Beautifully combined images in this series by Los Angeles-based artist j.frede. Made with seemingly banal landscape photographs purchased at flea markets and arranged into a single scene, these collages effectively merge different times and places together, creating entirely new landscapes. … Continue reading →
You won’t see images being moved by hand and an exacto knife done as entertainingly as this! Check out Montreal-based filmmaker/miniaturist Winston Hacking’s “paperteering” skills at work in the video for Toronto punk band Soupcans’ track “Siamese Brutality” below!
Gorgeous skylines and cityscapes by Hungarian photographer Ákos Major. More images from his series “Urbanesque” below!
Incredible energy in the filming/editing of this dance video by artist/filmmaker Sebastian Linda. Visual style is very similar to Leonardo Dalessandri’s “Watchtower of Turkey” (featured here) but I’d say it’s a much better fit with this type of content. Check out … Continue reading →
#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most popular photographers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Dylan Furst (@fursty) explores some of the beautiful trails in Vancouver’s backyard. Watch the … Continue reading →
This delightful short animation by filmmaker Sihanouk Mariona is an obvious homage to the classic claymation mockumentary, Creature Comforts. “They Crawl Amongst Us!” explores real social issues in New York City via various stereotypical urban pests. Watch the full short below!
Images move in waves of fragmentation in this video for coquettish-electrodoompop duo Sissi Rada by schnellebuntebilder (a.k.a. Sebastian Huber, Robert Pohle and Johannes Timpernagel). Watch “Sunday” below!
London-based photographer John MacLean has a knack for capturing small urban moments with a subtle sense of humour and unexpected beauty. See more images from his diverse series, “City,” below.
In the latest instalment of the brilliant series Every Frame a Painting (click here for previous instalments), Tony Zhou explains The Art of the Gag by the original master of visual comedy, Buster Keaton. With traces of his work in … Continue reading →
Amusing and amazingly detailed paintings by Colorado-based artist, Shawn Huckins. More images from Huckins’ “Paint Chips” series below!
By Ian Reader Pilgrimage has been celebrated in literature from The Canterbury Tales to Paulo Coelho’s The Pilgrimage. Pilgrims in funny hats and buckled shoes play an outsized role in the American national mythos, but pilgrimage traditions encompass much more than the Puritans. From medieval Japan, where the first pilgrimage package tours were offered, to […]
Works by Korean illustrator Mi-Kyung Choi, who makes work under the name Ensee. More images below.
Creating photographs without a subject or a camera may sound ridiculous but the resulting large-scale images by photographer Brittany Nelson speak for themselves. “Alternative Process” is the result of various experimentations with historical photographic processes like Tintype, Daguerrotype, Mordancage, and … Continue reading →
Artist and experimental musician Graham Dunning’s Mechanical Techno Demonstration is exactly what it sounds like! Dunning demonstrates his incredible hand-made method for making techno music: layering locked records, analogue synths, even mechanically triggered percussion. Watch how it all comes together … Continue reading →
Paintings by the god, Andrew Hem. More images below.
Paintings by Dutch artist Martine Johanna. More images below.
Director Quentin Tarantino and cinematographer Bob Richardson wanted their latest film, The Hateful Eight, to be the eleventh film ever to be shot in Ultra Panavision (as wide as widescreen gets) and with the help of the film company they were … Continue reading →
After numerous prototypes, Kelli Anderson perfected a sequence of cuts and folds that could turn an ordinary piece of paper into a fully functional camera. The Book is a Camera is the ultimate pop-up experience: a book that not only explains how cameras … Continue reading →
Wonderful abstract paintings of structured spaces by Irish artist Tom Climent. More images below.
By Leo Babauta It’s funny that two days with such opposing spirits come back-to-back in our calendars here in the U.S.: Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. One is about being thankful for what you have, and the other is about getting more of what you don’t have. They aren’t aligned at all. The good news […]
#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most creative image makers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Adeyemi Adegbesan, known to most as @soteeoh (“so T.O.” as in Toronto) … Continue reading →
Gorgeous work by German sculptor, Angela Glajcar. Her latest work features reams of layered and torn white paper, which create a captivating tunnelling effect. “Weiss Ist Das Neue Schwarz” (or “White is the New Black”) is on view at the Heitsch Gallery … Continue reading →
There’s nothing that could be said to prepare you for this bizarre video for the Heaven & Hell remix of You’ll Melt More!’s “Hamidasumo!” you’ll just have to watch it below! The song is excruciating though so you can let me … Continue reading →
This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + … Continue reading →
Love this series of puddles by illustrator Jon McNaught. More images below.
Paintings by artist Casey Gray, who lives and works in San Francisco. More images below.
The violent, mesmerizing, and brutally honest work of artist Cleon Peterson. In some paintings demon-like characters are attacking people, in other paintings similar actions are being carried out by uniformed figures. What is perhaps most disturbing is the realisation that we are drawn … Continue reading →
When Moses ascended to Heaven to write a certain part of the Bible, the Almighty asked him to place small crowns on some letters of the Torah. Moses said: “Master of the Universe, why draw these crowns?” God answered: “Because one hundred generations from now a man called Akiva will interpret them.” “Show me this […]
Striking and thoughtful series of gouache and ink works by Newmarket, New Hampshire-based artist Michael Dandley. “Side Effects” is concerned with the disturbing and ultimately incompatible ways lands and oceans are changed to accommodate our modern conveniences. More images below!
Terrific video for Australian indie rock outfit The Jezabels, directed by Darcy Prendergast and Xin Li over at Oh Yeah Wow. The expressive style was achieved through stop-motion, capturing real oil paint on glass, frame by frame! Check out “Come Alive” below!
ICI EN FRANçAIS: Le feu de l’amitié AQUI EN ESPANOL: El fuego de la amistad AQUI EM PORTUGUES: O fogo da amizade ______________________When I arrive at the Moscow hotel with my publisher and my editor, a young woman is waiting outside for me. She comes over and grasps my hands in hers. ‘I need to […]
Rania Naim 1. Listen to your heart “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” —The Alchemist 2. Always […]
An old hermit was once invited to visit the court of the most powerful king of those times. “I envy such a saintly man, who is content with so little,” said the ruler. “I envy Your Majesty, who is content with even less that I,” responded the hermit. “How can you say such a […]
As a boy, Abin-Alsar overheard a conversation between his father and a dervish. “Careful with your work”, said the dervish. “Think of what future generations will say about you.” “So what?”, replied his father, “When I die, everything shall end, and it will not matter what they say.” Abin-Alsar never forgot that conversation. His whole […]
Cain and Abel came to the banks of an enormous lake. They had never seen anything like it. “There’s something inside it,” said Abel, looking into the water, not knowing that it was his reflection. Cain noticed the same thing, and raised his staff. The image did the same thing. Cain stood waiting for the […]
EM PORTUGUES AQUI: O circulo da alegria EN ESPANOL AQUI : El circulo de alegria Illustration by Ken CraneAnd old story tells that one day, a countryman knocked hard on a monastery door. When the monk tending the gates opened up, he was given a magnificent bunch of grapes. – Brother, these are the finest […]
[ Excerpted from Spooky Texas retold by S.E. Schlosser] Oh, you hear the stories about how dangerous Ouija boards are, but hey—it’s just a game. Mary waited until midnight to begin our little game, and the four of us—Sarah, Jessie, me, and, Mary, started by asking all kinds of silly questions. It was a strange-looking […]
The story below is taken from my book “The Alchemist” is one of the Top 20 Bestselling Books from all times THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT! __________________________________________ EN ESPANOL CLICAR AQUI: Las dos gotas de aceite EM PORTUGUES, CLICAR AQUI: As duas gotas de óleo __________________________________________ A merchant sent his son to learn the […]
Poem by Robert Frost (1874-1963). TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better […]
by Najib Ahmad He is Rebellious Paulo Coelho was not one of those kids who took normal traditional way without questioning or opposing it. He always stood against the traditional ways. He always had his own perception of the world which was beyond the understanding of normal people. When asked by his parents to go […]
Illustration by Ken Crane _______________________________ CLICK AQUI PARA LEER EN ESPANOL: Por que contar histórias _______________________________ CLICK AQUI PARA PORTUGUES: Contando histórias _______________________________ The great Rabbi Israel Shem Tov, when he saw that the people in his village were being mistreated, went into the forest, lit a holy fire, and said a special prayer, asking […]
By Paulo Coelho Near Tokyo lived a great Samurai warrior, now old, who decided to teach Zen Buddhism to young people. In spite of his age, the legend was that he could defeat any adversary. One afternoon, a warrior – known for his complete lack of scruples – arrived there. He was famous for using […]
Born in Lebanon, Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) will be always remembered for his classic The Prophet, which is still on the bestsellers list in several countries, 60 years after its publication. In 1995, a Lebanese friend of mine gave me a book containing love letters exchanged between Gibran and Mary Haskell, a 10-year older American woman. […]
Our Lady of Aparecida (Portuguese: Nossa Senhora Aparecida or Nossa Senhora da Conceií§í£o Aparecida) is a celebrated 18th-century clay statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the traditional form of the Immaculate Conception. The image is widely venerated by Brazilian Roman Catholics, who consider her as the principal patroness of Brazil. Pious accounts claim that […]
by Benjamin Hardy With so many people floating through life, a person with a strong sense of identity will emerge from the crowd. This is not a forced act, but a natural and organic evolution. According to psychological identity theory, there are four stages of identity development. At stage one, you have no identity. You […]
A Siberian shaman asked God to show him a man that He loved. The Lord advised him to look for a certain farmer. “What do you do to make the Lord love you so much?” the shaman asked the farmer when he found him. “I say His name in the morning. I work all day […]
If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? […]
27 setembro: VIVA SÃO COSME, DAMIÃO E DOUM! Oh Happy Day! (Full version) – Choeur Gospel Célébration de Québec & Sylvie Desgroseilliers Oh, happy day (oh, happy day) When jesus washed (when jesus washed) he washed my sins away! (oh, happy day) Ah, it’s a happy day he taught me how (to watch) (fight and […]
story sent by Anupam Karn A master asked his disciples: ‘Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?’ the disciples thought for a while, and one of them said ‘Because we lose our calm, we shout for that.’ ‘But, why to shout when the other person […]
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them. The truth it is a beautiful and terrible thing, and therefore should be treated with caution…It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up […]