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Link About It: This Week's Picks

Films to watch next, sexy electrics, brain sculptures and more in this week's look at the web

by CH Editors in Design on 10 September 2011

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1. Below the Brain

Our creative friends M ss ng P eces recently pointed us to this experimental film documenting the 2010 Caribbean Carnival in Flatbush, Brooklyn estimated to be the U.S.'s largest parade.

2. Telluride Film Festival

A.O. Scott's great piece gives an in-depth run down of some of the films from this year's Telluride Film Festival. "The Show" always features some serious talent and what promises to be a few big-time award contenders, like David Cronenberg's latest.

3. Enfold/Unfold

"Enfold/Unfold," Willy Vanderperre's beautifully-shot film for Dior Homme's androgynous F/W 2011 collection, turns the runway into a portrait gallery, capturing the spirit of the Dior and and the tone with which creative director Kris van Assche is leading the company.

4. SMDWAMFC

The Internet pros at Dis round up some of the best of the recent SMDWAMFC meme. Watch the videos to learn what the acronym means and see everyone from some really energetic teenagers to Riff Raff.

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5. Napkin and Placemat Roll

A new way to distribute and store the necessary eating accessories, these rolls of napkins (or placemats) are 100% cotton and can be washed and reused up to six times. They come in a variety of cute colors and are easier to manage than an overstuffed linen drawer.

6. Bare Essentials

Amsterdam-based graphic designer Dennis de Groot boiled down 50 iconic cartoon, movie, video game and comic book characters into illustrations stripped of detail, exploring how we recognize graphics and pop culture.

7. Hybrid and Electric Cars at Frankfurt Auto Show

From compact four-seaters to tough-looking sports cars, a slide show of the sexiest electric and hybrid cars from the Frankfurt Auto Show has something for everyone.

8. Artist Yaron Steinberg's Brain

Reminiscent of ramshackle favelas in Brazil and made entirely of cardboard, this large-scale introspective installation depicts what Yaron Steinberg imagines his brain to look like. Insightful videos and detailed images help to shed light on the cognitive landscape.

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