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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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Oct05

I am continually impressed with Target’s In-House graphic design team. The latest in my list of my admiration is this great ad campaign for Target’s 50th Anniversary. They used old Target circulars and ads from the 60′s as bold backdrops for the models. I love the mix of vintage and new fashion forward photography. Way to do it again Target. These are pieces of art that I would post anywhere in my house proudly. Feel free to send me copies! :)

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Target

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Target, "50th Anniversary", "graphic design", advertising

Directors and Creative // Jason Langer, Jon Baugh, Allan Peters, and Maggie Harn (Target In-House)

Posted by on October 5th, 2012 at 5:19 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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Sep04

Yayoi Kusama‘s had some fun coming up with this installation, Obliteration Room! What a brilliant piece of public art it turned out to be. Part of The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art was set up as a room painted completely white. Over the course of two weeks, children were given thousands of colored stickers and set loose on the gallery space. The result is only what you could imagine, pure delight and caus turned into art.

Yayoi Kusama, "Obliteration Room", kids, stickers, installation art

Yayoi Kusama, "Obliteration Room", kids, stickers, installation art

Yayoi Kusama, "Obliteration Room", kids, stickers, installation art

Yayoi Kusama, "Obliteration Room", kids, stickers, installation art

Photos // Mark Sherwood

Posted by on September 4th, 2012 at 5:21 PM | Comments (0)
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Aug13

Artist Motoi Yamamoto is known for creating intricate lace insallations. He creates these beautiful innovations working with the medium salt. Inspired by the cultural symbol for mourning and purity of salt, Yamamoto makes on-site installations of tranquility and beauty that I could stare at for hours. Watch the video below for more on his labor of love.

"Motoi-Yamamoto" salt, installation

"Motoi-Yamamoto" salt, installation

"Motoi-Yamamoto" salt, installation

"Motoi-Yamamoto" salt, installation

Posted by on August 13th, 2012 at 5:29 PM | Comments (0)
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Jul20

Artist Kate McQuire lives and works in England. I ran across her beautifully crafted and conceptual art recently and couldn’t help but keep searching the internet for more. It’s intriguing, erie, melancholy, whimsical, and beautiful all at the same time. Each feather seems so delicately placed, you can tell that Kate has a passion for her work.

"Kate McGuire" feathers installation art

"Kate McGuire" feathers installation art

"Kate McGuire" feathers installation art
Evacuate, 2010
Photo // Jonty Wilde

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Posted by on July 20th, 2012 at 4:31 PM | Comments (0)
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Jun29

On my trip down to LA I passed by a beautiful wall piece on Abbot Kinney. This wasn’t your average wall graffiti. The design looked like someone had plastered the wall and carved out a sketch back to the brick that lay beneath. I quickly ran home to figure out who was behind this. The person was Portuguese street artist VHILS (Alexandre Farto). Using construction tools, VHILS exposes and confronts architectural surfaces. He etches with acid and bleach to de-construct the walls and finishes with the use of hammers, chisels and drills sculpting the stenciled pieces to create texture, dimension and layers. This type of subtractive work is only a piece of the talented pool of techniques he uses to create breathtaking visuals. He’s one artist to keep watching. Watch the video on the making of this work via Arrested Motion filmmaker, Carlos Gonzalez!

VHILS "Abbot Kinney" Venice wall art

VHILS "Abbot Kinney" venice art wall

LS artist VHILS Portugal "Abbot Kinney" Venice


Photos and Video // Carlos Gonzalez with Arrested Motion

Posted by on June 29th, 2012 at 4:22 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)
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May28

Happy Birthday Golden Gate Bridge! 75 years is a pretty amazing feat. I thought today I’d bring to you a list of a few bridges that are often overlooked, but pretty spectacular in architectural design and concept. (some content for post derived via Senior Trend Writer Elsa Blaine from trendhunter.com)

The Golden Gate Bridge
"Golden Gate Bridge"
Photo via Karl Mondon/Staff of the Mercury News

The Infinity Loop Bridge
"Buro Happold" "10 design" bridges

The Infinity Loop Bridge is possibly the most visually beautiful I have seen. In their first collaboration, 10 DESIGN and Buro Happold’s Infinity Loop has won the international design competition for the key signature gateway bridge for the new Shizimen Business District in Zhuhai, China.The winning bridge scheme proposes an undulating ribbon of structure that wraps around the 6 lane road deck in a continuous sculptural loop form.

Henderson Waves
"Henderson Waves", bridge, singapore

‘Henderson Waves’ is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge. The undulating structure creates sheltered seating areas and walkways for everyone crossing from Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. (by RSP & http://www.ijpcorporation.com/)

Footbridge
Austin, "Pedestrian Bridge", "wood bridge"

The privately owned footbridge in Lake Austin was built by Miro Rivera Architects. The bridge connects their client’s main house to the guest house. Although the delicate looking bridge appears to be made of wood, it is actually made from welded steel and local stone.
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Posted by on May 28th, 2012 at 2:33 PM | Comments (0)