All is not what it seems. That's the takeaway from this incredibly interesting series called Fictional Cape Town
by Montpellier, France-born and based photographer Cecila Mella. As Africa's most popular tourist destination, Cape Town is known to be a creative hot bed which springs naturally from the city's multiethnic population. With both natural beauty and a thriving metropolitan area, Cape… Continue
Added by alice on June 26, 2011 at 9:14am —
What could have possibly driven 27-year-old Rupert McKelvie to spend hundreds of painstaking hours to assemble 4,800 puzzle pieces into this fully functional table?
"I was all too aware of the frustration of nearing the end and realizing there were ‘missing pieces,’" explains McKelvie. "It became something that would never see completion. Left to gather dust in the attic, amongst all… Continue
Added by Belly B on June 26, 2011 at 9:12am —
Too awesome. This illustration, under the title Browser Wars
, was made by Galit Weisberg (or Shoze)
for a contest on Sketchoholic
. There were a total of… Continue
Added by alice on June 26, 2011 at 9:00am —
East Broadway, Chinatown, New York City
Andrew Mace shows us a spectacular side of New York City - one that we've never seen before. The photographer focuses on so many beautiful aspects of his hometown - including the gorgeous skylines, bridges, and cityscapes - it's no wonder why so many people call this particular city their home.…
Added by Kevin Chung on June 26, 2011 at 9:00am —
Recently, London-based illustrator Stephen Cheetham created this nice set he calls Nice Pairs
. We love the sweet simplicity of it all. Here are some of our favorites.
Can you guess them all? (Pretty easy, if you ask us, but we enjoyed his titles nonetheless. Answers below.)
1. Gin +… Continue
Added by alice on June 25, 2011 at 11:00am —
This cute shot was taken by Jay Myrdal, an advertising and commercial photographer, for Nokia. "Far from digitally manipulated, the dog really did this pose," Myrdal shares on his website. "He only held it for a moment after being positioned by his trainer but it was enough for the shot."
Jay Myrdal's… Continue
Added by alice on June 25, 2011 at 9:30am —
30-year-old longboarder and photographer Elmo Hernandez recently reached out to us to show his beautiful surf photos. Combining his two passions, he's created a dazzling set of images all taken on the north coast of Spain (mostly in Asturias).
"I've been taking pictures since 2007, when I owned a little compact camera, but I definitely fell in love with photography when I bought my… Continue
Added by alice on June 25, 2011 at 9:00am —
If you've been looking for a story that will not only inspire you but will also make you laugh out loud, then let us introduce you to UK-based illustrator Fred Blunt. His whimsical illustrations have that retro Hanna-Barbera feel to them that will remind you of your favorite childhood cartoons…
Added by alice on June 25, 2011 at 8:00am —
Could these illustrations have been inspired by Christopher Nolan's psychological sci-fi action film Inception
? How else could you explain how they look like they're based upon dreams within a dream? Regardless, full-time freelance illustrator Miguel Mansur has made one mesmerizing collection of work that's filled with strange and shocking stories.
"I am a fellow who feels that… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 24, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Don't we just love creative advertising like this? Congrats to Cramer-Krasselt
for working with COA Youth and Family Centers
in coming up with this awesome campaign. To help promote parent-child interaction, they set up large puzzles, word searches, mazes, books, rulers and more… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 24, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Strange, surreal, but so well-executed. Love this crazy but interesting portrait. "Personally, I have a hard time seeing a specific style through my work — I am also okay with that," says Karrah Kobus, the photographer, to Henry Nahurski
. Although, I would describe the style I love, and aspire… Continue
Added by alice on June 24, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Get your favorite Hot Wheels ready for the race of a lifetime! California artist Chris Burden has now built the “Hot Wheels track of epic proportions,” says MAKE magazine in their most recent issue. (Here's
Alice writing about it back in November 2010.) Burden’s astounding sculpture… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 24, 2011 at 1:30pm —
What exactly are we looking at? Rather than just neglect her empty, inaccessible stairwell. designer Sallie Trout decided to make it the most interesting part of her house! She built shelves into it and then stacked her books all alongside the walls. This very innovative bookcase was built for a house in Austin, Texas that's dubbed the Jackalope Ranch. The books are made accessible by the use of… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 24, 2011 at 12:30pm —
World’s first international Chinese supermodel Du Juan shines brightly for the June cover shoot of Numéro China
. Seasoned fashion photographer Tiziano Magni photographs the lovely supermodel as she dons haute couture gowns from top design houses like Dior, Armani and Chanel. There is no doubting that she is the center of attention in this glamorous shoot.…
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 24, 2011 at 12:00pm —
London, UK-based Francesca Jane Allen is a fashionable and talented 18 year-old photographer. She works primarily in film, taking candid images and portraits while dabbling with fashion on the side. Like many young photographers, she is attempting to discover a style that makes her happy. As a self-proclaimed "bored teenager," Allen has done an excellent job in using that feeling to motivate… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 24, 2011 at 11:30am —
While Tim Walker will always amaze us with his magical photography
that's filled with fabulous costumes and dreamy sets, we have been aching to see his work truly come alive. Lucky for us, Walker recently turned his attention to filmmaking.
Scheduled to show at film festivals… Continue
Added by alice on June 24, 2011 at 11:00am —
About a week ago, I got an email from Galerie Sakura
about the launch of their new website. It's a Parisian gallery or shop that "breaks the rules of the art photography market" by letting the general public buy real art photographs, in limited editions, for an affordable price.
While perusing their site, I was immediately… Continue
Added by alice on June 24, 2011 at 8:30am —
Just wanted to take a moment and say congrats to Marian Rios for being our latest Facebook Fan Giveaway
winner! Last week, we asked you - "Who's your favorite artist and designer is and why?"
Marian will be… Continue
Added by alice on June 24, 2011 at 7:30am —
I cannot be more excited about the warm summer days that are just waiting to be filled with adventures! Photographer Antonella Arismendi captures this feeling perfectly with her wonderful set.
Arismendi’s influences “converge in a magical fusion of technique, sensuality and mystique which have defined her artistic persona,” as she shares on her website. Her photos are an excellent reminder… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 23, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin
is a genius when it comes to street art. He's known as a modern-day magician who camouflages himself (usually with the help of assistants) so that his whole body seamlessly blends into the background. Wooster Collective was fortunate enough to bring Bolin to… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on June 23, 2011 at 12:30pm —