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This is a great white board animation of ‘The Powers Of Time”, a lecture given by Professor Philip Zimbardo, author of ‘The Time Paradox’.

One of the big mysteries of life…TIME. Where does it go…what does it mean…how is it spent…how does it affect our lives and our perspectives?
We all have different perspectives of time. – what is yours?

Watch it. A great way to spend some time.

I know what you’re thinking…not another Barbie post. Couldn’t resist.  I showed my husband the Barbie jewelry when he got home from work, he proudly showed me a USB key that he had fashioned out of an old Barbie head from Goodwill Thrift Shop.  Had to share it on this Barbie’s birthday.


Colette, the amazing gallery, design boutique, water bar and more, in Paris has just launched a line of jewelry and fashion in honour of Barbie’s 50th Birthday. Margaux Lange has created some unique and beautiful pieces using Barbie doll parts with more traditional materials like sterling silver and resins.  She has re-purposed mass produced materials into one-of-a-kind handmade, wearable art.  I love the ‘Hand hinge Bracelet’ made with Barbie hands, and the ‘Have a Heart’ necklace using Barbie’s size 39 (!) breasts. Check out the rest of the line on Colette’s site.

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artsole1Art & Sole, a new title from publisher Laurence King, explores and celebrates collaborations between sports shoe brands and artists. A book in two parts, the first explores ‘Sneakers & Art’ –  sneakers designed by artists, the second part ‘Art & Sneakers’ – looks at art inspired by the shoes themselves. This book sets out to examine contemporary, cutting-edge sneaker design, focussing on the creative side of sneaker culture. We see the best in collaborations between artists and major brands. “These shoes are at the sharp end of sneaker culture – not shoes that can be found in your average sports shop.”

via: CR Blog

squhistory-chess-by-boym-editionsweb2history-chess-by-boym-editions-web4History in the form of a game of strategy.  Designed by Boym Partners Inc., NY designers, The History Chess Set is a limited edition (only 8 made), hand carved, 32 piece set. Each piece represents a historic event or icon from the 20th century. The Panton Chair, The Titanic, VW Beetle, Coke bottle, Space Shuttle, The Mac Classic Computer and The Twin Towers are just a sampling of the sculptures represented in the 4′ x 4′ set.

From the Boym website…”The history of the last century has often been compared to a chess game. A tournament of opposing political systems, ideologies, brands and artistic movements”

via: Dezeen 

While some may say this is sacrilege, I love it! Mike Perry (author of Hand Job) has an exhibit at The Giant Robot Gallery in NY, Called ‘The Patterns Found in Space’. A Doodler extraordinaire, Perry creates new typefaces and graphics that inevitably evolve into his new work, he has a great belief that the “generating of piles is the sincerest form of creative process.” (I tend to agree!).  The exhibit opens March 7th – April 8th, 2009.mike-perry-chair-1

















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I love tattoos.  While I don’t have any – I find many of them both beautiful and slightly disturbing at the same time.  “Between 1948 to 2005, 3,000 drawings were compiled by prison warden and ethnographer Danzing Baldaev of the tattoos of the inmates. Supported by the KGB, who recognised the usefulness of such a document, these drawings were supplemented by photographs by Sergei Vasiliev, a fellow warden.”  Many of these photographs are currently on exhibit at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London.

Their body art and meanings were recorded and assembled into 3 books, Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia volumes 1 – 3 can be purchased through Fuel Design. You can also view a sample of them on this slightly dark video. These tattoos have recently been depicted in a film by David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises) and a Martin Amis novel (House of Meetings).

via: things of random coolness

telescopic_textThis one is a bit hard to explain…Go to Telescopic Text to see how the story changes and develops when the highlighted words are clicked.

via: today and tomorrow

Republic is a different kind of bicycle company.  Thier tag line is “built by us & you”.  They  build custom bikes based on a shared design, offering component and colour choices, and pride themselves on providing quality, value and aesthetics. You pick what you want your bike to be, they assemble it and ship it out.  Another great example of ‘mass customization’.  and they sure are pretty…cykelthumbnailabout_shop