Ever since Curiosity touched down on Mars, I’ve been anxiously waiting to see the new hi-res images from the surface. Curiosity’s hi-res camera certainly did not disappoint. The images are beautiful, and they oddly look like what you would see here on Earth. You can see more images on the JPL site.

Music can be found almost anywhere. Even in a gamma-ray burst, the most energetic explosions in the universe. From the help of the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT), NASA was able to convert this amazing event into music. Made by Sylvia Zhu (music) and Judy Racusin (animation). Check out the full info here.

It saddens me to hear about the loss of Neil Armstrong. He will forever be a symbol of humanity’s devotion to curiosity and wonder. I remember when I did a report on him back in elementary school. Researching him sparked my very first intrest in space exploration and what lies beyond the heaves.

Born: August 5, 1930
First Moon Walk: July 21, 1969
Time in Space: 8 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes, and 30 seconds 

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand. — Neil Armstrong

Creative agency Newisnew have some fantastic ideas on how to Redefine Wikipedia. We all would have to agree that Wikipedia is somewhat stuck in the dark ages when it comes to web design, so it’s refreshing to see designers take the time to share their ideas.

Check out this cool video about logo design, it features some words of logo inspiration from some of the best in the field.

Nuts.com has to be one of my favorite identity re-brands so far this year. Michael Bierut and his team at Pentagram did an amazing job with the new look. Christoph Niemann redrew the cartoon nuts to complement Michael Bierut’s hand-drawn typeface for the identity. Niemann’s characters and the vibrant colors work together so well on the packaging. I’m suddenly craving nuts.

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Lotta Nieminen recently launched a new website with some fantastic new work. I’ve always been a big fan of her illustration style, but her minimal design work is just phenomenal. More below the fold.

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I remember when I had my very own tree house as a kid. Actually, it wasn’t in a tree, so I guess it was a club house of sorts. Although, I always pretended it was in a tree. Today I came across some real tree houses that absolutely blew my mind. I would defiantly live in any one of them. You can check out all of them here.

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Earlier this month I visited the Hammer Museum for the first time to see Made In L.A. This exhibition includes work by 60 Los Angeles based artists shown at three locations across the city. I only attended the Hammer location, but there is additional work at LA >< ART in the Culver City art district, and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park in Los Feliz.

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Earlier this month I came across this fantastic remix video of Mister Rogers by Symphony of Science’s, John D. Boswell. Since then it’s gone viral, and now has about five million views on YouTube. Boswell has an amazing talent for blending video mash-ups, and I’ve come to love all his work.