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Updated: 2017-06-21T23:21:30.074-03:00

 



Bottomless Well

2014-02-28T17:15:31.305-03:00

“Though my dark side is dormant right now, it continues to play a big role in whatever capacity I have to be creative. That's the well I'm able to tap into, where all the anguish, rage and sadness are stored.”




THE INNOVATION OF LONELINESS

2013-08-29T16:44:30.682-03:00

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The Job

2013-05-09T02:07:54.697-03:00

“Part of the job of a designer is to try to understand what happens between physically seeing something and interpreting it.”

Via: Stratechery



◀ ONE WAY

2013-03-12T01:49:17.872-03:00

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Mad Men Season 6 Poster by Brian Sanders.

Via: Vulture



TOMORROWLAND

2013-02-01T13:36:19.786-03:00

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Via: ParisLemon



THE ABC OF ARCHITECTS

2013-01-29T09:00:06.854-03:00

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Via: Daily Design Discoveries

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L'ECUME DES JOURS (FROTH ON THE DAYDREAM)

2013-01-26T14:46:44.672-03:00

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L’Ecume des Jours, directed by Michel Gondry.

Via: FilmJunk

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A NEW ERA DAWNING

2013-01-18T19:52:00.106-03:00

“The trend away from skeuomorphic special effects in UI design is the beginning retina-resolution design era.”

@gruber nailed it.
Via: Daring Fireball, The Trend Against Skeuomorphic Textures and Effects in User Interface Design.



TOYS

2012-10-23T18:19:18.033-03:00

“Some toys are more difficult than others to part with.”

Dexter S07E04.



COLLECTORS

2012-10-10T16:23:02.508-03:00

“I can appreciate the mind-set of a collector... But toys? Seems like a waste of a good obsession.”

Dexter S07E02.


Oh Dexter, those words hurt more than a 1000 twisty knives.



STAR WARS: INFOGRAPHIC

2012-09-26T05:14:17.695-03:00

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Star Wars, also known as the once beloved epic that a once respected man is determined to squeeze until the memory of what once was effectively no longer exists. At least we get pretty infographics out of it.

Via: io9
Link: Murera



WE ARE THE INTROVERTS

2012-09-25T15:03:32.677-03:00


Via: This isn't happiness



NOT ALL WANDERERS ARE LOST

2012-09-26T08:18:36.622-03:00

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Photographic essay by Gustav Willeit.

Funny how my brain works. I saw this amazing set of pics and felt almost instantly transported to one of my favourite paintings…

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“Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich.

If I was given the chance to own just one painting in the entire universe, I'd probably go with this one.


Via: Faith is Torment. Art, Design, Blind Faith



LIMITS

2012-09-09T02:07:27.513-03:00

“What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. All things are possible. (…) Who you are is limited only by who you think you are.”
“There are those who live in the boundaries of guilt and fear, the limits of imagination. They believe limitation is the world. You can not change them. There is work of your own to do. You will never reach the end of your own becoming, the madness of creation, the joy of existence.
Dance in the moment. Reach down and pull up song. Spin and chant and forget the sorrow that we are flesh on bone. ”

Via: Yimmy's Yayo
Related Post: Self-examination



THE ART OF ANIMATION AND MOTION GRAPHICS

2012-09-09T01:26:09.200-03:00

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From YouTube: “Animation has been captivating audiences for more than a hundred years. From classic forms like hand drawn and stop-motion, to cutting-edge techniques like motion graphics and CGI, animation has a long history of creating style and poetry unachievable through live action filmmaking. It is a tool for educating, a place for experimentation and play, and a way of telling personal stories that reach the viewer with powerful visual metaphors. ”

Via: Creativebits



WHICH GREEN LANTERN ARE YOU?

2012-09-07T22:58:15.644-03:00

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Via: Steenestro

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FAILURES OF DESIGN

2012-08-31T12:03:56.953-03:00

“To clarify, add detail. Imagine that, to clarify, add detail. Clutter and overload are not attributes of information, they are failures of design. If the information is in chaos, don’t start throwing out information, instead fix the design.”

Edward Tufte.

Via: Quotes on Design



COLLISION COURSE

2012-08-31T05:52:11.968-03:00

“You're circling failure in a rapidly decaying orbit…”

Louie S03E10.



SIGILS OF THE HOUSES OF WESTEROS

2012-08-31T00:00:54.128-03:00

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Link: The Houses of Westeros Poster by Darrin Crescenzi
Via: SuperPunch



SA/D

2012-08-30T23:44:26.729-03:00

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“Social anxiety disorder, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others. The person is afraid that he or she will make mistakes and be embarrassed or humiliated. As a result of the fear, the person endures certain social situations in extreme distress or may avoid them altogether.”

Link: Social Anxiety Disorder, information pack designed by Niall Flynn.
Via: Typographie



ALL AT SEA

2012-08-26T00:59:34.088-03:00

“Most people are alone. To not be alone somebody has to connect with you and you have to connect with them. I mean really connect. I mean that somebody has to make the emotional and intellectual effort to come with you as you ride the relentless waves of fear and hope, of pain and pleasure, of doubt and certainty that inhabit the sea of human experience.”


Via: Etcetera



CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON

2012-08-26T00:59:31.340-03:00

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Via: And, and



THROUGH THOUGHT AND STILLNESS

2012-08-26T00:28:35.665-03:00

“To know another human being in their essence, you don’t really need to know anything about them — their past, their history, their story. We confuse knowing about with a deeper knowing that is non-conceptual. Knowing about and knowing are totally different modalities. One is concerned with form, the other with the formless. One operates through thought, the other through stillness.”


Via: Etcetera






GHOSTWORLD

2012-08-19T10:15:00.580-03:00

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Via: Yimmy's Yayo
Recommended listening: ♫ Ghosts 'n' Stuff by Deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire