Data never sleeps

July 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

Data never sleeps? Well yes, if you consider that 206.166.667 mails are sent, 342 blog posts are published, 100.000 tweets are sent, 751 new websites are created every single minute of the day.

Infographic created by Domo

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Lost in the modern metropolis

July 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

We try to hide in our modern metropolis, in the cityscape, but it seems that sometimes the city itself can be also found hidden in our mind and in our thoughts. Beijing-based photographer Jasper James captures in his photographic series called City Silhouettes the expressive silhouettes of different people mingled in the city’s landscape.

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Fictitious dishes from classic novels

July 24, 2012 § 3 Comments

How would you imagine Oliver Twist’s breakfast of gruel and water or Alice in Wonderland’s afternoon tea served? Dinah Fried in her photographic series entitled Fictitious Dishes decided to capture the meals of five fictional characters – Oliver Twist, The Catcher in the Rye, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and Moby Dick.

Moby Dick

By changing the table dressings, condiments, crockery and cutlery, the culinary snapshots are turned into fascinating literary set pieces.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Song of the week

July 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Angels by The xx (taken from their new album Coexist to be released on September 10th)

In every cry of every Man

July 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

A few days before the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympic Games in London, Alex Robinson remembers William Blake and his poem London, published in Songs of Experience in 1794, to portray Olympic city’s face.

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The hardly spoken words

July 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

The difficult words, the unusual words: all these words that are rarely spoken and whose meaning we cannot even imagine. Designers James and Michael Fizgarald, the illustration duo from Ireland, also known as The Project Twins, have ‘gathered’ all these words that are rarely spoken and managed to visually explain them.

Acersecomic: a person whose hair has never been cut.

Zugzwang: a position in which any decision or move will result in problems.

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Song of the week

July 3, 2012 § 2 Comments

Blondie vs Philip Glass – ‘Heart of Glass’ MASH UP by Daft Beatles (Blondie’s Heart of Glass beautifully combined with Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto II)

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