Archive for February, 2009

Cowscapes

Friday, February 27th, 2009

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Rachel Sudlow

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currently listening to The Aspirins For My Children

London Smiles

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

heard of this via vic

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And what might a bunch of foam smiley faces be doing floating above london?

Read here 

Pictures from telegraph.co.uk

Su Blackwell

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Su Blackwell handcrafts beautiful sculptures from the pages of books.

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also, awesome updates on Thymann

see previous post on Thymann

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La Maison en Petits Cubes

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Best Animated Short Film Oscar Winner 2009

Director: Kunio Kato

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[note: I don’t know how long these youtube videos will be available because Robot inc has claimed copyrights. Enjoy while you can!]

The Oscars were not as enjoyable for me as they were last year…probably because I hadn’t seen most of the movies. I was happy that Man On Wire won best documentary and I thought the acceptance speeches made by Dustin Lance Black, Sean Penn, and Kate Winslet were good. I think this year I’m going to do a little more movie watching!

Yellow Sticky Notes

Monday, February 16th, 2009

by Jeff Chiba Stearns

just a black ink pen on over 2300 yellow sticky notes

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Genevieve Vincent

Coraline

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Book_Cover_CoralineOk, I’m in a Coraline frenzy! Coraline, written by Neil Gaiman is a children’s fantasy story about a girl who has just recently moved into an old house with her parents. Behind a door in one of the rooms, she discovers a different world. This new world, however, is built the same as the old one. The house is the same, and the people are the same too…except for one little thing. Her “other” mother and father and all of the other characters have button eyes! It’s great for her until things get slightly sinister. An interesting take on the classic, Alice in Wonderland.

But that’s not all. Coraline has been turned into a 3D, stop motion picture by the one and only, Henry Selick, creator of The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach. (that was a mouthful!) Henry Selick completely rebuilt the world of Coraline and made it come to life with the incredible team at Laika. Also, it’s terrifying and thrilling to see how 3D has evolved and is becoming a major part of film today.

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You’d think I was done, but I’m not. The Coraline package comes with a beautifully designed flash website. Throughout the site you can find short video clips of the making of Coraline. You will be fascinated by some of the interviews and what the animators had to go through.

And last, but not least, the soundtrack by Bruno Coulais completes this thrilling children’s tale.

The Selby

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

“the selby features photographs, paintings and videos by todd selby of interesting people and their creative spaces”

Great photos. Great places. Here’s a taste-

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Vania Zouravliov

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

-recommended by Sasha

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