Apr. 27th, 2012

Oh man: Friday is here.

Let’s DO this!!

» BOOOOOOOM!: Exploded flowers by photographer Fong Qi Wei

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Sent in by Kyrsten G.

» True Adventures in Better Homes

“Men’s adventure magazines of the 1950’s and early 1960’s are shocking, funny, ambiguously rich artifacts of popular culture. Seeing them as narratives from the collective psyche, in this portfolio I consider how they would speak in an environment of orderly homes with sunny patios depicted in women’s magazines of the same era.”
Flat-out ridiculous.
Sent along by Ana D.

» McCarty Photo Works

“Brian McCarty is a Memphis-born toy photographer and director/producer. Working with toys for over 15 years, McCarty’s unique and innovative vision has attracted a huge international following. His postmodern integration of concept and character has earned McCarty’s photography a prominent position in the so-called ‘Art-Toy’ movement.”
Beautiful. And odd.

» Snowball

A really, really great pinball videogame. Highly addictive (if, like me, you enjoy pinball.)

Bonus Link!

» Tilda Stardust

“Dedicated to the belief that tilda and bowie are one person”
No kidding!

I hope your Friday is fantastic.

Enjoy!

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Apr. 20th, 2012

Ffffffriday!

At last. And here are some shiny websites!

» Adding Monsters to Thrift Store Paintings

“Have you ever been to a thrift store (think Goodwill or Salvation Army) and noticed that they usually carry a small selection of landscape paintings? Artists Chris McMahon and Thryza Segal decided to inject a little fun into these discarded works and give them a second life by adding monsters to the scenic landscapes.”
Funny!

» Cai Guo-Qiang: Mystery Circle

“On Saturday April 7, 2012, artist Cai Guo-Qiang marked the opening of his exhibition with Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; a site-specific work created for MOCA.”
Insane.
Great interface also. More info here.

» 1:12 Scale Food

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Really detailed, tiny sculptures of food.

» I saw her standing there

“…but then she was a zombie.”
A fun, poignant, addictive flash game.
Sent in by Bonnie P.

Bonus Link!

» Google BBS

This is what Google would have looked like in the 80’s and early 90’s.
Sent along by Michael S.

Have a smashing weekend everybody.

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Apr. 13th, 2012

Friday…

The thirteenth!!! [Orchestra!]

And now: some links!

» Flux Machine

Animated gifs in which the creator puts spooky effects into archival photos.
Some of this is quite well done.

» Andy Diaz Hope: Better Living

“Andy Diaz Hope deconstructs his own digital photographs and painstakingly reassembles the original image in a mosaic of gelatin pill capsules, each containing small portions from several original prints.”
Beautiful.

» John Goodman’s Face on Anime Girls

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Some imagery nsfw.
Sent in by Ashy.

» New York Shark

This is the most insane game. Be warned: not for the easily annoyed. Very fun though.
Sent in by Gino F.

Bonus Link!

» Google: Really Advanced Search

I think I’d like to one day hang out with these people. Funny!
See also Nigeria Google.

Well that was fun.

Now go enjoy your weekend!

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Apr. 6th, 2012

It’s finally Friday!

And for some people, this is a holiday. (Whuhoo!)

A quick note about this week: I finally moved to a professional email deployment company, Mailchimp. The list has grown significantly over the past two years. Thanks for continuing to subscribe, and thanks especially for spreading the word. And so: here we go!

» a due colori

“Alberto Seveso creates mesmerizing photographic sculptures of ink underwater.”
This is absolutely fantastic.

» Photoshop Troll

Created by a colleague of mine, and extremely funny.

» A Favorite Photobooth Photo

Photography blogger Robert E. Jackson presents several of his favorite photobooth photos from what is apparently a pretty diverse collection.

» MapsTD

Google Maps + Tower Defence = MapsTD.
Really well done. Brilliant idea.

Bonus Link!

» Piccolo, the tiny CNC-bot

CNC = Computer Numeric Control. It’s a tiny, inexpensive robot that can draw from a design file.
I think I want one of these. What a crazy idea.

I hope your Friday is fantastic.

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