• Vi Hart is a composer and mathematician who explains mathematical concepts with music, or musical concepts with math. Her many delightfully homespun videos cover topics like infinity, copyright law, net neutrality, and more. Her videos can entertain for days, but “Twelve Tones” is one of my faves. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 17 Sep 2014

Ted Hearne is a composer, singer, & bandleader. Recent projects include new music for Erykah Badu, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and his own vocal-electronics duo R WE WHO R WE. Hearne’s new piece The Source, about Chelsea Manning's disclosures of classified material to WikiLeaks, will premiere at Brooklyn’s BAM Next Wave Festival this October. BANDCAMP  TWITTER

 
  • LA-based experimental hiphop group Clipping were one of my favorite musical discoveries this year, and their album Midcity is fresh and fully streaming on bandcamp. Their sonic palette is rooted in noise and their hearts are in hiphop. This is really inventive music. [2 of 3]
 
  • Trimpin blurs the lines between sculpture and music with his mind-boggling installations. Here we see a contraption that makes beats by controlling liquids that drip from the ceiling. A full-length documentary on his work can be accessed from that link as well. [3 of 3]
 
 

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design 15 Sep 2014

Jaclyn Johnson finds stock photos that don’t totally suck.

style 10 Sep 2014

Eliana Petrides on surreal fashion.

culture 8 Sep 2014

Marina van Goor creates space for temporary disconnection.

 


  • Death to the Stock Photo was started by two photographers in Columbus, Ohio who sought out to rid the world of bad stock photography. [1 of 3]
 

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design 15 Sep 2014

Jaclyn Johnson is the founder of creatively-driven marketing, events, and influencer agency (No Subject) and head honcho at create+cultivate, a traveling creative summit that seeks to enlighten, entertain and inspire. She also blogs at somenotesonnapkins. TWITTER  INSTAGRAM  FACEBOOK

 
  • You Work For Them is a mecca of creative tools started by designers. They have a few holistic solutions, including Nanamee (stock art), YouWorkForThem (fonts and images) and Buamai (inspiration). [2 of 3]
 
  • Unsplash is a simple concept, 10 new high–res photos every 10 days that you can do whatever you want with. Genius? Yes. Helpful? You betcha! [3 of 3]
 
 

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style 10 Sep 2014

Eliana Petrides on surreal fashion.

culture 8 Sep 2014

Marina van Goor creates space for temporary disconnection.

design 8 Sep 2014

Marina van Goor creates space for temporary disconnection.

 


  • The collaborations between print-tastic, London-based designer Mary Katrantzou and otherworldly New York photographer Erik Madigan Heck increasingly blur the line between photography and illustration. [1 of 3]
 

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style 10 Sep 2014

Artist/Designer Eliana Petrides is a recent Parsons alumna currently working to launch her first namesake HLIANA fashion collection. Her most recent artistic project The Nature of Artifice can be found on view in the windows of Hyatt Union Square New York. TWITTER  INSTAGRAM

 
  • The golden formula for an immaculately chipper short film for a fragrance? Prada + Wes Anderson + Léa Seydoux = PERFECTION. [2 of 3]
 
  • The Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton is a new contemporary art museum in Paris by luxury conglomerate LVMH. Meant to resemble “a cloud of glass,” the museum opens publicly on October 27. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 8 Sep 2014

Marina van Goor creates space for temporary disconnection.

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Marina van Goor creates space for temporary disconnection.

culture 5 Sep 2014

The bac-ta-gon curatorial team shares a few of their inspirations.

 


  • Project #oneSecond preserves the data of one moment on Twitter and presents it categorized and ordered in four different physical books. I love technology, but seeing such a huge quantity of digital content reimagined in a physical context is a step back into "real life" that I find so interesting. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 8 Sep 2014

Marina van Goor is a strategic designer and the founder of the Amsterdam-based creative office MVGCA, whose recent creation includes EENMAAL, the first one person restaurant in the world, offering an attractive place for temporary disconnection. FACEBOOK

 
  • This painting by Edward Hopper inspired me to design a one person restaurant. In our hyperconnected society we are not used to anymore to be alone in public or to be seen alone in public without you phone in your hand. While the need for disconnection from time to time is growing. [2 of 3]
 
  • It is the link of Behomm, a home exchange site with only homes of people with creative profession. I will try to have a home exchange during my London trip next week! [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 5 Sep 2014

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culture 3 Sep 2014

Jenny Nguyen goes for Japanese.

tech 2 Sep 2014

Manoush Zomorodi on the new tech city.

 


  • Project #oneSecond preserves the data of one moment on Twitter and presents it categorized and ordered in four different physical books. I love technology, but seeing such a huge quantity of digital content reimagined in a physical context is a step back into "real life" that I find so interesting. [1 of 3]
 

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design 8 Sep 2014

Marina van Goor is a strategic designer and founder of the Amsterdam-based creative office MVGCA, whose recent creation includes EENMAAL, the first one person restaurant in the world offering an attractive place for temporary disconnection. FACEBOOK

 
  • It was Edward Hopper's Nighthawks painting that inspired me to design a one person restaurant. In our hyper-connected society we're no longer used to being alone in public, at least not without our phones in our hands. I believe the need for disconnection is growing. [2 of 3]
 
  • I'm traveling to London next week and am excited to try out Behomm, a home-exchange site exclusively for creative design and visual art professionals. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 5 Sep 2014

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culture 3 Sep 2014

Jenny Nguyen goes for Japanese.

tech 2 Sep 2014

Manoush Zomorodi on the new tech city.