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Category: Morning Linkage (Page 1 of 65)

Molly Crabapple Has Your Heart (and I have no motivation)

Today in pro­cras­ti­na­tion fol­lies. I should be adding ID head­ers to the video from last week­end’s Mock Tri­als. But A) I am too dizzy to stand up and work and B) I need to call my doc about that par­tic­u­lar side effect. But C) I don’t have my new doc’s num­ber in my phone and D) If I add it to my phone it won’t nec­es­sar­i­ly appear in my con­tacts on my com­put­er. So… E) I’m now spend­ing time look­ing up what the hell is up with iOS6 and the weird linked con­tacts thing and why it does­n’t sync back to Outlook/Exchange properly. 

And F) I’m talk­ing to you all about what you’re doing rather than doing real™ work. What are friends for?

So G) I’m going to blog this because I haven’t blogged crap in weeks.

Also — this made me very happy. 

Yes, I know the frame runs out over the bor­der of the col­umn. The video is far too cool to stick into the lit­tle itty-bitty col­umn width that my graphic-miser heart requires for hip­ster credibility.

There’s an entire web­site about it — with lots of pic­tures and mak­ing of bits. 

And I’m con­sid­er­ing learning/experimenting with comics and ani­ma­tion. Because wth? I need to go har­ing off after yet anoth­er medi­um for sto­ry telling. 

Random Linkage (Sept 19)

Caren Alpert takes pho­tographs of food through a microscope.

Here for exam­ple is a pineap­ple leaf.

Caren Alpert's image of a pineapple leaf

pineap­ple leaf detail

Many more includ­ing sprin­kles, a spooky sun-dried toma­to, and choco­late cake.

via: fea­ture shoot



Bel­gian ads advis­ing you to “Take the Bus” done for the bus com­pa­ny De Lijn. Pro­duced by Cre­ative Con­spir­a­cy for the Duval Guil­laume agency.



via: Paper­Walk­er (which you should look at just for the head­er art)



Cheeky smile of the day: Mr. McQueen’s Licence Inter­na­tionale de Con­duire. Tri­als and Scrambles.

McQueen's Int'l License

would you trust this man with your motorcycle?


via: Gun­slinger

Random Linkage (July 27)

A real­ly love­ly lit­tle side­car rig. Hon­da CB550. The rebuild is appro­pri­ate for the era and the paint is so sweet.

very nice sidecar

lit­tle CB550 makes a great tug for this lit­tle chair

via: Bike­EXIF

A look inside the mind of builder Dustin Kott. Cafe Rac­ers from vin­tage Japan­ese bikes. By Bene­dict Campbell.

via: Return of the Cafe Racers



From Emi­ly Car­rol who does dream­like comics and sto­ries. a tale of sil­very hair and a cov­etous crow. Anu-Anulan and Yir’s Daugh­ter.

Anu-anuland and Yir's Daughter

Anu-Anulan and Yir’s Daughter



Cut paper, pop-up books, and pro­ject­ed lights & images, bring Ice Book to chill­ing life. This video gives you an idea of what the piece looks like in per­son and how it is cre­at­ed. Davy and Kristin McGuire.


via: Coil­house

Random Linkage (July 17)

Vil­lagers! vikings! Cas­tles, swords, and … dinosaurs? Dinosaur Bat­tle Town, Eddie West­’s 4th year project will thrill the 4 year-old boy in everyone.Yeah, it remind­ed me of Howl’s Mov­ing Cas­tle just a lit­tle too.



The effec­tive­ness of sim­ple mate­ri­als used in a clever way. Paper, pens, scis­sors. Not to men­tion the charm­ing not quite Eng­lish of its creator.

Every cup of cof­fee con­tains its own soul, extract­ed from your feel­ing today.every cup of cof­fee is like a mag­ic show con­tain­ing dif­fer­ent jour­ney and bring­ing the unend­ing imag­i­na­tion and surprises.With a sip of cof­fee, you not only taste your own sto­ry, but also change your per­spec­tive of the world.

Stop motion essence of coffee :)



Expressive - white and blank space.

Sara Burgess



More papery won­der­ful­ness, insects, leaves, and very spe­cial 3‑D forms. Sara Burgess works with white paper and an x‑acto knife.

via: Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper

Random Linkage (April 3)

Tal­ent­ed dancer, com­pos­er, and film-maker. Daniel  (cloud) Cam­pos. “Music Box’  about find­ing the per­fect apart­ment, the vid fea­tured at the moment will make you smile.

If you can bring your­self to watch “Rain Dodger” you’ll get a gig­gle but it may be too much for many con­sid­er­ing the ridicu­lous rain we’re hav­ing right now.

More envi­ron­men­tal sound. A giant xylo­phone cre­at­ed in the woods by Drill Inc. A slow rolling ball and a gen­tle incline pick out a famil­iar tune. Images from the shoot.

Robot hap­pi­ness. Well used, retro style toys by Cris Rose.
dirty faces and warm hearts

Extreme cam­era geek­i­ness, with the Girl DP. How to make very cus­tom bokeh fil­ters. hearts, stars, moons, and *words* in daz­zling fuzzy light.

making words with light

… do not read below this line …

And com­plete­ly, irre­deemably, unnec­es­sary: a My Lit­tle Pony/Dark Knight mashup. Worth­while com­ments on the dai­ly what.

you were warned.

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