Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Raconteurs Live in Concert—NPR May 27 2008 (PodCast)

The Raconteurs Live in Concert—NPR May 27 2008 (PodCast)

NPR.org, May 27, 2008 – The Raconteurs just want to have fun. Loud and brash with an arsenal of infectious riffs, the quartet plays with swagger, a wry sense of humor and one, singular message: Let's rock. Hear The Raconteurs in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. Listen to NPR's PodCast.

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Marie Curie Actions – Chemical Party

Marie Curie Actions – Chemical Party

If only they explained chemistry in school like this.

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The attack of the Coca-Cola robots

The attack of the Coca-Cola robots

Coca-Cola has oversized robot vending machines lumbering around Tokyo pinching the heads of people who prefer a different brand. These robots have been made to the likeness of the 11inch tall desktop toys which feauture the regular as well as the black Coke Zero available in Japan. The toys feature bendy arms and have a(…)

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The Lost Land — Eavan Boland

I have two daughters. They are all I ever wanted from the earth. Or almost all. I also wanted one piece of ground: One city trapped by hills. One urban river.An island in its element. So I could say mine. My own.And mean it. Now they are grown up and far awayand memory itselfhas become(…)

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Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

"Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada transforms common people into icons by rendering them in charcoal as urban murals. By questioning the controls imposed on public space, the role models that represents us in the public space and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory he breaks preconceptions of where art is permitted, when art(…)

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Collection of European Poster Art from the 30’s—60’s

Collection of European Poster Art from the 30’s—60’s

Too bad there aren't links to larger sizes of the posters. 

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On Death and Dying

On Death and Dying

Suffering from a recent loss I have shamelessly lifted the following post, in it's entirety, from Miss Cellania for your viewing pleasure. Her blog is a daily ingest for me, and as I may be offline for a few days, I recommend checking out her roundups. Please don't sue me RFox. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––    No, I’m(…)

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Photos from Banksy’s Cans Festival — 05.07.08

Photos from Banksy’s Cans Festival — 05.07.08

Awesome collection of photographs from the Cans Festival by Justine (AKA RUGenius) at NOTCOT. She also scanned the entire festival program.  Photos of the event 1 and 2.

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New English coin designs

New English coin designs

When layed out like below, the design reveals the Shield of the Royal Arms.    Designed by Matthew Dent.  Link to the Royal Mint. 

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Amazing pictures of Li Wei whose work is a mixture of performance art and photography

Amazing pictures of Li Wei whose work is a mixture of performance art and photography

Chinese artist Li Wei has produced an unsettling series of self-portraits involving his face reflected in mirrors in public places, and photographs of himself crashing into walls and sidewalks. More pictures and article. 

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