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Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Street artist Mark Jenkins creates wonderful packing tape sculptures and installs them in cities around the world. Jenkins reveals his rather time-consuming process in this making-of video. He is judging the 2012 Scotch Off The Roll Tape Sculpture Contest, which is accepting entries through March 24.

via Animal

March 14, 2012 06:54 PM

How To Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness From A Can

CHOW.com’s kitchen editorial assistant Lisa Lavery shows how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness from a can in this short tutorial.

March 14, 2012 06:51 PM

American Hipster, Online Channel Features Hipster-Focused Programs

American Hipster is a new YouTube channel that will feature original hipster-focused programming. Three programs round out the channel: American Hipster Presents, Hipster Grandmas and Max Movie Reviews. It launches Monday March 26, 2012.

From profiling our country’s trendsetters in their hometowns, to critiquing the biggest movies, news, and celebrities, American Hipster explores what it really means to be cool. The first city to be profiled will be San Francisco followed by Austin, Philadelphia and New Orleans…

The channel will include three original programs:

American Hipster Presents: A weekly documentary series hosted by Paavo Steinkamp profiling trendsetters in 10 cities across the country. Through earnest and stylized video portraits, American Hipster Presents explores the passions of American tastemakers in the worlds of music, art, food, fashion, and nightlife.

Hipster Grandmas: A weekly talk show on pop culture, celebrities, and current events. It’s hosted by two funny old ladies (played by a young gal and her gay BFF), who broadcast from their San Francisco living room, which they’ve fashioned into a Boca Raton bungalow. It’s basically TMZ meets The BBC meets Seinfeld’s parents. Old is the new black.

Max Movie Reviews: A weekly review show hosted by Maximus, the talking hipster baby. Max keeps you current on the latest Hollywood hits and flops as well as unforgettable cult classics. This baby’s funny, opinionated, and stylish. He’ll change you… after we change him.

March 14, 2012 06:42 PM

The Pink & Blue Project, Portraits of Kids With Their Pink & Blue Objects

The Blue Project : Kevin-Donghu and His Blue Things, 2008

The Pink Project – Tess and Her Pink Things, 2006

The Pink & Blue Project is an ongoing series started in 2005 by South Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon where children are photographed with their pink or blue objects.

This project explores the trends in cultural preferences and the differences in the tastes of children (and their parents) from diverse cultures, ethnic groups as well as gender socialization and identity. The work also raises other issues, such as the relationship between gender and consumerism, urbanization, the globalization of consumerism and the new capitalism.

The Blue Project – Seyoon and His Blue Things, 2007

The Pink Project – Yealin Ham and Her Pink Things, 2005

via The New York Times, PetaPixel and Photojojo

photos by JeongMee Yoon

March 14, 2012 06:16 PM

Metamorphosis, Stunning Animation Inspired by Hunter S. Thompson & Kafka



“Metamorphosis” is a stunning Kafka- and Hunter S. Thompson-inspired animation that is a promotion for Goodbooks International, a bookseller that donates all profits to Oxfam. New Zealand creative agency String Theory turned to production studio Buck and audio studio Antfood to create the animation.

via Colossal

March 14, 2012 06:02 PM

Objectum Sexual Woman in Love With the Statue of Liberty

Amanda Whittaker joins us to tell us why she has fallen head over heels in love with the Statue of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty is visited by millions of people around the world. But while most appreciate what it stands for, or are in awe of its design, few would profess their undying love for it.

That is unless you are Amanda Whittaker who says she has fallen for the famous New York monument.

She joins us to talk about her relationship with Libby and living with Objectum Sexuality – a condition where people fall in love with inanimate objects.

Objectum sexualist Amanda Whittaker first fell in love with her drum kit, but after ten years she has now has a one-sided long-distance love affair with the Statue of Liberty, as told to ITV’s television show This Morning. We previously posted about the documentary film Married to the Eiffel Tower which follows the story of three different objectum sexualists.

via Jezebel and Nothing To Do With Arbroath

March 14, 2012 05:33 PM

Simon’s Cat in Shelf Life

Simon’s Cat in Shelf Life

March 14, 2012 05:30 PM

TED-Ed, Fascinating New Animated Lecture Series by TED

TED-Ed is a new initiative by TED to create fascinating video lectures by pairing outstanding educators with talented animators (intro video). TED-Ed is now accepting nominations for educators and animators. The first TED-Ed videos have been posted on YouTube—Here’s Adam Savage (of Mythbusters) on “How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries:”

March 14, 2012 05:22 PM


Mix Boxes.

I'm a little drool-y over this shelving unit over at Fab.com.

Each of the six boxes in this shelving set is also a stand-alone storage piece. Or it was until a minute ago, when you mixed it with the other five into one large wall of shelves. The Mix Box set can be strewn around your home one by one, as a stacked unit, or something in between—depending on your mood or need. Held together by an interlocking box joint cut, each box is a sturdy piece of time-honored workmanship.
Fab.com | Mix Boxes

(I apologize if the link doesn't work without a membership. That's the thing that sucks about these flash sale sites – no easy way to link from a blog.)

March 14, 2012 05:13 PM




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