One post a day. The most interesting thing I saw, read or listened to today.
#art #blog #culture
28 Nov. 2023 - 6:46 UTC
Slavoj Zizek - Israel, Palestine & the Future #philosophy
27 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Karabo Mooki                                                     [...]
24 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Manshen Lo                                                     [...]
22 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
New York City-based photographer Casey Steffens I am a photographer from Upstate NY, now based in NYC. I’ve been able to work on some personal projects over the last couple years with one taking [...]
20 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Sue Palmer Stone                                                     [...]
17 Nov. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Winni Wintermeyer                                                     [...]
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Pat Perry (previously featured here).                                               [...]
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Tom Ringsby (previously featured here).                                             [...]
A daily dose of unique #art, #culture and #tech.
27 Nov. 2023 - 20:29 UTC
Oddly disconcerting footage of eyes being stamped onto the faces of flexible plastic dolls at a toy factory in Adana, Turkey.
27 Nov. 2023 - 19:34 UTC
Ally the Piper performed a badass cover of the classic Ozzy Osbourne song "Crazy Train" on bagpipes inside a moody industrial setting.
27 Nov. 2023 - 19:00 UTC
Walking Bass Piano Man performed a jazzy piano cover of the Sesame Street them, increasing the jazz factor by seven more levels.
27 Nov. 2023 - 15:26 UTC
A Sulcata tortoise named Penzi shared a vegetarian meal with a cheetah named Tuesday at Carson Springs Wildlife in in Gainesville, Florida.
27 Nov. 2023 - 15:02 UTC
Mark Rober created a nine-part underwater maze for his pet octopus that included incrementally increasing the difficulty levels.
26 Nov. 2023 - 16:26 UTC
A Clearasil ad from 1989 shows a young and rather big-haired Mark Ruffalo zapping newly sprouted zits with great enthusiasm.
26 Nov. 2023 - 15:44 UTC
NativLang created a knowledgable animation that looks into how modern culture was able to interpret and pronounce Coptic.
26 Nov. 2023 - 14:48 UTC
A tiny snoring French bulldog puppy fell sleep on her back with her head in her food bowl and her mouth still full.
25 Nov. 2023 - 21:34 UTC
Black Sabbath brilliantly performed their groundbreaking song "War Pigs" live at L'Olympia in Paris on December 20, 1970.
25 Nov. 2023 - 21:16 UTC
Technology Connections took a look at the "popcorn" button on microwave ovens, noting that popcorn companies advise against its use.
japanese #art, #design and #culture
24 Nov. 2023 - 17:09 UTC
“Aquarium of Leaves” A 37-year old Japanese artist who goes by the name Lito has been living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) his entire life. Lito had been searching [...]
18 Nov. 2023 - 19:24 UTC
2023 felt like a turning point for Japan. After several years of covid-induced seclusion, tourism rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. And although just anecdotal, so many people we spoke to who [...]
14 Nov. 2023 - 13:59 UTC
As a child, growing up in Japan, there was one book that terrified me. Luckily, I didn’t own it. The red hardback sat on the bottom shelf in my friend’s room and every time I went over to play I [...]
12 Nov. 2023 - 14:44 UTC
I like to eat apples and bananas. Yuni Yoshida, the creative director known for her mind-bending visual illusions, likes to alter them, creating visually arresting compositions that make you look, [...]
4 Nov. 2023 - 16:21 UTC
Yuho Tanaka (田中幽峰) was an accomplished artist and draughtsman active in Kyoto during the late-1800s. At the height of his career in the 1890s he created numerous graphic patterns inspired by [...]
3 Nov. 2023 - 21:00 UTC
all photos courtesy Eizan Electric Railway Along Kyoto’s Eizan Electric Railway is a section known as “Maple Tree Tunnel” (momiji tunnel, in Japanese) that is lined with hundreds of [...]
29 Oct. 2023 - 19:35 UTC
Ah, it’s Halloween weekend. And that means it’s time for our favorite Japanese festival Jimi Halloween, where people dress up in costumes so mundane they have to be explained. The tradition was [...]
25 Oct. 2023 - 13:38 UTC
Tsuchiya Kaban, the 58-year old Japanese leather bagmaker known for their highly-specific bags, has released their very first line-up of pet products. And their doggy randoseru is absolutely [...]
24 Oct. 2023 - 20:17 UTC
If you’ve boarded the Tokyo Metro this month, there’s a good chance you walked into a train car that was…well, different. Perhaps you felt unobstructed, light and fluid as you [...]
23 Oct. 2023 - 12:50 UTC
As Japan’s population continues to grow older—one in 10 residents are aged 80 or above—care for the elderly becomes an increasingly important issue. And while elderly populations are [...]
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I perceive Flaming Hydra as a community of writers working on their own things, but at the same time as they get the space to pursue their own interests, they get the opportunity to tap into the [...]
24 Nov. 2023 - 8:00 UTC
In the PR materials you’ve sent out around Never Falter Hero Girl, you say that you truly believe in yourself for the first time ever. How did you reach this point? I just did a lot of hard work, [...]
22 Nov. 2023 - 8:00 UTC
How’s your morning? I was cooking something, so in 30 minutes I just want to check on it! Sure! What are you cooking? Just a quiche. It’s my easy go-to. Nothing more comforting than a [...]
21 Nov. 2023 - 8:00 UTC
Do you consider yourself a writer first or an editor first? I found editing through writing. When I was an undergrad in college, I started writing fiction and some creative nonfiction. I was really [...]
20 Nov. 2023 - 8:00 UTC
How are you today? It was a long travel day. Nine hours in the van then another few hours tomorrow, but it was a good day. Every puzzle piece of the team fits together so well. Personality wise and [...]
17 Nov. 2023 - 8:00 UTC
I have a question about getting things made. I’ve read in interviews that you’d have a script ready, you’d have actors in mind, you’d approach production companies, and they would be like, [...]
16 Nov. 2023 - 8:00 UTC
It’s been a long time since we’ve spoken, Alan, and I feel like it’s a new you. Yeah, obviously like, with the name change comes a kind of re-brand, and it’s causing work on the front end, [...]
15 Nov. 2023 - 8:00 UTC
Could you each start by describing your writing practice, or writing habits, when writing solo? Jenn: I’m a very steady writer. My ideal is to write every morning, first thing. Patient, slow, [...]
14 Nov. 2023 - 8:00 UTC
When did you first know you enjoyed drawing and that you wanted to take it further than being something you did for pleasure or as a hobby? A few years ago, I found my autobiography that I wrote in [...]
13 Nov. 2023 - 8:00 UTC
You released a beautiful self-titled EP. When I first listened to it, I felt like I was in a dream world. Was that intentional? The way you’ve created this soundscape? I don’t know if it was [...]
Imagine a time with no computers but with lots of craftsmanship and #creativity. This is my library of #art & #design #history, inspiration from the past.
24 Nov. 2023 - 22:11 UTC
Christopher Dresser, Teapot and milk jug, 1875-1880. Terracotta, partially glazed. Made by Watcombe Pottery Co, Torquay. Photo: Felix Bielmeier. Grassi Museum Leipzig.I am always amazed at how [...]
23 Nov. 2023 - 21:33 UTC
Naum Gabo, Linear Construction NO. 1 , 1963/64 (Design 1942/43) Via Kunsthalle HamburgIn the 1930s, the Russian constructivist came across models that mathematicians had built from wire, wood and [...]
23 Nov. 2023 - 12:16 UTC
Massimo Vignelli, Harper’s Illustrated Handbook of Cats or Dogs, 1985. Via Vignelli Archive
13 Nov. 2023 - 16:48 UTC
Herbert Bauer, Cover of Gebrauchsgraphik: International Advertising Art, December 1970, a German magazine dedicated to graphic design. Via Letterform archive
3 Nov. 2023 - 10:43 UTC
Achille Castiglioni, “Bavero” Teapot with Lid, 2001. Porcelain. Alessi, Italy. Via philamuseum
25 Oct. 2023 - 17:40 UTC
Eva Zeisel, Museum Dinner Service, 1945-1970. Porcelain. Designed for the MoMA exhibition, which was the first for ceramics and the first which featured a woman designer. Via Goldstein Design [...]
23 Oct. 2023 - 21:21 UTC
Susi & Ueli Berger, Soft Chair, 1967. Synthetic: cover imitation leather matt (Cuiril Vistram); filling polyether foam. Switzerland. 3. Studies for seating landscape, 1967.4. Variations on the [...]
23 Oct. 2023 - 21:07 UTC
Gerrit Rietveld, armchair, 1927. Mass Museum
13 Oct. 2023 - 13:43 UTC
Vico Magistretti, Dalù Table Lamp, 1969; Re-edition 2005. Made by Artemide Italy. Via philamuseum
13 Oct. 2023 - 9:34 UTC
F. C. Gundlach, photography of Grace Coddington, 1967. 1/ Chiwitt 2/ Missoni 3/ Daniel Hechter. Via MKG Hamburg
24 Nov. 2023 - 15:11 UTC
Because … books.
20 Nov. 2023 - 17:26 UTC
This week’s discoveries and delights and hand signals.
10 Nov. 2023 - 12:40 UTC
Your weekly assortment of mostly monochrome delights, from New Zealand to New York
3 Nov. 2023 - 16:49 UTC
This week’s discoveries and inspirations, from Chicago to Paris.
20 Oct. 2023 - 9:21 UTC
A visual tour of my week's discoveries, from Cuba to Xanadu … via Blackpool.
16 Oct. 2023 - 14:10 UTC
Your weekly assortment of inspiration, fascination and procrastination.
13 Oct. 2023 - 9:41 UTC
Oily darkness! Creeps! And other things.
6 Oct. 2023 - 15:44 UTC
Another week, another journey into the absence of colour.
2 Oct. 2023 - 13:32 UTC
Brace yourself for some hyperlinks.
29 Sep. 2023 - 15:08 UTC
Your weekly hamper of visual snacks.