Check out the amazing work of Erika Iris Simmons, an artist specializing in using non traditional media... old books, cassettes, playing cards, magazines, credit cards, etc.
In her latest series, Ghost in the Machine, she brilliantly showcases a number of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette. Also included are portraits made from old film and reels.
Nice stuff: Ghost in the Machine.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
All organizations and careers function on 3 levels. What you do, How you do it and Why you do it. The problem is, most don’t even know that Why exists. Money is not a WHY, it's a result.
"People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe."
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This is really a cool find! Work at the Notting Hill Gate tube station has recently uncovered these amazing advertising posters in non-public areas dating from 1956 to 1959 when the station's lifts were removed and replaced by escalators. These are in an old lift passageway.
The above shot shows several of the posters - and the original Central London Railway tiled walls from 1900.
Totally digging the bearded character in this Royal Blue coach services poster by Daphne Padden, circa 1959.
Iron & Steel at the Science Museum poster, circa 1959
Thanks to Mikey Yashworth for all sharing these official shots he captured for the London Underground.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
WTF? The United States thought it had scored the potential game-winning goal when Maurice Edu knocked home Landon Donovan's free kick in the 86th minute to break a 2-2 tie.
But referee Koman Coulibaly, Mali's answer to Mr. Magoo, called a foul on defender Carlos Bocanegra, who had his arms around Slovenia substitute Jejc Pecnik and was preventing him from jumping for the ball.
Magoo conveniently missed two American players being held and grabbed in different parts of the penalty area by Slovenian players.
So, Did Referee Koman Coulibaly Rob US of World Cup Win? Yes, but it's gonna take more than a low life referee to keep the US out of the finlas!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.
Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have."
Saturday, June 05, 2010
A few years ago, BP rebranded themselves as 'beyond petroleum'. And yet BP is pursuing 'unconventional oil' - the Canadian tar sands and deepwater drilling, despite the massive environmental damage that's being caused by their business.
That's why GreenPeace wants you to rebrand them. Your brief is to create a logo for BP which shows that the company is not 'beyond petroleum' - they're up to their necks in tar sands and deepwater drilling.
More Info: GreenPeace UK.
Friday, June 04, 2010
Not your typical old school log cabin, this is actually a sweet little recording studio built and designed by Hans Linberg - a wood building facade covering a prefabricated plastic and steel frame. Nice!
Check out Dornob for more info.
Check out Dornob for more info.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Wow, these are some stunning looking speakers!
Handcrafted using their unique Patent Pending design, Little Horn speakers are made by audio freaks Specimen of Chicago using high-density fiberglass and the base is made using heavy, void-free Baltic birch plywood. The base houses the driver and acts as a compression chamber for the horn. The horns are fitted to their base like a neck should be fitted to a guitar — with an exacting alignment and flush fitting surface to ensure the best performance and tonal transmission.
A special inverted design enables the low frequencies to emerge at the top of the enclosure. An octagonally fluted horn carries them upward and lets them flourish into the room. The immense structural rigidity of the horns octagonal geometry minimizes resonances yet allows sound waves to expand freely the way nature intended. There is simply something beautiful here, not just bass frequency reproduction, but a spatial imaging that belies the speaker’s size.
And as if the speakers aren't drool-worthy enough, the Little Horns can also be used in conjunction with Specimen's 300-watt Subwoofer and Hi-Fi Tube Amp. Built using the same Baltic Birch, this 14-inch unit can be finished to match your Little Horns.
Dang, I think I might have to start playing the lottery...
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Dig the navigation on this awesomely simple interactive 2010 World Cup Calendar.
And I found the above chart with trivia, facts and figures about the World Cup over at the New York Times : World Cup Soccer Miscellany thanks to Ben Schott.