Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph

Equador Earthquake Lithograph

12 days ago Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killing over 500 people and leaving thousands of families without a home.

Portoviejo, where my friend Juan Miguel is from, was one of the towns most heavily affected by the earthquake. Marin’s family survived but sadly, some of his friends lost their lives, a family member, or their homes.

One of Marin’s way of helping with the reconstruction efforts is through the sale of his drawing of the map of Ecuador, part of his “Under The Influence” series. The earthquake’s epicenter, near the coastal town of Muisne, is shown in the top left. The date and magnitude of the earthquake appear at the bottom of the lithograph. Hemlock Printers in Vancouver, Canada, generously donated 300 lithographs of Marin’s print and all proceeds from this sale will go help the children of Portoviejo.

Each 18″ x 24″ lithograph, printed on 130lb Coronado stock, is signed, numbered, and shipped (this May) in reinforced tubes.

Get yours here.

Misplaced New York

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The Misplaced Series by Anton Repponen removes notable New York buildings from their surroundings and “misplaces” them in desolate landscapes around the world. LOVE!

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Uhhhh

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Kind of a bummer when you realize you’re a blob and you have no arms to pick up the phone. Thanks for the chuckle, Julian Glander.

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CreativeMornings Talk: Andrew Hessel

Andrew Hessel, a futurist and catalyst in biological technology, delivers a powerful and thought-provoking CreativeMornings talk about the interplay between ethics, society, and life. Through the lens of his research in 3D-printing cancer-fighting viruses, Andrew challenges us to consider how we build ethical frameworks in our careers and in our lives. 27mins well spent.

Nonsense

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
— Dr. Seuss

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American Modern Cup + Saucer

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There is something incredibly elegant and beautiful about this American modern cup and saucer. Originally introduced in 1939 and designed by Russel Wright, this line is handcrafted exclusively by Bauer Pottery in Southern California.

Leaf Man by Azuma Makoto

Leaf Man

Leaf Man by flower artist Azuma Makoto made me smile. Also, full on Monstera leaf obsession happening over here.

David Shrigley: About the Artist

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New Seymour Chwast Book Protests 5,000 Years of War

Design icon Seymour Chwast has used his art to battle war since 1957. His new antiwar book features 70 pages of original illustrations.

Seymour Chwast is a design legend. As co-founder with Milton Glaser of Push Pin Studios, he led a revolution in graphic design in the 1960s and ’70s, producing bold, vibrant work that pushed the limits of nearly every visual medium.

Now, he turns his pen and sketchpad toward creating a new book on a subject that has been a personal obsession for nearly six decades: the fight against war, humankind’s never-ending scourge. Definitely supporting this Kickstarter!

Sketching New York City Subway Stations

Philip Coppola is a man who loves New York’s subway stations so much that he’s spent the last 38 years sketching them in glorious detail with just a ball point pen. I admire this man’s patience and being in it for the long haul. We need more of this.

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Friday Link Pack

Secret Decoder Ring

– Ben Vida is an artist and composer who sat six people in front of a camera and told them to smile. He recorded them and studied the video to plot music to each person’s micro-expressions. Love the idea. But some of these sounds don’t sound ‘happy’ enough for me though.

Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour at Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show and simply asks: “Can you make it rain harder?”

– The NYT Obituary: Prince, an Artist Who Defied Genre, Is Dead at 57

#FeelTheKern! Oh, Graphic designer jokes!

This etsy store is full of weird hat creations. I spent way too much time scrolling through it. The egg sunny side up is definitely a winner.

10 indoor pools with incredible views.

– Watch: How to make a rainbow grilled cheese at home

– Let your kitchen herbs thrive with this self-watering garden jar.

On raising kids who are more than “hoop jumpers”: A teenage TED speaker’s mom on how she encourages her sons to innovate (via)

– Jennifer Aaker helps us understanding happiness: The Happiness Narrative.

– I have a thing for Tapirs. This stuffed one is seriously cute.

– My obsession with Monstera leaves continues. Here comes the Monstera leaf pin.

7 Better Ways to Answer “What Do You Do?”

– This travel pillow and mask makes sense.

Grabr is a fascinating concept: Get anything from anywhere in the world delivered to you by a trusted Traveler going your way.

– This made me laugh: Louis CK on divorce. “Divorce is forever! It really actually is!”

Watch Them Whip: A Decade of Viral Dance Moves (via Kottke)

Stasi-Prison, a beautiful and austere set of photos by Philipp Lohöfener. (via)

– Long read: Hail the maintainers (via)

– Excellent read on Self-Esteem.

– 8 Product Designers share what’s most challenging about what they do.

House proud: Cornelia Parker places a 1920s-inspired house on The Met’s rooftop

Moving documentary by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Floyd Russ follows women in Shanghai deemed “Sheng-Nu” or “Leftover Women” simply because they don’t conform to social pressure to marry by the age of 25.

– Trying to think of a gift for your next dinner invite or stay at someone’s house? Scented perennial Tattly are the new bouquet of flowers.

– Cool job Alert: HoeflerCo is looking to hire a Graphic Designer in NYC

Easy Baked Artichoke

I am definitely going to try to replicate this baked artichoke recipe. YES!

Bacon Roses

This Bouquet of Bacon Roses would win my heart. Immediately.

Stay or Leave a Relationship?

Never not inspired by Alain de Botton’s School of Life videos.

Titanic Sink in Real Time

The above video lets you watch the sinking of the Titanic in real time. According to the web site Titanic Facts, the ship sank in two hours and 40 minutes in 1912. And that’s precisely how long things take to unfold in the video above. Wow.

(via Open Culture)

Wall Typography

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If you like type and bold colors you’ll love this Instagram account.

(via CreativeMornings)

Sfrido Peeler

Sfrido Peeler

The shape of Sfrido is quite ap-peel-ing. No?

Moderation

“Having small touches of colour makes it more colourful than having the whole thing in colour.”
— Dieter Rams

Scented Tattly – The Perennial Set

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I can barely contain my excitement over the launch of Tattly’s first scented tattoos. The Perennial Set launched yesterday, featuring sumptuous florals by French watercolor artist Vincent Jeannerot.

Their unique fragrance was created in collaboration with Agilex Fragrances, and includes notes of Dewy Fuchsia Petals, Pink Poppies, Ylang Ylang, and Poplar Wood. Next time, instead of a bouquet of flowers for that special someone, bring a Perennial Set instead.

Work at a fragrance house or beauty company? We also do custom tattoos with fragrance.

The perennial set

This Wall

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This wall won my heart. Also, the floors! Swoon!

Color Me Book

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Color Me Book turns your photos into a personalized 5 page coloring book. Fun!

(via Producthunt)

Challenged

“I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.”
– Maya Angelou

Magnetic House Numbers

magnetic house numbers

Not sure why you’d want your house numbers to be magnetic but I like the look of these.