If you go to a restaurant in Chinatown (in any city around the world) the chances are that at the end of the meal, you will unwrap a fortune cookie, read the message inside, and laugh amongst yourselves at the fortunes inside (even though fortune cookies have nothing to do with China, having been invented in California). You may even eat the cookie, if you have dined at a decent restaurant that makes its own. However, some people don’t find … continue reading
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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. … continue reading