Let ImprovEverywhere entertain you with their film "Where is Rob?"  
Improv Everywhere, if you don't yet know them, do improvisations in which they ask a lot of amateurs to participate. Never out to harm anyone, always on the go to surprise and awe.
More? Have a look at The Grocery Store Musical.



Austin Kleon is a poet.
Instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs a newspaper and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need.

Watch his site and permanently new work on his blog.

There's also a revealing review of his book [and more] on YouTube.



The dutch version of In Therapy starts its second season. New therapist and the old one into therapy with the new one. But remarkable is the app that goes with it. Is looking into the therapists consulting room already a sort of sneaky thing, peaking into his telephone ads an extra dimension.

You can choose between three versions and download at

Imaginairy life finds its way even more into virtual life... Former Therapist Paul Westervoort, a fictional figure, has as some of his fellow patients a FaceBook account.

BTW, Paul seems to have mostly female friends...



Charles Jencks Garden Of Cosmic Speculation.
Charles Jencks has been making the most interesting postmodern garden in Britain. Jencks, as the leading theorist of postmodernism, has a strong theoretical base 
Apart from its striking visual character, the most interesting thing about Jencks Portrack garden is the way it carries forward the ancient project of making gardens which imitate (mimesis) the Nature of nature. Jencks seeks to understand the nature of the world, through science, and to embody the nature of the world in a garden design. The pharaohs, Plato, the emperors of China, Alberti, Capability Brown, William Robinson and Charles Prince of Wales  had the same intention. The results differ because their understandings of nature differ.
One criticism I have heard of Jencks’ Portrack Garden is that he is too literal in his ‘imitations’ of physical and chemical laws, principles and formulae. While not seeing this as a fault, I agree with the observation. The alternative would be to use the revelations of science as Jencks’ renaissance predecessors used optics and mechanics to produce remarkable visual effects and devices in gardens. Outside the garden realm, one of the most dazzling examples of what might be done, from the nineteenth century, is the Foucault Pendulum, demonstrating the rotation of the earth. “The direction along which the pendulum swings rotates with time because of Earth’s daily rotation. The first public exhibition of a Foucault pendulum took place in February 1851 in the Meridian Room of the Paris Observatory. A few weeks later, Foucault made his most famous pendulum when he suspended a 28-kg bob with a 67-metre wire from the dome of the Panthéon in Paris. The plane of the pendulum’s swing rotated clockwise 11° per hour, making a full circle in 32.7 hours.”  It is not too late to be making Foucault Gardens, Foucault-inspired gardens and other gardens inspired by a scientific understandings of Nature.



Visualising the UK's national debt: David McCandless updates Tetris for the recession.

Visualizing something we all think about some moment of the day, can be rather scary... Yes we know, but all those naughts, don't make it easy ot comprehend. Well, for me this film visualizes but the dept of our depths... it goes much to fast...

This is brought to you by my favorite website: information is beautiful

There is also an US version.... Waiting for a Greek one.

And then [august 1 / 11] I found this: The Truth About the Economy



We used to say everything America has, we will have in ten years. Now unluckily that will be a huge crisis... Could we just saywhat Koreans have we will have in a couple of years, for Korean commuters now have Tesco's virtual subway store. Going super market shopping is just another time consuming chore on Koreans daily routine.

But what if things were made more fun by combining ambient marketing and mobile commerce? This is what Cheil Worldwide set out to do for Home Plus (what Tesco is known as in Korea).
An image that resembled a super market fridge was put up on a subway wall, with QR codes where prices normally go. Simply scan the QR code and products get added to your online cart. The best part of all? Your order will be delivered by the time you get home.

Look at the film:



Music to look at:

Either like this...

Or like this:

Or in an orchestral version, made by Stokowski.


It could end up in a Fantasia and being left out...

Or even end up in the Fellini movie "E Le Nave Va..."


Sort film on the death of Cy Twombly



Seriously, could one use this Ninja skirt to avoid street violence? It says the level of street crime in Japan is actually declining, but the local media is fanning hysteria about muggings and assaults. Designer Aya Tsukioka was prompted to create this piece of clothing for escaping from an attacker. And she's serious. It's yours for ¥80,000, with a kimono-to-vending-machine version available by special order.



His mother said: Oh my god, Christian, what are you going to do? But Christian did it and came up with this Lego-style apartment, which transforms into infinite spaces. I wonder what you do on a rainy day, though. The exterior seems to play a big part in this interior's existence...

Enjoy Christian's enthusiasm!



This guy, Isaac Salazar, has it. Pity his little shop on Etsy called BOOKOFART is always sold out...
I'ld love to have one...

More pics can be seen on FLICKR