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happy to be part of the Photography’s directory project 🙂

and to have the same picture as the cover my first exhibit that I’m shitless nervous about right now:)

Thank you Milanese roofs for the inspiration 🙂

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So how does a disposable lighter turn into a miniature motorcycle? You’ll need a heavy dose of patience and some nimble fingers! Below is a visual guide that kind of shows you how to make a motorcycle with a lighter, however there is also a very detailed step-by-step video at the end that will walk you through the entire process.

Massive hat tip to the unknown visionary that had the curiosity to take apart a lighter and say, “hey this could be a really cool motorcycle!” Whoever you are, the Sifter salutes you. Enjoy!

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If you can read Chinese, here are some step-by-step instructions that may help…

 

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How to Turn a Lighter into a Motorcycle: Step-by-Step Video

 

 

 

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Cloud project and philosophy, shared by the beautiful and one of the most amazing planets I’ve met in my life, Lara Mickoki.

By the way, the key element to make a great project is enthusiasm. All the rest… talent, multidisciplinary teams, management,  hard work… that is definitely secondary, so if you want to make something that really rocks work with people you like.

Young love via Magnum photos

Young love via Magnum photos

No time to explain, let’s leave!

I would share most of the daily articles I read on Brainpickings or any side project of Maria Popova, but there would be no experience of discovery here. However, Frida and Patti Smith! that is a perfect duet, it was imposible not to post. Besides, Frida’s quote was a meaningful disclosure that I shared with my favorite moleskine… and also, I spent at least 3 months listening to Patti Smith every working design night with one curly and beautiful team-planet.
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Go to the literary jukebox song , side project of Maria Popova

So happy to see a key element of my cloud growing so much. Sharing our philosophies on how to rock life has been a big part of our friendship. These are no longer theories for him, 26’s year old beautiful salvadorian soul and succesful chef Lorenzo Alvarez is making it happen.

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After visiting Vondelpark in Amsterdam, my friend and me had a very serious cold attack, so we started walking out from that park. We went into the first the coffee shop we found, the Dolphins coffee shop, one I hardly recommend by the way. My whole trip was a big encounter with artists, true artists, not talkers or sellers but doers, people who cannot stop making. That day wasn’t the exception.
I rarely stop myself from talking to someone who I think is extremely interesting… this time I saw a guy drawing on a sketchbook and we ended up spending the whole day talking at the Dolphins shop, one of the many places he did with his own and bare hands. I was shocked by his transparency and I wrote many of the simple and fascinating things he said, but I can truly associate his life with this documentary. At a certain point, he mentioned that there was absolutely nothing he could do to stop making things, anything… It went truly well for him, but he is aware that it can be both a blessing and a curse. I think there is nothing more beautiful than simple people doing what they love.

This video is the trailer an Oscar-nominated short documentary called Inocente. “I think my life depends on me being an artist”  To read more of the story

I love my friend Lara’s work. Not only her job but her vision to do it.

She’s the editor of the art section of designboom, and usually shares with me some of her favorite articles, I always enjoy them. It’s a cool experience to work with her on saturdays, each one doing her own things, filling our cloudy memories with artist’s messages.

I don’t share her articles because designboom is a bit picky with the copyright of the images haha, but I think her taste in art is wonderful, and what she admires is honesty, the willing of sharing the truth. So if you follow designboom, check the author 🙂

A lot of times, we reach the girly love conversations, and I think this project by Yoko Ono it’s a beautiful metaphor of our vision… because you don’t fall in love, you grow in love. To grow is a hard and a extremely brave process, but to find that magical seed… that’s even harder.

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“Connecting” is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming “Internet of things.” Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a “super organism” capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.