Venti Shots / 20 Things Today / Issue No. 121
Throwback Thursday / Science / Art / Design
Throwback Thursday / Super XX Man / "Collecting Rocks"
- There's a Vacation B & B that lets you live out your dream of running a tiny Bookstore by the Sea.
- You're not trippin' on LSD, this is the World's Largest Spokeless Ferris Wheel.
- Contemporary Artist Jeff Koons @JeffKoons has inflated "Seated Ballerina", a 45-foot-high inflatable in Rockefeller Center.
- Why would Bridgestone of all companies design an Innovative Bike with Air Free Tires?
- From the Big Think comes 3 Keys for Cultivating Genius.
- Nike created an LED Race Track that lets runners race against themselves.
- Why Designers Are Hiring Writers.
- Australian Graphic Designer Peter Majarich loves movies so much he created A New Movie Poster Every Day for a Year. In most cases, the results were much better than the actual movie posters.
- I'd never really thought about it before, but it makes sense Wall Street affects the art world.
- By all means, please, Smell The Art.
- Tattoo Artist Mo Ganji creates intricate, minimalistic body art with a single line.
- Artists used to paint over works they considered less than successful. Artist Frederic Bazille's long lost, thought to have been destroyed, painting Young Woman at the Piano was recently found beneath another painting by an X-Ray machine. Having only approximately sixty works total, any addition to the Bazille collection is a noteworthy one. Young Woman at the Piano was completed by Bazille in 1866, and it's only the first in what researchers hope are many more finds. So far? They've uncovered eleven such works via X-Ray.
- Columbia University thinks big: Interactive Brain Art.
- Artist Tom Bates uses old-school darkroom photography techniques to create unique stone works of beautiful art.
- Yes, "Coffee Artist" is a thing.
Throwback Thursday / Stone Temple Pilots / "Art School Girl"
I'm a huge fan of The Leftovers on HBO. The "Cliff Notes Doesn't Do It Justice" summary of what the shows about: A segment of the population up and disappears one day. I'm not always sure what the hell is happening, but I do know it churns things up inside me like no other show on tv ever has. It all begins each week with the disjointed and unsettling opening credits:
LA Artist Andrew Hem's work evokes a similar ethereal feel to me:
The 20 Spot / Throwback Thursday / Santigold / "L.E.S. Artistes"
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