Daily Overview

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The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of Earth and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect and features important commentary on the wider implications of this understanding for our society and our relationship to the environment.

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Cloud Classifications

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Lovely poster by James Brown showing the cloud classifications that Luke Howard, the ‘father of meteorology’ devised in 1803. Similarly cool is this poster showing the Morse, Semaphore and Phonetics Alphabet all in one.

Herman Miller Picnic Posters

Considered modern design classics, Steve Frykolm’s Herman Miller Picnic Posters are in the permanent collections of museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art.

The Picnic Posters offers a rare glimpse into Steve’s meticulous archives unearthing sketches and stories over 40 years old, alongside a visit to reprint his first picnic poster from 1970.

An Adventurer Explores the Art World

Norwegian explorer, lawyer, and writer Erling Kagge shared some insights on the international art market in his new book A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art. Kagge’s practical yet entertaining step-by-step guide shows readers how to get started in collecting art and how to find pieces that they will enjoy for many years, as well as how to identify and avoid pitfalls and deceptive temptations.

Valentine Typewriter (1969)

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Ettore Sottsass’ Valentine Portable Typewriter design from 1969 makes my heart go pitter patter. What a beauty. Currently for sale over at Sotheby’s for an estimated $15,000-$20,000. An (expensive) beauty.

Food Hats

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Every now and then I stumble upon an absolute gem on the internet. This Instagram account with the username ChiliPhilly is one of them. It put the biggest smile on my face. I love the internet so much!

(Thanks Bas)

Hagar Cygler

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Love this embroidery series by Tel-Aviv based artist Hagar Cygler in which she layers embroidered silhouettes from family photos on top of each other.

(via the Jealous Curator)

Red Paper Bridge

This red paper bridge is a temporary installation by British environmental artist Steve Messam and made from 22,000 separate pieces of locally-sourced paper. Beautiful.

Rainbow

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This rainbow photograph by Sarah Illenberger made me chuckle. Would make for a good wall piece in any kitchen…

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Happy House

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Yes, I would hang this happy house print by Eliot Kruszynski in my home.

Pizza in the Wild

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Pizza in the wild by Los Angeles based photographer Jonpaul Douglass. Made me smile.

Not Seeing The World

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This photo series by fellow Swiss Clarina Bezzola is hitting a cord with me. It’s titled Not seeing the World and depicts an individual who is constantly absorbed in the dialogues with her inner voices and misses the beautiful world around.

YES / NO

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I hugely admire Markus Raetz‘s artwork. This YES/NO sculpture is one of my favorites. Just like in real life, depending on your perspective, the answer can be YES or NO.

Hakanai

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to enjoy a Hakanaï performance at BAM. It was a stunning visual firework. I wish I could see it another time. Or even better, I’d love to call one of those interactive projection cubes my own. You know, to play with during a coffee break at work… You should check their schedule to see if they’re performing in your city anytime soon.

Simple Tips for Success

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Really loving these Life Tips by Adam J. Kurtz.

(Did you know he is a Tattly artist?)

OK Go + Pilobolus

I took Ella (8) to see Pilobolus at BAM yesterday. We *LOVED* the performance. The last piece was based on the above music video with OK GO. It totally messes with your head and our perception of gravity. Enjoy the full interactive experience at allisnotlo.st.

Trust me…

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I am fine, she said, burning the candle at both ends.

CreativeMornings: Lucien Zayan

Lucien Zayan is one of my all-time favorite people here in NYC. Last month he spoke on the theme of UGLY at our CreativeMornings/NewYork.

Hard to believe, but it was his first time speaking in public. He won the 200+ crowd over instantly. You could literally feel everyone’s heart open up. In his talk, Lucien is telling the story of The Invisible Dog, the artist space in Brooklyn that I am lucky to call my new work home in another 36 days.

The world needs more people like Lucien, who see beauty where others can’t. NYC is a better place because of him.

The Sketchbook Project

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Are you someone that uses sketchbooks? Don’t you ever wish you could flip through other artists’ sketchbooks, or that yours could be seen by other people? That’s exactly what the Sketchbook project makes possible; it’s a massive, global, collaborative art project. It’s a crowd-sourced library that features 31,703 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries. (<-----!!!!!) Brooklyn Art Library is their storefront exhibition space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY where The Sketchbook Project collection is on view to the public. Or, you can browse a selection of their books online.

How fantastic is this? Totally going to check out the library with my kids this weekend.

Michael Sydney Moore

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I just stumbled upon Michael Sydney Moore‘s work. It’s breathtaking. Michael is a 23 year old oil painter working out of his studio in London. His most recent work is centered around high-realism in portraiture. Can you believe the above portrait is a painting?

His work is so labor intensive that he only gets to produce 8-10 pieces a year. I admire Michael’s ability to focus and his endurance.

Snowflakes

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Stunning macro snowflake photographs by Buffalo based photographer Douglas Levere. (You can buy them as a print!)

Tiny Cloud

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It’s a Tiny Cloud. It’s a light. It’s a Bluetooth Speaker. It’s awesome. Also comes in large. #wishlisted

Art by Brock Davis

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Brock Davis turns everyday things into works of art.

Laser Cat is coming to DUMBO

Laser Cat is coming to NYC. The gigantic laser-shooting art spectacle is eating art from New York’s agencies and blasting them onto the Manhattan Bridge, pew pew!

New Yorkers come and experience this intergalactic art exhibition slash impromptu dance party on Thursday 20 Nov 6:30 – 9:30PM EST.

Start sending your arts. Learn more.

(yours truly is making a small appearance in that video above)