31 January 2014

Tickle Me Rob

Toronto budget chief Frank Di Giorgio Mayor was aghast upon learning
this photo of him with Rob Ford went viral.
Well, it made me laugh.

26 January 2014

Rino Stefano Tagliafierro | Beauty

Animator and filmmaker Rino Stefano Tagliafierro has always found the intensity of the emotions he encounters through classical paintings unmatched by other artforms. And when he sat down to craft his latest short film, Beauty, he sought to convey the emotional impact of that artwork on him to an audience who might not be otherwise moved.
"The idea of Beauty is born from the desire to (convey) the main emotions that every person encounters throughout his life path," says Tagliafierro. "Classical art has always attracted my most intense emotions, so I decided to (let it) represent them."
The resulting project, Beauty, is a tour through the human life cycle--from birth to death--that draws on those classical paintings to tell that story in an absorbing way. By adding subtle animation to the artworks he chose, Tagliafierro actively depicts the motion that's only ever implied in the original pieces. The result is a stunning, haunting series of moving images that makes the work feel alive in different--often surreal--ways.
Hypnotic. Disturbing. Gorgeous.

More at Fast Company

24 January 2014

Reddit | Glitch In The Matrix

Everyone has had an odd experience or two or three. A Glitch in the Matrix is a reddit site that collects stories about anomalous experiences. Named after the deja vu scene in the first Matrix movie, a glitch, also known as a Fortean phenomenon (Forteana), is an occurrence that seems to bend reality and defy the laws of physics.

23 January 2014

3-D Print Your Fetus

From the 3-D Babies site:
Your pregnancy with this child is a once in a lifetime experience. Recall those feelings with your own 3D Baby.
At 3D Babies, we create an adorable baby figurine resembling your baby's facial features and body position.  We use your 3D/4D ultrasound images or newborn baby pictures to create a unique artistic representation of your baby using the latest computer graphics and 3D printing technology.  This is a great way to share the excitement of your new baby with family and friends.  Your 3D Baby will be a treasured family remembrance of your pregnancy and new baby.
Only $600.

Link via FastCoDesign

David Thorne | Dear Neighbour

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Read the entire exchange between Mr. Thorne and his neighbor Justin at 27b/6.

22 January 2014

BOLO Dorothy Gale

Rick Polito | Source | Via FB

17 January 2014


Roz Chast in the New Yorker | Via FB

03 January 2014

Hide And Seek

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Snow Day


This is how Ms. Lanny-yap feels this morning! There's really not much snow and the forecast calls for sun later in the day, but it's enough to close down the schools and most workplaces here in Baltimore.

01 January 2014