Thank you to John Oliver for bringing this discussion to his viewers with  hopes more people will understand.  As Jay Nixon, governor of Missouri, says in the video  “The eyes of the world are watching.”  Sadly Governor Nixon clearly does not seem to understand his state’s inhumane treatment of the citizens (and the press) has not impressed Human Right WatchAmnesty International, or the press.  More on how the world views this situation.

Art Everywhere US

This summer, images of great American art are displayed as part of “the largest outdoor art show ever conceived.” The 58 artworks that comprise the Art Everywhere US campaign can be be seen from coast-to-coast throughout August.

Art Everywhere continues to be a global movement. Click here to learn more.

Seen in Portland:
Evacuation, 1950 by Willem de Kooning
Art Institute of Chicago

Really arty advertisement for Tesla.

(thanks/via: ShootOnline and Vimeo)

London Grammar - Sights (Until The Ribbon Breaks Re-Imagination)

(thanks/via: LondonGrammar and londongrammarfans)

Bridgetown gets a new bridge!  (Actually more than one bridge…Sellwood Bridge is being rebuilt now after a really amazing move).

(thanks/via: Oregonian)

Watch this trailer for Alive Inside.  More about the documentary here and the FastCo Create post iPod Connected Seniors Recharge Their Memories

Don’t forget those grapefruit headphone with new music when it’s time okay?

(thanks/via: FastCoCreate)

Super video.  Super song.  Waiting…..waiting…..August 5th…..waiting…..waiting…..

This pep talk goes out to all the heroes. Who is your hero? Share this video with them!

(Gee thanks/via the ever inspiring: kidpres)

Reasons to go to San Francisco!

(thanks/via: Newsweek)

Official ‘Never Say Never’ music video from the upcoming Junto album from Basement Jaxx due 25th Aug.

Robotics put to important—humorous—use.

(thanks/via: FastCo Create)

An animated history of modern architecture from Matteo Muci, a product and graphic designer from Italy.

(thanks/via: FastCo Design)

From the new Spoon album They Want My Soul due August 4th.

(thanks/via: Pitchfork)

fastcodesign:

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.

(thanks/via: FastCoDesign)

fastcodesign:

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.

(thanks/via: FastCoDesign)

(via fastcompany)