Monthly Archives: June 2009

PSA—Regarding Puppies and Flowers RSS Feeds…

On June 3rd I switched the blogging software I had been using from Movable Type to WordPress. Some users have reported that their RSS feeds didn’t update and this is as a result of the switch. If you subscribe by RSS, you will need to update the feed URL by clicking on the icon in(…)

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The Iconography of Gerd Arntz (1900-1988)

The Iconography of Gerd Arntz (1900-1988)

What makes these icons so remarkable is the era in which they were created, in 1928 Otto Neurath invited Gerd Arntz to his museum for society and economics (Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum) where Arntz developed the Isotype, International System of TYpographic Picture Education. View the Isotype collection here.

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Pieke Bergmans light bulbs

Pieke Bergmans light bulbs

I love these light bulbs by Pieke Bergmans.  Select 'work' then 'light bulbs' to see more images including the fabrication process. From apartment therapy: Pieke Bergmans' series of one-of-a-kind crystal LED lamps for Royal Leerdam Crystal and Solid Lighting are what the designer calls "light blubs." And what exactly is a light blub? "The answer(…)

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Rory Gallagher — Laundromat

Rory Gallagher — Laundromat

As a kid growing up in 1970’s Ireland, Rory Gallagher was the Irish equivalent of Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton. A brilliant live performer, he set  the bar for three piece rock ‘n roll bands globally.

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Romanian witches go online

Romanian witches go online

photo: dazed.and.confused Romanian witches go online Romanian witches are going online in a bid to win more customers now the country is in the EU. Witchcraft is a recognised profession in Romania where white witches offer spells, potions and readings of the future. But witches say the EU has offered a much wider market, and(…)

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Tunick-Greenpeace Installation: hundreds of naked people on a glacier

Tunick-Greenpeace Installation: hundreds of naked people on a glacier

Aletsch Glacier/Switzerland 8.18.07: US-Installation artist Spencer Tunick and Greenpeace Switzerland present a living sculpture: hundreds of naked people symbolise the vulnerability of the glaciers under climate change. Link to more images.

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The work of Belgian photographer/digital artist Koen Demuynck

The work of Belgian photographer/digital artist Koen Demuynck

Click images for larger: Link to Koen Demuynck’s website.

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The Two Ronnies — ‘Four Candles’

The Two Ronnies — ‘Four Candles’

Classic clip of the English comedy team Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

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The WSJ is reporting that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant.

The WSJ is reporting that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant.

Apple boss Steve Jobs received a liver transplant about two months ago and is expected to return to work later this month, a US newspaper has reported. The Wall Street Journal said the Apple chief executive would be returning to his job on schedule, but may initially work part-time. Neither Mr Jobs nor a company(…)

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Here’s wishing the people of Iran a ‘Berlin Wall’ — and not a ‘Tiananmen Square’

Here’s wishing the people of Iran a ‘Berlin Wall’ — and not a ‘Tiananmen Square’

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1964 Frederick’s of Hollywood Catalog

1964 Frederick’s of Hollywood Catalog

From a found collection on Flickr, click images for larger. Link to rest of collection.

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The strangely compelling tale of Alice and Kev…

The strangely compelling tale of Alice and Kev…

Welcome to the tale of Alice and Kev. This is an experiment in playing a homeless family in The Sims 3. I created two Sims, moved them in to a place made to look like an abandoned park, removed all of their remaining money, and then attempted to help them survive without taking any job(…)

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Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

President Obama will sign a memorandum Wednesday granting health care and other benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, two senior administration officials said. The signing will take place in the Oval Office and follows sharp criticism of the president over a Justice Department motion filed last week in support of the Defense of(…)

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Comex Paints — Poster/Print Ads?

Comex Paints — Poster/Print Ads?

Advertising Agency: BETC Euro RSCG, Paris, France Creative Director: Stéphane Xiberras Art Director: Flavie Macaigne Copywriter: Charles Lefort Producer: Annick Audoux Art Buyer: Malik Kinde Photography: Philippe Miran Published: September 2008 via ibelieveinadv.com

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Weird Al’s homage to The Doors — “Craigslist”

Weird Al’s homage to The Doors — “Craigslist”

…featuring Ray Manzarek himself on keyboards.

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Amazing pictures of electrical storms in the Chaiten volcano

Amazing pictures of electrical storms in the Chaiten volcano

Lightning bolts appear above and around the Chaiten volcano as seen from Chana, some 30 kms (19 miles) north of the volcano, as it began its first eruption in thousands of years, in southern Chile May 2, 2008. Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on(…)

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Banksy does it again, taking over Bristol’s museum

From BBC article: A burned-out ice-cream van is among 100 works Banksy has installed at Bristol’s museum, replacing many of the museum’s regular artefacts. The reason the museum was closed was kept secret from top council officials. Banksy said: “This is the first show I’ve ever done where taxpayers’ money is being used to hang(…)

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The eye of Bela Borsodi

The eye of Bela Borsodi

From the “Face” collection: From the “ShoeZoo” collection: From the “Forward Motion” collection: See more of Bela Borsodi’s work here.

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