Closing the doors to Dandyville

The day has come for Dandyville to close it’s doors to new posts. In a nutshell, there is quite a bit of time involved with gathering and blogging all these ...

The Distiller, The Knife Maker, and The Beekeeper: documenting the art of the craft

Made by Hand is a branch of the Brooklyn film and digital design studio, Bureau of Common Goods. They have produced a series of short documentaries featuring an artisan and ...

Matchbook landscape art by Krista Charles

Catalogued under “Brilliant” and “Why Didn’t I Think of That” are the simple and wonderful tiny landscapes that Krista Charles sketches onto the insides of vintage matchbooks. The subject matter ...

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Closing the doors to Dandyville

The day has come for Dandyville to close it’s doors to new posts. In a nutshell, there is quite a bit of time involved with gathering and blogging all these bits from around the web, and my time is needed elsewhere. This page and it’s archived posts will remain online indefinitely, and you can access […]

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The Distiller, The Knife Maker, and The Beekeeper: documenting the art of the craft

Made by Hand is a branch of the Brooklyn film and digital design studio, Bureau of Common Goods. They have produced a series of short documentaries featuring an artisan and their craft. These videos give hope to a Walmart-laden world and offer inspiration in the joys of the handmade. Their first installment was The Distiller, […]

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Matchbook landscape art by Krista Charles

Catalogued under “Brilliant” and “Why Didn’t I Think of That” are the simple and wonderful tiny landscapes that Krista Charles sketches onto the insides of vintage matchbooks. The subject matter isn’t random; Krista draws out what stands at the location today, with a little help from Google Street View, making note of it at the […]

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Harry Potter nerds (like me), rejoice! Pottermore is officially here

J.K. Rowling hasn’t forgotten about her fan base, even as she is working on the release of her new novel that is ACTUALLY geared towards adults, due out this September. After being in beta mode for quite some time, she has now opened the gates to Pottermore, an online, interactive and supplemental experience for her […]

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Stop motion video: Going West – Where Books Come to Life

Stop-motion animation by Andersen M Studio for¬†Colenso BBDO / The New Zealand Book Council. So much goodness in this: papercut images evolving from the pages… the dark, eerie tone of the sound effects… the way the sound shifts when listened to in stereo… I know this was for a New Zealand client, but I swear […]

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The animated collaboration of Brian Gossett and People for Bikes

Illustrator Brian Gossett teamed up with the organization People for Bikes to create a fantastically interactive, animated, PSA for a recent event, using his bicycle-inspired imagery. In the promotional video, riders are out at night while Brian’s imaginary worlds appear as projections around them.   Be sure to check out People for Bike’s website, read […]

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Illustrated alphabet of London from the 1850s

A little sketchin’ and a little rhymin’. Beautiful illustrations partnered with big, fat, red letters, each depicting a building or landmark of old London. View the whole 26 here. (via Retronaut)

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The Color Run: 5K COLOR ‘SPLOSION!

Nothing screams fun like hoards of people coming together for the love of gimmick and frivolity. Five kilometers. White clothes. Colored-powder dousings. The Color Run hits up various cities around the country, pairing with local charities and organizations. Color runners can sign up as individuals or teams, and the beauty is that there’s no time […]

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The Future Belongs to the Curious

Sometimes I am overcome by so much inspiration, creativity, and things I want to know more about that I feel like I could burst. This video by Garrett Johnston for Skillshare made me a little more bloated. “To learn is to live.” Skillshare – Curiosity from One Year Study on Vimeo. If you, too, are […]

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Guerrilla pothole gardens of London

This… makes me so damn happy I can’t stand it. TINY GARDENS. WITH ACCESSORIES. IN POTHOLES. GAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH. Steve Wheen is a Londoner and cyclist who saw two constantly troubling things in his daily life: lack of greenery and potholes on horrible roads. One displeasing to the eye, the other displeasing to the body when your […]

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