Family With Kids Inspired by Banksy Creates Fun Street Art Out of Rocks, Sticks, and Leaves

Family Street Art

After author and illustrator Aaron Zenz‘s daughter Gracie watched Exit Through the Gift Shop, a documentary film by Banksy, she decided she wanted to be a street artist. To encourage the inspiration while avoiding destruction of property, the family collected, washed, and painted rocks in bold colors, then each rock was given its own facial expression. The family spent an afternoon placing the rocks around their town to bring smiles to the faces of passersby. They enjoyed the project so much that they repeated the process with sticks and again with leaves later.

The kids were majorly inspired. Now of course we would never in a million years damage anyone’s property. But we wanted to do something artsy. Something stealthy. Something public.

Family Street Art

Family Street Art

Family Street Art

Family Street Art

Family Street Art

photos via Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty

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Recycled Maple Wood Watches by SPGBK

SPGBK Wooden Watches

Watch brand SPGBK (an abbreviation of “spring break”) makes a clever line of watches that are made out of wood. SPGBK watches are crafted from recycled maple wood, with wood cases and bands, and feature a selection of colorful faces. SPGBK donates a portion of each watch sale to North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks and is partnered with anti-poverty charity Family 59.

SPGBK Wooden Watches

SPGBK Wooden Watches

SPGBK Wooden Watches

SPGBK Wooden Watches

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‘Everything But the News’ Returns for a Second Season of Startup Scene Shenanigans

Everything But the News (previously) is officially returning for a second season of startup scene shenanigans. Everything But the News is a documentary comedy series created by Steve Goldbloom and Noah Pink for PBS Digital Studios that follows Goldbloom as he haphazardly covers California’s startup scene for PBS News Hour.

The last episode of the first season saw some bad news about the future of the series, but things appear to be looking up.

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Beautiful Body Paintings of Florida Wildlife

Florida Wildlife Body Paintings by Shannon Holt

Artist Shannon Holt has created a beautiful series of body paintings depicting the snowy egret, great blue heron, alligator, and other Florida wildlife. Holt painted on a variety of media, including canvases and wood, before she began body painting in 2008.

Florida Wildlife Body Paintings by Shannon Holt

Florida Wildlife Body Paintings by Shannon Holt

Florida Wildlife Body Paintings by Shannon Holt

Florida Wildlife Body Paintings by Shannon Holt

photos by Ryder Gledhill

via I Love Body Art

Vocal German Shepherd Sings Along With His Human in a Rousing Version of ‘Trolololo’

A very vocal German Shepherd named Maximus sings along with his human’s lovely voice in a rousing version of “Trolololo” by the late Eduard Khil. The song also known in some circles as the “Russian Rickroll” theme song.

In case you missed it, here’s the original “Trolololo” song.

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Adorable Kitten Attempts to Play ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Using the Nintendo Wii U GamePad

YouTube user xxxtro has uploaded an amusing video featuring Mappy, a recently rescued kitten, attempting to play Super Smash Bros. using the Nintendo Wii U GamePad.

Her name is Mappy and we rescued her October 21st when she was just a scared 5 week old kitten playing frogger on the road in a busy intersection. She managed to get underneath the hood of our car while we were stopped at the red light. With the help of a few passerbys we managed to get her away from the engine and back home cleaned up. Nowdays she loves playing and watching us play video games. Obviously, the Nintendo WiiU is her favorite.

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More Gorgeous Layered Glass Sculptures of Seascapes by Ben Young

More Gorgeous Layered Glass Sculptures of Seascapes by Ben Young

Back in July we posted about the gorgeous layered glass sculptures of Sydney-based artist Ben Young. Young has since created several new sculptures, which, like much of his work, take their inspiration from the waves, oceans, and geography of his native New Zealand. His sculptures are available through Kirra Gallery in Melbourne. His latest work can also be viewed on his Facebook page.

More Gorgeous Layered Glass Sculptures of Seascapes by Ben Young

More Gorgeous Layered Glass Sculptures of Seascapes by Ben Young

More Gorgeous Layered Glass Sculptures of Seascapes by Ben Young

More Gorgeous Layered Glass Sculptures of Seascapes by Ben Young

More Gorgeous Layered Glass Sculptures of Seascapes by Ben Young

photos via Ben Young

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