In the evening, right before the sun would set and the shops would close their doors and the birds would come to eat the day’s dropped crumbs, it was magic hour. The pedestrian street glowed beneath the darkening sky. Proper families were in their homes, sitting down to larger than necessary dinners, the tables set with cloth napkins and three kinds of forks. Yet those who lingered in the street in that hour couldn’t imagine ever giving it up. Who else would come and admire the way buildings seemed to cry in the dimming light, or how the silence made the air feel that kind of fresh where anything seemed possible?
I love line drawings like this.
I have to tell myself this every day.
We live in a world in which some of the people we are closest to are often not near us at all.
When we document our day-to-day existence in photographs and Instagrams, these people are absent. Their presence in our lives is absent in our digital memories.
Photographer John Clang’s series Being Together seeks to correct this. Using Skype and projectors, he captures families visually as they are virtually.
“In these images,” Clang told me over email, “I am marking the time for these families, enabling them to remember these strange moments of togetherness with the technology presently available. The picture doesn’t stop here, it lingers on in their memory. It embraces the intimacy and closeness of a family, no matter how far apart they are.”
Read more. [Images: John Clang]
This is something my family would do.
See the credit for Video Editor? They contracted me to make the video! I am so happy to see it online!
Liu Bolin disappears. He stands still for hours as an assistant paints him to match his surroundings. Liu hopes his works will compel people to ponder the often contentious relationship between the individual and society. - Continue reading and view more photos at Smithsonian.com.
Photos: Courtesy Eli Klein Fine Art, © Liu Bolin
Ed note: How does Liu Bolin make himself invisible? Watch this video to find out.
THAT’S MY VIDEO!!!!!!!!!! woop woop!!!
Happy 4th of July
Classic. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
Eventually he’s going to have to learn to dress himself, but for now I’ll let it slide, as this is the most patriotic picture I’ve ever seen.
Canada may have the song of the summer, the UK may have the Olympics, but we have Jason Segel and Michelle Williams.
If I could go on a double date with one celebrity couple, it would be them!
So instead of Artist of the Week were giving recognition to Xaquixe Studio in Mexico that uses recycled glass with as little as 3% raw materials from waste vendors in nearby and distant villages. Xaquixe consist of three glory holes, three front-loading annealers, two fusers, a flat shop, and a small cold working area for cutting and polishing. This studio has been inspiring and creating designs using the process of holistic sustainability for the benefit of the ecosystem since 2002. For more information and to view some of their works click here!
I think this is so cool!! I want the studio at FSU to do something like this.
Potent ad campaigns by the WWF
I miss riding the trains in Europe.
Always makes me laugh!