C.J. Huff: Resilience in the aftermath of the unthinkable

October 22nd, 2012

“C.J. Huff is the superintendent of Joplin, Mo., schools who led his district of thousand of employees and students through the recovery effort that followed the infamous Joplin tornado. “We had children in the rubble…and there is no worse feeling in the world,” he said about the moments after the storm. “I can tell you, at this time in my life, I had 7,747 kids that I was responsible for, and I could only account for my two children.”

 

via poptech


How boxer Claressa Shields overcame adversity to win gold

October 22nd, 2012

“Boxer Claressa Shields, age 17, clawed her way out of hardscrabble Flint Michigan to win the first ever Olympic gold medal for women’s middleweight boxing. She has won 31 fights — and lost only one. “That fight made me work so much harder when I got back to the gym, even though I cried and I was sad. It made me hungrier.””

via poptech 


Etsuko Ichikawa: Molten Glass Drawings

October 16th, 2012

Wow, this is breathtaking and beautiful…drawing with molten lava on paper to burn to draw. My favorite part is when she whisks the molten lava forming slivers of torched thin glass on the paper which comes awfully close to her shoes which happens often.  Seems like something from a martial arts movie for a weapon that you cant block…

 

“Artist Etsuko Ichikawa’s searing creations spring to life in 2100°/451°, a spellbinding film by Alistair Banks Griffin for The Anthropologist.”

More on Etsuko at theanthropologist.net/#/IntoTheFire


IRIS by HYBE

October 1st, 2012

IRIS Project by HYBE I want one in my hallway! Reminds me of buddy James Pattens ribbon project.

video here.


How to piss off your designer friends and give them a migraine!

September 18th, 2012

Ha. So Very True!

via adsoftheworld


Meet A Master Of The Dying Art Of Hand-Drawn Type

September 8th, 2012

This is beautiful hand drawn type! This is something that is lacking in the digital type world though hopefully we get this humbleness and humaness in the art and craft of type back into it soon.

“Tracing the rounded lines of cursive on worksheets was a fundamental part of exercise in grade school–one that may soon become obsolete, as pen and paper are replaced by keyboards and screens. Job Wouters (a.k.a. Letman), a graphic designer based in Amsterdam, is on a one-man mission to sustain the dying medium of hand lettering, churning out meticulously executed forms that pay tribute to the versatility and beauty of good penmanship.”

via fastcompany


Yasutoki Kariyas: Asobi Installation

August 7th, 2012


Very Cool project!

via core77
Video here


Boaz Almog “levitates” a superconductor

July 6th, 2012

How can a super-thin 3-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In a riveting demonstration, Boaz Almog shows how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail — completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss. Experiment: Prof. Guy Deutscher, Mishael Azoulay, Boaz Almog, of the High Tc Superconductivity Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University.

Boaz Almog uses quantum physics to levitate and trap objects in midair. Call it “quantum levitation.”

via tedtalk (tedglobal)


Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness — from the inside

July 6th, 2012

“Is it okay if I totally trash your office?” It’s a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn’t a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.

Elyn Saks asks bold questions about how society treats people with mental illness.

via tedtalks


Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal

May 26th, 2012

This might be the best Marriage Proposal that I have seen in some time. It’s a mix of surprise, Broadway musical, roller coaster/amusement park ride, co-ordination, and a whole bunch of people! Anyhow, watch it and think how to top that and be original!

via youtube!


If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help you build theirs

May 15th, 2012

Some words of wisdom…. hmmm…

“If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help you build theirs”

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How to wake up a kid

May 15th, 2012

I just had to post this! This is how all humans should wake up, and of course different songs would do different things.
via youtube!