January 31, 2011 § 4 Comments
Can you feel color in the absence of color?
Thomas says that yellow tastes like mustard, but is as soft as a baby chick’s feathers
The paradoxically named Black Book of Colors, by Menena Cottin (Author) and Rosana Faria (Illustrator), is a beautiful exercise on tactile experience. Printed all in black and using embossed lines, rather than in conventional colors, it invites us to enter the world not simply of blindness but of vivid, imaginary colors. It’s a challenge for both the senses and the mind, but its beauty is breathtaking.
Waves and drops of rain, wild flowers and strawberries, leafs and feathers and words printed in black and in braille are our entrance points to a completely new way of perceiving through touch.
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January 31, 2011 § 6 Comments
The bento is no ordinary lunch box. It is a culinary universe, contained in a lunch box. I admit to having a soft spot for Japanese food and Japanese aesthetics, so it’s no wonder bentos fascinate me. Not just because they are beautiful. Because there is a whole different approach to food behind them.
- Bentos elevate the idea of a lunch box. Not the rushed junk lunch one usually has at work, but the kind you take time to prepare for yourself or loved ones.
- Bentos celebrate the ephemeral beauty of things. The beauty you glance at for a few seconds after opening the bento box and before devouring your lunch. So zen.
- Bentos are all for portion control (bento boxes are notoriously small) and healthy food choices (traditionally rice, fish, vegetables and fruits are the prefered bento choices)
Bentos range from minimal to elegant…
…and from kawai (cute) to completely outrageous (and some times kitch)
See a gallery of the best bento boxes we found on Flickr after the jump
January 30, 2011 § 4 Comments
We, the people behind it’s a small web, are heading out to, finally, watch the Black Swan.
Check out these limited edition, modernist/avant-garde/art nouveau (have we mentioned that we ADORE art nouveau?) posters for the Black Swan, meant for European distribution only. Amazing.
Check out the rest of the posters and their more conventional american counterpart after the jump
January 30, 2011 § 6 Comments
Can you remember what happened on the Internet in 2010?
Syzygy, a UK based digital agency, commissioned artist McBess to create a poster, illustrating 20 things (from industry events to web projects) that ‘happened’ on the Internet last year.
Can you spot them?