Songs as books

April 10, 2011 § 4 Comments

These renditions of music albums as books have been going around the web lately:

The Beatles Abbey Road bookPatti Smity Horses bookPixies Surfer Rosa book

Which reminded me of these by Little Pixel:

The Pixies Surfer Rosa bookJustice Cross bookCarter USM One Hundred and One Damnations book

Which in turn reminded me of these posters by Hunting Bears:

The Smiths What Difference Does it Make bookThe Smiths Big Mouth Strikes Again book

This idea just never grows old.

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Create stunning word cloud infographs

April 2, 2011 § 4 Comments

Sometimes everybody is in on the secret, and somehow you are left out. That’s the case with me and wordle. So, if there’s anyone else in this world who hasn’t heard about wordle yet (which I doubt), this is what it does: it is a web app that creates beautiful word clouds from any text or URL you submit. It allows you to change fonts, colors and layout. It basically allows you to create stunning infographs based on word occurance to use in an essay, presentation or website and blog post. Try wordle-ing articles, novels, song lyrics, letters, ads or whatever else comes to mind.

It is very addictive; I’ve just spent the last half an hour wordle-ing the lyrics of some of my old favorites. Can you guess what they are? (Highlight the text to view the artists and songs)

This Mess We're In

Highlight: PJ Harvey “The Mess We’re In”

MapsUnder The Bridge

Highlight: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Maps”,  Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Under The Bridge”

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Etsy finds: life’s a stitch

February 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

What I love about the hand-craft movement is how it has reinvented old crafts. Take embroidery, for example. It’s no longer just for grandmothers and old maids. Just look at these quirky stitches that find inspiration from such diverse sources as music from the Pixies and Tears for Fears, the paintings of Frida Kahlo, human anatomy, Twitter, and toilet etiquette:

etsy finds: life's a stitch

Life’s a stitch Etsy treasury list:

Read it elsewhere

February 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

This is an unnecessary introduction to a bunch of (interesting) links:

  • A working place that inspires innovation and creativity: Pixar Studios (video) – devour
  • Perhaps we should reconsider our food blog promise because foodies are the new hipsters – lost at E minor
  • When we saw the Pixies live two years ago, we could feel the tension of them not getting along in the air; but could they be working on a new album after all? – New York Magazine
  • Did you understand the end of Lost? Can you tie the loose ends? This guy will buy you breakfast if you do – Craigslist via movieline
  • Buy Lars Von Trier’s camper on e-bay (he’s selling  it because he can’t stand the smell of diesel anymore) – ebay via vulture
  • Stream PJ Harvey’s concert in Paris online (70 min video) – 24bit
  • Eszter Burghardt’s edible landscapes - Eszter Burghardt via shortlist

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