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Happy New Year

Posted in Art, Random, World by MixShakePour on January 5, 2011

via Things Organized Neatly

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Ricardo Cavolo Illustrations

Posted in Art, Beautify, Boys, World by MixShakePour on January 5, 2011

These are amazing. I want them in my home.

via design work life and Ricardo Cavolo

Grandma’s Superhero Therapy

Posted in Art, Random, World by MixShakePour on November 20, 2010

“A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling.

Frederika was born in Budapest 20 years before World War II. During the war, at the peril of her own life, she courageously saved the lives of ten people. When asked how, Goldberger told us “she hid the Jewish people she knew, moving them around to different places everyday.” As a survivor of Nazism and Communism, she then immigrated away from Hungary to France, forced by the Communist regime to leave her homeland illegally or face death.”

Check out more pictures at MyModernMet. Really beautiful images.

Ria van Dijk x In Almost Every Picture #7

Posted in Art, Film, Random, Travel, World by MixShakePour on October 11, 2010

“In almost every picture #7 tells the story of a Dutch woman whose life is seen from the point of view of a fairground shooting gallery.

The chronological series begins in 1936, when a 16-year-old girl from Tilburg in Holland picks up a gun and shoots at the target in a shooting gallery. Every time she hits the target, it triggers the shutter of a camera and a portrait of the girl in firing pose is taken and given as a prize.

And so a lifelong love affair with the shooting gallery begins. This series documents almost every year of the woman’s life (there is a conspicuous pause from 1939 to 1945) up until present times.”

via Gizmodo. Read about the book at Lens Culture.

MixShakePour: Maria Lucia x Cherry Blossom Girl

Posted in Beautify, Clothing, Design, World by MixShakePour on August 20, 2010

MixShakePour: Back End

Posted in Boys, Clothing, Design, Random, World by MixShakePour on August 20, 2010

What does he look like from the front?! So cute.

via Park & Cube

MixShakePour: StoryCorps x Danny&Annie

Posted in Art, Boys, Film, Random, Tech, Video, Words, World by MixShakePour on August 19, 2010

I bawled.

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MixShakePour: Depression Era Color Photographs

Posted in Art, Film, Random, Travel, World by MixShakePour on August 6, 2010

One of the few friends I made in a class at UCLA posted this. Congrats Brian on the big move to NYC. He’s always in the know about the coolest stuff.

Sometimes I forget people used to live in color, and not in Black & White.

“Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, Chicago and Northwest Railway Company. Clinton, Iowa, April 1943. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains. White Plains, Greene County, Georgia, June 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“Backstage at the “girlie” show at the state fair. Rutland, Vermont, September 1941. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

“African Americans fishing in creek near cotton plantations. Belzoni, Mississippi, October 1939. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress”

There are so many fantastic pictures I want to repost them all. Find the rest of them at the Denver Post.

MixShakePour: Sergey Larenkov

Posted in Art, Design, Film, Travel, World by MixShakePour on August 4, 2010

“Photographer Sergey Larenkov uses computational rephotography (as shown above and explained here by Wired) to overlay extant WWII-era photographs on their corresponding modern settings.”

via Core77 Design

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MixShakePour: Meat, Fire and the Evolution of Man from NPR

Posted in Random, Travel, World by MixShakePour on August 2, 2010

You can listen to the story here. This was one of the most interesting science pieces I’ve heard on NPR to date!

…”Then our ancestors discovered meat. Meat contains lots of calories in a small package. More meat allowed our guts to shrink. Digestion wasn’t so labor-intensive, so to speak. So where did the body’s extra energy go? Into building a bigger brain! That’s the theory, anyway.”

via NPR

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