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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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How ConceptDrop Is Bringing On-Demand Design to Big Names Like Pepsi and Patrón

How ConceptDrop Is Bringing On-Demand Design to Big Names Like Pepsi and Patrón | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
While working in financial services, Philip Alexander had to frequently prepare powerpoint presentations, only to find that he'd spend three-quarters of his time on design elements like...
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On-Demand Marketplace for Design Work.... Liken to the "Uber" for the Design space.... 

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Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015) | The Art of Photography

Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015) | The Art of Photography | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it

Mary Ellen Mark grew up in Philadelphia in the 1940’s. She received a BFA in painting and art history from the University of Philadelphia in 1962. It was there that she met and became friends with Harold Feinstein who was teaching at the Annenberg School for Communication. After graduating, she worked briefly as a drafter for a city planning office. She quickly realized that she had no interest in drawing for a living. She had already embraced photography and decided to enroll in the masters’ program at Annenberg and she graduated in 1964. The following year, Mary Ellen received a Fulbright scholarship to photograph in Turkey. Early elements of her style began to emerge as she documented local people and began to embrace an intimate style of environmental type portraits that brought her subjects into a relationship with the viewer. Her travels included other countries and cultures as well and began to plant the seeds for future projects........


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“You Know What I Was,/You See What I Am: Change Me, Change Me!”

“You Know What I Was,/You See What I Am: Change Me, Change Me!” | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
The saris go by me from the embassies. Cloth from the moon. Cloth from another planet. They look back at the leopard like the leopard. And I....                this print of mine, that has kept its color Alive through so many cleanings; this dull null Navy I wear to work, and wear from work, and so To my bed, so to my grave, with no Complaints, no comment: neither from my chief, The Deputy Chief Assistant, nor his chief— Only I complain.... this serviceable Body that no sunlight dyes, no hand suffuses But, dome-shadowed, withering among columns, Wavy beneath fountains—small, far-off, shining In the eyes of animals, these beings trapped As I am trapped but not, themselves, the trap, Aging, but without knowledge of their age, Kept safe here, knowing not of death, for death— Oh, bars of my own body, open, open! The world goes by my cage and never sees me. And there come not to me, as come to these, The wild beasts, sparrows pecking [...]
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A hell of a poet...highlighted by the author of "The Happiness Project", Gretchen Rubin.  

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This Chicago company wants to bring turnkey design services to your startup

This Chicago company wants to bring turnkey design services to your startup | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
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As the country squabbles over the power and potential of the freelance economy, one Chicago startup is quietly corralling freelance designers the world over to ensure it has a stake in t
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Dr. Seuss Book: Yes, They Found It in a Box

Dr. Seuss Book: Yes, They Found It in a Box | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
How an abandoned manuscript became “What Pet Should I Get?,” the latest publication from Theodor Geisel.
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How exciting that the public gets yet another Dr. Seuss book, "What Pet Should I Get?" given his wife's discovery... 

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Huff Post Introduces New Section for Introverts: Quiet Revolution: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

Huff Post Introduces New Section for Introverts: Quiet Revolution: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Big News on Quiet Revolution. Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Quiet Revolution.
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Huffington Post continues to think outside the box...

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Documentary Seeks To Free Amy Winehouse From Her Tabloid Legacy

Documentary Seeks To Free Amy Winehouse From Her Tabloid Legacy | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
In the dawning of the digital age, "She was the unlucky one to be having a nervous breakdown in public at the time," Amy director Asif Kapadia tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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An interview with Terry Gross (my favorite) regarding the life  & times of Amy Winehouse re: the upcoming documentary film.  The song, Rehab, made her famous, but was also a cry for help.  Her father didn't think she needed to go to rehab...so she didn't go...because, as the song says, "her daddy thinks she's fine." )

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At home with Frida Kahlo - CNN.com

At home with Frida Kahlo - CNN.com | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Frida Kahlo is the subject of a new book containing never-before seen pictures of the late painter's private life.
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A new book about Frida!

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An Invitation to Save Summer from the Screens

An Invitation to Save Summer from the Screens | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
“Rejoice as summer should…chase away sorrows by living.” ― Melissa Marr The other night I was taking a walk when I came upon a man pushing a lawn mower across his overgrown grass. My pace slowed as...
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"When I was a kid, summer was an all-senses matter"....

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Photographic Portraits of Famous Artist's Paint Palettes by Matthias Schaller

Photographic Portraits of Famous Artist's Paint Palettes by Matthias Schaller | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Palette of Marc Chagall

Since 2007 photographer Matthias Schaller has photographed raw, abstract paintings. The paintings however are not found on canvas, but rather smeared onto the tools used to craft each work of art—the palettes. His series, Das Meisterstück (The Masterpiece), claims
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Washed Up: Alejandro Duran's Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations

Washed Up: Alejandro Duran's Site-Specific Found Plastic and Trash Installations | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Working along a single stretch of coastline in Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve, artist Alejandro Duran collects countless bits of trash that washes up from locations around the world. So far he's discovered plastic debris from dozens of countries on this shore of
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6c Animation about diabetes and the body - YouTube

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Explains type 1 and type 2 diabetes...

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My Jaw Dropped To The Floor When I Realized What This Image Really Was, NO WAY

My Jaw Dropped To The Floor When I Realized What This Image Really Was, NO WAY | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
I am completely speechless by this, so glad I found out about it.
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Paul's determination to create art is simply amazing! 

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Graphic Designers On Demand | ConceptDrop

Graphic Designers On Demand | ConceptDrop | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
ConceptDrop is an on-demand graphic design service for marketing material. Trusted by small businesses and Fortune 500 brands. Get your next project matched with a vetted designer!
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Quick, marketplace and lower cost design services...

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How to Draw a Horizon With PicsArt

How to Draw a Horizon With PicsArt | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the drawing process for creating the perfect horizon for this week’s Drawing Challenge.

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Learn how to use the picsart photo studio app to draw a colourful horizon scene from start to finish. 

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27 Historical Photos You Won't Find In Your History Books

27 Historical Photos You Won't Find In Your History Books | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
There are many miraculous photos from history that have managed to go relatively unseen. For whatever reason, their quality is under-appreciated, despite revealing interesting realities about world history and popular events. Some may surprise you, but all will enlighten you. High profile figures
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The Robin William photograph is my favorite....

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10 Ways to Create Picture Perfect Posts on Instagram

10 Ways to Create Picture Perfect Posts on Instagram | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it

A practical Slideshare presentation by Peg Fitzpatrick to help you create a memorable and exciting Instagram presence. Jam-packed with actionable tips.


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Useful tips to spice up your Instagram posts.

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Useful tips to spice up your Instagram posts.

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Useful tips to spice up your Instagram posts.

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Is Donald Trump Pulling A Nigerian 419 Scam?

I'm sort of breaking my promise here. No news. Why no news? Because the news you read is almost always by uninformed reporters and is totally irrelevant in 99.999% of the cases.Example: Greece has not paid a single debt since Rome took over in 146 BC. And yet, everyone keeps asking me about Greece.News flash: They will borrow more money, and AGAIN they will not pay their debts. Nor should they.Greece is a subsidized beach resort, healthy food, etc but they aren't a real country - (sorry in advance to anyone offended by this) and then in three years, for less than the cash Google has in the ba
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Brilliant and entertaining piece!  I wonder if his assessment is correct? 

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15 On-Demand Startups Making Life Easier in Chicago

15 On-Demand Startups Making Life Easier in Chicago | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Thanks to the plethora of today's on-demand startups, it's never been easier to get the things you need sent right to your door.
Nationally, the on-demand space is booming, with funding for...
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On-Demand Startups are offering a wide range of services from presentation design to making doctor appointments. 

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Can you identify these paintings?

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This post will make you seasick!  Hint...hint...there is a Van Gogh self-portrait in the mix. 

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Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman! 19 Of His Greatest Quotes To Inspire You

Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman! 19 Of His Greatest Quotes To Inspire You | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
One of the most influential American poets of all time and the father of free verse, Walt Whitman would have been 196 today. His seminal work Leaves of Grass is the ultimate celebration of life,
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This quote is missing from the list...

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.” 
― Walt Whitman

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This Flower-Filled Abandoned House Is Bringing A Bit Of Life Back To Detroit

This Flower-Filled Abandoned House Is Bringing A Bit Of Life Back To Detroit | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Late one evening this month, a woman appeared in the second-story window of an abandoned house overlooking a Detroit freeway. A spotlight illuminated her face as she flung handfuls of white pe
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From rubble & ruin to radiance...

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Kimmel Asks Kids "Who Do You Love More... Mom or Dad?" - YouTube

According to a new survey, three out of four adult children would rather spend time with their mom than their dad. Jimmy is always suspicious of polls like t...
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Happy Mother's Day my friends.  I think this is a slam-dunk (Philip's words).

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Differential effects of enriched environment at work on cognitive decline in old age

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Higher level jobs protect the brain much more...

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Ursula K. Le Guin on Aging and What Beauty Really Means

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"There are a whole lot of ways to be perfect, and not one of them is attained through punishment."

"A Dog is, on the whole, what you woul

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Punishment is never a way to become beautiful...

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