Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” remade… in the kitchen

Friday, 3 July, 2015

Image by Claudia Ficca, Davide Luciano

The Shining, by Stanley Kubrick, is one film I’m still yet to see.

Until that happens, I’ll have to make do with a little taste of the 1980 movie by way of these scenes, that New York City based food stylist Claudia Ficca, and photographer and filmmaker Davide Luciano, recreated by way of all manner of assorted food stuffs.

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For a creative recharge, “Birthlight” by Christian Stangl

Friday, 3 July, 2015

Is your creativity waning? Searching for inspiration, but not finding anything? Or maybe you just need a little time out? Presenting Birthlight by Christian Stangl, it might just be the desired tonic:

This short film by motion designer Christian Stangl is based on thousands of microscopic stills from which these stunning timelapse scenarios emerge. Stangl’s self-made chemical processes perform an endless dance of growing and dissolving, flooding and evaporating, melting and recrystalizing, creating an all together perfectly synced synthesis of sound and picture.

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The ten most controversial movies ever, how many have you seen?

Friday, 3 July, 2015

I must lead a sheltered life… I’ve only seen one title, Farenheit 9/11, directed by Michael Moore, from this list, that was put together by CineFix, of the ten most controversial movies of all time.

It probably goes without saying, but this is neither family friendly viewing, nor all that much safe for the workplace.

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Sights we’ve seen in the solar system between here and Pluto

Friday, 3 July, 2015

It’s just a little over a week until NASA’s New Horizons space probe makes its closet approach to dwarf planet Pluto. The fun begins in earnest in the weeks following the flyby, when the data collected by the probe reaches Earth.

While we wait for that to happen, here’s a collection of images taken by other probes, of some of the planets and moons in the solar system, in the past.

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The surreal, dream like, artworks of Bo Bartlett

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

Artwork by Bo Bartlett

If I were ever to try and paint the scenes from some of the dreams I have, then they might just resemble some of the works of US artist Bo Bartlett.

Via Design is Kinky.

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Then and now photos of American Civil War locations

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

An interactive collection of photos taken during the American Civil War, compared with images of the same locations from this year. How serene is what we see in the latter day pictures, when the bloodshed of the earlier photos is contemplated.

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Fractured landscape photos that are a reflection of themselves

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

Photo by Victoria Siemer

The landscape photography of New York City based graphic designer Victoria Siemer fractures elements of the original image back upon itself, and the results, among other thoughts I have in response, remind me of some scenes from Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film Inception.

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Dyslexia, a typeface for those wishing to better understand dyslexia

Thursday, 2 July, 2015

As an eight year old, Daniel Britton, now a graphic designer, was diagnosed as a partial dyslexic, but even then very few people understood the condition, and he was frequently told to concentrate more, or work harder. An experience that is somehow vaguely familiar.

To help raise awareness of the condition, Britton has created a typeface, based on the Helvetica font, aptly titled Dyslexia, that gives others an appreciation of how the learning disability makes reading a difficult and frustrating process.

Britton is currently fund raising so he can create a dyslexia awareness pack for school students, something you can read more about here.

On the subject, also check out this resource for students with dyslexia, by Lois MacCullagh.

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In what light will the world see the broccoli tree today?

Wednesday, 1 July, 2015

Broccoli tree, photo by Patrik Svedberg

How can something that appears to change little, always look different every time you see it?

Because the scene that surrounds said object, in this case a willow tree, that has come to be known as the broccoli tree, is constantly in flux, a phenomenon that Swedish photographer Patrik Svedberg has been documenting for a couple of years now.

Via Mashable.

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Counting down the top fifty prog rock albums of all time

Wednesday, 1 July, 2015

Progressive rock, or prog rock… a list of the fifty greatest albums of the genre. You’ll never guess what the number one title is.

Think I’ll buy me a Pink Floyd record…

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