Donna Brown

23 Flips | 8 Magazines | 3 Likes | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @donnambr | Self-employed and embroiled in social media, blogging and promotions. Also mad about cats, books, all things internet and @elenchera.

Colorful Rows of Library Books Transformed Into Abstract Arrangements

Photographer Danae Falliers captures the quiet stillness found on library shelves in her colorful collection of work, simply titled <i>Library</i>. From a direct point of view, the artist documents the rows and rows of lines and blocks of color which fill the shelves in organized arrangements.<p>She then uses …

Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards were recently announced and the photos are better than ever! The competition, which is put on by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, is one of the exciting photo competitions around because of all of the great entries. This year, …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

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The Decemberists Will Play First Headlining Concert in 3 Years

The Decemberists haven’t played a headlining concert since August 2011, but they’re shaking off the rust in support of a great cause: On Friday, May …

12 killer apps that will crash GDP below 1% by 2100

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Yes, the rise and fall of capitalism can be seen in these 12 “killer apps.” The first six of these …

Helvetica: one font to rule them all

One of the few places the Helvetica font has failed to infiltrate over the past half-century is the graveyard – Roman typefaces such as Perpetua or Bembo tend to work better on headstones. But perhaps now is the time to put it there. The recent death of Mike Parker, often labelled "the godfather of …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

Skyscrapers

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

The Squalid Grace of Flappy Bird

Why playing stupid games staves off existential despair<p>Games are grotesque.<p>I’m not talking about games like <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> or <i>Manhunt</i>, games whose subjects are moral turpitude, games that that ask players to murder, maim, or destroy. I mean games in general, the form we call “games.” Games are …

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki’s 11th, and supposedly final, feature film hits American theaters. The movie is a departure …

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

Powerful & Gritty Photographs Of New York City 36 Years Ago

36 Years ago, Matt Weber was driving his iconic yellow cab around the neighbourhoods and boroughs of New York. In between fares, he would take …

Celebrities as Neoclassical Paintings

With his Replace Face project, an artist has decided to draw his inspiration from English painter George Dawe who painted 329 portraits of Russian …

A Retired Traveler’s Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

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Dad Illustrates the Darndest Things He’s Ever Said to His Kids

Video producer and father of four, Nathan Ripperger, has caught himself saying the darndest things to his kids. It’ just another day in the life of a …