Delightful Ceramic Cephalopod Planters for Air Plants

Ceramic Cephalopod Planters for Air Plants by Cindy and James Searles

Art duo (and married couple) Cindy and James Searles hand craft charming cephalopod planters for air plants. The ceramic squid and octopus planters are designed to be suspended, with the tendrils of the air plants extending downward like tentacles. The cephalopod planters and a variety of other ceramics (including jelly fish planters) are available on the Searles’ Etsy store.

Ceramic Cephalopod Planters for Air Plants by Cindy and James Searles

Ceramic Cephalopod Planters for Air Plants by Cindy and James Searles

Ceramic Cephalopod Planters for Air Plants by Cindy and James Searles

photos via Cindy and James Searles

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Ron English Unveils New ‘Baby Hulk’ Mural at the Houston Bowery Wall in New York City

All American Temper Tot by Ron English
photo by Robert A Stribley

On Saturday, artist Ron English completed All American Temper Tot, a new large-scale mural at New York City’s Lower East Side street art exhibition wall, the Houston Bowery Wall. The mural features English’s recurring Baby Hulk character (aka “Temper Tot”). The figure is standing in front of an American flag made up of English’s satirical pop culture and advertising images. In recent years, the Houston Bowery Wall has featured works by a number of contemporary artists.

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photo by Robert A Stribley

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photo via Ron English

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photo by Robert A Stribley

‘TOMSKA VS OREO’, A Hilariously Twisted Anti-Commercial for Oreo Cookies by TomSka

According to prolific video blogger Thomas “TomSka” Ridgewell, Oreo asked him to produce a sponsored video for their Play With Oreo campaign. His response: “TOMSKA VS OREO,” a hilariously twisted video that begins with an Oreo magic trick and a peppy jingle and ends in murder and chaos. In his video description TomSka indicates that Oreo found the video “too violent.” As yet there’s no word from Oreo so TomSka’s tale cannot be corroborated. But the jingle

Oreos,
two best friends.
This Oreo friendship will never end.
Even when life gets tough,
We stick together like cookies and white stuff.
O! R! E! O!
O! R! E! O!
Friends together to the end,
friendship, Oreos, and friendly friends!
Oreos!

A bit of backstory: in 2014 TomSka created a sponsored video for Oreo as part of an ad campaign in which the cookie brand recruited notable British video bloggers to make online videos about Oreos. The campaign made the news when it was censured by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority for not clearly identifying as advertising.

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A Beautiful Short Film That Captures People on the Streets of New York City in Brief, Compelling Moments

People on the streets of New York City are captured in brief yet compelling moments in the ethereal short film “MOMENTS // NEW YORK CITY” by cinematographers Tim Sessler and Cameron Michael. The film’s gently wandering feel was accomplished with Mimic and MOVI M15 camera stabilizers from Freefly Systems. The filmmakers describe the experience of shooting with the stabilizers in this blog post. And as this behind-the-scenes video illustrates, the stabilizers are simple enough to use that non-professionals (in this case, New York City pedestrians) can use them.

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Barracuda, A Carry-On Roller Bag With a Clever Collapsible Design

Barracuda is a carry-on bag that is equipped with connectivity features as well a clever collapsible structure. The bag includes a USB charger, GPS (for locating the bag), and an integrated laptop tray. While it looks like a typical hardshell roller bag, it collapses flat for storage in just a few seconds. The San Francisco-based brand is raising funds via a Kickstarter campaign, and the bag is expected ship in November 2015.

Barracuda Collapsible Carry-On Luggage

Barracuda Collapsible Carry-On Luggage

Barracuda Collapsible Carry-On Luggage

Barracuda Collapsible Carry-On Luggage

GIF and images via Barracuda

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