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Charles Eames in 15 Quotes for His 105th Birthday

Charles Eames in 15 Quotes for His 105th Birthday | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
"Beyond the age of information is the age of choices." This Sunday marks the 105th birthday of Charles Eames -- legendary furniture desig...
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September 2014's Best Books: 12 Fiction Must-Reads for Your Imagination to ... - Bustle

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Whether or not you're a student, you have to acknowledge that back-to-school season has arrived.
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The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts | WIRED

The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts | WIRED | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
A few years ago, if a horrific infection ate your jawbone, doctors had to build makeshift mandibles from your fibula, a process that left you sliced open as surgeons painstakingly whittled away at replacement bone.
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15 of the World’s Greatest Job Perks

15 of the World’s Greatest Job Perks | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Toiling for the man is much more pleasant when your job offers thoughtful touches like employee pubs, surf breaks, and cat daycare.
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I sure missed the boat! 

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The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding via HuffPost

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding via HuffPost | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it

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Great HuffPost roundup of several important infographics and psychology of color studies. Which ones surprised you? Problem is every website wants ALL of those emotions, but not all at once (lol). Key is picking right color for right content / place on your site.

RED may SUCK as a homepage because it chases people away, but red could ROCK as an accent. Red "buy" buttons have only been beat ONE TIME in thousands of tests we've run. So find the right color conversation and have it at the right time.

At Curagami (http://www.Curagami.com) we think of colors as ways to help tell stories. We try to "match the hatch" of the story we are telling to colors in our images or within supporting graphics such as icons or widgets.

When our story is EXCITING we like RED or variations of it. We may also isolate the red by using black and white. Isolating red makes its power SHOUT in just the right minimal way sometimes. Too much red makes you want to RELAX so we may follow a RED with a soothing green or blue.

Websites are hub and spoke so it van be impossible to map stories to color in sequence. BUT if you match the PAGE to your colors you can win and be sure to daisy chain content telling the same story with enough similar colors and scenttrail to create a sense of connection. If you tell a GREEN story and suddenly smack your readers with too much red they RUN.

Win the page, link the page and win the psychology of color battle in your web design.

And YES I'm breaking my Big Blogs curation rule for the 3rd time in a day (lol). Soon as you state a stupid rule like that you break it and that is a definite RULE (lol). M

 

 


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I've always found the reaction to color fascinating. Here is a terrific article related to the psychology of color....and how it might impact your BRAND.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, September 20, 4:45 AM

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Scott Langston's curator insight, September 23, 11:52 PM

Emotion and marketing

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The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post

The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Make your social media frequency the most valuable. Find out how often you should be posting to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.

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Lee Werrell's curator insight, September 13, 5:00 AM

People who blanket their ads across social media need not read this, those who are professional and courteous should.

Gary Obermeyer's curator insight, September 13, 11:36 AM

Well presented information, but should not be used as gospel.  things change so fast in social media that there's a half-life to just about any rules and guidelines.  My best advice, have a plan that makes sense to you and pay attention to the analytics. 

Nicholas C. Rossis's curator insight, September 15, 8:17 AM

How not to annoy your followers on your social media: interesting for authors and non-authors alike.  

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Weird and wonderful bicycle concept designs

Weird and wonderful bicycle concept designs | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Could this be your next folding commuter bike?.
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No. 8 is for me!

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10 Reasons Why Women Should Help Other Women in the Workplace | Glassdoor Blog

10 Reasons Why Women Should Help Other Women in the Workplace | Glassdoor Blog | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
“There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." - Madeleine Albright, former United States Ambassador to the United Nat
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I love Madeleine Albright's quote, "There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."   

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100 year old man donates 40,000 Euros to orphanages after begging on the streets

100 year old man donates 40,000 Euros to orphanages after begging on the streets | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
By his looks he is a beggar but what he does is worthy of a saint. Dobri Dobrev begs on the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria walking more than 25 kms per day. All th…
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An inspiring life!

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Amazon Is Selling Customized 3D-Printed Jewelry, Toys And More

Amazon Is Selling Customized 3D-Printed Jewelry, Toys And More | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization op...
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You can design your own bobble head!

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Dinner is Served: Eating Insects with a Little Help from 3D Printing

Dinner is Served: Eating Insects with a Little Help from 3D Printing | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Dietitians ar enow using 3D printing to make insects more palatable and acceptable as a mainstream delicacy.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, July 22, 11:25 AM

Who knew? Is this the secret for getting past the ick factor?

H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, July 22, 1:52 PM

Would you be willing to switch to this protein source?

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25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World

25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
For the last two weeks, bored pandas from around the globe have been submitting their pictures of the best sculptures and statues. We have received more than 160 pictures and hundreds of votes which resulted in this awesome list. We added a couple of our own pictures, and made the final list. Did we miss any? Feel free to submit pictures by pressing
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10 Things to Evaluate Your Painting

10 Things to Evaluate Your Painting | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Greg Manchess has some tips for how to evaluate your painting. Ask yourself these questions about your artwork. Analyze and evaluate.
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Meryl Streep Elegantly Destroys Sexist Director Who Called Her An "Ugly Pig"

Meryl Streep Elegantly Destroys Sexist Director Who Called Her An "Ugly Pig" | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
She doesn't get angry. She's too smart for that.
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Always brilliant!  Meryl talks about her career and shares that the world is progressing from years ago--but then one has to wonder if that's true upon reading the media most of the time.

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Realistic birds created from paper by Diana Beltran Herrera

Realistic birds created from paper by Diana Beltran Herrera | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Artist Diana Beltran Herrera has developed her art over the years and has now graduated to creating birds that stunningly realistic and beautiful. She is curre…
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If you like birds....and if you enjoy art....these replicates are beautiful!

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Giant Leap Against Type 1 Diabetes

Giant Leap Against Type 1 Diabetes | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Harvard stem cell researchers announced a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a disease that affects an estimated 3 million Americans.
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This could be an enormous leap forward....

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Clever interactive street art by spanish artist Pejac

Clever interactive street art by spanish artist Pejac | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Spanish artist Pejac creates street art that are thought provoking and simplistic. He often uses silhouettes in his works which creates a lasting impact on the…
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What is art for? Alain de Botton's animated guide – video

What is art for? Alain de Botton's animated guide – video | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
In this exclusive video for the Guardian, philosopher Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity. Are we wrong to like pretty pictures? Watch and find out
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This is excellent!  Excellent!  Thanks, Edna for the post...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 12, 8:20 PM

I wonder why the fine arts i.e. painting, sculpting, poetry, etc. are the first areas cut in School?

 

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, September 14, 10:38 AM

So glad Linda Alexander found and shared this. Keep the link for days when your appreciation of beauty or your creative efforts take a beating in the face of the world's ills.

Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 20, 3:33 AM

Viisi selitystä taiteen olemassaololle.

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The 20 Best US Cities For Culture

The 20 Best US Cities For Culture | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
The cities with the most museums, theaters, libraries, parks, and stadiums per capita.
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The Power of Two (John & Paul)

The Power of Two (John & Paul) | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Despite the mythology around the idea of the lone genius, the famous partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney demonstrates the brilliance of creative pairs.
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Fab Storytelling Secrets From 3 TED Talks

Fab Storytelling Secrets From 3 TED Talks | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it

"When I decided to write an article on brand storytelling inspired by TED talks, I went about it all wrong.

 

Scouring YouTube for tactics, elements, and components of brand storytelling, I was aiming to find five or ten (or 17) actionable tips that you can use to tell you brand’s story.

 

I was already boring myself to death and I hadn’t even begun to write.


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Ken Schneider's curator insight, July 23, 11:49 AM

Very good POV on story and some interesting TED Talks - especially Nancy Duarte. Worth your time!

Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 23, 6:37 PM

Fellow curator Gregg Morris discovered this gem for his Story and Narrative curation and I thought you should know about it too.


3 TED talks are featured here and they are all worth watching. The first one from Andrew Stanton on the Clues To A Great Story I've curated before. It's a keeper. 


The second one from JJ Abrams is new for me -- and I love it. It's all about adding mystery into the storytelling toolbox. As the author of this post Julie Newmark says, "For example, creating puzzles to solve, challenges and even small adventures within your brand stories, you are involving customers and inspiring them to use their minds together as they seek to discover more. Engagement and connection to your brand is the point here and using mystery creates the potential for taking it all to a deeper level." Right on!!


And the third video from Nancy Duarte focuses on one of the most powerful dynamics for moving people to action -- before and after pictures.


Have fun with these and incorporate these lessons into your business storytelling.

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, July 27, 12:02 PM

Stories need to be captivating from the beginning or you'll bore the pants of your audience, whether it's fiction or brand storytelling.

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Recyclart, Upcycled, Recycled & Repurposed Ideas for your inspiration!

Recyclart.org: Thousands of ideas made from Reusing, Recycling, Repurposing & Upcycling…Projects may be artistic or homemade, it’s all about brainstorming creativity.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 13, 11:11 PM

When you look at these creative creations, you might never throw anything away again...

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Cowbird · A Story Sharing Portal of Human Experiences

Cowbird · A Story Sharing Portal of Human Experiences | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
A witness to life.
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I love to scan Cowbird and read the stories most frequently shared...

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Was 'Seinfeld' a Disney Knockoff?

Was 'Seinfeld' a Disney Knockoff? | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Seinfeld's fab four took TV audiences by storm 25 years ago, but they bear an uncanny resemblance to an even earlier quartet of beloved characters.
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I totally get the Disney character resemblances.... Maybe Larry David was channeling his inner child when he created Seinfeld?

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