Sunday, March 01, 2015

3.5-Minute Music Video Shot In 5 Seconds

unconditional rebel - siska from Guillaume Panariello on Vimeo.

80 extras performing various activities were placed along 80 meters of road in France. Filmed at 1000 frames/second with a Phantom flex 4k from a car driven at 50km/h, the shooting took just 5 seconds for a 3:30 video. When it is slowed down it becomes a dreamlike mural.

Written & directed by Guillaume Panariello
Music by siska :

“Make things as simple as possible but no simpler”

Sydney-based designer Nicholas Barclay has reduced ten classic works of art to their essential elements.

Birth of Venus -Botticelli

Water Lilies - Monet

Guernica - Picasso

Mona Lisa -DaVinci

More: (Roughly) Daily

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Mouse Utopias Led to Grim Predictions for Future of Humanity

In the 1950s through 1970s John Calhoun created "mouse utopias" and studied the effects of
population density on behaviour. What looked like mouse paradises at first quickly spiraled into out-of-control overcrowding, eventual population collapse and seemingly sinister behavior patterns.

These experiments were interpreted as evidence of what could happen to humans in an overpopulated world.

More: Smithsonian

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chinese Dog Asylum Is A Labour Of Love

Six years ago, Wang Yanfang established a dog asylum to save strays from the pound, where they could be euthanized. There are currently more than 1300 dogs at the shelter. The 60-year-old and four other elderly volunteers rise at 4AM every morning to prepare 400 kilograms of food for the hungry pups. The shelter, which is supported solely by donations, makes sure that these animals are fed, cared for, and even groomed regularly.

My Modern Met

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Wes Anderson Inspired Luggage Collection

If you enjoy travel and Wes Anderson in equal measures you will definitely covet these hand painted travel bags inspired by the original one-off set, custom-made especially for Anderson's film The Darjeeling Limited by Louis Vuitton. Alberto Favaretto, an Italian Wes Anderson fan, decided to produce the luggage under his brand, Very Troubled Child, named after a fictional book of the same name featured in Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom.

The Very Troubled Child Etsy shop sells everything from notebooks and iPhone cases to bathrobes, “Team Zissou” swimwear, “Grand Budapest” T shirts and of course, the travel bags.

More: Messy Nessy Chic

Zard Apuya's Plastic Junk Food Munnies

Munnies are do-it-yourself toys just waiting for you to work your magic on them. Artist Zard Apuya Has created a sweet little Munny series inspired by junk food.

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Rare Abraham Lincoln Campaign Button Goes Under the Hammer

This ambrotype portrait of the 16th President was taken just hours before he delivered his famous address at New York’s Cooper Union in 1860. The image, captured by famous Civil War photographer Matthew Brady, probably appeared not only on pins but in engraved and lithographed portraits, woodcuts for weekly newspapers, and even caricatures. It required some gentle retouching as the original negative displayed “one eye looking in a different direction from the other.”As well several wrinkles required removal. It is expected to fetch between $4,000 and $6,000 at auction.

Front within a gilt metal frame

Back with pin, clasp, and an orange printed card reading
"FOR PRESIDENT/Hon. Abraham Lincoln.
No. 59 Court Street./BOSTON.,"

More here

When Hollywood Went To Pot

 On January 1, 1976 art student Danny Finegood and 3 of his college pals transformed the iconic Hollywood sign with $50 worth of fabric. It was a statement on the relaxed California marijuana law that went into effect that day.

He turned it in as a school assignment and received an “A.”

More: Dangerous Minds

80-Megapixel Camera Captures Urban Rio in Motion

These mind blowing 80-megapixel images of Rio De Janeiro were shot by Los Angeles-based photographer Joe Capra to illustrate the capabilities of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera. Capra keeps zooming in to highlight just how much one can capture and see.

10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo.

Make sure you watch it in fullscreen mode.
Via  Urbanist

Rice Terraces from Above

Photograph by Jialiang Gao |
This aerial photograph of the magnificent rice terraces of Yunnan, China looks like a painting. Terraced rice paddies have been cultivated in Yunnan’s Yuanyang County for at least  1300 years by the Hani people.

Via TwistedSifter