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St. Vincent - Cheerleader, live at 4AD.

Yup, no way around owning this one.

Yup, no way around owning this one.

keptephemera:

#lifegoals

Rack of Rams

keptephemera:

#lifegoals

Rack of Rams

sexpigeon:

You did a little poncho modeling just to make ends meet. Now you’re the most in-demand poncho model in the United States. Cocaine. “Careful, bud, careful. You gotta keep a little chub on in the poncho game,” your agent warns you. Don’t worry, you’ve got it under control. You’re the most in-demand poncho model in the United States, and that’s how it’s going to stay.

sexpigeon:

You did a little poncho modeling just to make ends meet. Now you’re the most in-demand poncho model in the United States. Cocaine. “Careful, bud, careful. You gotta keep a little chub on in the poncho game,” your agent warns you. Don’t worry, you’ve got it under control. You’re the most in-demand poncho model in the United States, and that’s how it’s going to stay.

keptephemera:

sectional study of radicchio.

keptephemera:

sectional study of radicchio.

tUnE-yArDs - You Yes You

100% bottled happy

talentopolypodcast:

Episode 35 - How Developers Can Learn to Design                                     

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Justin Belcher drank a beer with us on the podcast and talked about how developers can learn to design. Design can be intimidating and many developers feel like they aren’t capable of creating good looking sites or graphics. But in this episode we talk about how designers approach their field and how they go about their craft. We also shed some light on ways to get started and use some techniques and tools that designers use so you can get better.

  • What constitutes design? (i.e. How are we defining design?)
  • Design and its parallels with development
  • Honing taste and a detailed eye
  • Improving your output
  • Is design an art or can I learn it scientifically?
  • Can I develop an aesthetic sense?
  • What’s the best way to start learning design?
  • What programs should I learn first?
  • How can I get better at choosing good color palettes?
  • What tips do you have for first time designers to help improve their chances of making good designs?
  • What sites do you use to learn more about design?

Some great Talentopoly posts from the past 2 weeks

  1. Software Inventory
  2. Test iPhone / iPad apps on Windows
  3. Stephen Hay presents Responsive Design Workflow
  4. Set Text on a Circle
  5. Moqups - Vectorial Mockups

WARNING: Some adult language on this guy.

I had an important choice to make at the start of middle school

Beginning band or home economics. I had to choose one or the other, and having recently transferred to a new middle school this seemed like an important decision. Isn’t band kind of geeky? What will people think of a guy with crazy awesome button-sewing skills? Clearly not seeing the benefit of taking a class that was 90% female, I opted for beginning band—specifically percussion.

I clearly had an aptitude for it, working through three method books in a semester and being promoted to full-fledged band the next, and over the last 18 years percussion has played a foundational role in my life. From being a three-year all-state timpanist in HS to marching World Class drum corps on quads I’ve done just about about everything you can do as a performer, and over the last 14 years I’ve had the pleasure of teaching, composing and adjudicating dozens of scholastic, indoor, and drum corps ensembles.

I often think back to that decision, made on a whim and for fear of acceptance, and what good it’s done in my life. If nothing else it’s opened my eyes to what an amazing role the arts play in youth and society, and how important it is to experience them and give back. Although my life and career envelops several varied endeavors I always hold music dearest, and consider myself truly fortunate to still be a part of it.

explore-blog:

Unprecedented look at the creative process of infographic storyteller Nicholas Felton of Feltron Report fame, from this year’s EyeO Festival.

Such a brilliant guy.

(via feltron)

Mr. Wizard’s a dick

"Volcano in Iceland a projection in the river" by Andre Ermolaev

"Volcano in Iceland a projection in the river" by Andre Ermolaev

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photoexperimentz

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