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22 Jun 13:44

Finlandia Vodka's New Ad Inspires People To Be Less Ordinary

by Jack Lowe

Finlandia Vodka has worked with advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy to scour the globe in search of people who have led a "less ordinary" life, creating a short film to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

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05 Jun 11:27

Interactive Dog Illustrations By Valerie Susik

by Caroline Kurze

Valerie Susik merges illustration with interaction for a series of drawings featuring dogs and their leisure pursuits. Susik caricatured pictures of dogs she found on Instagram on her notepad, delineating their facial features and furry mugs while each illustration playfully interacts with a human subject nearby. Hands placed around the drawing pad merge with the flat pencil art on the page, connecting the person and pup in various scenarios and situations.

All images © Valerie Susik | Via: designboom

04 Jun 07:12

South Africa – A Land Of Myths and Legends

by Anke Nunheim

Limpopo, is one of the nine provinces and the so-called land of myths and legends that bordesr Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the North. It's not very touristy yet, located in the Far North of South Africa. Perhaps it's not the place which first comes to mind when thinking about South Africa, but this is exactly where our journey leads us.

Our starting point is the small airport at Polokwane - Limpopo's capital which means "place of safety". The further North we go the more hilly and green it gets around us. Baobab trees with their healing power loom into the sky. Here you can easily escape the hustle and bustle of the South African cities and loose yourself in the silence and vastness of the bush land. We discover a nature of rugged wilderness with unexpected valleys, subtropical forests, steep canyons and mile long mango, lychee and avocado plantations.

This region forms the backdrop of many talented and creative tribes, especially the Venda, Tsonga, Zulu and Tsonga people. Their rich cultural heritage, mythical background and spiritual beliefs are connected to the surrounding nature. Many of these places carry a spiritual meaning, a place where people can connect with their ancestors. One of the holy places is lake Fundudzi - according to legend inhabited by a goddess of fertility in the form of a python. These myths are handed down from generation to generation and get clearly visible in the artistic expression and unique interpretations of their art.

The artists and craftsmen of the region are known for their wood carvings, their unique drums and textiles. In the townships we experience an authentic and modern everyday life and the hospitality and 'joie de vivre' of its proud inhabitants. On a weekly market we bravely taste Mopane worms and termites and learn from a local 91-year-old healer about the miraculous powers of roots and herbs. We visit a storyteller and listen to the pulsating rhythms of homemade instruments.

This part of the country is also famous for its abundant wildlife. A large part of the Kruger National Park is located in this province, but Mapungubwe National Park is just as worth seeing. It was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 and is the richest archaeological site of Africa. We take an early morning walk through the bush, criss cross parched riverbeds and watch elephants and frolicking monkeys from afar. If they're not hiding from the african sun, you can also see the Big 4 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant), take a sunset drive and end your day with a Bush Braai (BBQ African) and the swirling sounds of the South African bushland.

Thanks to South African Tourism for the invitation to this special and pristine region. If you want to visit South Africa yourself, you can send a free postcard to a friend and win a trip to South Africa here.

Text and Images by Anke Nunheim, Edited by Ana Santl

22 May 07:04

Everybody’s got a thing

22 May 05:56

shychemist: One of my favourite twitter trending topics I’ve...


One of my favourite twitter trending topics I’ve seen in a while: #GirlsWithToys.

This came as a response to an Astronomer’s remarks that Scientists are ‘boys with toys’.

Glad to see such a strong response from the women of STEM. :)

22 May 05:54

Julien Salaud Creates Stellar Caves With Glow In The Dark Thread

by Stephanie Chan
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Julien Salaud is a French artist who creates incredible thread drawings that light up like constellations under ultraviolet light. His otherworldly installations feel larger than life and look like futuristic cave paintings, brimming with both raw primitive energy as well as evoking the sense of some neon-splattered future.
His latest series of installations, called Stellar Cave, brings to life a mythology of their own. Their pantheon includes scenes from the natural world: birds of prey caught in mid-flight, deer-like creatures, and even a human figure who seems draped in the regalia of some minor forest god.
In an interview with Trend Tablet, Salaud says:
“There are different kinds of beauty. I suppose the one I am interested in is like a fruit: I am not following a logical analysis, and I am not trying to have some concept. I am rather into contemplation, which implies taking some time.”
Observing Salaud’s work from the darkness enables viewers to reflect and contemplate the world as we know it from a different point of view — one that seems almost extraterrestrial. (via This Is Colossal)

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20 May 09:55

real-faker: stutterhug: Calling up A Friend Nekomancer



Calling up A Friend


16 May 14:35


by Reza


16 May 14:35

clothes I wish I had. ➝ Anju Modi Autumn Winter 2014

clothes I wish I had. ➝ Anju Modi Autumn Winter 2014

13 May 08:07

Music Video: Courtney Barnett - Dead Fox

by Joe Reeve

Courtney Barnett has just released a new animated video for Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit track “Dead Fox”. Directed by Rory Kerr and Paul Rutledge, the animated video shows a wired fox driving a lorry along a highway running people over, followed by a number of other different animals on various vehicles. It’s partly whimsical and charming, partly gruesome and disturbing. Take a look above!

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is one of our favourite albums of the year so far and it’s out now with Marathon Artists and Milk Records.

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09 May 12:03

Smartass explains why "Work Intelligent" poster is stupid

by Mark Frauenfelder

This is funny. [via]

09 May 11:51

fowllanguagecomics: Bonus Panel

09 May 11:49

Photographer Jorge Cervera Hauser Captures Sea Creatures Against Sun-Drenched Oceanscapes

by Kate Sierzputowski


Jorge Cervera Hauser produces intimate snapshots of underwater creatures, effortlessly capturing their magnificence as they glide through the sea in schools or pairs. Each image displays moments that look as if they were captured in a split-second, yet simultaneously appear dramatically staged. Most of the images included were taken either in Baja or the Mexican Caribbean, and the image of the shark gliding alone through turquoise water was taken at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. No matter the location, each photograph was taken far away from human life and miles out in the open ocean.

The Mexico City-based artist is also a film producer, yet his true passion lies with the animals he captures within his photography. Along with a few friends he runs a marine conservation NGO called Pelagic Life, which aims to conserve the Mexican open ocean through eco-tourism. Through his organization Cervera Hauser produced the documentary “Mexico Pelagico” which has already been released in Mexico and will be available on Netflix June 1st. More images of Cervera Hauser’s underwater voyages can be seen on his online portfolio here.










13 Apr 08:40

fruitsgarden: sometimes dogs get embarrassed that someone saw...


sometimes dogs get embarrassed that someone saw them acting anything other than a majestic and stoic beast

12 Apr 14:37


"Mr. President, what if the unthinkable happens? What if the launch goes wrong, and Napoleon is not stranded on the Moon?" "Have Safire write up a speech."
02 Apr 09:04

Watch The Trailer for Street Artist JR's New Film "Les Bosquets"

by Staff

Street artist JR, famous for plastering buildings and entire towns with gigantic black-and-white portraits, has released the trailer for his upcoming film "Les Bosquets". The movie is based on the story of Ladj Ly and the "Les Bosquets" performance at New York City Ballet, which was inspired by the French suburb riots back in 2005.

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02 Apr 08:37



I laughed.

31 Mar 13:26

4gifs:Not sure what these are but I think they need petting....


Not sure what these are but I think they need petting. [video]

31 Mar 09:26

Russian Photographer Documents His Two Huskies Playing on a Frozen Lake

by Staff

A Russian photographer who goes by the pseudonym Fox Grom has created a series documenting his two Siberian Huskies as they play on a frozen lake. The lake, which is located in Murmansk Oblast - one of Russia’s northernmost regions, was thawing at the time, leaving a few centimetres of water on top of the ice to give it an incredibly transparent quality, making it seem as though the dogs are walking on water.

To see more photos of his huskies, take a look at his Vkontakte page.

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29 Mar 08:20

Instagram Censored This Image of a Woman on Her Period

by Staff

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Artist Rupi Kaur has found herself at the center of Instagram's censorship war after the social media app removed a photo she posted, showing her lying on a bed, fully clothed, with a spot of blood between her legs and on the sheets. The photograph was taken as part of her university photography project, which focusses around the theme of menstruation, but Instagram removed it twice, saying that it violates their terms of service. Kaur has since taken to Facebook, posting the image alongside a caption that reads:

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27 Mar 14:21

Disco Dog - A Smartphone Controlled LED Dog Vest

by Staff

New York and Tokyo-based creative lab Party NYC has launched a Kickstarter to fund its invention - an LED dog vest that can be controlled from the owner's smartphone. Named Disco Dog, the vest is capable of displaying a variety of animated patterns and custom scrolling text in thousands of colours.

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25 Mar 07:17

rupikaur:period. (a photo series shot by sisters rupi and prabh...



(a photo series shot by sisters rupi and prabh kaur.  art direction by rupi kaur.)

i bleed each month to help make humankind a possibility. my womb is home to the divine. a source of life for our species. whether i choose to create or not. but very few times it is seen that way. in older civilizations this blood was considered holy. in some it still is. but a majority of people. societies. and communities shun this natural process. some are more comfortable with the pornification of women. the sexualization of women. the violence and degradation of women than this. they cannot be bothered to express their disgust about all that. but will be angered and bothered by this. we menstruate and they see it as dirty. attention seeking. sick. a burden. as if this process is less natural than breathing. as if it is not a bridge between this universe and the last. as if this process is not love. labour. life. selfless and strikingly beautiful. 

23 Mar 07:43

When the client asks you to explain the source text

23 Mar 07:40

exactlywhatiwasthinking:Rock on cacti.Rock on.


Rock on cacti.
Rock on.

18 Mar 10:56

Smug Scandinavians tell us what’s wrong with America

by PZ Myers

Yeah, we know.


Read the whole thing.

The anti-intellectualism of the American citizenry is just killing us. They won’t be impressed: they’ll just point to the 13th panel and say, “Haw haw, we can kick your ass.”

17 Mar 09:26

Video of the Day & Best of Instagram: @adamscarpenters

by Jeff

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This wins two awards: Video of the Day and Best of Instagram. I can’t believe I didn’t know about Adam Carpenter’s Instagram @adamscarpenters until now – hands down my new favourite person to follow! The video he just made for Shake It Little Tina’s “Low Cut Connie” is officially my way of life, and I would like to request that it be projected onto the ceiling above my casket at my wake, thank you.

Watch the video below.

View the whole post: Video of the Day & Best of Instagram: @adamscarpenters over on BOOOOOOOM!.

10 Mar 07:31

style-fad: my 6 year old brother has been crying for the past 20 minutes because my parents didn’t...


my 6 year old brother has been crying for the past 20 minutes because my parents didn’t invite him to their wedding 19 years ago

10 Mar 07:30

reflections on a sunny afternoon (at Canal Saint-Martin)

reflections on a sunny afternoon (at Canal Saint-Martin)

10 Mar 07:29


10 Mar 07:29

kiameku: David Shrigley Untitled 2009 Ink on paper 11 1/2 x...


David Shrigley
Ink on paper
11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches