Bohemia Redux, A New Non-Profit That Seeks to Create Low-Cost Housing for San Francisco Artists

Bohema Redux Low Cost Housing for San Francisco Artists

Back in 2014 we first posted about the San Francisco Art House Project, an initiative by writer P Segal to encourage the establishment of affordable live-work spaces for San Francisco artists. Segal has since launched Bohemia Redux, a non-profit with a mission to “create low-cost artists’ housing, work space, and venues in the City of San Francisco.” The organization is holding its first fundraiser, The First Ever Art Surprise!, at Love Manor in San Francisco on April 23, 2015. Laughing Squid partner John Law has more on Bohemia Redux on his blog.

image via John Law

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Artists Use Rapid Manufacturing Techniques to Make Plastic Lenses That Hilariously Distort Human Faces

Face Distorting Lenses

In their whimsical project Smaller & Upside Down, artists Robb Godshaw and Max Hawkins have created custom lenses that cartoonishly distort human faces. The duo created the lenses using 3D design software, a 3D printer, and a CNC router. The project was on public display in San Francisco earlier in April. Godshaw has posted instructions for the trick lenses on Instructables.

Face Distorting Lenses

Face Distorting Lenses

Face Distorting Lenses

Face Distorting Lenses

photos via Smaller & Upside Down

via Golan Levin,, Visual News

‘Pacer’, An Early Hyperlapse Film That Depicts Montreal in Frenetic Time-Lapses (1995)

The 1995 short film “Pacer” by Guy Roland depicts Montreal through a series of frenetic time-lapses. The film is an early example of hyperlapse, a time-lapse in which a camera tracking motion is simulated through the repositioning of the camera between shots. Only a single print of the film survives, and in 2015 Vancouver, B.C. video production company NBD Creative digitally remastered the film into the version seen here. Roland is a co-founder of the company.

via The Awesomer

Color-Changing Pfeffer’s Flamboyant Cuttlefish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California

Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi) show off their vibrant color-change camouflage and pugnacious attitudes in this short video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. In addition to their color-changing ability, the little cephalopods are notable for their curious habit of “walking” on fins and arms along the ocean floor. Pfeffer’s flamboyant cuttlefish are on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s ongoing special exhibit, Tentacles.

Color Changing Flamboyant Cuttlefish

photo via Monterey Bay Aquarium