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Pyrographs: Painting With Fiery, Molten Glass

Wednesday 09.28.2011 , Posted by

At the red hot temperature of 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, Japanese artist Etsuko Ichikawa draws molten glass snakes over paper to create what she calls, pyrographs. The abstract, curvaceous forms are scorched into the paper in shades from brown to black as she spreads, presses and loops the glowing mass over the floor. [Read more...]

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Don Draper Presents the Facebook Timeline

Wednesday 09.28.2011 , Posted by

You just thought it was new… here the Mad Men of the 1960′s introduce the newly customizable Facebook Timeline. Don Draper, the smooth talking, hard drinking protagonist of the show, gives an amazing sales performance worthy of a few teary ad men faces.

Facebook Timeline, will allow users to tell their own story “from beginning, to middle, to end,” through pictures and other newly customizable features on a new profile. See more about Facebook Timeline here. [Read more...]

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Kickflips on Water: Taking Wakeskating To New Heights

Monday 09.26.2011 , Posted by

One of the most exciting new sports, this teaser will introduce you to the new and free world of wakeskating. An evolution of wakeboarding, wakeskating uses a specially designed board free of the constraints of bindings, enabling a skilled rider to pull wild skateboard like maneuvers. Water born kickflips anyone? [Read more...]

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CUBE: Dieter Rams and Others on a Simple Black Box

Thursday 09.01.2011 , Posted by

Just what is the design viability of a shiny black box? When design students at the Köln International School of Design asked that question of a sizable group of famous graphic, product and architectural designers, the answers where as varied as they where surprisingly deep. Here we bring you the full 8 interviews in the series, including Dieter Rams, van Stammen, Stefan Sagmeister, Marco Piva, Steven Heller, Massimo Iosa Ghini, Michael Erlhoff and Ruedi Baur. It’s an insightful and revealing look inside some very inspiring minds. [Read more...]

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Dinner Time Inside A Brachiosaurus

Sunday 08.21.2011 , Posted by

We like that designer and artist Shyama Golden points out that her first name rhymes with Llama and that the y is silent. Even more, we enjoy her excellent paintings of human life happening inside prehistoric animals… yes it has a distinct Pee-Wee Herman meets dinosaur feel to it, and that doesn’t hurt. Residing in Austin, TX, Golden works independently and has clients that include such varied examples as Mattel, Gibson Guitars, Southwest Airline’s Spirit Magazine and NASA. [Read more...]

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Two Names, One Artist, One Mind

Saturday 08.13.2011 , Posted by

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Visual files of unusual bugs and beetles from his native Oaxaca got stuck in his mind like a database, says artist Sego y Ovbal. Sego, or Ovbal, draws and paints fantastical images of these and other things, along with large-scale graffiti style murals. [Read more...]

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Screwed Up: A Love Story Told With Hardware

Thursday 08.11.2011 , Posted by

This film gets down to the nuts and bolts of many relationships: a story about love and not knowing how good it is until it’s gone. Screwed Up is a colorful stop-motion animation by Kris Hofmann that uses only hardware in a classic workshop to tell it’s story… and what a poignant job with such un-emotional objects. Hofmann says, “After a short honeymoon period monotony and arguments settle in. One deserts the other, but regrets that very decision soon after and embarks on a search for the missing other half.” Supported with pitch perfect sound and music by Alexander Zlamal, this is a film I could love for a long time. [Read more...]

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A Day in California: Time-Lapse Tribute to the State

Monday 08.08.2011 , Posted by

California: legendary for it’s golden hills, Hollywood lifestyles and stunning natural beauty… it’s a place you can mention worldwide and get a smiling response. This crisp time-lapse video does well to capture the splendor of the southern end of the state, featuring the beaches, freeways and a certain famous amusement park. Created over a year and a half by Ryan and Sheri Killackey, the short film uses over 10,000 photos and a bit of well placed tilt-shift to make one inviting tribute to a wonderful place. [Read more...]

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UN Executive Talks on How to End Hunger Now

Monday 08.08.2011 , Posted by

This incredibly revealing TED Talk by Josette Sheeran, executive director of the United Nation’s World Food Program, looks at the many factors around why, in a world with more than enough food for everyone, people still die of starvation. She details a number of relatively simple ways – beyond the normal emergency food relief aid – that we can put a stop to this problem, ending incredible global suffering and surprisingly even save money. [Read more...]

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Silhouetris: A New Kinect Controlled Tetris

Monday 07.11.2011 , Posted by

Tetris: back in the 1980′s it was the staple entertainment of gamers and bored employees, providing countless hours of dexterous finger numbing exercise. Enter the new kid on the block: Silhouetris. An experimental version of the original game that tracks your body’s motion using the Microsoft Kinect and ups the players interaction to some really fat-busting levels. [Read more...]

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