How Happy Good Art, Design and Music Make Us Feel

Instead of the usual opening salvo, I'm going to let the little boy in the video below illustrate how happy art, design and music makes us feel. This is the best thing I've seen this week. Have a great weekend everybody.


Allison Torneros, aka 'Hueman', creates colorful mash-ups of humans and the abstract two-dimensional surfaces...but again trying to describe art is kind of like describing music. Or in the words of Mary Schmich, "..like trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum." Enjoy Allison Torneros' work here.

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This one is dedicated to my older brother. I've seen him sit and do this for hours, but I would never have the patience:


Moleskine, as in the Moleskine notebook, opened the Moleskine Cafe in Milan. And it is as expected, a work of art in its own right:


It could hold all of my many, leather bound books.

It could hold all of my many, leather bound books.


Artist Kevin Peterson creates scenes with oil paints that look more like pictures of kids walking through a surreal and un-fairytale-like landscape:

This is not a photograph.

This is not a photograph.


How comfortable would you feel driving through a tunnel underwater? Norwegian Engineers are considering a plan which includes a floating tunnel in a Fjord.


15 of the most imaginative Chocolate Packaging Designs in the World. I would go to town on these "Chocolate Paints".

Finally, some paint I could create something really special with.

Finally, some paint I could create something really special with.


Imagination can make even a kitchen sponge holder unique.

Sponge-worthy.

Sponge-worthy.


Did you ever stop and wonder how much work goes into the making of a carousel?


Some of my best dreams have included walking through a tunnel of books.

Appropriately, the ceiling emulates Harry Potter's forehead.

Appropriately, the ceiling emulates Harry Potter's forehead.



Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski who is famous for his satirical illustrations strikes again. This time it’s about Pokémon GO. He titled this one "Control". I second that emotion.


The making of vinyl records is an art form. I love this video detailing the allure, the production process and the resurgence of vinyl records. Gotta Groove Records will play us out of Today's Daily Grind.