A selection of obscured photos by Sydney, Australia-based photographer Cherine Fahd. More images below.
Very graphic illustrations by Gothenburg, Sweden-based Sara Andreasson. More images below.
Paintings by Los Angeles artist Ramsey Dau. More images below.
Loving these poster and book designs by Korean designer Jaemin Lee. More images below.
Illustrations by Rachel Denti, a student at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. More images below.
Korean comic illustrator Kim Jung Gi is on a completely different level from everyone else. He creates insanely detailed large scale drawings without sketching anything; imagery just flows right out of him. His precision with ink is savant-like, and he says it comes … Continue reading →
Jamky is a “postdigital” machine that creates drum patterns when small stones are placed onto its grid. The project was developed by Ján Šicko and Roman Mackovič of Bratislava-based design studio, DevKid. Check out more images and a video demonstration (complete with … Continue reading →
By Leo Babauta A few people have written me recently about falling off their good habits: a relapse after months of healthy eating, or getting derailed from good habits they’ve been forming like exercise or writing. It’s discouraging to fall off your diet or good habits, and you an get to a point where you […]
By Leo Babauta There’s a small habit that I practice, that can turn difficult situations into much better ones — and it won’t surprise you. It’s the habit of gratitude. This is such a simple habit, and it’s one that we often forget to practice. But when we do, it can transform our entire perspective, […]
By Leo Babauta Let’s face it: most of us aren’t amazing social ninjas, good at working any social situation, let alone comfortable telling a captivating story in front of a crowd. It would be great if there were a manual that taught us the key social skills for being good at parties, talking to strangers, […]
By Leo Babauta Scott Dinsmore, creator of Live Your Legend, died in a freak accident on Mt. Kilimanjaro a couple days ago. He was one of my best friends in the world. I’m still in shock — at the suddenness of his death, the senselessness of it, the incredible loss of all he had to give, […]
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 […]
Cathy Van Hoang (a.k.a. Petit Beast) is a Los Angeles-based designer and art director. Using sea urchin shells as planters, Hoang photographs the plants upside down to create what look like floating jellyfish (with the plant becoming the tentacles). See more … Continue reading →
Photos by French photographer Antoine Henault. More images below.
Great instalment of Fragmento Universo’s ‘Stuff that Sounds like’ series. Fragmento Universo is a Madrid-based operation, run by filmmakers Tessa Dóniga and Christian del Moral. Watch their highly satisfying video below!
Huck Magazine just released a great portrait of Michelle Pezel of Antisocial Skateboard Shop, which she owns with pro skater Rick McCrank. My pal Alana Paterson snapped some beautiful photos for the mag and Benny Zenga shot the video below!
Quirky vignettes start to merge together in this super imaginative short by California-based creative duo Corey Creasey and Ian Kibbey (a.k.a. Terri Timely). Watch the full video below!
Heads up local people, Vancouver Art/Book Fair opens next week (October 17th-18th) at the Vancouver Art Gallery! Hooray! Last year’s event was amazing, and this year’s looks like it will be bigger and better with more than 70 exhibitors and great lineup … Continue reading →
A tale by the Lebanese writer Mikail Naaimé can illustrate the danger of following other’s methods, as noble as they may seem. “We need to free ourselves from the slavery in which mankind keeps us,” an ox said to its companions. “For years we hear human beings saying that the door to freedom is stained […]
Another great series by photographer, Maciek Jasik. More images from “The Secret Lives of Fruits and Vegetables” below!
Makerarm is a robotic arm that can ‘help its humans make just about anything.’ It can 3D print, laser cut, carve, mill, plot, and assemble. It can even feed your goldfish. Multi-purpose and cost-effective, Makerarm is part of the Austin, … Continue reading →
Portraits by Cape Town, South Africa-based photographer Oliver Kruger. More images below.
Check out this experimental video for Nosaj Thing’s collaboration with Chance The Rapper, directed by Tokyo-based media artist, Daito Manabe (who we previously featured doing amazing things with electronic pulses back in 2008). While CG effects are nothing new, the use of … Continue reading →
Gorgeous paintings by Colorado-based artist, Ashley Eliza Williams, who participated in this month’s Reader Submissions. Click here to do the same and see more images below!
Pow! Wow! Japan doesn’t officially start in Tokyo until October 17th, but things have already gotten started. Artists Mon, Bakibaki, Cook One, Usugrow, Dragon76, Luise One, Jay Shogo and Frankie Cihi just painted a big wall in Shibuya. Following the Tokyo … Continue reading →
The latest Kickstarter from London-based Studio Banana Things offers a futuristic headset that will allow you to “hear twice as much,” or at least stay connected to the world around you while privately enjoying your favourite podcast or Booooooom mix. The proposed … Continue reading →
Beautiful video by Kevan Funk for art rock band Braids’ intimate track, “Taste.” Just a head’s up that there is quite a bit of nudity. Watch below!
By Leo Babauta One of the biggest frustrations many of us feel is having too much to do, and not feeling like we have enough time to do it. We are overwhelmed. Of course, having “not enough time” is just a feeling — we all have the same amount of time, but we often fill […]
By Leo Babauta I know a lot of people who want to lose weight but are stuck, like I was in 2005. They want to get healthy and fit, but can’t seem to stick to a diet or exercise plan. They start, and then fail, and then feel bad about it. This was where I […]
By Leo Babauta While I’m not a fan of trying to be disciplined every moment of the day, there’s no doubt most of us could use a little more discipline in our lives. We procrastinate, we waste time with online distractions, we go an entire day without getting done what we really wanted to get […]
By Leo Babauta A young woman wrote to me recently about fears about the future: ‘I’m in my 20s and I’m trying to figure my future out. I’m just wondering how to stop worrying and letting the fear of the unknown totally consume my daily thoughts (I’m moving from Sweden to American and have no […]
By Leo Babauta There aren’t many of us who don’t have some bad habit we’d like to quit: smoking, sweets, shopping, nail-biting, porn, excessive checking of phones or social media, other distractions … The problem is that we think we don’t have the willpower, faced with past evidence of failure after failure when we’ve tried […]
By Leo Babauta In any given moment, many of us are thinking about what we’re not doing. We feel guilty that we’re not doing more. Worried that we’re not as productive as we could be. Guilty that we procrastinate. We feel guilty that we don’t exercise more, eat right, have better bodies. We worry that […]
By Leo Babauta This morning my son Seth woke up, gave me my morning hug, and then I told him that he and I are gods. We’re the Gods of This Day, and we have the power to make today one of the most amazing days ever. We don’t have unlimited power, but we have […]
By Leo Babauta I’m just finishing up four weeks in Europe with Eva and the kids, and wrapping up my Grand Travel Experiment. I have to say it was (mostly) a success. I wasn’t perfect, but even in the failures, I learned a lot. I’ve written recently about my work and workout routines while I […]
By Leo Babauta I’ve had numerous readers tell me that they Suck at Habits. And I totally get that, because in 2005, that’s exactly where I was. I sucked at habits. The good news is that I found a smarter way. I learned to understand that habits are a set of patterns that I just […]
By Leo Babauta One of the big successes so far in my Grand Travel Experiment has been my fitness while on our long European trip. As my family of eight enters its last week of this four-week trip, I have to say that I’m probably just as fit as when I left, and in some […]
Even if this is just a prototype, the implications are insane! Futurecraft 3D (by Adidas) unveiled their first 3D-printed midsole, basically taking personalized products to an entirely different level. Check out the shoe prototype and video clip below! How long until I … Continue reading →
By Leo Babauta If you’re in your 20s or even 30s, you might feel a lot of uncertainty all the time — you aren’t sure what your life purpose is, or your uncertain about what path you should take in life. This is normal. We all want to know what our driving ambitions should be […]
By Leo Babauta I have a confession to make: despite writing books on the subject, along with numerous posts, I haven’t been single-tasking lately. I’ve returned to multi-tasking and distraction. I’d like to blame my smart phone (I long for the days of my sweet dumb phone), but in all honesty I constantly switch browser […]
By Leo Babauta I was out for a run this morning when I contemplated how some people hate running, while I love it. Then I remembered: I didn’t love it when I started, because I sucked at it. Running, like anything, sucks when you first start. And then it becomes better, once you get decent […]
By Leo Babauta We all want to do so much: take on every request that people email us, complete our neverending list of tasks and projects, help everyone, travel everywhere, learn a ton of new skills, read every book and watch every good film, be the perfect partner and parent and friend … And yet, […]
By Leo Babauta One of the most common things I see in people who write to me is something we all share: disappointment in ourselves. We all feel this, because we constantly fail to live up to our standards: We aren’t as disciplined as we’d like. We don’t stick to habits we’re trying to create. […]
By Leo Babauta The sun begins to come up, and the first rays of light begin to shine upon this fresh day. What do you do with this time? The most important thing. If you have a project you want to happen (let’s say you want to write a book), this is the time to […]
Artist Luke Ramsey recently came to Vancouver to paint a little mural in Strathcona. If you wanna go see it, it’s on the side of Savoury Chef’s building (1175 Union St), right on the bike route. I went out there with … Continue reading →
New Hasbro figurines give insight into the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, specifically one alien X-wing pilot named Ello Asty. Complete with “born to ill” written in Star Wars lingo on his helmet, the character is believed to … Continue reading →
Artist Jeff McMillan’s work centers around the Prigus Sport League, a game that involves paddles, and wild dogs, and was invented by farmers in a town called Rabun Gap. If you’ve never heard of it before it’s because it doesn’t exist, but … Continue reading →
A selection of work by Tokyo-based illustrator Tatsuro Kiuchi (previously featured here). More images below.
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 […]
Nice short animation of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” by London-based animator, Sophie Koko Gate. Watch “Poetry of Perception” (part one of eight) below!