Love modern and street art and the beauty of design and interfaces. Here a few sources of inspiration. Descriptions from the respective sites.
- [RSS] eagereyesEagerEyes is Robert Kosara’s place to reflect on the world of information visualization and visual communication of data. The goal is to help digest things that are happening in the field and discuss developments that may be tangential or early, but that are likely to have an impact.
- [RSS] SelbyTodd Selby is a portrait, interiors, and fashion photographer and illustrator. His project The Selby offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist’s eye for detail. The Selby began in June 2008 as a website, www.theselby.com, where Todd posted photo shoots he did of his friends in their homes. Requests quickly began coming in daily from viewers all over the world who wanted their homes to be featured on the site. The Selby’s website became so influential —with up to 95,000 unique visitors daily—that within months, top companies from around the world began asking to collaborate.
- [RSS] Beautiful DecayI started Beautiful/Decay as a small black and white, DIY photocopied ‘zine in 1996. Trapped in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, I was bored to tears by the uniform lifestyle that was the norm. Beautiful/Decay became my humble way of documenting all the things that my friends and I were taking part in, whether it was painting graffiti on trains, going to punk shows at the 9:30 Club, curating impromptu art shows in warehouses or getting kicked out by security guards at our favorite skate spots. We believed in making something out of nothing and breaking down anything that was in the way of our dreams. So, with a stack of photos, $100, and a few hours at the local copy-mat, Beautiful/Decay was born. We were young, full of creative energy, and had a desire to create something new and carve our own path in life.Fast forward to today, and B/D still carries that same youthful sense of rebellion and experimentation that influenced so many of my creative peers and I. We still take risks, collaborate with new and unknown artists, and veer away from the mainstream to make products of substance. In the 14 years since our inception, the brand has gone from a part-time hobby to an internationally recognized design-driven lifestyle brand that publishes books, designs apparel, and provides creative platforms. More than just a brand, Beautiful/Decay is a lifestyle for those who see beauty in decay and push creativity to its limits to make something new and inspiring for our generation.
Long live the cult of decay.
Amir H. Fallah
Decaying since ’96
- [RSS] UXmattersFounded by Pabini Gabriel-Petit in 2005, UXmatters provides insights and inspiration to both professionals working in all aspects of user experience (UX)—at every stage in their career—and students who are just beginning their journey in user experience. UXmatters offers a platform where our authors—who include many of the leading experts in user experience—can teach UX best practices to developing UX professionals and influence the future direction of the UX community. The information needs of the UX community are diverse, and UXmatters endeavors to satisfy them. Our articles provide comprehensive coverage of important UX topics, ranging from focused, practical, actionable advice and best practices; to concise overviews of broader topics; to deep thought pieces that explore strategic aspects of user experience. Many of our authors are UX thought leaders who write about innovative ideas that are important to the advancement of the UX industry as a whole.
- [RSS] Wooster Collective
Wooster Collective was founded in 2001 and showcases street art from around the world. It is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world. Updated by Marc and Sara Schiller, the site also offers podcasting with music and interviews featuring street artists. The name Wooster comes from Wooster Street, located in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.