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What are you looking at

7th April, 2011

 

The direction you look during a conversation can reveal a lot.


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Ideo’s Tim Brown urges designers to think big. Read on…

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What a great idea! Skillshare’s mission is to flip the notion of traditional education on its head and democratize learning. Read on…

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This concept resonates strongly with me as I have spent much of my adult life in a semi-nomadic existence and ownership of so many of my personal possessions has increasingly become nothing but a burden. Read on…

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The direction you look during a conversation can reveal a lot.

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1:1.618, otherwise known as the Golden ratio is an interesting mathematical and aesthetic phenomenon although I find these examples tenuous at best. Read on…

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Founded by creative director,  Hiroki Nakamura, Visvim started out as a boutique footwear label and has since branched out into accessories and clothing  Read on…

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Dutch RP firm, Freedom of Creation have come up with a method of 3d printing using a binding agent and sawdust. So far though, they only seem to be able to use hardwoods like Mahogany and Teak – um, there’s something fishy here…

Update: Yup, april fool!

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These stunning grotesque masks come from a suite of about twenty-two prints designed by Cornelis Floris, engraved by Frans Huys and published in Antwerp in 1555 by Hans Liefrinck. Read on…

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Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. Read on…

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I have watched the continual increase in trash along the coast here in Bali over the last year, so the inevitable scenario greeted me on my beach run this morning.

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Sir Ken Robinson’s recently updated his 2000 novel, Out of our minds: learning to be creative.
You can read some interesting background on it here Read on…

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It’s not often that I’m a fan of such a spread of work from one artist. Kate McGuire‘s work is one of those sublime exceptions.

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Just whipped out this ad for school. This kind of quote is what makes my being even a small part of this amazing project feel so valid. Read on…

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Although I never really ventured onto walls, Mode 2‘s pieces were a huge  inspiration for me as a young’un. In fact, he is simply one of the most influential graffiti artists there has ever been. Read on…

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The Tata goup have just signed a deal with the founder of SunCatalytix, MIT scientist Daniel Nocera, who has discovered how to generate energy from water using a type of artificial photosynthesis. Read on…

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Fantastic painting by Romanian artist, Adrian Ghenie. Since I have yet to see the work in person, I am not sure whether the depth of the paint where the face would be is actual depth or painted to look like it, either way, it’s a great idea and superbly executed. Read on…

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Camouflage involves the concealment and obscurity of organisms or objects. Read on…

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“The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is significantly flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens – but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it’s love and love alone that really matters” Tom Robbins

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Sometimes called florigraphy, this was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. Read on…

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One of my favorite sculptures, originally produced in 1913, it is considered one of the landmark works of the Futurist movement and yet I have never been able to understand why sculptor Umberto Boccioni would destroy the elegance of the overall form by giving the piece breeze blocks for feet.