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Friday Favourites

We’ll start this week’s Friday Favourites with “my London”, a photography initiative spotted by Brendan. Over 100 homeless people in London were given disposable cameras and asked to take photos that represent their interpretation of “my London”. The photos were then entered into a competition run by London-based non-profit Cafe Art, which gives homeless artists the chance to have their work displayed around the city and in a printed calendar. In Brendan’s words, “there are some lovely shots and a showing of raw observational creativity.” Here are a few of our favourites:

Photo by Laz Ozerden.

Photo by Alana Del Valle.

Photo by Jackie Cook

Photo by Jackie Cook.

Photo by Christopher McTavish.

Photo by Christopher McTavish.

Find out more about the project here – the photo at the top of this blog post is by Beatrice.

Of the Afternoon

More inspiring photography this week courtesy of “Of the Afternoon” on Instagram, which is full of incredible visual inspiration across a variety of photographic styles and subjects.

This Instagram account was shared by Beth, who was particularly impressed with the series of Wayne Levin’s awe-inspiring underwater photography, which features freedivers and the odd shark:

WayneLevin_shark&diver

WayneLevin_swimmers

WayneLevin_dolphins&diver

You can follow on Instagram @oftheafternoon.

And for bonus Instagram-based inspiration this week, take a look at the paper craft skills of Pippa Dyrlaga, aka @bearfollowscat – we’re particularly fond of her row of Amsterdam houses:

Art education

Want to boost your art book collection but have run out of shelf space? No problem, as Jade (from her holiday in Korea, she’s a very dedicated FF contributor) has found just the thing for you – this story about the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum team, who have digitised 100’s of the museum’s art books and made them available for people to download for free.

Roy Lichtenstein by Waldman, Diane; Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.); Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The Aztec empire by Solís Olguín, Felipe R; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico); Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico); China, 5000 years - innovation and transformation i

Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele by Messer, Thomas M ; Dobai, Johannes ; Comini, Alessandra

So whether you’re interested in the Art of the Motorbike, Bauhaus, or the past 5,000 years of innovation in Chinese art, there’s something for you to discover, download and learn about. Visit the archive website to take a look.

Mon-YAY

Making Mondays that little bit more manageable, Laura F came across PopUp and Notifly – 2 complementary concepts by IDEO, aiming to bring a little bit of joy to your Monday morning routine. PopUp is a calendar app that finds moments of joy within your schedule and presents them to you in a fun and colourful way, whilst Notifly is the most stylish alarm clock replacement we’ve ever seen!

Notifly

You can find out more here (via Frankie).

Do what you can’t

And finally this week, a short film find from Tash with a piece of advice to take you into the weekend…

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