Humanae is an ongoing photographic series by brazilian photographer Angelica Dass whose goal is to sort of catalogue the spectrum of human skin color, our "true colors" in the words of Cindy Lauper, if you will, a spectrum not as wide as we are led to believe.

seen first on Visual News™
see Angelica Dass' Tumblr aswel

Miguel Endara

Miguel Endara is an artist. He makes incredibly realistic images using only dots made with a pen. He also directs videos. Go to his website to see some awesome closeups of his work. Also check out my exposé on hyper-realism on a previous post.

Antes Era Assim

Antes Era Assim é a primeira amostra do regresso de Blac Koyote às edições com o album Quiet Ensemble. A partir da música com mesmo nome de N.A.C.O. ( Nunca Acordo Como Ontem, ed. Turbina ), esta versão explora as micro texturas e quase silêncios ganhando vida num novo suave embalo. Pelas imagens de Miguel C. Tavares e Rui Manuel Vieira, Antes Era Assim guia-nos pelo desconhecido. Uma viagem sem destino, marcada pelo ambiente inóspito e a incerteza no seu desfecho.

Antes Era Assim is the first sample from the Blac Koyote’s return to editions with the album Quiet Ensemble. From N.A.C.O.’s (Nunca Acordo Como Ontem, Turbina ed) song, this version explores the micro textures and silences giving life in a new gentle lulling. From Miguel C. Tavares and Manuel Rui Vieira camara, Antes Era Assim guides us into the unknown. A journey without destination, marked by the harsh environment and the uncertainty in its outcome.

Antes Era Assim from Miguel C. Tavares on Vimeo.

Did you know that "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" is a song composed by Diane Warren originally for Céline Dion?

city planning

One more video by Onionskin, this one for doit science's "city planning" from their information album.

Food week at TFiB

The guys at THE FOX IS BLACK have decided to focus on food for a week, concocting a nice collection of posts which tighten the connection between edible items and design. Go there to see what these are and more!


"Le véritable Amphitryon est l'Amphitryon où l'on dîne." 

Understanding performance as a generator, we questioned the power of an object in a given context: what tears us apart also brings us together - an antithesis that ‘THE HOST[O Anfitrião - PT] manifests willingly. This device employs elements most frequently associated with separation and/or exclusion, subverting them into the creation of meeting point. ‘THE HOST’ hopes to accommodate and contaminate unexpected everyday performances or elaborate theatrical creations, offering generously its stage to an uninvited but welcomed crowd.

THE HOST’ is a device which blurs the gap between stage and audience, promoting an unusual proximity between "spectators" and "actors". It imposes the necessary circumstance to the performance, conditioning the action and thus valuing the importance of the object itself as catalytic element for diverse interactions.

The project was conceived and built by Nuno Pimenta and Ricardo Leal in close collaboration with Miguel C. Tavares (construction, documentation e logistics), still under the umbrella of DOSE collective.

After making its debut at this year's MANOBRAS NO PORTO, hosting every activity (cultural, natural, legal and illegal) of the Miradouro da Sé, ‘THE HOST’ will soon be part of the pieces exhibited at  CAAPP Circuito Aberto de Arte Pública de Paredes.

-edited- added images, reviewed text

The first single to be taken from the forthcoming album, also called Nazca Lines, is testament to that with Lovett's voice layered to create a dense sound that sucks you in further on each listen. Beneath the vocals is a joyously 80s electro-pop melange of pogoing beats, synchopated hiccups and weird synth sounds that seem to engulf and then snap shut in an instant.



Mónica Ferraz = Darty
Same stuff, true story!


Electric Guest's Amber, live from All Saints Basement sessions.

google apps

Google, can you make your app icons more different from each other?


Eternally in my wish-list...

Lili Lite by Studio Smeets Design.

Tse & Tse Mirza Teapot with Reversible Coat by Catherine Levy & Sigolene Prebois, à venda na fritzsu®

[A while back, in 2007, I wrote about the work of Jonathan Harris, all the websites he has created. While doing some dusting I found this draft from 2009 I must have forgotten to finish or simply to post. If it is not finished now, I just can't be bothered to finish it now, so I present it the way it was first written.]

Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Harris' work celebrates the world's diversity even as it illustrates the universal concerns of its occupants. His computer programs scour the Internet for unfiltered content, which his beautiful interfaces then organize to create coherence from the chaos.

His projects are both intensely personal (the "We Feel Fine" project, made with Sep Kanvar, which scans the world's blogs to collect snapshots of the writers' feelings) and entirely global (the new "Universe," which turns current events into constellations of words). But their effect is the same -- to show off a world that resonates with shared emotions, concerns, problems, triumphs and troubles.
"Jonathan Harris [is] a New York artist and storyteller working primarily on the Internet. His work involves the exploration and understanding of humans, on a global scale, through the artifacts they leave behind on the Web."


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