What The Internet is Doing to Our Brains
Ever wonder what detrimental effect the Internet may be having on your brain? The Epipheo YouTube channel animated an interview with author Nicholas Carr, who argues that constant Internet use is harming our long term memory by over-stimulating and dividing our attention and that could be threatening our very humanity. To combat this, Epipheo recommends taking some time each day to unplug from the Internet and focus on a singular task.
Something we all know is super important. But we forget because we just read a funny image macro and there are 5 unclicked links on the front page of reddit.
Game of Thrones / Pokemon House Sigils by Cami Sanders
All designs available as shirts and stickers over at the Redbubble.
Studio Thomson short project:
We were given a brief to redesign the British currency system with Prince Charles as monarch, over a 24 hour period. We decided to pay homage to union jack with our design, playing with the idea of a collection of notes creating the flag. The colours represented are based on the current currency colours, and we decided on a modern-minimal design. Due to Charles’s interest in sustainability, our concept was to have the money produced in plastics, in order to prevent currency loss.
This is so sexy
You Too Can Fucking Cook: Green Tea Cookies with White Chocolate and Almonds.
- 1 tablespoon of Matcha Green Tea Powder
- 1 stick of salted butter, softened at room temperature
- 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips
- 1/4 slivered almonds
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup flower
- 1 egg yolk, room temperature
- 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
- Bin of rice
Mix butter and sugars into a grainy paste. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract. Sift flour and Matcha green tea powder in. Add white chocolate and almonds.
Put batter in plastic wrap and securely wrap it. Roll into a log about 2 inches wide in diameter. Put the log atop a rectangular tupperware container (10 inches long) of rice (this prevents the bottom from being flattened). Put all this shit in the freezer for an hour.
About 15 minutes before you take the green tea log out, start pre-heating the oven to 300 degrees.
After the hour is up, carefully cut the log into 1/2-inch thick disks and place on a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
Makes about 20-24 cookies.
Wow. Look at this gorgeous stick bug. Click through for more pics. From the photographer:
Moss Mimic Stick Insect, found in the San Cipriano Forest Reserve, Colombia.
Description: one of the most amazing, mind blowing and camouflaged insects I have ever seen. Its body and legs has leaf/lichen like appendages growing out of it, check out the last 2 pics to see how well it blends in.
Habitat: pacific coast rainforest Notes: The only reason I spotted this was because it was on a leaf moving its body back and forth in a swaying motion. I’m not sure what it was doing but it made it much easier to spot. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! Thankfully the insect was very calm and stayed very still even when it was on my hand.
Recycled Animal Art
Driven by a combination of her passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects, Japanese artist, Sayaka Ganz creates animals from thrift store plastics. She only select objects that have been used and discarded. She believes the best way for artists to help reduce waste is to show how beautiful the materials can be and what can be done with them.