created this short animation featuring the vermin of London racing to light the torch at their very own Olympic stadium. Okay, so it’s not really a stadium, but a trash bin in an alley…read more…

Hand-Cut City Maps by Karen M. O’Leary

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Artist and architect Karen M. O’Leary, founder of Studio KMO, offers an array of hand-cut maps of famous cities on her Etsy site. Hand-cut? Yes. And it’s really amazing work, incomparable to anything I have seen before. The level of skill and dexterity is almost a little bit mind-boggling. Can you see yourself creating a…read more…

Top 5 Friday : June 8, 2012

London

1. When has changing your password been such an ordeal? Damn you, hackers! Damn you! 2. UK illustrator Jenni Sparks created this highly detailed, hand-drawn map of London, highlighting not just famous landmarks and buildings, but also in-the-know spots that make the city one of the most unique in the world. 3. Grizzly Bear is…read more…

London in Puddles by Gavin Hammond

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Photographer and all-around creative genius Gavin Hammond has a strong affection for his hometown of London that he captured the city in a very fitting way, through the reflection of rain puddles. His series, London in Puddles, features the city in its typical somber way from an atypical viewpoint. Ripples and random cracks on the…read more…

Miss Piggy and Kermit Fire Back at Fox News

Leave it to Fox to label the Muppets movie as propaganda for the liberal agenda. Really? It’s a movie with puppets. But to clear any misunderstanding, Kermit and Miss Piggy addressed the issue at the UK press conference after the London premiere. And Miss Piggy doesn’t disappoint by stating, “It [calling the film liberal propaganda]…read more…

Top 5 Friday : December 2, 2011

Transparent speaker

1. The newest single, Halftime, from Amy Winehouse’s posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures reminds me of the musical talent she unleashed upon us when Back to Black was released. You can’t help but miss what is gone. 2. The transparent speaker from Swedish design company, People People, combines sleek sound in a system that integrates…read more…