There is creativity and beauty that can be found in just about anything. Just ask Jane Thomas, a retired music professor-turned microscopic digital photographer. For her series ‘Soap Films’ she takes incredible, trippy ultra-magnified photos of soap. And the results look like some sort of beautiful drug-induced cosmic galaxy.
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Niki & The Dove
People have been saying there’s a face on the moon. I’ve never really seen it.
I mean I guess I can kinda see it. Sort of. I guess. But for artist Ed Fairburn, trying to create a rough face out of the moon’s craters is childsplay. Ed creates beautiful portraits from the natural topography and lines from everyday maps. And what he’s able to create it truly amazing.
Yep. That’s a real wave. See that little streak in the middle? Yep, that’s a person. Who’s still alive, in fact. No photoshop necessary. That’s Garrett McNamara, pro-surfer/adventure-seeker/idiot, off the coast of Portugal, breaking the world record for highest wave surfed. Over 100 feet tall. That’s like jumping out a 10-story building riding a waterbed. Or something to that effect…
I’ve never been surfing, but I can’t imagine that what Garrett is safe/easy/recommended. I’m probably just going to wait to start my surfing career until this new circular pool, designed by surfing legend Kelly Slater, is complete.
It’s still in development, but in theory, the pool would create an endless wave, allowing you to surf to your hearts content. Find out more about all the physics and whatnot that make it possible here.
My baby sister turns 21 today. Whew, it does not seem like it has been that long. Either way, she’s absolutely great. She’s beautiful and chances are she’s funnier than your sister. She loves her family, cats, and Johnny Cash. And she’s wicked smart. In about 4 or so years, if you need a lawyer, she’ll be the one you want to hire. Until then though, follow her on Twitter. Love you so much Bear.
When I was in middle school, I remember taking apart my ball-point click pens during Mr. Allen’s history class. I’d lay all the pieces on my desk, and then reassemble them. Picture that. And then multiply that idea x several thousand percent. That’s photographer Todd McLellan and his project “Things Come Apart.” It’s what you get when you channel your unreal OCD into an artistic platform. See more here.
It’s a wonder that in all my college marketing classes, and the countless marketing conversations since then, that noone has ever thought of asking this question. Until now.
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Doghouse Diaries calls it like they see it. Or drink it. And surprisingly enough, their assumptions are pretty accurate for most people. I’m somewhere inbetween the triple espresso, the americano, and just your regular black coffee. You know, just like I like my women – strong and bitter. No wait, that came out wrong…
(for our older audience, here’s a larger print version)
This year though, you would have thought I’d be all over updating you, since until the championship game was complete, I was sitting in the 99.9% of all brackets in the world. Roughly 6,600 out of 8,150,000. Hot dang. That’s right – the guy who typically lands in the upper 40′s, caught a streak of good fortune this year. It didn’t hurt that I had hitched my horse of fortune to former Winthrop head coach, Gregg Marshall, and his Witchita State Shockers, picking them correctly to go all the way to the Final Four.
Unfortunately, I also put too much faith in the Hoosiers of Indiana, and it cost me big time as I finished in the 79%. But that was not the case for this year’s winner, my friend and fellow graphic designer Josh Narron, who correctly picked Louisville as the National Champion, and when the dust settled, found himself atop the standings in 95.5 percentile. Congratulations Josh! Enjoy your winnings, which this year include:
• And of couse, the traditional grand prize – an authentic, unopened mint condition Dikembe Mutumbo Starting Line-Up.
Our second and third place winners, Matt Geib (the winner of the very first Bracket Bonanza) and LD Thompson, will each get a handsome collection of Dikembe Mutumbo basketball cards that I bought off of eBay, along with two tickets to a home Winthrop basketball game of their choice. As well as the love and adoration of their friends and family. Thanks for playing everyone – see you next year!