Fantastic art with Global Standard's "Faber Castell", drawn in one single, circling stroke.

An advertisement for a pen from Global Standard, the artists starts drawing circles with out taking his pen off the paper. And the next time you notice, a famous piece of art appears.
By Chan Hwee Chong from singapore. 

It is truly amazing. Check out the short movie below. 

<Chan Hwee Chong >http://www.behance.net/Hweechong


There are some crazy people, people who see the world differently, and they are the ones who make a difference. Apple's " Think different" commercials in 1997.

I would like to introduce to you Apple's commercial campaign since 1997, "Think different". A video showing some famous people such as Einstein, Edison and Gandhi.  Although its simple, it still makes me thrill.

"There are some crazy people…people who see the world differently…and they are the ones who make a difference. They are the ones who invent, who has imagination, who searches, who creates, who stimulate others, who can move on."
This is from Apple's commercial. It may seem crazy, but the crazy people change our common sense.

Harvard professors say Steve Jobs was similar to people such as Josiah Wedgwood, John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, how he was a aggressive top-salesman, full of curiosity, and fabulous imagination.


Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being

Apple has announced Steve Jobs obituary on their homepage.

The top-page has Steve Jobs portrait, and the numbers "1955-2011" next to it. When you click on the photo, the following statement appears.

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being
Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Some words according to Steve Jobs death. At one point Steve Jobs was thinking of becoming a monk at a Zen temple in Japan, which makes these words even more strong. It is a message for us who still have a life to live.

The twitter account of American TV show "What's Trending" (@WhatsTrending) tweeted Apple CEO Steve Jobs death at first, and restricted it immediately with apology. But unfortunately, the breaking news was true.

Below are Jobs words:
 When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important thing I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life, because almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.


1984, a year before Jobs was kicked out of Apple, he pulled out the Machintosh from his bag and the FD out his pocket. (Video)

Here is a video of the press conference unveiling the Macintosh in 1984, young Jobs was 29. This was one year before Jobs was kicked out of Apple. He takes out a floppy-disk out his pocket and inserts it in the mac, and there was clapping and cheering when the black and white letters "Macintosh" was shown.

Let me explain the background of this scene where he takes out the Macintosh out the bag, and the FD out his pocket. Jobs didn't like the eject button on the floppy-drive, so he introduced auto eject. He claimed it has to be the size of a phone book, and proposed it to be 30cm squared. No doubt the staff had difficulty making it small enough for Jobs to  be able to take it out his bag, but made it in time for January 1984. Unfortunately Jobs mis-predicted the demands, and made it go in the reds for the first time ever in Apple's history. This led Steve Jobs to leave Apple in 1985.


At first sight, it may seem like a black and white sketch, but it's actually made out of nails. A very delicate piece of art.

Starting from one end of the campus, Marcus Levine hammers the nails, free-hand. Once you nail it, there's no adjustments.

It's interesting how the pictures expression changes by the light.

Marcus Levinehttp://www.levine-art.co.uk/


Futurist Alvin Toffler predicts 40 changes within the coming 40 years.

Everyone wants to know what it'll be like in the future. Alvin Toffler as known as "Futurist" or "Big thinker" answers to such questions. The research he made is called "40 FOR THE NEXT 40". In the research It says the era will shift from Post-modern to Ultra-modern. The subject for Google was 'data', whereas the subject for Facebook has been 'People'. Facebook has the potential to be the infrastructure, just like our gas and electricity. Companies will increase their values by making themselves "connectors", and they'll continue to be companies like 'Apple'. In other words, instead of creating products, companies will host the markets, and earn money by connecting producers with consumers.

The movie below called 'Big Thinkers - Alvin Toffler [Futurist] (1 of 3)' is different to "40 FOR THE NEXT 40" above, but shows us how future was thought of in the nostalgic past.

You can read "40 FOR THE NEXT 40" from the link below: