Tools for creating ideas. Silk Tie Easter Eggs. Well, we’ve found our absolute favorite Easter egg dyes… of all time. No tablets, no food colors, no cups, no drips, no stained fingers or clothes, no spilling— I could go on and on. But seriously, the best part about this method is that everything you need is right in your kitchen and closet…or worst case—the thrift store. Who would have thought that an old ratty, out of date silk tie could be the gorgeous answer to the annual Easter egg dying ordeal? Your whole family is going to love this. Here’s what you’ll need: Eggs Silk ties–look for a tiny tag at the small end of the tie. An old, white T-shirt–cut it into squares big enough to wrap around the eggs String 3 Tablespoons of white vinegar Pot of water Vegetable oil Now then… Cut open the tie at the back and take out the facing fabric.
Cut the silk into pieces big enough to cover the egg… Wrap it around your egg. Now, roll the egg up with the T-shirt fabric. The idea is to press the colored silk right up against the egg. Super Creative Sites That Will Kick You In The Gut and Keep You Coming Back For More. The following is my top 7 list of odd, zany, emotional websites that will kick you in the gut and keep you coming back for more.
These kinds of sites are consistently most inspiring to me. They have the raw emotion that I crave and feed off daily. Both the concept and content of all these sites are creative. I hope you agree… PostSecret Okay. A softer world This is an incredible combination of artsy photography and written word. A beautiful revolution I don’t think this one is as well known as the last 2, but it’s definitely a gold mine. Explodingdog A nonsensical name (totally my style), but an inspiring artist. Kecleon Color Theory. Web Blog / Colorful Scraper Bikes by COLOURlovers. My love for bikes of all kinds has been documented well on my other blog, so of course I was excited when I introduced to Scraper Bikes via this amazing short documentary, Scrapertown: Scrapertown from California is a place. on Vimeo.
Coming out of Oakland, CA the Scraper Bike kids trick out their bikes in rainbows of color with cardboard, tinfoil, spray paint, and found objects. Two years ago they became a YouTube phenomenon and since then, they've continued to expand, and are still trying to green up Oakland, keep kids in school, and keep them busy with their bikes so they're staying out of trouble. It's such a great grassroots advocacy for safety on the streets. Read and see more on Scraper Bikes here, here and here. www.pitchdesignunion.comMargot Harrington is a graphic designer, art junkie, and all-around collaborator captivated by all forms of making and doing. Visual Art by the Human Body. Popular Front Snowdays.
“Dead Drops” preview at Aram Bartholl. I am pleased to preview ‘Dead Drops’ a new project which I started off as part of my ongoing EYEBEAM residency in NYC the last couple weeks.
‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. I am ‘injecting’ USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody in public space. You are invited to go to these places (so far 5 in NYC) to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your favorite files and data. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. Dead drop (Wikipedia) In the meanwhile drop some files here! 87 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (Makerbot)Empire Fulton Ferry Park, Brooklyn, NY (Dumbo)235 Bowery, NY (New Museum)Union Square, NY (Subway Station 14th St)540 West 21st Street, NY (Eyebeam) Udate: I have to admit I wasn’t prepared for this unbelievable feedback I am got in the recent days.
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