• Compared to a modern-day Twilight Zone, Black Mirror begs us to examine how normalized technology impacts not just our day-to-day lives but the basic premise of social relationships. [1 of 3]
 

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tech 16 Mar 2015

Sarah Judd Welch is CEO/Head of Community Design at Loyal, a community development studio that works with brands and startups to solve business problems with people, increase engagement, and deepen customer loyalty. She believes that community is the future of society and economy on the internet. TWITTER  BLOG

 
 
  • With today's technology, the breadth of options for how to spend our days can seem endless. Rather than an escape from human connection, we can choose to use technology for the opposite. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 11 Mar 2015

Louise Ljungberg looks at design that keeps humans in mind.

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Singer Lady Lamb reveals the inspiration behind her newest album.

lit 4 Mar 2015

Writer Victoria Law explores zine libraries.

 


  • Design with humans in mind. That's the message behind The Urban Yoga photo book by Anja Humljan. She went off the mat and into the city to change the way we feel, move, and breathe in urban environments. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 11 Mar 2015

A Jill of all trades. Louise Ljungberg heads up digital PR for House of Radon, makes breakfast public for the Creative Mornings Stockholm, and loves to photograph botanical gardens for her followers on INSTAGRAM.

 
  • Tired of mass-produced art prints? Check out this experiment using meticulous design and smart programming that puts you in the centre of the final art piece - all through a single tweet. Running now on Kickstarter. [2 of 3]
 
  • In the "ICED FLOWERS" exhibition, Tokyo-based florist-artist Azuma Makoto observes the changing life of flowers that are locked in ice. [3 of 3]
 
 

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Singer Lady Lamb reveals the inspiration behind her newest album.

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Writer Victoria Law explores zine libraries.

culture 2 Mar 2015

Kyle Studstill is in pursuit of virtue.

 


  • Maine: I no longer live in my home state of Maine, but I reminisced about it (and the concept of home) on my new album, AFTER. The final song on the album, ‘Atlas,’ showcases my love for Maine with lines like "funny how a good thing opens your eyes, makes you feel the branches, leads you to the pines.” [1 of 3]
 

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culture 6 Mar 2015

Lady Lamb (aka Aly Spaltro) has just released her newest work, After, an album exploring dualities; giving equal attention to both the internal and external, the before and after. You can stream the album here. TWITTER

 
  • Incorruptibility: There has been a story on my dad's Italian side of the family of a great-great aunt whose body was exhumed years after burial and found intact. After a second exhumation, her body was deemed to be incorruptible and she was canonized and reburied in The Vatican. I felt compelled to sing about it on 'Billions of Eyes!' [2 of 3]
 
  • The Great Pyramids: Both 'Heretic' and 'Spat Out Spit' have moments inspired by reading a theory that the great pyramids were not burial tombs, and that they are aligned with the stars of Orion's belt. [3 of 3]
 
 

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lit 4 Mar 2015

Writer Victoria Law explores zine libraries.

culture 2 Mar 2015

Kyle Studstill is in pursuit of virtue.

food 25 Feb 2015

Lauren Walles has a killer bottle cap collection.

 


  • Looking for something to read that's short, sweet, and not on a screen? Peruse the tables at this weekend's Feminist Zine Fest in NYC. Meet the people behind the print, pick up some zines, and perhaps get inspired to make one of your own. [1 of 3]
 

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lit 4 Mar 2015

Writer/editor Victoria Law is a strong believer in the power of the written word. She’s edited the zine Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison since 2002, is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, and continues to write about intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. TWITTER

 
  • Looking for more? Check out the POC Zine Project, which (as its name indicates) spotlights zines by people of color across the country. And what a wide range there are—from political zines like Black Women Matter to food and recipe zines. [2 of 3]
 
  • And if you really really want more, check out the thousands upon thousands of zines at the ABC No Rio zine library on NYC's Lower East Side. If you're not sure what you're looking for, the zine librarian can help you navigate the bulging shelves and overflow boxes. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 2 Mar 2015

Kyle Studstill is in pursuit of virtue.

food 25 Feb 2015

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culture 23 Feb 2015

Alexa Jaccarino shares her Oscars-night highlights.

 


  • Calm: Slow Games are modeled after video game classics, but with a very low frequency of interaction the skills required to succeed are radically different. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 2 Mar 2015

Kyle Studstill is the designer behind Composure: quality scarves in a rare balance of silk and wool, handmade in NYC. Alongside each scarf, the vision and virtues that foster creative independent business. FACEBOOK  INSTAGRAM  TWITTER

 
 
  • Empathy: From the MIT Dalai Lama Center For Ethics & Transformative Values comes 20 Day Stranger, an elegant platform for seeing the world through other's eyes. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 25 Feb 2015

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culture 23 Feb 2015

Alexa Jaccarino shares her Oscars-night highlights.

design 20 Feb 2015

Interior designers Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller connect people and places.