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Best of the web | October 2011 | Don’t miss these

by Helen Aldous

Lori Nix | Imagined cities in decay

I recently discovered the surreal and beautiful photography of Lori Nix. Lori creates magical worlds in front of her camera. Here she describes her work…

“In my newest body of work “The City” I have imagined a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of it’s human inhabitants. Art museums, Broadway theatres, laundromats and bars no longer function. The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over.” – Lori Nix
I love the care taken to create this work. You can also read Lori’s blog here.

Steve Jobs: ‘Death is life’s best invention’

In 2005 Steve Jobs  made an inspirational speech to Stanford University in which he said his mortality was what helped him to make the big choices in his life… He’s right…

Why are Americans leaving good jobs to go solo?

The BBC reports on the growing number of  Americans who are quitting their jobs to start up their own businesses to do something they enjoy. How are they fairing in their new ventures?

“I started recognising that my talent wasn’t just a commodity, it wasn’t a thing separate from me. I want to hitch my own star to my own wagon.” Tara Street, co-founder, Braid Creative

 

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