2018 Gift Guide: Skim Milk

We wanted this year’s gift guide to focus on some of our favorite must-haves, as well as beautiful everyday objects – all within the realm of minimalism. E6 Headphones by B&O \ $299 Sleek Bluetooth headphones that wrap around your neck…

A Kinetic Clock That Changes Shape with the Time

The sun reaches its highest position at noon, which is presumably why clock faces place the “12” where they do. But London-based design firm Animaro has taken clock design a step further with their Solstice, whose form itself expands and…

A Modern Mosque That’s Angering Iranian Muslims

The fate of a beautiful, avant-garde mosque in the Iranian capital Tehran hangs in balance as the city decides what to do with the partially completed structure. The new Vali-e-Asr mosque that was supposed to open last summer has drawn…

amy alice thompson

Gasp! This is the work of Canadian artist Amy Alice Thompson, from an ongoing series titled Monument. I’ve written about her work before, because how could I not? Majestic landscapes and gold leaf geometric shapes that “draw the viewer in, and…

POW! WOW! Antelope Valley ‘ 18 / Streets: Amy Sol

Last month, Amy Sol (interviewed) had the opportunity to paint her first outdoor wall and her largest mural to date for this year’s POW! WOW! Antelope Valley. Curated by Thinkspace & Lancaster MOAH and created at the BLVD in downtown Lancaster, the piece features Sol’s…

Food and Beverage Branding by Fable for JUJU

A fun and fresh brand identity developed by graphic design studio Fable for JUJU. This recent food and beverage branding project by studio Fable is bringing back the summer. The award-winning graphic design studio was asked to create a fresh…

The Homeless Jesus Sculpture

Since 2013, Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz has been placing a particular sculpture depicting a homeless man sleeping on a bench in cities across the globe. The life-size bronze statue appears to be anonymous with his face and hands hidden under…

Tiny Fairy Houses of Isle of Man

Tiny adorable “fairy houses” are popping all over Isle of Man, a small island sandwiched between Great Britain and Ireland, in the past few weeks. These delightful fortresses and palaces have appeared in glens, beaches, on hillsides and on top…

Monsters of the Deep

Roman Fedortsov is a Russian deep-sea fisherman who photographs his more unusual catches, and shares them at Twitter and Instagram. Many of them he can’t even identify himself. Continue for more, if you dare. Nothing interesting… it’s just inside a…

Detective Pikachu Teaser Trailer

At first glance, I didn’t even want to watch this trailer for a CGI movie based on Pokemon. But when I read that the voice of Pikachu was Ryan Reynolds, I had to have a look. He’s not just squeaking…

Botticelli, Primavera

Botticelli, La Primavera (Spring), 1481-1482, tempera on panel, 80 x 123 1/2″ (203 x 314), Uffizi, Florence Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker http://khan.smarthistory.org/botticelli-primavera.html. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.