Michael Ferrara

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The Long Game: Brilliant Visual Essays on the Only Secret to Creative Success, from Leonardo da Vinci to Marie Curie

<i>“Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time,”</i> a wise woman once said — a seemingly simple observation that is among the 7 most important things I’ve learned in the many years of doing what I do. This notion of doggedness is something countless admired creators have advocated — from Anthony …

The strange story of the teddy bear and what it reveals | Jon Mooallem

Thank you so much! This method is wonderful, and o...

Thank you so much! This method is wonderful, and of all the methods I've tried before, this one seems to work the best for me!<br>I do have a query that …

Landscapes Altered by the World’s Largest Statues | Colossal

<p>Towering above cities and carved into mountainsides, the gargantuan statues captured in Fabrice Fouillet’s series <i>Colosses</i> were designed to dwarf …

“I do social work, focusing on young families. Basically I play and dance with babies.”

“I do social work, focusing on young families. Basically I play and dance with babies.”

David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?

Bears on Stairs: A Stop Motion-Animation Created from 3D-Printed Frames | Colossal

<p>The creative team over at London-based DBLG recently released this in-house animation titled Bears on Stairs that involved old school stop motion …

Project Offers a Glimpse Inside the Bags of 100 Creative People

<b>Victoria Ling, Photographer @ Victoria Ling</b><p>Glimpsing into a person's bag can be a very personal experience. The items that a person chooses to carry on a daily basis can offer great insight into their general character. Creative director and designer Daniel Eckler developed this series, entitled</i> …

Foreign Policy

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

<i>UPDATE: These daily routines have now been adapted into a labor-of-love visualization of writers’ sleep habits vs. literary productivity.</i><p>Kurt Vonnegut’s recently published daily routine made we wonder how other beloved writers organized their days. So I pored through various old diaries and …

New Murals from Blu on the Streets of Italy | Colossal

<p>Over the last year artist Blu has dropped a number of killer murals in several Italian cities, most recently in Niscemi (top) where he created a …

A World Where Outdoor Advertising is Replaced by Classical Paintings | Colossal

<p>In this fun series of photos from the streets of Milan and Paris, artist Etienne Lavie imagines what the world might be like if invasive street …

Anatomical 3D Self-Portrait by Joshua Harker | Colossal

<p>Chicago-based artist Joshua Harker recently unveiled this 3D-printed sculptural self-portrait titled 21st Century Self-Portrait. Harker utilized a …

Famous Quotes Illustrated with Minimalist Designs

Using nuggets of wisdom from famous figures like Rumi, Oscar Wilde, and Albert Einstein, Toronto-based web and graphic designer Ryan McArthur turns inspirational quotes into beautiful, minimalist designs that illustrate the quotation's meaning. The striking, mostly monochromatic designs are elegant …

Citrus Fest by Emily Blincoe | Colossal

<p>Love this new photo from Emily Blincoe whose work you might recognize from her color coded candy arrangements. You can find more of her work over on …

El Cabriton

In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At 'Earth-Like'?

<b>Listen · 3:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they're ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.<p>…

“I lived in a cave for 6 months in the Canary Islands

“I lived in a cave for 6 months in the Canary Islands. I was tripping acid on a rock outside the cave when I realized that everything makes the exact same sound. We’re all made of atoms, and atoms vibrate, and so everything in the Universe is tied together by the sound of that vibration.”

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

Robots shaped like African animals join the fight against poachers

In a future Serengeti, illegal poaching continues to deplete the wildlife population, but conservationists have extraordinary new tools to protect …

Surreal Murals by ‘Etam Cru’ Turn Drab Facades into Eye-Popping Imagery | Colossal

<p>Polish artists Sainer and Bezt, collectively known as Etam Cru, paint large scale murals of surreal and frequently humorous subjects in locations …

Hand Drawn Rotoscoping Gifs and Other Animation Experiments by Matthias Brown | Colossal

<p>I recently stumbled onto the Tumblr of animator Matthias Brown who shares his numerous experiments with rotoscoping and other animation techniques …

Draining by Pejac (via Pejac: marzo 2011)

An Introduction to Street Art in Beirut, Lebanon

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• December 31, 2013<p>Yazan Halwani and TASSO from Germany<p>Graffiti saw its beginnings in Lebanon during a 15-year long Civil …

“I just want to die gracefully.”

“I just want to die gracefully.”<br>“Is there a lot of fear wrapped up in that desire?”<br>“Of course there is. Facing the inevitable physical decline, not knowing what’s ahead. Hospital visits, chemotherapy, it’s all very scary. Fear is the oldest and strongest emotion, and it springs from the unknown. What was that T.S. Eliot quote, something about “interstellar spaces…”<p>———————————<p>From East Coker,<br>by T.S. Eliot<p>“O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark,<br>The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into …