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Dec18

Happy Holiday Season LS fans!
Due to the overwhelming holiday season, we’ve taken a bit of a break on posting. It’s not that LS doesn’t love you. We’re making some changes and dealing with the craziness that is this time of year. Make sure to tune in next year for more frequent posts and tantalizing features for your inspiration.

with love // LS

Now, onto the post of the day.

yes. I love public art installations. Please shoot us an email whenever you hear of one. I just can’t get enough and would love to post more of them.

"Blok Design" buttons

This installation from Blok Design for Partners for Mental Health is both interactive and thought-provoking. Thanks to Plenty of Color for introducing us to this.

"Blok Design" buttons

"Blok Design" buttons

Posted by on December 18th, 2012 at 7:02 PM | Comments (0)
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Nov16

These dynamic photos by Marcel Christ are so interesting. Whatever he has done to capture these incredible photos, turns my mind upside down. The color, the shapes, and the movement, all capturing a couple seconds in time, create a new context for my imagination to run wild. Let’s just say, Marcel has created a whole new meaning for the word still-life in my mind.

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

"Marcel Christ", paint, still life, photography

Posted by on November 16th, 2012 at 6:35 PM | Comments (0)
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Nov09

I’ve seen Alex Brewer‘s work before, but this little piece of wonderland I set my eyes upon yesterday from Plenty of Color caught my attention. You know how much we love public/installation art here at Local Social. Art that encourages people to take in the simple happiness or wonder of life in the urban landscape as they pass. There is no missing this.

Alex Brewer

Alex Brewer

Alex Brewer is an Atlanta based artist otherwise known as H.E.N.S.E. Set in Washington D.C., this run-down church was poised for a makeover and I can think of no better person than Alex to take this on. A really cool note is that a 20,000 sq.ft. museum is scheduled to be built right across the street.

H.E.N.S.E, color, church, Washington D.C.

H.E.N.S.E, color, church, Washington D.C.

Photos // via H.E.N.S.E.

Posted by on November 9th, 2012 at 6:55 PM | Comments (1)
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Nov01

“Your Rainbow Panorama” is a Rainbow-coloured glass walkway on the roof of the Danish art museum ARoS Aarhus Kuntsmuseum, by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. It’s beautiful to look at and must be wonderful to experience in person. I imagine walking through a human kaleidoscope before someone spins it around. The permanent piece consists of a 150-metre-long and three-metre-wide self-contained circular walkway with glass that moves through all of the colours of the spectrum. The piece opened to the public on 28 May, 2011. Something to check out next time you’re in Denmark.

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

Eliasson describes the work:

Your Rainbow panorama establishes a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what was already there, that is to say the view across the city. I have created a space that can almost be said to erase the boundary between inside and outside — a place where you become a little uncertain as to whether you have stepped into a work of art or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to function.

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

Photos // Ole Hein Pedersen & Studio Olafur Eliasson

Posted by on November 1st, 2012 at 5:50 PM | Comments (0)
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Oct01

Just ran across this video from New Villager. The costumes are pretty cooky, but some of them are so innovative. I love the one made from videotape film. The colors are also very inspirational. Enjoy and if you have time check out their web site, do.

The cool thing about New Villager is that they aren’t just a band, they are an art-collective, started by Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini. Based in Brooklyn, they’re constantly holding art installations at different galleries around the city.

Posted by on October 1st, 2012 at 8:29 PM | Comments (0)
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Jul17

I found these great photos of a light installation by Peter Erskine. The artist’s work is firmly anchored in the architecture and context of each locality in which he is. He uses sun as his source for color and subject creating illuminating displays of happiness on architecture both young and old. His technique consists of using prisms and mirrors to direct the sun at his subject. Each day and hour is a different discovery as the earth moves around the sun.

Rome, light, installation, spectrum, "Peter Erskine"

Rome, light, installation, spectrum, "Peter Erskine"

Rome, light, installation, spectrum, "Peter Erskine"

“New Light on Rome 2000″. Spectrum sunlight on Aula stairs.

via DevidSketchbook

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Posted by on July 17th, 2012 at 3:57 AM | Comments (0)
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Jun25

I just had a fantastic weekend with my lady-lings (shout out to the lovely Timanda from 100LayerCake crowd) down in LA and came upon an interesting piece of art in the Mondrian. It reminded me of the work by James Turrell. Turns out, it is the same artist! Imagine that. At first glance, you may notice the square on the wall as a TV screen, light comes in and out of a range of fluorescent colors. But on closer inspection you realize that it’s actually a deep hole where the abstraction of depth challenges your idea of reality.

This is a view of the stairs leading up into the Turrell’s Ganzfeld piece (similar to the Mondrian but on a much larger scale sans stairs). Watch the video to see the full effect below if you wish.

"James Turrell" light installation art color

James Turrell is a master in his field. He is a master of light. He explores the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium while working towards a new, space-defining form of light art. Light is used in his pieces as a way to change our perception of how surface, color and space interact. The result is the creation of a mysterious, painterly world that viewers are not only inspired to participate in, but sometimes walk right into.

"James Turrell" light installation art color
Bridget’s Bardo
photo // Florian Holzherr, 2009

"James Turrell" light installation art color
Bridget’s Bardo
photo // Florian Holzherr, 2009

James Turrell – The Wolfsburg Project – English subtitles from Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg on Vimeo.

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Posted by on June 25th, 2012 at 9:41 PM | Comments (0)
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Jun13

Building off our post from last Friday, today we highlight the color orange again in homage to summer…which, as I gaze out the window at a blue-skied and sunny morning, seems to be off to a great start.

Heath Ceramics latest seasonal collection is inspired by the warmth of summer, featuring soft hues of orange in an array of elegant and minimal shapes. Each piece is beautiful on its own or as a set to adorn the table of your next outdoor dinner party. Collection is available through October.

All images via Heath Ceramics
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Posted by on June 13th, 2012 at 4:10 PM | Comments (0)
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Jun08

Stuart Williams’ first widely published site-specific installation, “Five Orange Spheres,” was a traveling series of 16 installations and spanned a time period of over 2.5 years. Some of the locations included Central Park, New York; Château d’Azay-Le-Rideau, France; Filisur, Switzerland; and San Francisco. Since then the artist has continued to create surreal and transitory site installations on both sides of the Atlantic. How simple of a thought and he turned it into a monumentally bold statement.

"Stuart Williams", orange, colors, installation, art, sculpture, public
At Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau, France, the five orbs floated on the moat.

"Stuart Williams", orange, colors, installation, art, sculpture, public
Mill Valley, California

"Stuart Williams", orange, colors, installation, art, sculpture, public
Cannon Beach, Oregon.

"Stuart Williams", orange, colors, installation, art, sculpture, public
Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California

"Stuart Williams", orange, colors, installation, art, sculpture, public
Sheep’s Meadow of Central Park in New York City.

"Stuart Williams", orange, colors, installation, art, sculpture, public
Los Angeles, California. Photo © Craig Collins.

"Stuart Williams", orange, colors, installation, art, sculpture, public
The quintet in the small Alpine village of Filisur, Switzerland.

All photos © Stuart Williams unless otherwise noted.

Posted by on June 8th, 2012 at 6:00 AM | Comments (0)
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Jun01

IKEA has not only created great advertising campaigns via photographers and stylists, but beautiful pieces of art; and this one is no less cool. In their follow up to a 2010 hit campaign, ‘Visual Recipes’, photographer, Carl Kleiner and stylist Evelina Bratell, teamed up to bring everyday kitchen items to life in a brilliant and visually stunning way.

"Carl Kleiner", IKEA, table, kitchen, utensils

"Carl Kleiner", IKEA, table, kitchen, utensils

"Carl Kleiner", IKEA, table, kitchen, utensils

"Carl Kleiner", IKEA, table, kitchen, utensils

Photos // Carl Kleiner

see our other post on IKEA and their advertising campaigns utilizing stylist, Lo Bjurulf

Posted by on June 1st, 2012 at 2:30 PM | Comments (0)