The founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard, describes its subculture, some of the Internet "memes" it has launched, and the incident in which its users managed a very public, precision hack of a mainstream media website. The talk raises questions about the power -- and price -- of… Continue
When we were kids, we all loved Pez and the cool dispensers that they came in. Missy Munday from Penticton, Canada liked them a little bit more... Actually, a lot more. At last count, she collected 209 over the past seven years. She finds her hidden treasure at yard sales, thrift stores, flea markets, and souvenir shops.
It's Space Invader hunting season! Ryan Snieder found a couple LIFE photos from Google and Photoshopped them to create these funny 8-bit scenes. Looks like this guy knows what he's having for dinner tonight...
He was one of the last of the great teacher coaches and the best coach in the 20th century. He was a religious man who had a philosophy that combined fundamental sound principles with a sense of old-fashioned values.
I've listened to this TED Talk by John Wooden several times. You can tell that he was a wise man who experienced a great deal in his life. He was a master at uncovering the hidden potential inside his pupils.
Just came across this nice shop at Etsy by Las Coleccionistas. They sell some great notebooks wrapped in this four-fold poster. I really like the text and photos on this (and I'm a sucker for cool notebooks anyway).
The notebooks open with a text by Joaquim Barceló inside.
Las Coleccionistas are María Revuelta and Núria del Moral,… Continue
These bomb shaped candles light up to slowly reveal three hidden bronze stars. Three stars bomb! designed by Atelier Ted Noten.
"Get ready for a three-star-performance! Ignite this bomb (don’t worry, it’s safe) and watch three bronze stars appear. A typical Atelier Ted Noten piece of democratic jewellery—from now on, anyone can become a general."…
Incredible work by renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. “Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the studio glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist working in a studio environment to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process. However, Chihuly’s contribution extends well beyond the boundaries both of this movement and even the field of glass:…
Chinese product designer Daizi Zheng created a range of healthy snacks packaged to look like drugs and junk food. The project features cigarette carrot sticks, blueberries in a pill blister pack and celery french fries. If it doesnt make you hungry it'll at least make you think.
Check Daizi Zheng out at his website for more on his other projects.… Continue
As a powerful platform for reaching the general public, street art is unlike any other movement. Using the blank walls as a temporary canvas and transforming the urban space, these artists often times seek to make a connection with their audience through socially relevant themes. While quite often their work will come off as clever or…
The Electree charger was only a concept by Vivien Muller a couple years ago, and now the solar panel bonsai tree has evolved into an actual unit for sale. Shown at the 1.618 Sustainable Luxury Fair in Paris, the Electree is a stylish eco-friendly tool that uses small photovoltaic panels to…
The absurdity of man and his relationship to the environment is brought to light in this though-provoking set by Jason Burch titled Constructed Environments. Through his carefully crafted black-and-white scenes, Burch metaphorically hands us a mirror and makes us look into our destructive souls.
Photographer Brian Skerry shoots life above and below the waves -- as he puts it, both the horror and the magic of the ocean. In this fascinating TED Talk, he shares his amazing, intimate shots of undersea creatures, and shows how powerful images can help make… Continue
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