Sunday, July 31, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Being hungry biases the brain to want food at all cost.
A study presented at the 2011 conference of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior sheds new light on the age-old advice: "Don't go shopping when you're hungry."
Researchers injected participants with either ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger, or a saline solution. Then they created their own little eBay in the laboratory, asking participants to bid on both edible treats and non-food items. While participants were contemplating their choices and calculating their bids, the researchers were observing their brain activity in an fMRI machine.
What is it about the music and the tone of voice of the speaker in this clip, that makes it sound ok to have all this information in our hands. Is it ever possible to stop for a second and realize how far we've gone creating interactions and communications, and how fast.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
This is the dude who bought this lion as a cub in the 60’s, and then when it got too big, he let it into the wild. 10 years later, it was like the alpha male in a nature reserve in africa and was really violent. The guy went to see it, and it walked up to him and gave him a hug. Sweetest thing ever!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
I’m so in love with the illustrative style of the amazing Aussie James Gulliver Hancock who is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York where he is working in a super cool project called All The Buildings In New York. His goal is to draw all of the buildings in New York, and I’m thrilled he has taken on that challenge as the architecture there is just so diverse and beautiful and I know so many would love to see their buildings drawn by him – how nice to own one of his prints if you happen to live in the building that he so nicely sketched and painted.
Oh, Crafterall, you had me at Lake Minnetonka. These beautiful, layered papercut pieces are actually bodies of water, including the aforementioned Lake Minnetonka, the Great Lakes, San Francisco Bay, and additional lakes and islands that become amazing works of art in the hands of Marnie Karger from Crafterall.