Data + Design Project

California: A Time-Lapse Captures the Many Colors of the Golden State

Tuesday 09.09.2014 , Posted by

It’s no secret that we are major fans of our home state, California, and this new time-lapse from Hal Bergman shows many of the reasons why. Bergman, a fellow native of the Golden State, spent 4 years shooting the Vimeo Staff Picked video, often spending 1-3 hours at each location (and sometimes up to 24) to create the final 67 clips that made this final cut. He visits both out of the way places like Joshua Tree and Death Valley, and familiar spots like San Francisco and Yosemite. Watch and enjoy. [Read more…]


Heading to SXSW? Check Out Column Five’s Unreal Paper Craft Animation

Friday 03.07.2014 , Posted by

The crafty people at Column Five now have offices in California and New York, so what better way to announce their country spanning convergence on SXSW this week than this stellar paper craft animation? Whether you prefer mustard covered hot dogs, fresh zesty tacos or a juicy rack of ribs, the short animation will keep your eyes well pleased and your stomach… well… fiber filled. It’s paper after all. [Read more…]


Laid To Rest Stops: Photos of Deserted Buildings By Noel Kerns

Tuesday 10.29.2013 , Posted by


These homes, houses, and pit stops will not be seeing any eager trick-or-treaters this Halloween – except perhaps photographer Noel Kerns. Going door-to-door between abandoned shacks in isolated California towns such as Barstow, Yermo and the Salton Sea, Kerns captures peeling, finite facades painted against infinite nighttime skies. [Read more…]


A Snapshot of Central Valley California Workers

Friday 10.04.2013 , Posted by


If you grew up in the Central Valley of California, you were aware of the mass amounts of fruit orchards and dairy farms beside the long stretches of highway 99, and the changing face of the social demographic in the region. LA-based photographer Sam Comen set out to shed light on the growing population of the Chicano and Mexican men and women who are redefining the region, as much as the “Okies” did in the dustbowl era of the 1930s. He chose to focus on the small community of Lost Hills. [Read more…]


Hyperloop: Elon Musk Proposes Tube-Based Transport from San Francisco to Los Angeles (in 35 minutes!)

Monday 08.19.2013 , Posted by

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According to revolutionary idea guru Elon Musk, his new concept for better high-speed transportation in California is a “cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table. That’s what he hinted at the D11 Conference in May, before the thrilling new transport concept called Hyperloop was officially announced to the public. The idea was conceived after the controversial plan for California’s high speed rail program connecting San Francisco and LA was announced. Not only was the proposed system one of the most expensive in the world (estimated at $68.4 billion), but also one of the slowest. Musk thinks California can do better – much better. [Read more…]


Southern California Dwellings from 1979-81

Monday 06.17.2013 , Posted by


When Tim Bradley moved to California from the midwest in the 70s, he found the state amusing. One aspect he found comical was the architecture of living spaces in Southern California. In the most populated region of the United States, the Los Angeles area has many unique buildings spread across its natural desert landscape. Bradley picked up his camera and went to work. [Read more…]


Neon Luminance: Glow Sticks Travel Down Waterfalls

Tuesday 04.09.2013 , Posted by

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Waterfalls. TLC warned us not to chase them (Rest in peace Left Eye) and now From The Lenz media shows us that there are more cool things to do with waterfalls than trying to go down them in a barrel. Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard of the San Francisco-based multi-media team had a clever idea to take long exposure shots of glow sticks traveling down a waterfall in Northern California. Aside from the light of high-intensity glow sticks by Cyalume, the landscapes were lit by road flares, head lamps, and the moon. The result was these stunning neon streams of flowing light trails that they appropriately named Neon Luminance. [Read more…]


Visual Bits #305 > Do It Simply, Do It In Style.

Saturday 11.03.2012 , Posted by

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Time Travel with Digital Photos

Thursday 08.30.2012 , Posted by


Roads run through places in the USA forgotten by time, roads which meander through places that seem like they have not been updated in decades, if not centuries. Sometimes the nostalgic look is on purpose, to capture traditions of the past; other times the run-down look is simply because the places have been left alone by progress. The wonders of digital photography allow us to manipulate photos in many ways, but in the last handful of years that ability has allowed us to transport the images back in time. [Read more…]


Travel Like a Local: San Francisco’s Best-Kept Secrets

Tuesday 07.10.2012 , Posted by

Seeing the majority of a city through a camera lens, hanging out at the busiest tourist spots, and wearing tan shorts with black socks isn’t the way everyone wants to travel and experience new cities. Some people hate the idea of sticking out like a sore thumb when they’re on vacation, and will go to great lengths to make sure they fit in with their surroundings. San Francisco is one of the best cities in California, and there’s so much more to enjoy than the Golden Gate Bridge or Fisherman’s Wharf. [Read more…]

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