Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Live crab vending, sound sculptures, an app for healthy food shopping and more in our week's worth of links

1. Paris vs New York, A Tally of Two Cities A recent NYC transplant from Paris copes with culture shock by creating a lovely blog of simple graphics showing how the cities compare and contrast. Pitted against each other are Le Pain, La Peste, Le Tip and more in this friendly feud. 2. New York: Portrait of a City From heavenly images of Grand Central …

The Official Be Stupid Philosophy

Diesel's video explaining why stupidity is so truly smart

You may have noticed the Diesel ads recently running on CH (not to mention plastered all over NYC), and while we’ve heard no shortage of criticism from the haters out there, we think the “Be Stupid” campaign actually pretty brilliantly nails a particular cultural moment that’s very “now.” Based on the notion that without stupid thoughts creativity wouldn’t really evolve, Diesel shows that taking a …

How Many Billboards? Art In Stead

Artwork replaces ads on billboards in Los Angeles

All images by Gerard Smulevich On the heels of Via, the latest project to hit Los Angeles’ public spaces is How Many Billboards?, an earnest strategy by MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House bringing art into the everyday discourse. Until the end of March 2010, L.A. will see 21 artworks on billboards spread across areas in and around Hollywood, West Hollywood, …