Sunday

Paperclip Sculptures





via Geyser of Awesome

Tuesday

Vinyl Record Lamps





Monday

My Most Important Project Yet

Sequence 01 5 from Paul Overton on Vimeo.

The Short Story
One of my missions in life has always been to promote creativity in any way I can and to give a voice to the voiceless when the opportunity arises. This summer, just such an opportunity will be happening right here in Central Massachusetts.
In July, a phenomenal dance group called PUSH Physical Theater, from Rochester, NY will spend three weeks here at our campus, developing a new performance piece with at-risk teens from the area. This is a "first of its kind" residency that I sincerely hope will become an annual event, providing a forum for local youth to tell their stories through dance.

What We Need & What You Get
In order to pull off this feat, we need to raise $12,000 to provide food, lodging, and stipends to the company as well as scholarships for the kids involved.
Being that this is an experiential project and not focused on creating a tangible product like a book or CD, contributors can expect to get frequent updates, rehearsal diaries, and scenes from the final performance. Higher level contributors will also receive tickets to the final performance in Hardwick, MA.

The Impact
During my time in this rural and economically challenged area, I've had the opportunity to connect with some of our local kids through our Youth Center. In listening to their stories, one thing is abundantly clear...they have very few opportunities for creativity or self-expression. They also have a generally dim view of the future. They are not aware of the possibilities that a creative life has to offer and have never had the luxury of studying art, music, or dance, outside of their overcrowded and underfunded classrooms.
This residency will, on a small scale, provide the opportunity to experience what it's like to create something as a team and to simultaneously express oneself through a particular type of physical storytelling. Through trust, partnering, and commitment to the process, students will emerge with a new sense of worth and possibility by the end of the project...and who could ask for more?

Other Ways You Can Help
If you are unable to contribute monetarily, please consider passing this page around to your friends and acquaintances through facebook, twitter, or any other outlets you see fit. Thank you for any help!

Tuesday

Marco Mahler's 3D Printed Mobiles




Friend of the blog, Marco Mahler has just put out this series of fantastic 3d printed mobiles, available as of today in his shop. Many more designs available. Snap 'em up before these beauties are gone!

Monday

3D Printed Track Bike



Digging this ultra-lightweight track bike, featuring 3D-printed titanium lugs and a carbon fiber body. The final result weighs under 12 lbs. Nice!

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The Work of Zachary Smith




Love this guy! link

Wednesday

Progressive Prosthetics





I'm absolutely loving these custom prosthetics by Sophie de Oliveira Barata. More here. Thanks to my old friend, Peter for turning me on to these!

Colorful Cable Control

One might say that, if one has enough time to decorate one's power cables, one may have too much time on one's hands. Still, I'm diggin' it. More at: Design Love Fest

Monday

Beethoven Sonatas Expressed Visually




More here.

Tuesday

Beer Cap Bathroom Floor

I'm digging the Mosaic section over at OBN.

Thursday

The Original Dude Craft



I think this dude would be hard pressed to get one more contraption on that car. So awesome. via

Monday

Saint Paddy's Day Papercut from Nick Joyce

I love getting work in my email! Nick Joyce (18) from Portland High School sent along this awesome papercut of Mary Louise Parker that he completed for art class. As you might imagine, the first rendition had a different "ahem" kind of leaf in her hair. Nice change up for St. Patrick's Day, Nick! Keep it up!!

Wednesday

Facebook Portrait by RED (Hong Yi)



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Monday

The Poster Shop is Now Open

Hey readers! The poster shop is finally open and I have 3 of the 5 planned designs up and for sale. Come visit, won't you?

THREE POSTERS




Some test prints tonight. Ready for a run by later in the week.

Sunday

Einstein Quote - Test print

Some bugs to work out, but all in all, a success!