19 Jul
Friendship, Quantum Physics, loss and the afterlife

In the novel The Summer We Came to Life, three lifelong friends unite for their annual summer journey of discovery. What has changed with this trip, however, is the death of their fourth friend, Mina. The protagonist, Sam, battles hardest with the loss in the wilds of Honduras where she has temporarily relocated, and through […]


16 Jun
Takayuki Hori’s folded and connected Oritsunagumono series

Takayuki Hori’s Oritsunagumono takes Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, and reshapes it with an environmental-themed collection of translucent skeletal Origami works. Oritsunagumono (“things folded and connected”) is made up of eight endangered species native to Japan’s coast — even more imperiled after the recent earthquakes and tsunamis. They are made of translucent […]


24 Mar
Love and support to our brothers across the Pacific

There are a lot of ways to help to help out our cultural brothers and sisters over in Japan, but here’s another good one. The Help Japan T-Shirt is a great way to donate money to the desperately needed relief efforts while showing your allegiance to the cause. Very similar in concept to the Japan […]


15 Mar
A bird's eye view of a coastline forever changed

Althought there is an abundance of footage highlighting the profound depth of chaos and destruction laid down by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Japan’s coastline, this series of images showing the pre-disaster satellite image overlayed with the post-disaster imagery is one of the most dramatic out there. Simply hover your mouse over each image […]


14 Mar
Love and support to our brothers across the Pacific

What’s happened to our fine friends over in Japan is obviously horrific beyond words. We have so much respect for the Japanese people, culture and society in general that the devastation is honestly heartbreaking. There are many ways to help, including directly donating to the Red Cross and other on-ground organizations. If you want to […]