To die by your side…

October 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

and if a double-decker bus /crashes into us /to die by your side /is such a heavenly way to die /and if a ten-ton truck /kills the both of us /to die by your side /well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

Especially when you are a fictional character popping out from the illustrated first-edition covers of Macbeth and Dracula.

Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die by Your Side) is a short animation film made of 3,000 pieces of felt, all cut by hand by
Olympia Le-Tan and directed by Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn.

The story is set on a bookshelf of the famous Parisian bookstore, Shakespeare and Company and displays the encounter of two cut out figures wanting to be together.


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10 + 1 ways to visualize lyrics

April 18, 2011 § 5 Comments

Really good songs have usually really good lyrics. And good lyrics stay with you. When we were at school we doodled them on our books and carved them into the desks. What do the digital natives do? Here are the best ideas (and, incidentally, really good songs for the most part) we found around the web:

1. Pick a photo, apply a vintage effect and write the lyrics in helvetica

paris by the friendly fires

Paris by the Friendly Fires (the Aeroplane version featuring Au Revoir Simone  kicks major ass, too)
(visual first seen at letlooselove, our title inspired by this)

2. Make a flowchart*

should I stay or should I go by the clash

Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash
(visual first seen at Urlesque)
*but be careful not to be trapped on an infinite loop

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Your life listed

March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

It happens and I cannot deny it. I keep forgetting the book I have read two weeks ago or the gig I attended last summer. But I found a way to remember all these life experiences, well with a little help of the social web. MyLifeListed is a cool and fun website, where you can list, count and share your experiences, the ones you want to remember, of course!

MyLifeListed

You can create categories of the things you want to write down, such as the countries you have visited, the football matches you have attended, the restaurants you have eaten in, the hotels you have stayed at, even the parties you have thrown, in case you did not feel so embarrassed and want to forget them. And you can even share your experiences with your friends!

It appears a little frightening right now, as your memory fades away, but it would be nice when you will look back over time and remember what you’ve done, when you’ve done it, where you’ve been and what you’ve achieved.

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mylifelisted.com is a simple and fun way to list, count and share your life experiences.

By keeping on-going lists of your life experiences all in one place, look back over time and feel good about what you’ve done, when you’ve done it, where you’ve been and what you’ve achieved.

What should I read?

March 17, 2011 § 6 Comments

It’s quite embarrassing, I know, but I have to admit it: I haven’t read Anna Karenina or Crime and Punishment. That’s why I keep making lists of the most ‘notable’ books I should/must read, the so called Classics.

David McCandless, from the amazing website Information is Beautiful, has managed to gather information from more than 15 Top 100 Books polls and charts in order to create a “consensus cloud” of the most mentioned books titles across the world.

Check the data and analysis here.

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Read it elsewhere

March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s been a long time:

  • Passive aggressive emails in the business context are equivalent to drunk dialing in the relationship context: initially gratifying and eventually terrifying. And unavoidable when you are heating up in anger. But worry no more, there’s an app for that too: the ToneCheck plugin for Outlookmashable
  • Half (!) of German doctors prescribe placebos – Guardian
  • If you judge a movie by its opening sequence, here are the top 50 movies of all time – IFC
  • Compare people and other fallen Facebook fads from the old days – Think Catalog
  • Take good care of your books, please – apartment therapy
  • What happens to subway trains when they grow old? They become marine reefs – fastcodesign
  • The parallels between the Qaddafi family and the Bluth family of Arrested Development – The New Republic
  • It was bound to happen. After movie bar codes, here is every second of Star Wars, organized by luminosity – Jason Salavon

Every second of Star Warsand a close up:detail Star Wars

What kind of reader are you?

February 15, 2011 § 4 Comments

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