As a candy, we think gummi bears are just OK. But as an artistic medium, well, they really shine. Chinese American artist YaYa Chou employs the chewy, gummy creations to fantastical effect. Chou’s “Gummi Bear Series” features sculptures coated in the tiny bears — like this meta faux bear rug made out of the saccharine treats. Delicious. [YaYa Chou] Keep reading »
For those of us interested in gender parity in the workplace, it was a crazy weekend. On Saturday, a blog on The Wall Street Journal‘s website published a piece about the dearth of women entrepreneurs in tech startups and what various folks are doing to balance the ratio. Then on Sunday, writer Michael Arrington, a senior editor at the technology blog TechCrunch, wrote a somewhat-snippy response called “Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men” that revealed both his frustration and defensiveness. Arrington’s position? If women aren’t becoming entreprenuers, it’s their own fault. In fact, women may have it easier launching startups, Arrington wrote, because everyone is so aware of the gender imbalance that the women may get preferential treatment. Keep reading »
First, there was “My Parents Were Awesome,” celebrating rad pictures of your parents looking cool when they were younger. Now comes a new nostalgia site celebrating and honoring the cool photos your parents took. “Like Mom, Like Dad” features people lovingly recapturing vintage family photos. Site founder Ze Frank, who seems to run his own web empire, started the project after finding a photo of his mom and dad embracing and recreating it. How sweet! It’s a cute way to connect with your folks, but if you don’t want to ape your parents’ pics, try “Young Me, Now Me,” a site devoted to recreating pics of YOU when you were a wee one. [Like Mom, Like Dad] Keep reading »
The Cut picks this Cosmopolitan image as its “Best Story Illustration” from the August fashion magazines, but we beg to differ. Sure, the piglets are cute, but a girl eating like a pig is the message, and that doesn’t sound right. The caption on the left reads: “Keep eating like that and no one will be calling you Babe.” Agreed, no one needs to pack away an entire pizza, but all being equated to pigs makes us want to do is squeal. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Kittens on a space adventure! Fighting! And looking cute! With a Regina Spektor song!
Also, some people have too much time on their hands. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Death — it’s messy and depressing, but it doesn’t have to be. A new company caters to those who want to live the rock and roll dream in the ever after. And Vinyly offers people the chance to be turned into vinyl records when they die. The company takes the ashes of the deceased and presses them into on-demand vinyl records, allowing your friends and loved ones to have a part of you after you pass. Customers can record whatever they’d like to be pressed into the vinyl — clips of themselves talking, favorite mixes or simply looped noises — and press up to 30 copies of it. And if you’re feeling arty, you can have cover artwork for your record made by artist James Hague, of Britain’s National Portrait Gallery. But immortality doesn’t come cheap: The basic package costs around £2000, so start saving for your post-death record release now!
Tell Us: Would you turn yourself into a vinyl record? [Flavorwire] Keep reading »