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November 30, 2011

suitcases from the willard asylum :: photos by jon crispin

" In 1995, the New York State Museum staff were moving items out of The Willard Psychiatric Center...The cases were put into storage when their owners were admitted to Willard, and since the facility was set up to help people with chronic mental illness, these folks never left. The Museum made arrangements to have the suitcases moved to the Rotterdam storage facility, where staff have catalogued each one, and have carefully wrapped and preserved their contents." :: here's what's inside ::

see more at http://joncrispin.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/willard-asylum-suitcase/

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November 29, 2011

stop motion mini fest :: fleet foxes plus world history

fleet foxes stop-motion animation video :: and a stopmotion history of the world :: (via neatorama) :: click below to watch the awesomeness ::

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November 28, 2011

1 second videos :: so much in so little

"60 seconds of beauty submitted by users to the first round of The Beauty Of A Second short film contest." :: click below to watch ::

Seconds Of Beauty - 1st round compilation from The Beauty Of A Second on Vimeo.

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November 25, 2011

the nicest place on the net :: hugs for all

need a hug? got a hug? :: check out http://thenicestplaceontheinter.net/ and hug it out

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November 23, 2011

"address is approximate" :: stop-motion + Google Street View

a beautiful animation from Tom Jenkins :: how toys take a road trip :: (via neatorama) :: click below to watch ::

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo.

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found images on google satellite

the satellite tourist :: click here to see more http://satellite-tourist.tumblr.com/ (via @garbnzgh)

"image splicing causes car duplicates and half-cars"

"soccer team circle"

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November 22, 2011

new mgmt animated video

beautiful animation for mgmt's cover of "all we ever wanted was everything" :: click below to watch ::

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November 21, 2011

End of a Scarer by Chris O'Hara :: great animated short

"A hollywood monster tries to prove hes still scary" :: an excellent "silent" animation :: (thanks, ingrid) :: click below to watch ::

End of a Scarer from Chris O'Hara on Vimeo.

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November 18, 2011

a year of the sky :: from the exploratorium

a year at the exploratorium in san fran :: one of the more simply beautiful collections :: click below to watch (via neatorama) ::

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November 17, 2011

plastic bottles make excellent bricks

a really interesting story from visual news about one town in nigeria :: see more here :: http://www.visualnews.com/2011/11/16/plastic-bottles-20-times-stronger-than-bricks/#more-26855

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November 16, 2011

monica's helper robots

whimsical drawing of robots we could all use :: see them all here http://helper-robots.com/

"This robot counts how many times you have opened those books you keep on your shelf to impress people."

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November 15, 2011

stop motion music video :: pretty pencils

Australian indie band Hudson's song Against the Grain

Hudson - Against The Grain from Dropbear on Vimeo.

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November 14, 2011

"Time Lapse View from Space"

"from astronaut Ron Garan (fragileoasis.org/​bloggernauts/​Astro_Ron) and the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011" :: click below to watch this incredible footage

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

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neil degrasse :: autotuned awesomeness

onward to the edge :: click below to watch ::

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November 11, 2011

underwater music video :: scenes from Dayton's Wall in Antarctica

video by Henry Kaiser :: see more here: http://www.youtube.com/user/BRAVO134M

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November 10, 2011

secret subway platform under the waldorf-astoria

photos of the mysterious track 61 :: see more photos and intrigue here http://gothamist.com/2011/11/07/photos.php#photo-1

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November 9, 2011

don't swim after lunch :: animation by jens blank

awesome live action + animation :: click below to watch ::

Don't swim after lunch from Jens Blank on Vimeo.

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November 8, 2011

christoph nieman live draws the nyc marathon

he's so cool :: see them all at http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/new-york-times-cartoonist-live-draws-the-nyc-marat

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November 7, 2011

U-Ram Choe's robotic sculpture

at the asia society in new york :: from their website :: "a kinetic, seal-like creature that appears to be breathing while dozens of intricate "wings," leaf-like and gold in color, flutter above him" :: click below to watch

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November 4, 2011

murmuration :: beautiful footage of many, many birds

unbelievably footage of a natural phenom :: "a group of starlings is called a murmuration" :: click below to watch ::

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

this is also stunning in a similar way. thanks michael!

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November 3, 2011

light paintings by brian hart

these are pretty sick :: some take up to a twenty minute exposure :: see more here :: http://cubeme.com/blog/2011/10/31/light-painting-photography-by-brian-hart/

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November 2, 2011

Art Nouveau five story mural from A'shop

Art Nouveau + 50 cans of spray paint :: read more here

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November 1, 2011

"7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?" :: from NPR

really nice illustration of our world population :: click below to watch ::

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