Delightfully weird characters created by Seoul, Korea-based artist Jun seo Hahm. More images below.
A selection of new paintings from Istanbul, Turkey-based artist Tayfun Gülnar (click here for previous post). More images below.
I FEEL nothing. I think nothing. I get straight into my car and drive, not knowing exactly where I should go. No one is waiting for me at the end of the journey. Melancholy has become apathy. I need to drag myself onward. Five minutes later, I’m outside a castle. I know what happened here; […]
“Fabric Prism” by art collective Pneuhaus (aka Matt Muller, Augie Lehrecke and Levi Bedall) is an interactive installation made from an inflatable, light-sensitive membrane of their own design. Constructed earlier this month as part of PVDFest 2016 in Providence, Rhode … Continue reading →
Graffiti artist DAKU has created a typographic piece in the Lodhi colony area of New Delhi. Words associated with life and the passage of time are mounted perpendicularly, casting shadows that shift along with the day’s light like a sundial. … Continue reading →
Drawings by Brooklyn-based illustrator Adria Mercuri. More images below.
A selection of work by photographer Lane Coder. More images below.
Paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Maxwell McMaster. More images below.
Paintings by artist Christer Karlstad (previously featured here). More images below.
By Leo Babauta Being a dad is messy … not just the many spills and broken dishes and dirty kitchens and finger-painted walls you have to clean up, but messy because nothing ever goes as planned. It’s messy because you start out with the best of intentions, hoping to be super dad and loving and […]
By Leo Babauta UPDATE: The book is now sold out. I recommend my new book, Essential Zen Habits. I’m happy to announce that I’m offering my Zen Habits book to purchase, for the first time since I put it on Kickstarter at the end of 2014. The book is called, “Zen Habits: Mastering the Art […]
By Leo Babauta If you’re like me, you’re always looking for the perfect productivity system. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist. The problem isn’t with the productivity system — the problem is that none of them can solve a few really important (and related) problems: Procrastination Fear of uncertainty Fear of discomfort For example, at the top […]
By Leo Babauta There is a famous stone water basin (or “tsukubai”) outside of the even more famous Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto, with four characters that read: “ware tada shiru taru.” This is a Zen saying that can be translated in a number of ways, all to do with contentment. But my favorite translation is: […]
By Leo Babauta Yesterday wasn’t a great day for me. I woke up late after too little sleep. Someone I love is mad at me, and doesn’t seem to want to talk to me, which put me in a down mood. I couldn’t get focused to do any writing, so I answered emails, read stuff […]
By Leo Babauta Stress is a killer. It contributes to health problems, unhappiness, depression, relationship problems, and more. We’re always going to have some stress in our lives, but how can we manage it? By finding the cause, and working with that cause. In my mindfulness experiments, I’ve found that the root cause of stress […]
By Leo Babauta Forming new habits can be life-changing — if you start meditating, create a simple exercise habit, and eat more vegetables, you health and happiness can be transformed in a matter of months. But sticking to a habit can be difficult, because life gets in the way. And we get discouraged when the […]
By Leo Babauta There are so many benefits to exercise, from cancer prevention to brain health, from heart health to better weight management, from stronger bones to less stress and more happiness … so why is it so hard for most people to stick to a regular exercise habit? It turns out that there’s really […]
By Leo Babauta I’m not going to claim to be the world’s greatest writer, but I do think I’m reasonably competent. I’ve been training for 25 years as a writer, and I make a living as a writer. For those who are just starting out as writers, I’d like to share my training. I didn’t […]
Paulo Coelho Based on my message earlier this week – about the different languages of God – I would like to share with you this week some of the prayers that point in the same direction: “For there to be peace in the world, the nations must live in peace. For there to be peace […]
Gorgeous poster designs by Bráulio Amado, a Portuguese graphic designer based in Brooklyn, New York. More images below.
Pep Montserrat Jean Jullien created the memorable illustration, “Peace for Paris,” in response to the terrorist attacks last year. Now a number of illustrators (including Jullien) are similarly responding to last week’s EU referendum in the form they know … Continue reading →
A selection of paintings by San Pedro, California-based artist Marie Thibeault. More images below.
Portuguese-Italian collective Moradavaga have built a shimmering sunwheel for the annual Festa de São João do Porto (Festival of St John of Porto) in Portugal. Measuring eight meters in diameter, the piece is the result of hundreds of gold plates, … Continue reading →
Gorgeous drawings by illustrator Lee Kyutae. More images below.
Japanese photographer Izumi Miyazaki transforms mundane objects and situations into delightfully surreal self-portraits. See more images below or on display at Wild Project Gallery in Luxembourg from June 30th to July 30th.
Jeff Östberg is a Swedish illustrator currently living and working in Stockholm. More images below.
Loooove Anabel Colazo’s work! Valencia, Spain. More images below.
A selection of work by Berlin-based illustrator Paul Paetzel. More images below.
Drawings by artist Mike Lee. More images below.
London-based artist Richard McVetis painstakingly hand-stitches intricate patterns of dots and crosses onto wool cubes in an effort to turn the passage of time into something that can be seen and touched. More images from “In Pursuit of Time” below.
Drawings by London-based Australian artist Nick Sheehy. More images below.
Yesterday I was starting to climb Le Saleve (Haute-Savoie) and in a small village I saw this house. It happens that it is true! The text reads “The Valkyrie were composed here.” “Here lived Two Immortals : Richard Wagner (1856) – John Ruskin (1863 – 1864).”
A selection of photos from “By The Grace of God” by photographer Susan Worsham. More images below.
Mind-melting sculptures by artist Yoshitoshi Kanemaki, from Chiba, Japan. More images below.
Photos by Heikki Kaski. More images below.
A random assortment of images by Los Angeles photographer Jason Travis, from his Tumblr. More photos below.
According to Korean tradition, artisans have a habit of destroying and discarding imperfect pieces. Since 2001 Korean artist Yeesookyung has taken these porcelain fragments, creating beautiful, imperfect sculptures by fusing them with gold leaf in the Japanese tradition of kintsugi. See more images … Continue reading →
Photos by Quentin Shih, who splits time between New York, Paris, and Beijing. More images below.
Paintings by Peter Wileman. More images below.