There's something special about designing and creating objects or experiences with your own bare hands. The internet has made DIY projects easy to find, especially with sites like Pinterest. Today, on…
In an age of mass media and the rapid emergence of the internet, we thrive on information at a heightened pace. Everyone is looking to be a bigger and better version of themselves by absorbing as much as they can. Some of the best resources for improving yourself, swelling your proficiency, and expanding your skill set can be found on YouTube, an excellent…
When was the last time you stopped what you were doing and really thought about where your life was going? Or maybe even better, where you want it to go next? That's the idea behind Alyse Birsel's Design the Life You Love. It's a recipe with not just ingredients like paper and pencil but also things… Continue
Does street art get better than this? Found on the streets of Verona, Italy is a pair of unmistakable legs! Surely they belong to the Wicked Witch of the East who was known to wear ruby slippers and striped socks. Morbid? Sure. Awesomely unexpected? Absolutely.
Called one of the most influential photographers of all time, Philip-Lorca diCorcia has had a long and varied career. He's shot everyone from his friends and family to prostitutes and drug addicts and even some of the biggest supermodels in the world. With a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography, diCorcia knows how to construct scenes that have a heightened sense of drama. His photos are a… Continue
Croatia-born photographer Stanko Abadžic finds beauty in simple moments. Shot in black and white, his street photography is characterized by strong contrasts of light and dark, his attention to geographic forms and his eye for long shadows.
What I love most about his photos (aside from the slightly surreal nature to them) is that they look they're from the the 1930s or 1940s when, in fact,… Continue
Helsinki-based illustrator and designer Vesa Sammalisto never planned on becoming an artist. In fact, like many of the creative people we profile here, he always thought that it was a far-fetched dream. His earliest memory of being creative involved drawing Donald Ducks for his mom though he does admit that, more or less, drawing has always played an important role in his life.… Continue
Sometimes it takes powerful imagery like this to make us appreciate our lot in life. Called Lottery of Life, the side-by-side comparisons are for Save the Children, an independent organization about creating lasting change in the lives of children in need. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with… Continue
If you don't believe in happy accidents, you haven't met Stephen Morris. Armed with his camera and his cute dog Button, Stephen headed out to his garden to take a personal portrait of him and his pooch. He turned his self timer on and stood in frame next to his dog but when he looked at the finished shot it was so boring that he decided he had to try it again...but this… Continue
A user experience researcher who works for Frog Design, British-born Jan Chipchase has the important job of understanding the way technology influences different cultures. His work has taken him around the world and has earned him a place right next to Steve Jobs in Forbes magazine's 2010 list of… Continue
Having traveled everywhere from England and Norway to Iceland and Chile, artist and photographer D. Yee sees life's cinematic moments wherever he goes. His photos are filled with emotionally powerful scenes but it's all done in such a way that you never feel as though someone is directing.
I got in touch with Yee to ask him more about the series which he calls… Continue
Jeff Luker has one of those portfolios that make you truly appreciate the dog days of summer. His photos feel like someone has come up behind you and splashed a cold bucket of water onto your slightly sunburned skin, shocking your senses but making you feel alive in more ways than you could have imagined.
If you'll noticed, his style is reminiscent of the… Continue
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If you're one of those people who wants to get more out of your museum experience, you'll appreciate this new app by MoMA. Not only will you be able to quickly plan your trip, you'll be able to dive deeper into MoMA's art by reading a synopsis or listening to one of their audio tours. They've even divided up their art by section so if you're interested in, let's say Photography, you can quickly see what's at MoMA before you make your way over to see the actual… Continue
“One World. 24 Hours. 6 Billion Perspectives." Just what is Life in a Day? It's an ambitious new project spearheaded by YouTube that brings in Ridley Scott (“Gladiator”) as producer and Kevin Macdonald (“The Last King of Scotland”) as director. It's a global experiment of user-generated filmmaking that's, well, about you. On July 24, capture a glimpse of your life on camera (10 minutes max) and upload it to a special YouTube channel (… Continue
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Photographer Dom Cruz has a knack for taking ordinary street scenes and turning them into movie-like moments. Snapping candid shots of unsuspecting people on the streets, Cruz sees drama and mystery that most of us might miss. What you can appreciate most is that his photos ask you to figure what happens next. For instance, whether that pretty girl walking on the… Continue
How much fun would it be if you could make childhood drawings come to life? That's what Korean artist Yeondoo Jung did with his creative Wonderland series. Jung transformed crayon drawings filled with sweet and sometimes bizarre imagery into real life photographs. Without the help of any computer graphics, Wonderland takes us from fantasy to reality in one fell… Continue
Time Paradox We all know about the Stormtroopers' day job. You'd probably be shocked, however, to see what they do during their time off...
Created by Stéfan, Stormtroopers 365 is a photo project starring TK455 and TK479, Stormtroopers in the Galactic Empire Army. The project began on April 3, 2009 and is about to end on April 2, 2010. Each day during the past year, a new picture…
Take a look through Elliott Erwitt's body of work and don't tell me you didn't crack a smile. Don't worry, you're not alone - his good-natured photos make you feel as though the world is smiling right along with you. Known for his candid black-and-white shots of absurd or ironic occasions, they show you lighter side of life, don't they?…
Though most design posters are made to inspire fellow creatives, many of them apply to anyone in their everyday life. The beauty of it all, of course, is that designer, artist, doctor or engineer, we all share very similar life experiences. We all seek to find inspiration, tap into our own creativity, and hope to overcome our worries and our fears.…