19.01.12 by Jeff

Tock Tock / Giveaway

Tock Tock Clock Dubbleyou Giveaway

Sara Spence makes these nice little custom Tock Tock clocks and she’s letting me give one away! So who wants it?

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19.01.12 by Jeff

Amy Baker

amy baker korea
Love this photo Amy Baker took in Korea! I saw it floating around uncredited on tumblr and was able to track it back to my friend Katie’s blog, thank you, ok. Had to post it!

 

18.01.12 by Jeff

PROTEST / SOPA and PIPA

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you have heard that the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that will destroy the free and open Internet we have today. The SOPA (Stop Internet Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) bills are ludicrous and there’s a lot at stake.

Today Wikipedia, Wordpress, and more than 7000 other websites are participating in a “black out” to protest these bills. I haven’t blacked out Booooooom, but I want to show my support for the protest with this post (and it will be the only post until tomorrow).

I’m a Canadian living in Vancouver but Booooooom is hosted in the US, and bills like SOPA and PIPA put the future of sites like mine in jeopardy. Communities like Wikipedia (whose sole mission is to provide free knowledge) will not be able to operate as they have for more than a decade. If the US Congress passes this legislation it will be a matter of time before it happens in other countries.

The following is taken from the video description:

“Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW!

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.”

http://www.fightforthefuture.org/pipa

Don’t take my word for it though, read up on it for yourself! If you’re an American and you feel strongly opposed to it, you can write to a representative (here and here).

17.01.12 by Jeff

Laina Briedis

Photographer Laina Briedis photography
Photos by Laina Briedis.

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17.01.12 by Jeff

Chad Kouri

Collage studies by artist Chad Kouri
Collage studies by Chad Kouri.

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17.01.12 by Jeff

Miju Lee

ceramics by artist Miju Lee
Ceramics by Miju Lee.

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17.01.12 by Jeff

Judy Kameon for New York Times

Garden designer Judy Kameon for New York Times T Magazine
Garden designer Judy Kameon created this beautiful “T” for New York Times’ T Magazine using 130 plants. Love the colours here!

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17.01.12 by Jeff

Camila Leon

artist Camila Leon
Drawings by Camila Leon.

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