I enjoyed watching Steve Schoger make changes to a poorly designed website, explaining why he made the changes as he made them.
Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "Last week, Wink published a review of Cat Food for Thought and Dog Food for Thought by Warren Dotz. Coincidentally, we had an interview with Warren in the works, which we just published, along with a few of the mid-20th-century pet-food labels from his book."
Here's a snip of Warren talking about some of the auctions he won to build up his collection:
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“I found a scrapbook made by a woman who had collected all the food labels she used from 1970 to 1972,” recalls Dotz of one auction.
Every two years, Minnesota artists build a temporary village on a frozen lake near Minneapolis, crafting colorful, creative parodies of traditional ice fishing shanties that are open to the public for four weekends. Read the rest
Socks Studio has a short article and a bunch of photos of "The Toy."
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“The Toy” was a self-assembly project made in 1951 by Charles and Ray Eames and sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Drew Friedman is one of the best portrait artists alive. I once had the opportunity to see a few pieces of his original art and was surprised to see how small they were. Read the rest
Working at Google X is a dream job for makers and designers. Read the rest
"Fuzzy bunnies, big-eyed girls, meat, magic, and mystery." That's Taschen Books' capsule description of the things that artist Mark Ryden often includes in his surreal, cotton-candy-colored paintings. Read the rest
Arie van't Riet was an x-ray physicist who worked in hospitals in the Netherlands. A few years ago, he turned his skill with x-rays to art, creating some really beautiful and far-out images of animals, insects, and flowers. Read the rest