Cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler and Danish writer Mikael Wulff, the creative duo behind Wumo – has created a brilliant series of graphs that illustrate some everyday life’s painful truths. Their graphs and diagrams are snarky and sarcastic but, for the most part, true. This, coupled with their simple and official-looking design, makes them a delight to look at.
Most of them inspire us by bringing impossibly real characters to life and making us forget they’re actually actors doing their job. But some of these big screen stars don’t just stop there and take their power to inspire even further, on stage, when accepting awards, such as one of the best their is – the Oscars. Here’s a list of the most inspiring Oscar acceptance speeches so far.
Starting off with two of the best speeches this year:
This guy, going by the name October Jones on twitter has been using his seemingly boundless imagination and sticky notes to transform strangers on a train into hilarious cartoons characters that perfectly fit the rest of their body. The unwitting victims of his pranks have been given the features of beloved characters such as Batman, Spiderman, and, in one ingenious snapshot, Wile E. Coyote even appears… continue reading
Andres Amador is a San Francisco-area based landscape artist. His works are pretty unique – he creates amazing sand paintings on beaches – huge sand paintings that is. His only tool is a rake and sometimes the collaboration of volunteers. “My dream is to do my artwork in locations around the world and to bring more people into the creative act with me,” says the artist. You can check out more of his work … continue reading
Meet Lotu. No, that’s not his real name, but that’s not the point here – he wants his blog readers to reflect on themselves not on him. Lotu quit his investment banker dream job on Wall Street and everything that came with it – lots of money, limo rides etc. Why? Because he wanted to enjoy life, and no, working 16 hours per day isn’t exactly the life, is it? He’s now enjoying the Lifestyle of the Unemployed, taking some freelance projects from time to time to keep him rolling (money-wise).
Read the interview below. I’m not saying it will change your life today, but it will surely make you reflect on tomorrows.
Born in Pittsburgh in 1953, Peter Stanick is a pretty badass American artist, known through his many exhibitions and interesting art style. We had a few questions for him, so here you go. A little more information on the artist you probably didn’t know about but are glad you do now. When did you first decide that pop art was the thing for you? Peter Stanick: I never made a decision to pursue Pop art, it was part of the natural process. To me, the things that … continue reading
Have you ever dreamed about controlling the rain? Like the dudes from Avatar (The Last Airbender, not the James Cameron one we’re all trying our best to forget.) Well in case you didn’t know, there’s a room specifically designed with this purpose in mind – letting you, the common visitor, feel like you’re in control of the best element of all: water. The rain room offers a weird kind of intimacy between you, technology and nature, allowing for a very interesting and intimate scenario in … continue reading
If you’re a book lover, you’ll absolutely adore the following places – hidden, weird and just a little bit quirky, our list of unconventional little (or big) bookstores will make you pack up your bags and visit all of them. Make sure to pack an extra suitcase; you know, for all the books you’ll end up buying.