Jo Edkins' online design a tessellation widget makes it easy to create tessellating patterns in a style similar to that of M.C. Escher… albeit without the fastidious pencilwork. There's also a simpler grid tessellation widget and one for triangles too.
For the I am a Voter campaign, 48 artists created new "I Voted" stickers. New York magazine has special print editions with the cover as a sheet of 12 stickers with the images. Image: Instagram / NYmag READ THE REST
Hoyoon Shin creates art made of razor-thin metal, paper, and plastic. From the side, they look solid, but from the front they reveal their emptiness. In an artist's statement, he explained his philosophy: I who get more interested in social phenomena approach the essence of them, realizing that the nearer I approach, the clearer there is… READ THE REST
Horace Zeng creates paintings using fire ants dropped onto ink and the result is quite lovely. Via his site: These paintings are done by letting a "ball" of aggregating fire ant walk along acrylic paint drops. As they diffuse outward, they create an exploding graphic pattern. Using different caste/sex/size of ants, you can get very… READ THE REST
Making a stellar cup of espresso at home doesn't require an expensive machine or hours of your time and effort. It really only requires equipment up to the challenge and a stovetop. Rather than dropping $3 per cup at Starbucks, you can set up a Starbucks-worthy operation right in your own kitchen with the help… READ THE REST
Stress is par for the course these days. If you've found meditation helps to quiet those interior voices of doubt, fear and confusion, then you have every reason to continue that practice. But as soothing as meditation can be, it can also serve another purpose: to focus your attention, sharpen your performance and forge you… READ THE REST
When the history of Earth is ultimately told by aliens or time travelers or whoever stumbles across what's left of our planet a millennia from now, these beings will need to understand what a hair tie is and why it was created…because it's guaranteed they find them everywhere during their study. Today, hair ties are… READ THE REST