Feelers is a slightly unsettling typographic experiment based on the movement of animal appendages.
(via But Does it Float)
Writer Alain De Botton says that status anxiety is more pernicious and destructive than most of us can imagine, and recommends getting out of the game altogether.
This gentleman sings the same song in 15 different places experimenting with natural revert, early reflections and short delays. Beautiful.
(via one of my favorites, Open Culture)
Zoetropes is a pre-film animation technique that relies on a rotating sequence of images or objects that’s photographed or displayed with a strobe light to create the illusion of motion. For his degree project at the ANU School of Art in Australia, digital artist Elliot Schultz devised his own method: the Embroidered Zoetrope.
Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together.
YES to living a creative life and human connection!
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.
John Waters gave a spectacular 2015 RISD graduation speech on creative rebellion and the artist’s task to cause constructive chaos. Find annotated highlights transcribed over on Brain Pickings.
Bike Desk reminds us to get out there and ride, no matter how busy we are. #mademelaugh
I didn’t grow up with Mister Rogers, but his advice rings true even as a grown-up. Better late than never.
In this Do Lectures talk, Les McKeown describes the 7 stages every business goes through. Some stages you don’t want to be in. And some you want to stay in forever. This talk was just what I needed on this Monday morning.
Also highly recommend Les’ book titled Share your vision. Inspire others. Achieve the impossible.
Format just launched a beautiful new film series called InFrame in collaboration with crazy talented Bas Berkhout. The first film of the series (above) offers a beautiful glimpse into the life of Brooklyn based photographer Jessica Lehrman.
Makes me so happy when good people collaborate. Check out InFrame.
Synchrony made me look. It is a music therapy platform that helps parents and children with autism develop intimacy and promote understanding with each other through improvised music play.
I want to touch it.
Simple Machines is the latest app by Brooklyn based Tinybop. The app allows you to explore the playful side of physics. Just like all their earlier apps, Simple Machines is *beautifully* illustrated and thoughtfully executed. Team Tinybop continues to create apps that I *want* my kids to play with; Educational, fun, and well-designed. Two swissmiss thumbs up!
The New Yorker has a video series on language. In this episode, Mary Norris talks about commas.