It's safe to say that Liu Bolin is a modern-day magician. In 2007, his advanced camouflage art exploded onto the art scene as we were all left speechless, scratching our heads at how body paint could seamlessly blend a person into their background. With a team of two assistants, Bolin paints onto his clothes and then spends hours positioning himself in front of backdrops until he's virtually… Continue
England born and based-photographer Dan Holdsworth uses extremely long exposure times to create incredibly intriguing scenes that straddle the line between documentary and fiction. In fact, he's known to shoot one scene for not just minutes or hours, but for days. He travels to the farthest reaches of the earth to capture landscapes that appear otherworldly and, at times, futuristic. Recurring… Continue
Work-life balance. It's what we all seek after, but so few of us achieve.
TED speaker Nigel Marsh says work-life balance is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. He lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
Do you agree with what Marsh says? Do you have work-life…Continue
Born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, artist Solongo Mellecker developed a very unique style. Integrating Mongolian and Tibetan traditional art with Western pop culture, she creates fantastical settings, inspired by folk tales and imagination.
"As a little girl, I loved to draw and paint whenever I got the chance," she says. "Born in Mongolia, I was lucky to grow up in between beautiful… Continue
Italian artist Nicoletta Ceccoli uses pastel colors to tell us a story of a melancholy world. Some common themes in her surreal works include loneliness, fear of abandonment, and apprehension about growing up. If her wonderfully whimsical paintings look familiar, you may have seem them in a children's book. Her work has appeared in over thirty of them around the world.…
Holton Rower is a man of fine art! Based in New York, he uses gravity as a tool to create his “Tall Painting” art piece. He pours paint down a wooden structure for hours. The simplicity and beauty of his artwork leaves me speechless!
St. Martin’s School of Art graduate Dianne Harris turned heads at the 2011 Kinetica Art Fair with her neon works: Caduceus, E=MConsciousness2 and Eternally Yours. She specializes in producing, constructing and photographing environments. The Kinetica Art Fair is a London exhibition dedicated to bringing kinetic, electronic and technological art to the public.
Using poppy seeds, cocoa powder, coffee, milk, and chocolate cake crumbs, Eszter Burghardt recreates the remote and isolated geography of Iceland. Vast and epic vistas are scaled down and captured by a macro lens giving the illusion that the photographs were actually taken in Iceland itself. You can read more about these incredible, Edible Vistas in our interview with Eszter, below.… Continue
"We all know that the surface of our industry beneath us is shifting." - Marcos Chin
Read through freelance illustrator Marco Chin's blog and you can't help but feel a connection to him. Chin's not only one of those illustrators that can pull you in with his colorful and rich work, he has a way with words that makes you feel… Continue
Lately I've been fascinated by the way modern technology is changing the way people create and consume art. PressPausePlay is a documentary film about how a digital revolution is currently taking place. It seeks to answer questions like, "Is true talent flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture?" and "Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?"
The film was recently shot (between August 2009 and January 2011) and contains interviews with some… Continue
Property developer Land Securities had a conundrum. It needed to divide up a vast floor space in London so that agents could show prospective tenants that there were four clear and distinct areas for office space. It's safe to assume that most would section off the space with boring signs or makeshift walls. In fact, no one would expect a creative alternative like… Continue
Creative studio Taylor James made these unbelievably realistic images that look like they're straight out of a science fiction movie! In the first set, a beautiful brunette sheds her old body similar to that of a snake. A dramatic, internal struggle takes place in the second series, while the third features beautiful women hatching from their shells.
The Atlanta duo Amy Flurry and Nikki Salk have created a wonderful series of fantastic paper wigs! Flurry is a freelance writer, editor and stylist and she also co-founded Paper-Cut-Project. Salk has a degree in Fine Arts in Design and runs a fashion blog called Fashion Gatherer and an art website called… Continue
Harvard grad Amber Gray photographs models Samantha and Kristina for the February issue of Marie Claire China. Stylist Guillaume Boulez, make-up artist David Tibolla and hair stylist Shlomi Mor work with Gray to capture the juxtaposition between winter and spring. The models look nothing short of ethereal in this beautiful spring garden.…
Our all-time favorite contemporary artist Audrey Kawasaki has created yet another amazing piece, this time for a group exhibit called "Suggestivism" that's going on now. Located at Cal State University's cutting-edge museum arm, Grand Central Art Center, the exhibition is curated by writer and artist Nathan Spoor. The show explores and documents contemporary artists in the modern art… Continue
Photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Tonne Goodman, Lady Gaga appears in the March 2011 issue of Vogue US. The queen of pop (and Twitter) wears a pink bobbed wig and amazing outfits by Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Haider Ackermann and others. The editorial was shot at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium in November 2010.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, originally a story by Lewis Carroll, has been redone a countless number of times not only in cinema but also in fashion. Two Bulgarian photographers Momchil Hristov and Yordanova Antonia have collaborated to create their own version that's beautiful and charming.…
Some people really enjoy being surrounded by nature. Perhaps it's because the tranquil environment makes them relax and feel at peace...
Designed by Guz Architects, the Meera House has a roof garden on every story. Because the structure is located on a small plot, close to neighboring buildings, the architects built a solid wall on each side. This helped provide some privacy. A central… Continue