Tag Archives: whimsy

The Typewriter

Delightful. La máquina de escribir. L. Anderson. Lio en los Grandes Almacenes – YouTube.

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Don Valley Parkway Rainbow

Growing up, the rainbow tunnel was the most recognisable “almost home” landmark en route from downtown. I always wondered how it had come to be there, and where it actually was. Walking through a city nature preserve near my home last year, I stumbled across it and was giddy at the realisation. Hooray for small […]

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Pixar’s ‘secret’ room

I learned the hard way that there’s no such thing as a Dream Job, and yet I still fantasise about working at Pixar. These guys are just too cool for words. The story of the ‘secret’ room at Pixar, frequented by Steve Jobs and many other celebrities – The Next Web.

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“The story of a page not found”

A short, fun TED Talk illustrating how even the most mundane aspect of your website can be made valuable and effective. Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found | Video on TED.com.

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Crazy Portraits

Jason who is a wedding photographer started taking photos of his two little daughters back in 2006 when his mom was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The girls were constantly sick, with colds and coughs so he couldn’t always bring them to visit their grandmother. Jason wanted her to be able to see her granddaughters without […]

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Caine’s Arcade

This has (deservedly) already gone viral: A sweet kid from East LA with a big imagination has the best day of his life, thanks to a nice guy handy with social media.  (Here’s hoping nobody involved winds up naked and masturbating in public next week.) Caine’s Arcade Short Film | Caines Arcade Caine’s Arcade Short […]

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Abstract City

Christoph Niemann’s Abstract City columns have been bound into a book.  I don’t often buy new books anymore, but I may have to save my pennies for this one.  His art is witty, beautiful and fabulous. The Bustle and Beauty of New York City, Rendered by a Master Designer – Steven Heller – Entertainment – […]

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He’s Your Man

More Gary Beacom, because this one is as fun as the other. Gary Beacom – I’m Your Man – YouTube.

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“Boneless” Gary Beacom

I love the Internet. I’d caught this as a kid, and managed to capture it on VHS. I’ve hoarded that tape ever since, assuming the performance would be forever lost to history otherwise, but I didn’t count on the rise of YouTube. I’m not a figure skating fan, mainly because I saw this performance as […]

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Gorey Messages

I used to be a champion letter-writer back in the day (though in a quantity not quality sense), but never thought about “defacing” my envelopes with art.  Too Canadian, I guess.  I’m kicking myself for the lost opportunities, now. It’s no secret we’re big fans of Edward Gorey’s, mid-century illustrator of the macabre, whose work […]

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