NathalieKoziuscot-MorizetHeaderParis mayoral candidate Nathalie Koziuscot-Morizet has made quite a stir with her plans to revive old and abandoned Parisian metro stations. Not only would Koziuscot-Morizet be the first female to ever hold the title of mayor in the capital, but she’d also be the first to reclaim Paris’ abandoned stations. Sketches have already been released of what her plans are for the rundown train stations, with a theatre, swimming pool, restaurant, and art gallery among some of the ideas presented to the public.  Read the rest of this entry »

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AugustoEsquivelHeaderMiami-based artist Augusto Esquivel creates something grand from something seemingly insignificant and small: he builds amazing 3D sculptures out of thousands of sewing buttons. Augusto carefully attaches them to a fishing line and constructs everyday items. The artist is intrigued by the idea how “a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Thanks to a couple of foodie entrepreneurs and a Michelin-star chef, London is now home to Zero Carbon Food, the first bomb shelter turned underground farm. The cavernous bunkers near Clapham North Underground station once housed up to 8,000 Londoners during the World War II, now hosts a  hydroponic garden full of peashoots, arugula, radish, and more. The soft purplish-pink LED light and the extremely minimal travel distance to local restaurants and markets makes the initiative’s carbon foot print nearly nonexistent. Other environmentally impactful benefits include price stability, year-round availability and no agricultural run-off.

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Mexico based art director and illustrator John Raya took the 32 teams in the NFL and mixed them up with characters from the Star Wars universe to come up with a football league from a galaxy far, far away. Raya makes a fantastic effort to maintain each team’s color scheme and basic visual identity. You can see the rest of the amazing designs on is Behance page–AFC and NFC. Read the rest of this entry »

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Super Bowl XLVIII did not turn into the epic battle that the analysts predicted. Denver’s instantaneous poor performance, caused many fans to lose interest in what was happening on the field and turn their attention to the commercials. As a result, USA today’s Ad Meter received record highs for participation. While Seattle and the Legion of Boom dominated the game, Budweiser and Doritos made the most of their $4 million and dominated the polls for 2014’s best spot–here’s the five best and worst spots from last night.
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Budweiser “Puppt Love”
Ad Meter Score: 8.29
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Hungarian singer Boggie has created a music video in which she is digitally retouched from normal girl into glamorous pop star. Through a combination of CGI trickery and seamless editing, the video for “Nouveau Parfum” is so attention grabbing, it’s hard to look away. The on-screen effects come in such subtle doses that it doesn’t draw attention away from the song.

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Documentary director Jeremy Seifert’s GMO OMG takes a deep look into the quality of food in the United States. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) account for the majority of food that Americans eat daily with the long term effects on the individuals and the environment ultimately undefined. Seifert approaches the subject as a father concerned for the future of his three young children–attempting to inform viewers of the current state and ignite action for sustainability.

Thanks to JR Harris for today’s fodder.

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Ecuador-based illustrator and art director Javier Pérez has been posting a fun series of photo illustrations over on his Instagram account. The simple ideas mix everyday objects with line drawings, creating balloons out of grapes, porcupine quills out of nails, or cowboy pants out of pliers. 

Thanks to Christopher Olvis for today’s fodder. Read the rest of this entry »

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Old Spice has reenlisted former Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa for Interneterventions, the new online initiative pushing the brand’s body sprays. The campaign is built around nine bogus websites that advertise gawdy, faux-manly products and services—like black leather sheets, a live-in gym and a solid gold bluetooth—and Mustafa’s over-the-top disdain for all of them, and anyone who would be sucked in by them.

Users can send the sites to friends as a prank (via Twitter, Facebook or email), and when they try to click around, a warning buzzer sounds and Mustafa appears to offer help for poor lifestyle choices.

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‘The Sound of Taste’ is an audio visual installation created for Schwartz Flavor Shots. The beautiful and visually-stimulating slow-motion video shows several tons of black peppercorns, cardamom, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds, ginger, chili and coriander exploding. With bags and bags of spices shooting up into the air in accordance to the sound of music the video attempts to answer the question what does flavor look like? What does it sound like?