New York City artist kris scheifele has created a series of sculptures formed from acrylic paint. in working with layers of paint-chips or disintegrated acrylic panels, scheifele has developed an arsenal of artistic techniques to create her experimental actualizations. all of the artist’s pieces investigate the physicality of a medium— removing the surface in which the solution is applied, instead, fashioning forms from the paint itself. scheifele tells designboom of her paint squares, “the technique of building up and cutting away all this layered paint not only embeds the work with a temporal record, but also produces a great deal of debris. in the spirit of ‘using every part of the animal’, the acrylic paint chips are collected in boxes where more time must elapse before they fuse into porous cubes.”
Study finds overweight teens who are satisfied with their bodies are less depressed, less prone to unhealthy behaviors
A study to be published in the June 2012 issue of Journal of Adolescent Health looking at the relationships between body satisfaction and healthy psychological functioning in overweight adolescents has found that young women who are happy with the size and shape of their bodies report higher levels of self-esteem. They may also be protected against the negative behavioral and psychological factors sometimes associated with being overweight.
Zal Batmanglij, director of Sound of My Voice.
I love this moment from his interview with The Daily because it puts into words so perfectly something that I’ve been rolling around in my head for a while. It’s like there’s this idea that’s been off in my peripheral vision, and reading this turned the dial and pulled it into focus.(via chels)
Ok, will the illustrator(s) of this brilliant document please stand up and be showered with praise?
This post should have actually been titled “Why Facebook Needs To Build Their Own Phone”.
Everything I hear indicates that Facebook’s once big HTML5 dreams keep getting pushed and pushed and pushed. It’s a noble cause, but it’s also one they have to take up, since they don’t control the key platforms: iOS and Android.
All the finger-crossing hasn’t worked. And Facebook grows impatient. Building their own browser may be the first step. But eventually, the phone will have to come.
Android and Apple smartphone sales, 2007-2012
By the end of 2012, the cumulative number of iOS and Android devices activated will surge past 1 billion.
One. Billion. Scrillion.
* Could lead to insecurities later in life.