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24 Nov 17:22

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24 Nov 01:12

The feelings chart

24 Nov 01:20

Blu’s Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces

by Christopher Jobson
Chelsea

wow!

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals

Blus Massive New Mural in Rome Turns 48 Windows into Faces street art Rome murals
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Italian street artist Blu (previously) just wrapped up work on this giant mural that wraps around two sides of a building in Rome. The pieces utilizes nearly 50 windows to create the mouths and eyes of some 27 bizarre faces all vying for attention. You can see some more views of the piece on his blog and explore it in detail on Google Street View. See it up close here.

24 Nov 02:00

The Anatomy of TV Shows

by John Farrier


(Wrong Hands/John Atkinson)

Your cunning plan will fail. Yes, your pillow is trying to kill you. The 8-month hiatus will make you forget what happened during the previous season. It's almost like these shows operate on formulas. John Atkinson, who has previously charted the anatomy of movies and popular songs, now shows us how television shows flow.

22 Nov 14:03

Math for grownups

21 Nov 05:04

New Immigration Policy Will Protect Millions From Immediate Deportation

by Gabrielle Bluestone
Chelsea

great speech

President Obama revealed a sweeping immigration overhaul Thursday, announcing plans for programs that will serve to protect around 5 million unauthorized immigrants from immediate deportation.

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21 Nov 18:15

Here's A Map Of All The Rude Place Names In The UK

There are a lot of places called Bottom. But thankfully only one Doffcocker.

The UK is full of rude place names. The North-West has a Two Butt Lane and a Pincock, while Yorkshire is arguably worse, boasting an Upperthong.

The UK is full of rude place names. The North-West has a Two Butt Lane and a Pincock, while Yorkshire is arguably worse, boasting an Upperthong.

The publisher of the map assures these are all real UK places.

Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick

South Wales includes such classics as Pwllypant, Cwm Farteg and Bully-Hole Bottom.

South Wales includes such classics as Pwllypant, Cwm Farteg and Bully-Hole Bottom.

Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick

Northumberland has an Ogle and a Frolic in close proximity as well as Bushygap.

Northumberland has an Ogle and a Frolic in close proximity as well as Bushygap.

Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick

Cornwall has not one but two Shag Rocks and a Brown Willy.

Cornwall has not one but two Shag Rocks and a Brown Willy.

Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick


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21 Nov 21:08

These Powerful Photos Will Change The Way You See Soldiers In Uniform

Beneath every uniform there’s a real person.

Photographer Devin Mitchell's series "The Soldier Art Project" aims to depict the double life that many in the military feel they lead.

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Using photoshop and the imagery of mirrors, Mitchell captures the real people beneath the uniform that many don't see.

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One of the most powerful images, according to Mitchell, is this one of Joshua Zitting and his husband.

"It reminds me of how unfair it is that this man can serve while enjoying all of this constitutional rights as an American, while other men and women similar to him cannot in other parts of the country," he told Mic.

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21 Nov 08:29

Camouflage Body Wallpaper Art

by Daniella

Voici un projet signé Emma Hack qui, pour réaliser ces superbes mises en scène de camouflage, a travaillé à la main uniquement. On peut distinguer des corps de modèles nus s’accordant parfaitement avec les motifs de fonds, accompagnés d’un oiseau perché sur une de leur main. Un travail de longue haleine, difficile à mettre en place, que l’artiste a réalisé avec brio. À découvrir.

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20 Nov 21:11

It's Raining in California and We Might See Plenty More This Winter

by Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

It's Raining in California and We Might See Plenty More This Winter

While the biggest weather story of the week is undoubtedly the blockbuster snow affecting western New York, there's an equally rare phenomenon occurring on the other side of the country: it's raining in California, and more could come as we head into the winter.

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21 Nov 02:04

Lego MarioKart

by Nannan
Chelsea

love!

This Lego MarioKart collaborative display by 74louloute, 6kyubi6 and fujiia features instantly recognizable characters and items from the game. You can see details of the racers by visiting each builder’s galleries on Flickr. Beware the blue shell!

MarioKart Project

20 Nov 21:28

The hidden messages behind disney movies

21 Nov 01:19

Brick stacking

20 Nov 20:55

300 Unit Residential Unit Proposed for Sherman Ave and Barry Place, NW

by Prince Of Petworth
Chelsea

dislike! that's my fav mural, and there's another great street art mural on the other side!

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Sherman and Barry Pl, NW

Potentially huge development news from the Washington Business Journal last week:

“Howard University has assembled 30 lots at the northeast corner of Sherman Avenue and Barry Place Northwest that it is now proposing to redevelop into a single building with more than 300 residential units and ground-floor retail.”

They also note:

“While the warehouse will be razed, that image [mural pictured above] will be “digitally reproduced and displayed in the lobby of the apartment building.”

Updates when demo/construction begins.

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rear of old refrigeration warehouse

19 Nov 23:45

Holiday Greeting Flowchart

20 Nov 10:11

Animated Photography of Routine Walk

by Valentin

Voici une série de photographies animés réalisé par Julien Douvier. Tout part d’un constat, celui de la routine. Le même trajet chaque jour. Réveil à la même heure, emprunter les mêmes rues, marcher sur les mêmes trottoirs. L’artiste a donc cherché un moyen visuel de représenter ce phénomène. A découvrir.

20 Nov 06:20

Well I think they've succeeded

20 Nov 04:09

Illinois Parent Creates Vivid Drawings on Her Kids’ Lunch Bags Every Day

by Rebecca Escamilla

Lunch bag drawings

Illinois artist Christy Kilgore creates vivid colored pencil and marker drawings on her kids’ otherwise bland brown lunch bags each day. Some drawings are of popular characters like Hello Kitty and Homer Simpson while others are her original design.

Lunch bag drawings

Lunch bag drawings

Lunch bag drawings

Lunch bag drawings

Lunch bag drawings

photos by Christy Kilgore

via Geeks Are Sexy

19 Nov 21:19

God damnit

19 Nov 21:42

There's Now a Browser Extension That Will Block The Washington Football Team's Name For You

by Matt Cohen
Chelsea

fyi

There's Now a Browser Extension That Will Block The Washington Football Team's Name For You Finally. [ more › ]






19 Nov 22:06

Getting through an assignment

People with willpower and good concentration:

Me:

19 Nov 21:17

DIY ‘Star Wars’-Themed Paper Snowflake Patterns for the 2014 Holiday Season

by Justin Page

Star Wars Paper Snowflakes 2014

Paso Robles, California-based graphic designer Anthony Herrera, whose work we have written about in the past, has created a new series of DIY Star Wars-themed paper snowflake patterns for the 2014 holiday season. Each snowflake portrays a different character from the classic film series. The geeky patterns are available to download online from his website.

There’s a frigid chill blowing through an ice cave on Hoth, where a one-armed Wampa is fruitlessly trying to cut a snowflake pattern of a one-armed Wampa from Hoth. For four years now I’ve been designing Star Wars themed snowflakes for everyone to download, cut, clip, unfold, bandage bloody fingers, and display proudly for the holidays. Please enjoy this new set and let’s hope those new Star Wars movies get here soon.

Star Wars Paper Snowflakes 2014
Greedo

Star Wars Paper Snowflakes 2014
Wampa

Star Wars Paper Snowflakes 2014
TIE Fighter Attack

Star Wars Paper Snowflakes 2014
Jabba The Hutt

images via Anthony Herrera Designs

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19 Nov 19:45

These Positive Doodles Are Utterly Delightful

The artist Emm Roy spoke to BuzzFeed about her inspiring Tumblr.

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Emm Roy / positivedoodles.tumblr.com


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19 Nov 20:14

Skulls Artwork by Jacky Tsai

by Daniella

Jacki Tsai est un artiste touche-à-tout très inspiré par les graphismes floraux et colorés. Ici, il interprète à sa façon les têtes de mort en les re-dessinant avec beaucoup de créativité et de profondeur. Ces illustrations nous plongent dans un univers singulier, parfois folklorique, parfois sombre. À découvrir.

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19 Nov 19:57

‘The United States of Thanksgiving’, A Recipe Guide That Reflects the Distinct Personality of Each American State

by Lori Dorn

Florida-Mojo Turkey
Florida – Mojo Turkey

The New York Times has created “The United States of Thanksgiving” a wonderful recipe guide with unique recipes that reflects the individuality of each state in America.

We’ve scoured the nation for recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico). These are our picks for the feast.

Illinois Pumpkin with Ancho Soup
Illinois – Pumpkin Soup With Ancho and Apple

Chances are the contents of that can of pumpkin purée you may be using for pie, soup, biscuits, custard, ice cream or bread came from Illinois. It’s the state that produces the most pumpkin for canning. This vibrant soup, from the chef Rick Bayless, an owner of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in Chicago, is inspired by Mexico, where pumpkin is as typical an ingredient as the pepitas, ancho chile, canela and crema that are also in the recipe.

Maine - Lobster Mac & Cheese
Maine – Lobster Mac and Cheese

More recently, the state’s bounteous lobster harvest (some 126 million pounds in 2013, the most recent figure) has led local cooks to introduce lobster to the Thanksgiving table. The following recipe for lobster mac and cheese, a variation on a classic plain recipe that Julia Moskin published in The Times, is a rich and shockingly flavorful addition to the holiday feast, and requires only a single lobster to serve six or eight

Massachusetts-Clam and Chouriço Dressing
Massachusetts-Clam and Chouriço Dressing

Massachusetts is the birthplace of the iconic Thanksgiving tableau, the home to Norman Rockwell, whose 1943 painting “Freedom From Want” gives Americans its most enduring vision of the holiday table. It is also home to one of the largest Portuguese-American communities in the United States and the source of one of the nation’s most flavorful hyphenated cuisines. Matthew Jennings, the chef and an owner of the forthcoming Townsman restaurant in Boston, pays homage to that cooking with a New Bedford-style Thanksgiving dressing made with local Massachusetts quahog clams and the Portuguese sausage known as chouriço.

Oregon-Cranberry Sauce
Oregon – Cranberry Sauce with Pinot Noir

Instead, Oregon pinot noir keeps the cranberry sauce bright and clean.” The recipe here doesn’t hold back; it is shot through with allspice, cloves, peppercorns, rosemary, cinnamon, vanilla and honey, in a mix that calls to mind the rusticity and abundance of the Pacific Northwest.

Georgia-Pecan Pie
Georgia – Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is to the Southern Thanksgiving table what pumpkin, mince and apple pies are to the Northern version of the meal. Pecan trees can be found in back and front yards in Georgia, Texas and states in between, and pecan pie is a year-round dessert.

Missouri - St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake
Missouri – St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Legend has it that the St. Louis gooey butter cake originated by accident in the 1930s, when a baker mixed up the proportion of butter in one of his coffee cakes. Rather than throw it out, he sold it by the square, and the sugary, sticky confection was a hit. Naturally, a slice of gooey cake ends up next to — or in place of — the pumpkin pie at many a Missourian’s Thanksgiving table.

images via The New York Times

19 Nov 16:03

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers

by Christopher Jobson

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

Concentrically Layered Ceramic Sculptures and Vessels by Matthew Chambers  sculpture ceramics abstract

When stopping to consider these masterful ceramic objects by artist by Matthew Chambers, a flood of familiar images came to mind as I tried to understand what I was looking at. The aperture of a camera, the protective shell of a curled up armadillo, ocean waves, bowls of pasta, or portals to other dimensions; all valid reactions to these hand-built ceramic vessels and sculptures that contain dozens of thin concentric layers.

For the last 8 years Chambers has been working from a 215 square foot studio in Newport on the Isle of Wight where he creates each piece without the aid of sketches or designs, preferring to experiment as he works. Each “layer” is an individual section thrown on a potter’s wheel which he then assembles with other layers to make a solid sculpture. How something so precisely geometric can be formed from clay by hand is nothing short of astounding.

Chambers most recently had work at New Craftsman Gallery. You can also read a studio visit from Ceramic Arts Daily, and a more in-depth interview about his process on Ideas in the Making. (via Rhubarbes, Contemporist)

19 Nov 13:36

In Drones We Trust, 2014 - Joseph DeLappeCrowd Sourced,...



In Drones We Trust, 2014 - Joseph DeLappe
Crowd Sourced, Participatory Rubber Stamp Currency Intervention

FOR FULL PROJECT DOCUMENTATION VISIT: http://indroneswetrust.tumblr.com/

A participatory project inviting volunteers across the United States to rubber stamp a tiny image of an MQ1 Predator Drone on the back of their money. The idea came after closely examining U.S. currency - all but the $1 dollar bill feature a pastoral depiction of a notable government building or monument on the back of the bills, albiet with lonely, empty skies. It seems appropriate, considering our current use of drones in foreign skies, to symbolically bring them home to fly over our most notable patriotic structures. I’ve created 100 of these laser etched and hand assembled rubber stamps which are currently being shared with volunteer participants throughout the United States and a few internationally. 

I’ve invited participants in the project to each send me one image of a stamped bill, noting location and date where the bill was stamped and put back into circulation. Further images will be posted in the coming weeks. http://indroneswetrust.tumblr.com/
http://www.delappe.net
#dronestamp, #indroneswetrust

19 Nov 16:12

Santaur, A Half-Santa, Half-Horse Christmas Ornament by Archie McPhee

by Glen Tickle

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Santaur is a half-Santa, half-horse Christmas ornament by Archie McPhee. The ornament is six inches tall, made of glass, and Archie McPhee warns it might be disturbing, but is “probably awesome.”

HALF-HORSE, HALF-SANTA, ALL CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Everyone is familiar with the mythic Greek centaur, but we invite you to meet Santaur. Santaur is a bare-chested, half-horse half-Santa who travels around the globe on Christmas Eve without needing any reindeer! This 6″ tall glass ornament commands attention on your tree. Probably will be described as weird by all your relatives, but you can be confident that it’s really awesome no matter what they think. It can hang by the included string or stand on its own in the middle of the dinner table as a centerpiece. On Christmas Eve, don’t leave Santa milk and cookies, leave Santaur a carrot and a sugar cube.

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santaurgif

images via Archie McPhee

19 Nov 14:38

A Collection of Bento Box Art Portraying Popular Disney Characters

by Justin Page

Baymax - Big Hero 6

Artist Micky Araben has created a beautiful collection of bento box art portraying popular Disney characters. More of Araben’s bento box designs are available to view on Tumblr.

Ariel - The Little Mermaid

Darkwing Duck

Winnie the Pooh

Buzz Lightyear - Toy Story

photos via OMGiri

via Big Hero 6 Fan Hub, That’s Nerdalicious

18 Nov 19:07

Japan's levitating Maglev train reaches 500km/h (311mph)

Chelsea

want! (i rode the one to Shanghai airport)