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Barefoot College, India

Bunker Roy’s Barefoot College has one main purpose: to bring rural villages out of poverty by training women (preferably illiterate grandmothers) new skills for economic and environmental sustainability. The women arrive with no formal education and return home six months… Continue reading

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The public service announcement: Dumb Ways to Die

A 3-minute public service announcement video for Metro Trains Melbourne. The endearingly silly cute graphics and sticky indie folk sound made me watch it immediately a second time. An effective and unexpected take on the standard warnings which makes the… Continue reading

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The pushpin pointillist: Eric Daigh

A modern-day Chuck Close, Eric Daigh paints portraits with pushpins and pixels. >> via Co.Design >> Eric Daigh website

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The Old Spice commercial, recast with cat

Old but still funny, Puss in Boots trailer / spoof on the Old Spice ad. Puss in Boots is perfectly cast as the Old Spice man – the same devil-may-care attitude and overconfident charm. The original Old Spice commercial…

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The grand apology: Rufus Tower

I like this: man apologizes to his cat by building her a multi-storey cardboard box tower.

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The Anniversary: 10 years ago today

TEN YEARS ago today, I left Canada for what I thought would be one year in Japan. That year quickly became five, followed by another five in HK. I’d never imagined this. As a student, I thought about moving to… Continue reading

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The Spectacle: Rashaad Newsome @ FEAST Projects

This was back in May but I’ve just come across the video and had to share it. A special performance by Rashaad Newsome at FEAST Projects during ArtHK – it was a true spectacle, the energy was uncontainable. The show… Continue reading

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The early pioneer of electronic sound: Delia Derbyshire

Delia Derbyshire. A serious talent who was stylish, confident and understated all at once. Done with everyday objects, not hi-tech electronic sound equipment. Read the tribute on ModCloth… >> ModCloth / Geek Icon: Delia Derbyshire, Electronic Music Extraordinaire >> Delia… Continue reading

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The Barbie Party: Ellen von Unwerth for Vs. Mag

>> Vs Mag: Barbie Party directed by Ellen von Unwerth

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The Canadian national anthem reworked by William Shatner

July 1st is Canada Day. William Shatner’s modern take of O Canada, captured in this 2011 NFB short by Jacob Medjuck. It makes me laugh and strangely homesick at the same time. Not a bad thing in my books… think… Continue reading

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The power of negative thinking

Nice time-lapse trailer for Oliver Burkeman’s new book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking There’s a long tradition in philosophy and spirituality that’s about embracing negativity, about easing up on all this positive thinking, and learning… Continue reading

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The effect of gravity on a Slinky

If you loved watching the Slinky walk down the stairs as a kid, watch this crazy video on what else the Slinky does and why.

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The dreamscape

Phillip Schuster’s Skate Villa, Salzburg: hunting lodge turned indoor skate park

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