Jan
28

The Playhouses of our Grandparents

posted on January 28th 2013 in Books & Documentary & Photography with 0 Comments

Nicolas Henry‘s “The Playhouses of Our Grandparents” is a portrait of the older generation across the world, from France to Vanuatu via India, Brazil, Morocco, New Zealand and Sweden. For each portrait, some sort of shack or temporary shelter was constructed using the subject’s familiar possessions.

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Jan
25

How to be an explorer of the world

posted on January 25th 2013 in Books & Inspiration & Philosophy with 0 Comments

As a fan of guerrilla artist and illustrator Keri SmithWreck This Box set of interactive journals, part of these 7 favorite activity books for grown-ups, I was delighted to discover her How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum — a wonderful compendium of 59 ideas for how to get creatively unstuck by engaging with everyday objects and your surroundings in novel ways. From mapping found sounds to learning the language of trees to turning time observation into art, these playful and poetic micro-projects aren’t just a simple creativity booster — they’re potent training for what Buddhism would call “living from presence” and inhabiting your life more fully.

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Jan
23

How UNICEF is using Pinterest

posted on January 23rd 2013 in Inspiration & Photography & Social with 0 Comments

For as long as humanity remains a visual race, people will always want to look and watch more than read.

This is the one fact that many brands and products have abused, misused and overused. This is also the one fact that many worthwhile causes and non-profit organizations have underused and never used.

Sites like Pinterest, Instagram and even Facebook have been snubbed and believed to be a place where materialistic desires are promoted and shared. And it is. Sign up and you will be flooded with photos of cars, clothes, accessories and toys.

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Jan
23

Discovering illustrators & photographers through KUVVA

posted on January 23rd 2013 in Drawing & Illustration & Inspiration & Photography with 0 Comments

Choosing a wallpaper for our iOS device is not easy. If you want something original out of the typical default funds, we have to find something that fits perfectly on the screen of the iPhone or iPod Touch, but has enough resolution not to lose definition on the Retina display. To try to help us in this task we Kuvva, an iOS application that brings hundreds of wallpapers high quality of the best graphic designers in the world.

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Jan
15

Short films, big ideas

posted on January 15th 2013 in Cinema & Documentary & Social & Video with 0 Comments

<<Who would dare to pit one fatal disease against another… inside the body of a six-year-old patient? The results will shatter all expectations.>> This is the abstract of one of the finalists of this interesting documentary film contest Focus Forward is carrying on.

Focus Forward is an unprecedented new series of 30 three-minute stories about innovative people who are reshaping the world through act or invention, directed by the world’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers.

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Jan
15

Recipes by color, a creative way to cook

posted on January 15th 2013 in Drawing & Illustration with 0 Comments

The recipe is a very old format. Beyond improving in terms of accuracy or clarity, not too much has changed since immemorial times. However, in recent times some stoves illustrators or designers try to find new ways to tell a paper plate, getting us out of the routine of the photo, the ingredients and preparation.

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Jan
10

2013 Oscar Nominees

posted on January 10th 2013 in Cinema with 0 Comments

So here they are! The 2013 nominees for the Oscar Awards!

Do you want to take a look? Maybe you’ll have a surprise with some of the movies.

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