Category Archives: Art

Framing effects

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Sara Berman’s closet

Among other things, the Metropolitan Museum of Art features 21 period rooms in its American Wing, ranging from a 17th-century colonial interior to an enormous Prairie-style living room by Frank Lloyd Wright, but as Penelope Green reports, “the newest addition … Continue reading

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Curious carvings

How do you like them apples? These curious carvings were created by Gaku, an imaginative and inventive Japanese artist whose canvas consists of perishable fruits and vegetables. (Hat tip: Kottke.)

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Artist in Chief

Have you seen George W. Bush’s collection of oil paintings of veterans? (See fragment below.) The former president painted them himself, and all of his remarkable portraits are assembled in his new book Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. This … Continue reading

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Square-Mile Street Network Visualization Project

As part of his PhD dissertation in urban planning, Geoff Boeing has developed a computer program that visualizes one-square mile of the road network of any major city in the world. (Check out his cool website here.) By way of … Continue reading

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Keyboard waffle iron

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Happy Birthday, Mr Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was born on this day (1/11) in the British West Indies.

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