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Mar 05, 2012

Guess the Process: Color Spectrum Waves

created at: 03/05/2012

Artist Julio Radesca has created Lambda, an interactive "display case" that invites the viewer to touch the sculpture, generated morphing shapes and color relationships.

Can you guess from what basic everyday material he made it?   read more

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Mar 01, 2012

40 Awesome Quotes on Innovation and Creativity

created at: 03/01/2012

I'm not really a "quotes" kinda guy. (See what I did there?) I don't have a phrase in my email signature line, and I struggled every time when I was in a small group in grad school and we had to choose a quote or phrase that best describes our outlook. (You'd think I'd just have picked one to make those [twenty-four!] first days of class easier...note to 22-year-old self.)   

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Mar 01, 2012

Ice Typography

Canadian artist Nicole Dextras has created an amazing series of three-dimensional words fabricated by hand in ice. The installations, "speak to how the viewer’s gaze frames and informs the landscape. The installations have varied from 8-foot high ice letters on the Yukon River to 18-inch high letters set in downtown Toronto." 

The letters are then left to let the temperature of the space to affect their meaning, altering their scope through the melting process.… read more

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Mar 01, 2012

Infographic: Cakes Throughout U.S. History

created at: 03/01/2012

There are many ways to look back through the history of our nation, but none sound as tasty as doing it through cake!   … read more

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Feb 29, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: February 29, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

The Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France has but five rooms total, but each are redesigned and reconfigured every year by internationally recognized artists and designers. … read more

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Feb 28, 2012

Amazing Bansai Treehouse

What do you do with an amazing tree, full of wide, low limbs? Build a treehouse in it.

What do you do with an amazing bansai tree, full of miniature wide, low limbs? Build a treehouse in it.   … read more

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Feb 28, 2012

Cool Photos: Skateboarding in New York in the 1960s

Retronaut has curated a killer collection of photos of folks in New York City in the 1960s experimenting with the then latest trend - the skateboard.

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Feb 28, 2012

How to: "Live the Hemingway"

created at: 02/27/2012

If you ask me, there are few better examples of the quintessential man than Ernest Hemingway. Sure, he had some flaws, but damn, he was a cool dude.

Last summer, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Hemingway's passing, the good folks at 1000memories created this great poster titled Live the Hemingway.   … read more

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Feb 27, 2012

Giant Unraveling Yarn Credit Cards

created at: 12/01/2010

Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov created a series of large-scale woven credit cards in various states of unraveling.

I'm pretty sure you don't need a master's degree in criticism to figure this one out, so just check out more of the amazing images:   … read more

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Feb 24, 2012

Friday Fun: How to Fold a Miura-Ori

"Chris," you're saying. "What's a Miura-ori?"

Well, it's that thing. In the picture. A sheet of paper that has been folded to open and close in a single motion. " A Miura sheet has only one degree of freedom, and can be thought of as having only two states: fully open, or fully closed. Since reversing one fold in the sheet (that is, making a “mountain” into a “valley”) requires reversing all of the adjacent folds as well, the Miura sheet feels as though it has a memory, and is very resistant to deformation."

i just made three...and it's crazy fun to learn and just fold and unfold over and over again.… read more

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Feb 23, 2012

Anamorphic Geometric Installations by Felice Varini

created at: 02/23/2012

Swiss artist Felice Varini has been experimenting with optical illustions for nearly thirty years, and from the impressive scale and experience of these anamorphic installations, I think it's say to say he's figured it out.

created at: 02/23/2012

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Feb 23, 2012

Surreal Photos of Shrink Wrapped People

created at: 02/23/2012

When I first saw these photos by Japanese photographer Hal, I wasn't sure what to think...I mean, don't some people do this sort of things recreationally?  But after closer inspection I realized the whimsy in these unique, but bizarre, photos.  

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Feb 22, 2012

6 Rules of Modern Movie Poster Design

Artist Travis Pitts has created a little visual primer for design promo posters for modern Hollywood movies.

Be sure to check out the fine print, which provides helpful suggestions like, "modern children's movies require blue sky, clouds, and the same font treatment as wacky comedy. All that is needed of the character is a peeking tease, and some element to imply that the character is coming "to the big city" or into the real world, and, commonly, in 3-D."   … read more

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Feb 22, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: February 22, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor (you know..."the bean" in Chicago) is one of the U.S.'s most recognizable and beloved public art installations. Currently, Chicago-based design firm LuftWerk "have capitalized on the sculpture’s reflective properties by turning it into a canvas for a choreographed light show titled Luminous Field."   … read more

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Feb 21, 2012

Switcheroo: Couples Pose for Clothes-Swapping Photographs

Switcheroo is a project by Vancouver-based, and self-taught, photographer Hana Pesut, wherein she invites couples to pose for unique, clothes-swapping diptychs.

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