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Comics by Anne Emond tap into the insanity of modern life

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 7 March 2012

Anne Emond’s honest, clever, and hilarious comics tap into the slow-burning insanity and isolation that is modern living and modern culture. Totally rad.

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Paper stained-glass windows made by Eric Standley

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 7 March 2012

Eric Standley is vibing on some divine inspiration with his impossibly intricate stained-glass windows made entirely from cut paper. They seem way more mystical and mandala-like than they are institutional.

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Beautiful nature photography by Corey Arnold

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By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Wednesday 7 March 2012

I haven’t seen much arresting photography of late, mostly because I haven’t been paying attention. But Corey Arnold’s fishing, hunting, and nature photos make my eyes perk up.

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Baltimore Free Farm to launch a sustainable prawn farm

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By Gerry Mak in New Eco on Wednesday 7 March 2012

I just hung out at the Baltimore Free Farm, an ambitious and multi-faceted permaculture farm in the middle of Baltimore City. Most exciting is their plans to have a sustainable prawn-farming facility, where shrimp will consume compost and vegetable waste and provide fertilizers for the farm with their own waste and a healthy and delicious protein source for people.

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Old-school laptop case by Twelve South

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Wednesday 7 March 2012

You know how cellphones come with that ring that sounds like an old-school rotary phone ring? This BookBook Hardback Leather Case for the MacBook Air by Twelve South is like a more extreme and expensive version of the same idea.

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New web show by Ze Frank

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Wednesday 7 March 2012

Ze Frankwas really one of the first internet celebrities that caught my attention. His web show really got me through a work day. I’m glad he’s starting them up again.

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Freelancers Are the New Pirates

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 6 March 2012

Mary H.K. Choi just had an article in Wired about how we all secretly aspire to be pirates, and that freelancers are a form of modern day pirates. For me, I guess it depends on whether or not you are playing by your own rules or by someone else’s (like a client).

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Hand Reflexology Massager

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Tuesday 6 March 2012

This fucking thing is terrifying. It looks like it’s going to poke a million needles into your hand or electrocute you. It clames to be a reflexology hand massager, but couldn’t they have made it look less clinical?

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Wearable Kinetic Sculptures by Dukno Yoon

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Tuesday 6 March 2012

Korean metal artisan Dukno Yoon creates really amazing kinetic sculptures that are worn like jewelry and move based on the wearer’s own movements.

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Online copy of JoyStick magazine from April 1983

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 6 March 2012

My friend, who is a video-game designer, just posted this link to a PDF of an entire 1983 issue of JoyStick magazine, a rag devoted to video game culture and design.

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Luminous Intervention: a public art project in Baltimore

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 6 March 2012

I have some serious issues with the Occupy brand and culture these days, but I met some cool artist types through the movement, and we’re trying to do awesome stuff in Baltimore with a projector. Help us out.

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New epic book sculptures from Brian Dettmer

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 2 March 2012

I’ve posted some artists who have carved sculptures out of books before, but Brian Dettmer really takes this whole genre to a crazy level.

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Connor Kizer performs ‘I Put A Spell On You’

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 28 February 2012

Another performance from the slow dance night I went to was this dead-on version of I Put A Spell On You by Connor Kizer of The Creepers. His was my favorite of the night because I’m a huge Screamin’ Jay Hawkins fan, and Connor really did the song justice.

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Architectural sculptures by Ted Lott

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 28 February 2012

Woodworker Ted Lott makes some really beautiful architectural sculptures that blur the line between gallery artist and traditional craftsman.

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Jenn Wasner performs Real Talk by R. Kelly

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 28 February 2012

I recently went to an awesome event that consisted of a bunch of Baltimore musicians and performers covering classic slow-dance songs. Here is Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes doing R. Kelly’s Real Talk. Definitely one of the best of the many stunning performances of the night.

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