Having recently downgraded my iPhone for a military grade brick, I'm looking for suggestion on stuff online that scratch a weird asthetic itch I have regards finding stuff online (blogs, forums, product review sites, YouTube, tumblr etc) that discuss utilitarian tools, objects, environments and lifestyles that might fit the bill; from housing, to farming implements, to extremely ruggedised technology, whatever really!
I am working on a project that relies on different ways to present instructions. I want to collect as many ways as possible. These can be visual, written, or otherwise, but each 'type' of instruction must have a design aesthetic or formulaic quality that is particular to it. So, for instance, recipes are usually laid out in a certain way; architectural blueprints have a design that we all recognise, as do maps, exploded diagrams, algorithms, technical schematics, toolkits... Can you help me think of more?
Being the adult human being that I am, I'm not as thin as I was in my early 20s. Intellectually, I am fine with this. Emotionally, not so much? How can I be more confident about the way I look? [more inside]
Is there any art that you find ugly, but still admire or value? [more inside]
Is there a name for the kind of aesthetic you find in Sailor Moon, the Sixth Doctor's TV intro, and Robot Unicorn Attack? What's the history of the whole magical-sparkles-in-space thing, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
During a recent conversation with a co-worker we tried to figure out a term to describe her personal style, and when I came up with “artsy bohemian”, she agreed to it promptly. Now I’m wondering how to describe my aesthetic. [more inside]
What art/design style/aesthetic would these sci-fi pictures be classified as? [more inside]
Where can I buy an astrolabe in New York City? [more inside]
What places in Los Angeles County fit the following criteria: 1) striking indoor design or architecture, 2) open to the public, and 3) it wouldn't be unusual or prohibited for someone to go sit there and write for a few hours? [more inside]
Is there a name or term for the aesthetic these blogs contain? [more inside]
I love Ferry Halim's Orisinal games. What are some games for the iPhone with a similar beautiful aesthetic and simple gameplay? Bonus points, as always, for free or cheap.
What are your favorite novels from an aesthetic/writing style point of view? [more inside]
Are there any large (national) Art & Technology societies in the US? [more inside]
Is there a specific term/genre that defines bloggers such as Gala Darling, Nubby Twiglet, Queen Gilda, Doe Deere, This is Star, and Agent Lover? Has anyone tracked this? [more inside]
Should I take out my gas fireplace insert? [more inside]