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J.J. Abrams Creates Limited Edition Mystery Box

Thursday 03.20.2014 , Posted by
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If you’re a fan of LOST creator J.J. Abrams, you may have seen his incredible TED Talk that centers around a mystery box his grandfather gave him a long time ago. Abrams has never opened the box, but kept it nearby as a source of inspiration in his life and work.

Now Abrams and his production company Bad Robot have teamed up with Theory 11 to give you the same sort of inspiration, in the form of handcrafted lock box created from beautiful reclaimed wood. [Read more...]

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Shopped Tattoos: Celebrities Covered in Imagined Ink

Tuesday 03.04.2014 , Posted by
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Although perceptions are changing, there are still many people who respond to your ache for a tattoo with “You’ll never get a job” or “no one will ever take you seriously!”

Just tell that to the beautiful, powerful people in tattoo artist Cheynne Randall’s series Shopped Tattoos, like a royally purple-haired Kate Middleton.

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Mini Museum Makes History Portable

Thursday 02.27.2014 , Posted by
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In my wildest dreams, my home would be filled with amazing relics from our planet’s history. My shelves would be filled with things like dinosaur fossils and lunar rocks, constant inspiration in every room.

So that may never happen. But now I can have small pieces of those extraordinary things in one portable little display. [Read more...]

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Spell It With Beyonce: Illustrated Alphabet Celebrates Beyonce’s Career

Tuesday 02.04.2014 , Posted by
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Is anyone still objecting to Beyonce being the Queen? Of everything? Didn’t think so.

To celebrate the queen of the music charts, artist Vivian Loh created a full alphabet made of “Beyonces.” [Read more...]

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Moleskine Releases Simpsons Special Edition Notebooks

Thursday 01.30.2014 , Posted by
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Simpsons, Moleskine has released a special collection of notebooks. [Read more...]

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Rémi Noël Takes Batman to Texas, Creates “The Least Precise Map” of the Lone Star State

Friday 01.24.2014 , Posted by
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Quick! Who would you most like to go on a road trip with? Batman? Okay.

Small French publishing house Poetry Wanted has created “the least precise map of Texas in the history of Texas” as the beginning of their collection “This Is Not A Map“. [Read more...]

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Old Salt Mine in Romania Turned Into an Amusement Park

Thursday 12.19.2013 , Posted by
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Salina Turda is a modern day Cave of Wonders. Except instead of being filled with glitter and gold, the cave is home to a much saltier history. [Read more...]

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Leanne Shapton Recreates Iconic Film Moments with Watercolor in “Sunday Night Movies”

Thursday 10.24.2013 , Posted by

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Sometimes learning the back story of a piece of art can be disappointing to the viewer, but Leanne Shapton’s explanation behind her new book “Sunday Night Movies” is completely satisfying.

“Sunday Night Movies” is a compilation of watercolor paintings Shapton created as part of a larger series “A Month of…” back in 2011. In a piece for the New Yorker, Shapton explained how the series only made sense to her really after she stepped back and viewed it after. [Read more...]

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Theo Patzu’s Stop-Motion Film “Paper Memories” is a Journey Toward Happiness

Wednesday 10.09.2013 , Posted by

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The most powerful films are those that have the ability to touch us on a basic, human level. Theo Patzu’s award-winning Paper Memories is one of those films. It pulls at our heartstrings, fills us with nostalgia and encourages us on our journey toward happiness. [Read more...]

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These Are Things Reveal More Than Just a Greeting Card Line at WMC Fest

Thursday 09.12.2013 , Posted by
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We all love the story of the underdog. Or, the story of the underdog achieving. But the story of the underdog triumphing, but then stumbling and falling and scuffing their knees over and over again? That’s a little hard to take. [Read more...]

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