Lego will fix our broken bricks Two weeks ago, we took part to a workshop leaded by Jan Vormann, artist and creator of Dispatchwork, a nice, colored urban “hacking” practice which consists in filling holes in stone or brick-made wall with hundreds of lego bricks. It was a nice afternoon and we had the chance to talk a bit with the artist about this practice. He came to know very well the pieces he handles and can easily fix whatever kind of hole he finds with a fine, superior technique.
Clockbusters See the clues, guess the movie. And if time runs out? KABOOM. That’s what happens when you pack a web site full of so many affordable images (like the ones used to create this game). There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary Recently I came across this amazing little Tumblr named ‘OtherWordly‘ – itself a play on words. It consists of a collection of strange and lovely words from different languages through different times. What I like most about this selection of consonants and vowels – little meaning-carrying packages of vibration – is that they all try to point to the unspeakable, the transient or the neglected. That which we forget in the busyness of our daily grind. Words have the power to remind us – and therefore we should choose our words carefully so we are reminded of the things that nourish our souls. You can find my favourite words below – pick five that resonate most, write them down, yes seriously – go grab a pen -, make sure to learn them by heart, teach them to your inner voice and share them with others to guide our collective attention to what truly matters.
Seven body language tricks to make anyone instantly like you There's no question that body language is important. And, according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture - and hold - anyone's attention without even saying a word. We've selected the best body language techniques from the book and shared them below: The Flooding Smile "Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," says Lowndes. Flame Text This effect gives text that appears to be made out of flame. To dothis technique, you will first need to download the texture called realfire.jpg. The texture is actually 480 x 480 pixels. A reduced version is shown below.To get the real file, click on the fire texture and download it from thenew window that pops up.
From Trash Pile to Fully Functional: the Rough Lamp from Compeixalaigua Design Studio is Anything But Posted by erika rae | 18 Nov 2013 | Comments (2) Sometimes great designs come from leftover waste—look no further than Pothra planters, shipping pallet chairs and clothes hangers made of bike parts are three examples that prove it. We've got another design that's giving new life to old materials: Rough from Barcelona-based Compeixalaigua Design Studio is a clean update on the forgotten pile of wood strips it once was. The designers needed a way to light up their workspace and the perceived trash became a bright idea.
// Animated Gifs 01 - Matthew DiVito // MOTION // GRAPHIC // DESIGN // Animated Gifs 01 What started as a little experiment has grown into something more. Selections from my blog mrdiv.tumblr.com retro_break january 22, 2012 shatter march 16, 2012 reset march 19, 2012 Architects Gone Rogue! How To Use Your Skills From Architecture School Anywhere Linda Bennett is a writer, designer and architect located Melbourne, Australia. She is the founder and author of archi-ninja.com. Through her work, Linda explores the relationships between architecture, human habit, and anarchy. Here, she writes about the myriad ways in which architects can apply the skills learned in school.