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8 August 3
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Winter in Yosemite National Park

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Nature, Photography

Another spectacularly calming and meditative short by Henry Jun Wah Lee on winter in Yosemite National Park.

Shot over the 2011 New Year weekend when a winter storm arrived in Yosemite. Overcast skies the first day, followed by heavy snow on the second day, partly cloudy the third day and sunny the fourth day. You’ll see a mixture of shots from the different weather conditions.

Matter Fisher

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media

A serendipitous journey in which a lone fisher is united with a form of estranged matter.

My Mother’s Coat

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Literature, Media

This beautifully illustrated and animated short is directed by Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits highlighting an emotional story.

My Mother talks to me about post-dictatorship Athens, her struggle to adapt to the greek mentality, her memories of motherhood, and her longing to go back to her small town in Italy.

23 July 1
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A Timelapse Journey with Nature

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Nature, Photography


This timelapse showreel is a collection of some of the best Nature moments that Henry Jun Wah Lee captured from 2009 to present.

I grew up in the city — a world constructed of steel, concrete and asphalt. My view of the night sky was the moon and the handful of stars bright enough to outshine the glow of city lights.

My understanding of nature was limited to what I could find at local gardens, parks and zoos. As a kid I never saw the Milky Way with my own eyes. Just on sci-fi television and in books and magazines. My encounters with wild animals were limited to squirrels and pigeons in the city (if those even count as wild).

In 2009, I set out to film nature to share with urban dwellers who, like me, have never ventured outside the routines and comforts of cities. It’s now been two years, many amazing trips, and countless incredible experiences. This film is a compilation of the many highlights captured during this time.

20 July 1
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Dreams come true

Under - Art, Inspiration, Literature, Media, Photography, Poetry



‘Dreams come true’ is a visual poem directed by Damián Perea and presented for the candidature of the city “Las Palmas de Gran Canaria” for the European Capital of Culture 2016.

19 July 3
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I’d prefer Google+ over Facebook!

Under - Media, My Musings, Technology

I just came across this article on PCWorld.com which confirmed what always annoyed me. It is Facebook’s usability. I used to think (a bit ridiculous though but anyway) may be it is Microsoft’s legacy passed on to Facebook to make things unnecessarily complex and useless, and to turn deaf on to users when they expect something and something intelligent until things start slipping out of hands.

I must accept that despite using Facebook for years I still don’t get it fully. Why simplest of things are buried deep down in confusing maze of pages, settings and menus? Why every one of my contacts is added as ‘Friend’? Why it is difficult to control what I share? Why there’s no direct link to pages that I created using the same account? Why navigation changes so drastically from one section to another? Why I’m not in control of my experience? … and the list goes on including privacy concerns.

Usability is science but not a rocket science. Users tend to react fairly quickly online and we have seen how some big online setups have been deserted by their users who were in millions. Google+ is built upon Facebook’s shortcomings to provide users with what they have been expecting for so long. It may not matter to some but for me it is what I wanted and I fully recommend it.

To Facebook, best of luck.

Times Like This

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography



Times Like This by Sertac Yuksel:

Shot over a couple of days on the streets of Istanbul. I took my camera, strolled through the streets alone and had a great time with the help of summer and a real life outside.

15 July 6
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TED: What Google and Facebook are hiding

Under - Media, Technology


Eli Pariser of the progressive organization MoveOn says the Internet is hiding things from us, and we don’t even know it. In this TED Talk he calls out Facebook, Google and other corporations who are transforming the Internet to suit their corporate interests.

14 July 1
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Ford Environmental Conservation Award

Under - Advertising, Art, Design, Media

These print advertisements from Ford (Brazil) were created for the 15th Environmental Conservation Award with a tagline ‘Those who help nature end up helping themselves’.

The visuals are interesting but why Ford is supporting Environmental Conservation Award?

Source: Adsoftheworld.com

14 July 1
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Pictory: Handmade

Under - Inspiration, Media, Photography

Pictorymag, one of my favourites, is a showcase for people around the world to document their lives and cultures. They published this photo-story feature called ‘Handmade’ in collaboration with Etsy.com which provides and insight into dying arts in the wake of industrialization.

The Krishnapuram Colony, in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India, was established in the 1950s as a Gandhian living and working center for hand weavers. Though the neighborhood has lost much of this original character, many houses do remain occupied by weavers. This family, consisting of two generations of weavers, makes fine silk saris.

While trekking across the hills of Vietnam, I found a small village in a valley of blossoming plum trees. I discovered the Flower Hmong people who, until recently, still hand-crafted every bit of their own clothing. Hmong textile art is still the predominant work of the community, and encompasses everything from making fabric to sewing clothes. Their signature style includes hand-embroidery of bold geometric designs in bright beautiful colors, and uses pattern to narrate folklore from Hmong history.

View/read the complete feature here.