Okay so this is interesting – the video below captures police in Denmark hugging helmet-less cyclists and giving them helmets. I know it’s probably just a propaganda thing, but do you guys know anything about this? Even if it is a stunt for good press, it’s really cute to see. Good effort!

For more discussion of this little topic, see here.

Mikkel -Apr 30, 2009, 10:44PM
Of course this is a pr stunt, but it actually happens in Denmark. Last year the Traffic safety council decided to change politics abouts cyclist, and urged the police to hand out helmets and lights (when seeing people drive around in the night without) instead of giving fines. And so they did.
pruittfpgirl -Apr 30, 2009, 4:23PM
Yeah I did see that! I wondered if maybe they were afraid to hug the ladies since they're guys... maybe they thought hugging a random girl would weird her out or something.... Maybe (hopefully) there are lady cops somewhere hugging and passing out helmets to women???

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footprints

These amazing footprints worn into the wood are real! Buddhist monk Hua Chi has been praying in the same spot each day (many, many times a day) for over 20 years at his temple in Tongren, China. Hua Chi is 70 years old now, and according to this article, his footprints inspire the younger monks at the temple.
“Every day I come here and every day I look at the piece of wood, and it has inspired me to continue to make the footprints myself,” Genden Darji, a 29 year-old monk in the monastery, notes.
So awesome!

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Bet-sea -May 02, 2009, 6:10PM
Beautiful and inspiring. Yes!

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I love these pretty behind-the-scenes shots from Australian Fashion Week! I can’t get the blue eyeliner underneath the middle model’s eyes out of my head! I want to try it, with a number of different colors. I think it might be something I’d have to wear out at night though, not so much of a day look… What do you guys think?
Pictures via Jezebel & Getty Images.
P.S. Do you think the big bun on the bottom model is all her natural hair??

Megan Bolliger -Sep 21, 2010, 4:35AM
OK nice to see- interesting comments are always helpful!
quinn -May 01, 2009, 6:45PM
i have done my makeup exactly like that, with a thick line of colorful liner on my bottom lid a lot. i love it in the summer! you can totally work it in the day too, just make the line thinner and more subtle, even try not extending it all the way into the inner corner of the eye. when night comes, just slab more on! i rely on urban decay 24/7 liners to do the job cuz they dont budge. they actually have a color exactly like the one the model is sporting, it's called "electric".

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magdalena klašnja

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This intricate and pretty work is by Magdalena Klašnja, a costume design student at Academy Of Applied Arts, Belgrade. I love how textured it all is – I would wear any of these costumes!
Via Happy Cavalier.

coeur de pirate

Love! Such a cute video by Coeur de Pirate!

Coeur de Pirate || Comme des enfants from Dare To Care Records on Vimeo.
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Maia -May 02, 2009, 2:29PM
this is the cutest song ever si tu parle francais: c'etait adorable, non?

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This editorial from Lula Magazine is so awesome! I love drawings on top of pictures! The drawings are by Jo Ratcliffe, who is pretty awesome all on her own…
Via Vain & Vapid.

Lucy -Apr 29, 2009, 3:53PM
that's really creative!
yttr -Apr 29, 2009, 11:30AM
sweet sweet artwork.

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I am so inspired by this project Color Me Katie created! She and her boyfriend traced themselves in various positions on black paper, cut them out and taped them up around Brooklyn! Then they waited and photographed people passing by when they matched with the shadows. What fun! Check out her blog here!

Nastia -Jun 11, 2012, 5:51PM
Oh that's so cool!
selya -Apr 29, 2009, 12:15PM
found this video:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN3EArqGyi4 shadow drawing artist is Ellis Gallagher , who is also from brooklyn

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zanis waldheim

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I love these beautiful pieces by Zanis Waldheim. I’m always a sucker for colorful art, but these are like geometric color studies times ten! Yves Jeanson has a fabulous set on Flickr featuring nearly 200 of Zanis’ pieces like this. Definitely worth taking a look!
Via Dear Ada.

hexodus -Jun 30, 2009, 1:45PM
Thank you so much for posting about this. Zanis Waldheims was my grandfather and I am beginning to explore his life and work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsnet/3670291136/ Stay tuned as the story unfolds...

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cardboard cities

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Aren’t these drawings by Cardboard Cities awesome?! Great colors and use of lines – I especially love the kitty portrait and the bunnies! See more on their Flickr and their website. You won’t be disappointed!
Via Penguin & Fish.

selya -Apr 29, 2009, 12:23PM
at first I thought it's embroidery:) very cool drawings! love the bunnies!
Jeska -Apr 29, 2009, 3:04AM
these are great colours! It makes me want to get my felt pens out!

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ribbon inspiration

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I love this idea from Apartment Therapy – ribbons as curtains! It looks gorgeous, and you could think up infinite color combinations! I don’t know why this never occurred to me!

selya -Apr 29, 2009, 12:34PM
great idea! but as a owner of 3 cats i'll pass:)
Kia -Apr 28, 2009, 2:11PM
Love the second photo!

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from the barstool romantic

Rachel -Jul 27, 2010, 12:48PM
This book was required for my foundation art class during my Freshman year at Alfred University School of Art and Design in New York. Fantastic book, really forces you to open your eyes and look at things differently.
Cadah -Apr 29, 2009, 2:48PM
http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Explorer-World-Portable/dp/0399534601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241030773&sr=8-1 SUCH A GOOD BOOK! My boyfriend got it for me for Christmas and got himself a copy too. It's fun to take on adventures.

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In case any of you are interested, I just wanted to mention that NY Mag’s Fashion section has a continually updated slideshow of all Michelle Obama’s outfits – The Michelle Obama Lookbook. It’s kind of fun if you feel like having a look-see!

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