Art

The Peacock Wicker Chair : How it Became A Global Icon

I bet you never look at these chairs or those album covers or any concert where it might be featured the same way again.

I know I won’t.

But also, I just when artists have this sort of dialogue with other artists/historical figures. Not only does it show homage and respect to those people, it heightens their message, their purpose. If only I were smart or cultured enough to catch it on my own.

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The Giving Tree, Read by Shel Silverstein

I’ve always enjoyed this story, especially in the classroom because although students tend to pick up pretty quickly the sweet relationship between the tree and the boy, they also feel the pang of selfishness that the boy exudes. “This story is kinda sad,” they say. Or, “He only thinks of himself.” And they’re right. Which leads into the essential question, “What is life all about?”

The discussions that ensue are brilliant.

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One Breath Around the World

Guillaume suggests that you turn off the lights and plug in a pair of decent headphones because if you can get past the strange black bathing suit - and that is a big if - this film is perfectly unsettling.

I can’t decide if a few scenes are a bit doctored up a bit, or if they’re just that spectacular that my mind can’t grasp them. I sent Guillaume a message, asking. If he responds, I’ll let you know.

You can see more of Guillaume Néry’s work on his Youtube channel, but so far, this one is the best.

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The Eggshibit

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My wife showed me this guy today. As advertised, it was a “life changing eggsperience!”

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This one is my favorite.

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You can follow @the_eggshibit for more, and watch his Youtube video to see how it all started. Enjoy!

Also check out:

Smallest Sushi on Earth  :  Smallest Cup of Coffee  :  Cracked - art made out of saltine crackers.


How creativity comes from the unexpected

Love this video.  

Its easy to get lost in the art and lose his words, but listen carefully. His process of creating is inspiring, and encouraging.  

“I had no idea what this animation would be when I started, and that’s really my big tip. If you’re ever feeling stuck or blank creatively, take a step into the unknown and start doing something . . . until it starts your interest or sparks an idea, and then build on that.”

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