1. Project of the Day—Los Angeles has a vibrant and fascinating contemporary art scene, and for awhile now East of Borneo has nurtured a ”collective reexamination of West Coast art and its history, highlighting unexpected connections and encouraging new lines of thought.” In short, it’s a great site, and it wants to be greater. They’ve also got books and posters and all sorts of great stuff in the pipeline.

    Project of the Day—Los Angeles has a vibrant and fascinating contemporary art scene, and for awhile now East of Borneo has nurtured a collective reexamination of West Coast art and its history, highlighting unexpected connections and encouraging new lines of thought.” In short, it’s a great site, and it wants to be greater. They’ve also got books and posters and all sorts of great stuff in the pipeline.

  2. Project of the Day—Governor’s Island is awesome, and the Governor’s Island Art Fair is an equally awesome thing that happens every year on the island. After Hurricane Sandy, many of the buildings that house the artwork each year were damaged, and 4heads.org wants to fix them up so the fair can continue happening for free. Help keep it going strong.

    Project of the Day—Governor’s Island is awesome, and the Governor’s Island Art Fair is an equally awesome thing that happens every year on the island. After Hurricane Sandy, many of the buildings that house the artwork each year were damaged, and 4heads.org wants to fix them up so the fair can continue happening for free. Help keep it going strong.

  3. Project of the Day—James Kerr’s Scorpion Dagger is an augmented art book that features “GIF remixes of Early and northern Renaissance paintings.” What that means is that it’s a physical book, but if you hold your phone up to specific images, they become animated—often hypnotically so.

  4. “I’ve always liked the idea of making hard objects soft. You know how you really love something? I used to have these strange obsessions when I was a kid. I was obsessed with food, I had some kind of thing with food where I wanted to pair it with all the cuddly animals that I had, and I obviously could never find cuddly cans or cuddly pizza. I had these ideas for toys and I was so disappointed that no one was making them. I guess it came from that. My mum taught me how to sew and suddenly this whole world opened up. ” —Lucy Sparrow, creator of Cornershop, a store made entirely of felt.

    I’ve always liked the idea of making hard objects soft. You know how you really love something? I used to have these strange obsessions when I was a kid. I was obsessed with food, I had some kind of thing with food where I wanted to pair it with all the cuddly animals that I had, and I obviously could never find cuddly cans or cuddly pizza. I had these ideas for toys and I was so disappointed that no one was making them. I guess it came from that. My mum taught me how to sew and suddenly this whole world opened up. ” —Lucy Sparrow, creator of Cornershop, a store made entirely of felt.

  5. "Walking into the city, you found narrow alleys between the buildings with dripping pipes overhead, discharge flowing in gutters, people stripped to the waist in their underwear working in tiny factories, the sound of metal pounding metal, butchered animals, unlicensed dentists, a two-man rubber plunger factory, carts stacked with steaming food, everything mixed together. It felt unreal (especially in the early days), and yet totally normal to everyone living and working there." —Photographer Greg Girard, on life inside the City of Darkness. 

    "Walking into the city, you found narrow alleys between the buildings with dripping pipes overhead, discharge flowing in gutters, people stripped to the waist in their underwear working in tiny factories, the sound of metal pounding metal, butchered animals, unlicensed dentists, a two-man rubber plunger factory, carts stacked with steaming food, everything mixed together. It felt unreal (especially in the early days), and yet totally normal to everyone living and working there." —Photographer Greg Girard, on life inside the City of Darkness