Anna-Maija Nyman, bank worker by day, pole dancer thereafter

Friday, 28 April, 2017

Bank worker by day, pole dancer the rest of the time, that’s the life of Stockholm resident Anna-Maija Nyman. Her dancing is the subject of a short film, Spin Dreams, by Francesco Calabrese. Leave any preconceptions about pole dancers at the door.

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Kevin Ianeselli, Trento, Italy, based graphic designer and illustrator

Friday, 28 April, 2017

Illustration by Kevin Ianeselli

Kevin Ianeselli is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Trento, Italy. Looking at his work, I think it is fair to say he has his own very distinct style.

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Tenerife, as many people may not see it, by FilmSpektakel

Friday, 28 April, 2017

The crew of Vienna based timelapse production and filmmaking studio FilmSpektakel, recently spent a couple of weeks in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.

If you’ve been to Tenerife though, it’s possible you’ve not really seen Tenerife – on account of the other things to do there – so FilmSpektakel’s short film will help fill in the gaps.

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Ekaterina Kurch, Moscow based illustrator, graphic designer, and artist

Friday, 28 April, 2017

Artwork by Ekaterina Kurch

Ekaterina Kurch is a Moscow based illustrator, graphic designer, and artist. Many of her works are poignant in nature, but being Friday, I thought I’d go with something a little more upbeat. Do look at more of her work though, this is your assignment for the weekend.

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A cover of the Vapor’s 1980 hit Turning Japanese, featuring Kirsten Dunst

Thursday, 27 April, 2017

Turning Japanese was originally recorded by British band, the Vapors, in 1980. While it is a tune everyone seems to know, Australia was one of the few countries where it reached number one on the singles charts.

Thirty-five, or so, years later, US actor Kirsten Dunst featured in a cover of the venerable one hit wonder. I think I’m drawn to her version of the song by the blue wig she wears.

Interestingly, the Vapors, who disbanded in 1982, reformed in 2016, not long after the rendition of their hit featuring Dunst was made.

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Cory Scott, Sydney based Canadian artist

Thursday, 27 April, 2017

Artwork by Cory Scott

Cory Scott is an artist from Canada, who has now set up shop in Sydney, Australia. I love this rendering of Sydney Opera House. It’s always great to see a familiar object, or structure, from a different perspective, or through the eyes of someone else.

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Photos of the Earth and the Moon together

Thursday, 27 April, 2017

We’ve all seen the iconic 1968 Earthrise photo taken by Apollo 8 crew member, William Anders.

Yet it’s not the only incredible image that features both the Earth and the Moon, as seen from the depths of space. As a matter of fact, I linked to one such photo on Tuesday.

And if you’re looking for more, or other, images of the Earth-Moon system, check out the impressive collection that The Atlantic has put together.

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Milton Raposo, São Paulo based photographer

Thursday, 27 April, 2017

Photo by Milton Raposo

Brazilian photographer Milton Raposo studied his craft in England, and now works in São Paulo. This is a photo of a carnival, although as a black and white picture it at first glance conveys the appearance of a possibly more sombre gathering, making the image all the more captivating.

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The real hero of the Back to the Future films? The DeLorean of course

Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

Because I love my Back to the Future theories and ideas. US entertainment and culture magazine UPROXX contends that the DeLorean, the time machine itself, is the main hero of the trilogy.

This is mainly on account of the occasions it breaks down, or more to point, the times it “chooses” to not work, or even go to unplanned destinations.

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Cedric Grolet, Rubik’s Cube like food styling, and more

Wednesday, 26 April, 2017

Food styling by Cedric Grolet

There’s food styling, then there’s food styling by Paris based pastry chef Cedric Grolet. How about this Lemon Rubik’s Cube, for instance? Let there be no doubt, I’ll have a bite of that.

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