Things I learned today: the military uses pogs as currency. Wonder what my old skull & bones slammer is worth.

Things I learned today: the military uses pogs as currency. Wonder what my old skull & bones slammer is worth.

rfistudios:

So impressed with this creative use of Google Glass! CATCH: A Handimation through Glass

This and other crazy cool gif-portraits, here: http://romainlaurent.tumblr.com/

This and other crazy cool gif-portraits, here: http://romainlaurent.tumblr.com/

hahamagartconnect:

REAL LIFE INSTAGRAM

Instagram cutouts with colorful cellophane filters have been found affixed to lampposts and walls all around popular London tourist spots - left there by Brazilian Artist, Bruno Riberio (aka. Nitchows).

Nitchow’s project, Real Life Instagram offers us two very unique viewpoints - most of us spend more time looking down at our phones and capturing special moments through the lens instead of soaking it in the old fashioned way, life where we are constantly tethered to our phones.  

On the other hand, Instagram does give us a way to stay in touch with the world, teaching us to become more observant, to pay attention to details. It’s even turned some into amateur photographers.

But where do we draw the line? When do we let real life takeover? Nitchow is hoping that his Insta Instagrams will give people pause - make them take notice of the places and neighborhood the cutouts are highlighting. It’s great to be able to use Instagram as a vehicle to connect and share but how about we put those phones down for a second and enjoy the moment.

*photos courtesy on Nitchow

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madewithpaper:

It Whale Be Okay
"whale always be here."
Made With Paper by slickpapers

madewithpaper:

It Whale Be Okay

"whale always be here."

Made With Paper by slickpapers

dailyalphonse:

wetheurban:

DESIGN: The FloppyTable 

Cool: A hot-rolled and stainless steel table fashioned to look like a floppy disk. Cooler: The metal guard plate on it slides back to reveal a secret storage space.

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Awesome.

In 2014 and beyond, one of our challenges will be to exploit the great advantages of social media — as town crier, as public square, as connector — while sidestepping the pitfalls, chief among them the encouragement of, and reward for, hasty pronouncements, which are all too often intemperate ones.

"For 2014, Tweet Less, Read More," by Frank Bruni, New York Times

Heartbreaking to look at - from the “Fallen Princesses" series.

Heartbreaking to look at - from the “Fallen Princesses" series.

Almost a decade ago, Pellegrini, 32, ditched her first career, as an investment banker, to become a chef, which led to her becoming a hunter, which led to a book deal, which led to her being on a dusty ranch in Montana on a blue-skied September morning teaching a group of women how to fire a shotgun.
Food Matters | The Professional Women Who Hunt, Shoot and Gut Their Dinners, NYTimes (link)
This is the best picture I’ve ever taken.

This is the best picture I’ve ever taken.

Pancakes on pancakes - pumpkin-oreo, to be specific. Tommy is demolishing these. #eeeeeats  (at Sabrina’s Cafe @ Powelton)

Pancakes on pancakes - pumpkin-oreo, to be specific. Tommy is demolishing these. #eeeeeats (at Sabrina’s Cafe @ Powelton)

I really wonder if the future of publishing is talking about the future of publishing.
Jim Nelson, Editor-in-Chief, GQ Magazine (link)
Lately, the pattern has begun to break. San Francisco is an industry town. This industry is usually called “tech,” but the term no longer signifies what it used to. Tech today means anything about computers, the Internet, digital media, social media, smartphones, electronic data, crowd-funding, or new business design. At some point, in other words, tech stopped being an industry and turned into the substrate of most things changing in urban culture.

How San Francisco’s new entrepreneurial culture is changing the country, By Nathan Heller, The New Yorker 

katiewelch:

Japanese photographer Toyokazu Nagano takes creative pics of his daughter - My Daughter Kanna.
This is simply the best.
via demilked

Too adorable.

katiewelch:

Japanese photographer Toyokazu Nagano takes creative pics of his daughter - My Daughter Kanna.

This is simply the best.

via demilked

Too adorable.

  • NEIL:

    It's funny, the things that people try to control when they're not in control.

  • MAC (abruptly):

    I wasn't really listening. I need you to change my Wikipedia page.

  • NEIL:

    Sure.

  • MAC:

    I checked and for some reason it said I was president of the Oxford Union.

  • NEIL:

    Weren't you?

  • MAC (offended):

    No! I went to Cambridge!

  • NEIL:

    Right. I knew that.

  • MAC:

    Do you know who else went to Cambridge? John Milton, Charles Darwin, Jane Goodall, Alan Turin, E.M. Forster, Stephen Hawking, the king of Jordan, the prime minister of India, and (gesturing) three signatories of the Declaration of Independence.

  • WILL (over IFB):

    Mac, I wonder if you could switch me off. You're screaming names of smart people in my ear.

  • MAC:

    Sorry.

  • WILL (mockingly):

    They teach you that at Oxford?

  • (MAC switches off her mic.)