Inspiring archive for 2012-02-14

Grammy Winner Adele Glows in Vogue

(3 years ago)
Photographed by two of the most respected fashion photographers today, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, singer Adele looks absolutely stunning in these images for the March issue of Vogue. The strength and poise that Adele carries onto the stage in her performances is striking in these still photos. She said, “I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud.” Even…

Mirrored Neon Lights Optical Illusion

(3 years ago)
What you see is what you get…or is it? Australian artist Steven Morgana creatively explores and challenges this statement through many of his interactive sculptures. He enjoys creating works that make us think about “our perception of reality and the…

Crimean Winter Landscape Photography

(3 years ago)
Interested in combining his active lifestyle with his love of photography, Russian photographer Daniel Korzhonov recently traveled with friends to Crimea, a part of Ukraine. His photographic venture resulted in these undisturbed Crimean winter moments. When looking at each photograph, the viewer can’t help but feel the shiver of a cold, snowy afternoon or drift away into the dreamy…

Movement and Explosions by Scott Belcastro

(3 years ago)
While we're used to seeing Scott Belcastro's beautifully whimsical paintings, we were delighted to find out that he's turned a slightly darker corner with his new works. Opening February 24 at Iam8bit Gallery in Los Angeles is Brighter…

Heidi Mortenson / Et Stykke Mindre

(3 years ago)
This video from Danish electronic artist Heidi Mortenson is all kinds of awesome. Featuring Randy Halverson’s time lapsed footage in Dakota, the music’s sparse arrangements and heavy bass make this video feel like the coolest episode of Planet Earth, never made. Watch below!

9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn

(3 years ago)
Post written by Leo Babauta. Kids in today’s school system are not being prepared well for tomorrow’s world. As someone who went from the corporate world and then the government world to the ever-changing online world, I know how the world of yesterday is rapidly becoming irrelevant. I was trained in the newspaper industry, where [...]

Creative Valentine for the Scrabble Lover

(3 years ago)
Still can't decide on what kind of card your giving your loved one today? Why not ditch the idea of a conventional card and give out a gram instead? Amanda Jane Jones from Oh Happy Day is here to help you out. She's created a free pdf printable that's inspired by the game Scrabble! Just print it out, and then use a cutting board, ruler and x-acto knife to cut out the letters…

Star Wars LEGO Valentine with Glow Sticks

(3 years ago)
A crafty mom named Holly Ramer, who runs Stitch-Craft, took a picture of her son Parker's Star Wars LEGOs and then created these Valentine's Day cards out of them, popping in mini colored glowsticks where the light saber should be. She was inspired by this other Star Wars Valentine's…

Funny Letterpress Cards for the Lovestruck

(3 years ago)
The last time we wrote about Sapling Press, we introduced you to their hilarious hypothetical letters. Being that it's Valentine's Day today, we though it was only appropriate to feature their other sets which include a "We go together like..." series and an "I love you like..."…

50 Photos of the Day by National Geographic vol. 4

(3 years ago)
Although our hosting provider had some problems today, we seem to be back on time with another dose of quality photography from National Geographic. When we say National Geographic, you may get ready for breathtaking set of photos no matter what. NatGeo features just the best of the best photos out there. To say the [...]

Daily Inspirations no. 360

(3 years ago)
Again bunch of fresh design inspirations is waiting for you at Cruzine. That’s nothing new … you’re used to that :). Anyway … today I’ll skip our photos and move directly into the illustrations section. This section deserves a lot more space today than usually as it’s stuffed with quality … you’ll see yourself. Right [...]

North Shore

(3 years ago)
Sunset, just down the hill from our house. (sorry it’s off my iphone)

CoelhoOffice 07 (subtitulos em Port e Espa)

(3 years ago)
As it is Monday, we have the new CoelhoOffice (sidebar) >>> Please feel free to leave your comments clicking on the link below the podcast From CoelhoOffice 11 onwards, I will select some comments to discuss. Como é segunda-feira, temos o novo CoelhoOffice (barra lateral) >>> Deixe seus comentarios no botão abaixo da tela. A [...]

CoelhoOffice 07 – The Meaning of Life

(3 years ago)
Videocast #7 – Paulo Coelho talking about the meaning of life. Videocast #7 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre o sentido da vida. Videocast #7 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca del sentido de la vida.

“My heart is afraid to suffer”

(3 years ago)
“Why do we have to listen to our hearts?” the boy asked, when they had made camp that day. “Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you’ll find your treasure.” “But my heart is agitated,” the boy said. “It has its dreams, it gets emotional, and it’s become passionate over a woman of the [...]

Our allies

(3 years ago)
Our allies will not necessarily be the kind of dazzling people to whom everyone looks up and of whom they say: ‘There’s none better.’ On the contrary, they are people who are not afraid of making mistakes and who do, therefore, make mistakes, which is why their work often goes unrecognized. Yet they are just [...]

10 seg leitura: chegar a Deus pela comida

(3 years ago)
Discípulo e mestre iam pelo campo certa manhã, e o discípulo pedia uma dieta necessária para a purificação. Por mais que o mestre insistisse que todo alimento é sagrado, o discípulo não queria acreditar. “Deve existir uma comida que nos aproxima de Deus”, insistia. “Bem, talvez você tenha razão. Aqueles cogumelos ali, por exemplo.” disse [...]

Agriculture and creativity

(3 years ago)
Ploughing the field The moment the soil is turned, oxygen penetrates places it was unable to previously. This process of interior revolution is very important – because, just as the field’s new look will see sunlight for the first time, a new assessment of our values will allow us to see life innocently, without ingenuityA [...]

10 SEC READ: Insults (EN, PT, ES, FR)

(3 years ago)
Illustration by Ken Crane Changing attitude “Over the course of one year, give a coin to each person who offends or upsets you,” instructed the abbot of a young man who wanted people to follow a spiritual path. For the next twelve months, the boy gave a coin to each person who offended or upset [...]

To my Russian friends

(3 years ago)
Normally it is the publishing house that decides on the cover of a book. But on this occasion, they decided to send it to my agent, as the two ideas are totally opposite. Could my Russian friends help us (the publishing house, the agent and myself) to choose? please post your opinions in “Comments” below [...]

CoelhoOffice 06 – Humans and energy

(3 years ago)
Videocast #6 – Paulo Coelho talking about exchanging energy. Videocast #6 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre troca de energia. Videocast #6 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de cambio de energia.

20 SEC READING: the boy and the devil

(3 years ago)
The boy was walking to buy bread when the mayor of the city crossed the street. ‘The reason he is so powerful, is because, he’s made a pact with the devil,’ a very devout woman in the street told the boy. Some time later, when travelling to another town, the boy saw a beautiful corn [...]

Writing the new book

(3 years ago)
the video takes 20 sec to load AND does not play in Apple devices (not my fault!) Of course this may be very boring to watch. But I decided to record 20 minutes of me writing my new book. The feed was transmitted live on Twitter Admin Note : You can also watch it at [...]

A lei de Jante

(3 years ago)
Em todos os países da Escandinávia é difícil encontrar alguém que não conheça esta lei. Embora ela já exista desde o início da civilização, foi enunciada oficialmente apenas em 1933 pelo escritor Aksel Sandemose na novela “Um refugiado ultrapassa seus limites.” A triste constatação é que a Lei de Jante não se limita à Escandinávia: [...]

The Law of Jante

(3 years ago)
It is hard to find anyone in any of the Scandinavian countries who does not know this law. Although the law exists since the beginning of civilization, it was only officially declared in 1933 by writer Aksel Sandemose in the novel “A refugee goes beyond limits.” The sad truth is that the Law of Jante [...]

Finding the signs

(3 years ago)
EN ESPANOL: Las señales We may think at times that the only thing life offers us tomorrow, is to repeat everything we did today. But if we pay close attention, we will see that no two days are alike. Each morning brings a hidden blessing; a blessing which is unique to that day, and which [...]

Las señales

(3 years ago)
IN ENGLISH: Finding the signs   Podemos pensar que todo lo que la vida nos ofrece mañana es repetir lo que hicimos ayer y hoy. Pero si ponemos atención, nos daremos cuenta de que ningún día es igual a otro. Cada mañana nos trae una bendición escondida, una bendición que solo sirve para este día, [...]
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