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Let’s Make Spin Art!

It’s Saturday. It’s summer. Let’s make some Spin Art, shall we? Abraham De La Torre Makes Exquisite Spin Art Abraham De La Torre is an American painter who specializes in Spin Art. He’s even listed on Wikipedia’s Spin Art page in the “Fine Art” section. Here’s one of his Spin Art demos (there [...]

Alice’s Bucket List

When British teenager Alice Pyne found she had terminal cancer, she made a “bucket list” of things she wanted to do before she died. That was four years ago. One year ago, she started a blog and posted her list, but acknowledged that “some are possible, some will remain a dream.”    She quickly became something [...]

Blame the Media: 6 Disorders Caused by the Internet, TV, Magazines and Movies

1. Truman Show Delusion Until a studio light fell from the “sky” near his house, Truman Burbank lived a perfectly normal life. Then he found out that his entire life was spent on the set of a TV show, and everyone he ever knew was in on the ruse. The movie The Truman Show came out [...]

Typography Made Out Of Ice

You may remember Stacy mentioning Nicole Dextra’s ice typography series in her May article about a dress made out of yucca plants. (link). Well, now you can take a look for yourself at Nicole’s bold statement-typography made out of solid ice, some letters standing over eight feet tall, spelling out thought provoking words that naturally [...]

Italy to Jersey Shore: No, Grazie!

What? You don’t follow the high culture series Jersey Shore on television? Well, let me fill in the latest development of the “guido/guidette” lifestyle for you: the sophisticated cast of Jersey Shore tried to reconnect with their Italian heritage in Tuscan, Italy. All is fine, except for some strange reason, the Italians don’t want to [...]

Weedrobes: Prom Dress Created from Yucca Plant

Photo link Who knew invasive plant species could be so gorgeous? Artist Nicole Dextras scoured her backyard (and her neighbors’) for wearable weeds to comment on environmental issues in the fashion industry, such as the need for sustainable materials. This prom dress was made from Yucca plants found in her neighbor’s backyard. Dextras said she was [...]

10 Ridiculous, True Job Termination Stories

I’ve been doing some research on how/why people lose their jobs. I think there’s a funny/sad book in it. Anyway, here are 10 real (short) anecdotes from real people who’ve given me permission to post. I’ve changed their names to protect their identities. If you’ve got a good/sad/funny/ridiculous story, please leave it in the comments below [...]