The Sunday Best: From Primary Colors to Jean-Luc Godard and Woody Allen

The Sunday Best is a weekly wrap-up of the greatest things that happened this week in art, entertainment, fashion, food, the interwebs, and sustainability. Church clothes optional.

Here’s a sneak peek of what we have in store for you this week: a book of illustrations comparing Paris and New York, OK Go’s “Sesame Street” segment about the primary colors, and five things you should avoid doing online.

The Best in Art & Culture

Paris vs. New York: A Tally of Two Cities

Vahram Muratyan, graphic artist/blogger, has published a book of clever illustrations juxtaposing the two cities he calls home. (Brain Pickings)

Honorable Mentions

  • Anna Utopia Giordano rebranded a series of alcohol bottles to raise awareness about underage drinking and how far advertisers will go to attract young eyes. (Beautiful/Decay)
  • Here’s a roller-coaster for the scaredy cats… er, I mean, pedestrians. Plus, it lights up! (Beautiful/Decay)
  • Trip out with Jane Thomas’ psychedelic soap film series. (Trendland)
  • What happened to the Disney princesses? (designboom)
  • Shedding light on present ideas of body image, one artist photoshops classic subjects to fit today’s standards. (HuffPo)
The Best in Entertainment

“Mad Men” Posters Invite Graffiti and Photoshopping

The new posters for “Mad Men” have inspired some unintended albeit hilarious consequences thanks to skilled users of Sharpies and Photoshop. (ONTD)

Honorable Mention

  • OK Go explains the primary colors on “Sesame Street.” (Brain Pickings)
  • Schmidt from “New Girl” made a visual remix of Rihanna’s chart-topping “We Found Love.” (Max Greenfield)
  • Kanye and Jay-Z release a video for “N***** in Paris.” The world implodes. (Kanye West)

The Best in Fashion

United Colors of Benetton S/S 2012

The spring ad campaigns continue with United Colors of Benetton. Spoiler alert: no smooching politicians present. (Design Scene)

Honorable Mentions

  • Celebrate V-Day by making a pair of nifty cupid’s arrow earrings. (The Chalkboard)
  • H&M fights HIV/AIDS with patterned bandages and shades. (Nylon)
  • Barbie’s back with a brand new wardrobe that magazine editors and fashion bloggers alike will appreciate. (Trendland)
  • The Cut’s Amy Odell ponders why fashion is articulated so poorly with a fashion speak approval matrix. (The Cut)
  • A new Muslim modeling agency challenges the seemingly separate relationship between modesty and modeling. (Fashionista)

The Best in Food

A Red Salad for V-Day

Kimberly of The Year In Food has created a Valentine’s Day themed salad for healthy couples. (The Year In Food)

Honorable Mentions

  • The prayer you didn’t even know you uttered has been answered: cream puff doughnuts. (Spoon Fork Bacon)
  • Take pictures of food and end hunger: how to be a part of a global food photo exhibit. (Photojojo)

The Best of the Interwebs

Found: Nearly 2000 Lighters of New York

Brooklyn artist Willis Elkins found and collected almost 2000 lighters throughout New York over the course of ten months. (Unconsumption)

Honorable Mentions

  • A few guidelines for responsible cyber use: 5 Things You Are Not Allowed To Do on the Internet. (Thought Catalog)
  • A new video called “The Flip Side” explores what a night at the bar would look like if traditional gender roles were swapped. (HuffPo)

The Best in Sustainability

The Race for the Most Ethical Water Bottle

It’s on: the race for the most ethical water bottle. Did yours make the cut? (Good)

Honorable Mentions

  • Intricate and durable rings made of duct tape you’ll want to show off. (Nylon)
  • Oh look, it’s a VW Beetle made from trash. Don’t expect to be greeted by the new car smell. (designboom)
  • A folding bike that won’t have to explain its alibi (i.e. it’s not u-g-l-y). (designboom)
  • A new use for old bike inner tubes: funky earrings! (Unconsumption)

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