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Duct Tape Surfing

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Inspiration alert! Watch a paraplegic ride waves while taped to a friend's back

If you haven't seen this yet, prepare to be inspired. Pascal Honore, a 50-year old mother of two from Australia, suffered T4 complete paraplegia after a car accident 18 years ago. While she enjoyed watching her sons surf, she always wanted to experience the thrill herself. Tyron Swan, a friend of her sons, has made that possible by duct taping her to his back and taking her out on his board. Look......read more

Wild Beasts "A Simple Beautiful Truth"

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UK indie-poppers find inspiration in the Talking Heads for absurdist video

Wild Beasts have unveiled the video for “A Simple Beautiful Truth”, the latest single off their album Present Tense, released in February. Directed by Klaus Thymann, the clip features members of the UK indie pop outfit dressed shiny jumpsuits and getting down in the Brecon Beacons mountain range of Wales. The concept was inspired by the king of pop absurdity, David......read more

Ana Kras: Shy Gestures

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The talented designer of woven objects reveals the origins of her inspiration

The latest episode of the excellent Avant/Garde Diaries features Serbia-born, New York-based designer Ana Kraš, who has earned a devoted following for her woven 'Bonbon' lanterns, which are as fun and playful as they are lovingly crafted. "Kraš's approach to design is refreshingly simple – to make user-friendly objects requiring minimal production," the description goes.......read more

Matmos, "Very Large Green Triangles"

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This spaced out animation takes the song's title as literal inspiration

Lonstanding experimental duo Matmos released a new EP, The Ganzfield, on Thrill Jockey this week, and the concept seems, well, complicated. The video for lead track "Very Large Green Triangles," on the other hand, is not. The clip was produced by L.inc animation lab and directed by Ed Apodaca and Audrey Karleskind, who took a literal interpretation of the......read more

Found Concrete Installations by Lizzie Buckmaster Dove

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Australian artist finds inspiration--and materials--on the seaside

It's not unusual for creative types to go for walks to find inspiration. But for Australian artist Lizzie Buckmaster Dove, daily walks also serve the purpose of uncovering the materials she uses in her work. Walking along the seaside  near her home in Coledale, New South Wales, Lizzie collected concrete fragments from an old swimming pool which has been claimed by the to-and-fro of the......read more

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