When I’m deep in an internet vortex, I have the habit of mindlessly opening new tabs in my browser window. I had 30 or so tabs open tonight and when I got to this page, I had already forgotten what link had compelled me to hit “command+T”. I was puzzled for a few seconds and then it hit me. I made an audible gasp at the beauty of this photography when i remembered that the thing that intrigued me was this text description:
“Photographs of a 12-year-old with muscular dystrophy and limited movement. How he sees his life outside of his wheelchair.”
Here is the rest of the series and a bit of background on the photographer, Matej Peljhan, and his subject, Lucus.
Thanks for posting, Karen.
Recalling NYC 1993
You see a lot of “taking art to the streets” gallery projects lately, which usually just means some sort of sculptural installation. I think this exhibition from the New Museum in New York is way more interesting. They’ve taken the ubiquitous-but-obsolete pay phone and transformed it into a time machine, taking people back to the much more tumultuous New York of 1993.
I love how hyper contextual it is (many audio files relate to the specific street or neighbourhood that the pay phone is on). I also love how accessible it is – listen to as many or little as you like from the hundreds of Manhattan pay phones or from the website if you’re not lucky enough to be in NYC for this show.
I love this photo essay, by Gabriele Galimberti, showing kids from around the world with their most prized possessions. I shared it with my parents, who said that mine would’ve been a favourite doll that I named “Beege” and an over-flowing bag of dress-up clothes.
It was getting pretty stale around here so I gave Bonne Chance a new coat of paint yesterday. I used the theme ‘Cadence’ by Style Hatch and made a few small tweaks to fit what I wanted. Most notably the new layout is now responsive. New typefaces too thanks to TypeKit.
Check out the paintings of San Franciscan artist, Klari Reis, who uses microorganisms in petri dishes to create eye-popping abstraction. I think it would be funny to list the trillions of microbial collaborators on the artist’s statement.
Weiden+Kennedy is killing it with their Oreo work lately. Watch Episode 1 of Oreo Separators, featuring copywriter/physicist, David Neeval. Favourite line:
“It was a big time commitment. I had to be apart from my dog and girlfriend for hours at at time. I also had to find a good place to get a sandwich in this part of the city. So there were some pretty big sacrifices.”
Episode 2, if you’re so inclined.
Super Sync Sports is my new favourite Chrome Experiment!
Love the 70’s-Sesame-Street-style art direction and the fact that it’s so low barrier to play. No apps, no downloads, no weird plugins. It took literally seconds to get a game going with a coworker.
5 pesos for 3 tries. (at Sayulita)