December 2008

Maureen = National Board Certified Teacher = Yay!

By |2008-12-01T12:08:57-07:00December 1st, 2008|Save the Planet|

  After 23 months of working and waiting Maureen has become a National Board Certified Teacher (thus making it official that she is indeed the best teacher in the world). This is a huge accomplishment and I’m very proud of her.  Before she started this process I thought that becoming a Nationally Board certified teacher required some studying, a big test, and maybe writing a few letters.  I was very [...]

November 2008

Herb and Dorothy

By |2008-11-26T11:25:30-07:00November 26th, 2008|Stories|

[youtube][/youtube] Via Do you have to be a Medici or a Rockefeller to collect art? Not according to Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. This documentary film tells the extraordinary story of Herb, a postal clerk, and Dorothy, a librarian - an ordinary couple of modest means who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid [...]

Sitooterie II – Light Sculpture in Essex, UK

By |2008-11-10T09:42:29-07:00November 10th, 2008|Architecture, Design|

The directors of the National Malus (crab-apple) Collection invited Heatherwick Studio to develop the design of a structure called the Sitooterie for their site in Essex. Derived from the Scottish, a 'sitooterie' is a small building in which to literally "sit oot". The structure is a cube punctured by over 5000 long thin windows that project from all its surfaces and lift it off the ground. The cube, which measures [...]

October 2008

The Unfinished Swan

By |2008-11-05T06:17:27-07:00October 30th, 2008|Strange/Interesting|

The video below shows a demo of the game, The Unfinished Swan. It's a first-person painting game set in an entirely white world. Players splatter paint to help them find their way through buildings. The game is still in development and no release plans have been announced. коли под наем[vimeo width="604" height="456"][/vimeo]

The art of Phil Noto

By |2008-10-20T08:46:26-07:00October 20th, 2008|Design, The Future|

"Phil started as an animator with Disney, working on a variety of feature films, including “Lion King ,” "Pocahontas,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Mulan,” “Tarzan” and “Lilo Stitch.” After a decade with Disney, he is now gaining a firm following for his comic art. Noto is a graduate of the prestigious Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida." (source notofans · The Fans Of Noto) Visit Noto Art [...]

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