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The Gap Between Taste and Skill

The Gap Between Taste and Skill

Posted 20 May 2011 | By | Categories: art, artists, creativity, taste, time, video | 1 Comment

For anyone creating something new, here’s a wonderful video from Ira Glass, host and executive producer of This American Life, addressing the horror of having the taste to discern you don’t yet have the skills to create something as great as you imagine it, and how to get past it.

Pancake Lettering

Pancake Lettering

Posted 22 October 2009 | By | Categories: ask emily, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, food, love, passions, typography, video | No Comments

Three great obsessions taste great together: pancakes, lettering and photographing your food!

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Posted 12 July 2009 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, furniture, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, sustainability, technology, video | 1 Comment

Objects are printouts – not treasures, not things to stocpkpile. Our posessions are frozen social relationships. Think of them as hours of time and volumes of space. Reassess the objects in your space and time. What is most important?

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Fiona Hall: Force Field – Currency, Formerly

Posted 02 February 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, sustainability, travel, video | No Comments

Part three of a four part video looking at the work of artist Fiona Hall in the exhibition FORCE FIELD at the City Gallery Wellington. Fiona Hall City Gallery Wellington Art Artis When My Boat Comes In – detail, photo by cicadas , image by Fiona Hall.

What does the Global Climate Crisis have in common with the Loch Ness Monster ?

Posted 18 June 2008 | By | Categories: activism, ask emily, better world, consciousness, culture, emily approved, environment, funny, interconnected, science, sustainability, video | No Comments

A. Both are fictional. Or at least highly speculative. No. We’ve already established that. B. Both indicate danger, especially around bodies of water. Sure, but we’re looking for a more specific answer. C. How about tree-fitty. Exactly! Tree-fitty. What’s tree-fitty? Loch Ness Monster: $3.50 Global Climate Crisis: 350 is the red line for human beings, […]

My Fingers Wear Pants… and Read Books

My Fingers Wear Pants… and Read Books

Posted 16 April 2008 | By | Categories: advertising, books, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, funny, marketing, nyc, shopping, video | No Comments

I had noted “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” by Sloane Crosley as a book to read, but without a sense of urgency. … I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley from Book Videos on Vimeo .

Streams of Consciousness

Posted 15 March 2008 | By | Categories: better world, consciousness, creativity, culture, happiness, health, interconnected, science, senses, video, webstuff | No Comments

Two great streaming media offerings exploring the nature of consciousness:
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s “New Earth”online event and Jill Taylor’s TED Talk.

Something Happy in the State of Denmark

Posted 18 February 2008 | By | Categories: better world, culture, happiness, video | No Comments
links for 2008-02-12: connect the dots la la la la

links for 2008-02-12: connect the dots la la la la

Posted 12 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, advertising, animals, better world, creativity, culture, links, love, marketing, photography, science, taste, technology, travel, video, webstuff | 1 Comment

Todays links are about freedom of communication across the globe — from kids posting video in Uruguay to people coming together to create free wifi networks in sydney, australia and wellington, new zealand. Valentines greetings from scientists. Robotic insects. Social networking’s ad revolution. Pixish, a new kind of marketplace for photography.

GhostGarden and More GPS Games

GhostGarden and More GPS Games

Posted 29 January 2008 | By | Categories: art, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, gardening, love, senses, technology, travel, video, webstuff | No Comments

The surreal romance of aristocratic expat Lucy and castaway Jack enchanted me as I strolled through Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens in early January, following their love story on a handheld HP GPS device preloaded with Anita Fontaine‘s spooky sweet Ghost Garden, part of the 2008 Sydney Festival. As I traveled through the gardens, certain locations […]

Links for 2008-01-25: Funky Forest

Links for 2008-01-25: Funky Forest

Posted 25 January 2008 | By | Categories: art, creativity, culture, design, environment, links, sustainability, technology, video, women | No Comments

Funky Forest, interactive ecosystem installation by Emily Gobeille and Theodore Watson Funky Forest’ is an interactive ecosystem where children create trees with their body and then divert the water flowing from the waterfall to the trees to keep them alive. The health of the trees contributes to the overall health of the forest and the […]

Loving Words

Loving Words

Posted 06 November 2007 | By | Categories: art, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, happiness, love, typography, video, webstuff | No Comments

“Lower Case N, Standing on a Hill,” from classic Sesame Street My day started off with some of the brilliant skits and songs that instilled in me an early and abiding love for letters, letterforms and language: Lower-case N, Standing on a Hill from Sesame Street, Easy Reader and the Adventures of Letterman from Electric […]

links for 2007-11-01: Looking at Things Differently

links for 2007-11-01: Looking at Things Differently

Posted 01 November 2007 | By | Categories: consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, fashion, funny, happiness, links, observations, photography, Product, product review, technology, typography, video | No Comments

Eye-Fi Wireless Camera 2GB SD Memory Card This is brilliant – a 2GB SD card for your camera that automagically uploads images to flickr (and many more services) when on a wifi network. (Thanks Photojojo!) (tags: photography wifi wireless camera cool gadgets flickr mobile photo technology) Undercover Jun Takashi’s Brain Bag Definitely my it-bag for […]