l'Araignéléphant / The spiderelephant / Slonoiga is a magical short film for kids and adults, directed by Polish animator Piotr Kamler. An intersection of animation and fine art, this 1968 film features a dreamy world inhabited by a pink spiderelephant, alien-like fluorescent creatures, and mysterious glowing landscapes. Every part of this film is stunning, and the stills would make for great paintings. I would hang them all around my room.
Frankie Carino is a photographer and sculptor who lately has been focusing on ice castles — i.e. human-created buildings made of ice. He's taken some gorgeous and eerie photos of them; in his lens, the ice has an unsettlingly organic quality and transmits light on a diffuse and crepuscular register. I'm super into them —… READ THE REST
With print journalism dying a slow and painful death, adjacent businesses are also becoming obsolete. In San Francisco, newspaper kiosks were an early casualty, so the city's Arts Commission teamed up with the company that owns the kosks, JCDecaux, to make the 60 or so structures available rent free for creative uses. No, you can't… READ THE REST
The Jiro Miura Gallery in Tokyo is hosting its fourth ephemeral – Territory of Girls show, with paintings by women artists including our friends Amy Crehore and Audrey Kawasaki. Above: Ye-Ye Girl with Guitar by Amy Crehore. Below: Dreaming California by Audrey Kawasaki. See the other works here. READ THE REST
Nothing says Netflix and chill like the bright lights of your living room, said no one, ever. No matter what you're doing around the house, whether it's reading a book in bed or entertaining a group of friends in the dining room, there's no denying that lighting can set the tone of any activity. And… READ THE REST
Between laptops, smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets, you may be walking around with $2,000 worth of technology at any given time. And because you're human, you're likely to smash, submerge, or simply lose those expensive tech items every now and then. So mitigate your losses with a standout protection plan from Akko, which covers one phone… READ THE REST
There are lots of things to miss about childhood, whether it's fruit roll-ups, playing Super Mario Bros. 3 for hours on end, or discovering the tiny toys in your fast-food happy meal. But when it comes to devices with long wires attached to them, like the now-antiquated "household phone," or bulky headphones, modern life in… READ THE REST