Removed

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Removed is an awesome project by photographer Eric Pickersgill who was inspired to do the series after observing a family sitting next to him in a cafe. Here is what he wrote about his observation:

“Family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy, NY is so disconnected from one another. Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online. Twice he goes on about a large fish that was caught. No one replies. I am saddened by the use of technology for interaction in exchange for not interacting. This has never happened before and I doubt we have scratched the surface of the social impact of this new experience. Mom has her phone out now.”

If you or someone you know has a cell phone addiction problem please call 1-800-Put-your-dang-cell-phone-down-and-live-life-instead-and-pay-attention-to-your-friends-and-family-and-God-Yes-we-know-it’s-a-long-number-for-those-with-short-attention-spans-caused-by-cell-phones-and-other-technologies-but-you-can-do-it-You-need-to-do-it-Thank-you-have-a-great-day-You-will-receive-a-text-message-shortly-on-how-to-survive-without-a-cell-phone-Just-Kidding-that’s-impossible-but-we-can-help-you-use-it-less-at-least-Mic-Drop…

Donald Trump $100 Bill

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The latest piece from the one and only Street Artist Plastic Jesus.

“Love him or hate him – you can’t ignore him.
This piece brings into question what we really value in life; pieces of printed paper or things that carry a deeper association for us.”

The Donald Trump $100 Bill is now available in the Plastic Jesus Store!

Healing Tool

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Artist Brian Kane displays art in place of advertisements on billboards in his installation ‘Healing Tool‘, named after the Photoshop tool used to patch over landscape photographs.  He says ‘The goal is to provide a moment of temporary relief and unexpected beauty during the daily grind of commuting’.

Love this.

The Light Phone, your phone away from phone

A credit card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible. The Light Phone is your phone away from phone.

The Light Phone is a credit card-sized cell phone that was actually designed to be used as little as possible. The Light Phone dubs itself your phone away from phone, helping you disconnect and enjoy the day free of distractions while still never missing a call from mom.

In the creators own words:

The Light Phone is a discreet credit card sized mobile phone designed to be used as little as possible. It works as a stand alone device or it can get calls forwarded from your existing phone number via an app. Other features are limited to ten speed dials and a time display. Light works independently of your carrier as an inexpensive, pre-paid phone. We are also going to offer the phone with an affordable unlimited plan.

Get your life back and pre-order The Light Phone

First World Problem Store.

First World Problem Store is an online store that helps you treat your first world problems in order to raise funds for aids.

Here’s a description from the website:

“Everyone has luxury problems from time to time, and that’s great! A luxury problem has never been this valuable! Profits of First World Problem Pills will be used by Aids Fonds to provide everyone with access to HIV medication. So your personal problem is in fact helping solve a much bigger problem. Buying First World Problem Pills doesn’t make you a diva, but a hero!

First World Problem Pills are 100% peppermint and solve all your everyday dilemmas. They are also 100% placebo and 100% of the profit goes to Aids Fonds’ aim to provide HIV medication to people who can’t afford it. Medication for medication that is.

Nearly 22 million people worldwide don’t have access to HIV medication. Which results in many people still unnecessarily dying from the results of AIDS. Nobody should die of AIDS because of lack of medication. The profits of these First World Problem Pills will be used by Aids Fonds to provide people with access to HIV medication. These are medicine for medicine. Which means that our luxury problems can help solve a much bigger problem.”

FINALLY…

Logged Out – Ikea’s new placemat helps you stay logged out during dinner

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Ikea wants to help you make dinner become dinner again with it’s new “Logged Out” placemat designed by Maria VinkaThe placemat features a sleeve to hide your phone from view while you eat so that you’re dinners can become a little less robotic and a little more human again.

(Found on Relevant Magazine)