Modern technology has paved the way for some of the sleekest gadgets that apart from being functional have also become a hi-tech accessory or fashionable jewelry for the stylish. Conceived by New York based designer Svetlana Blum, the “Second Skin” is an identical device that presents a unique blend of an accessory, jewelry and wristwatch. Made in PU, LED and metal, the concept watch presents two rows of LED lights, one displaying hours and the… Continue
Inspired by early animation from the 1930′s, artist Joe Scarano creates surreal characters trapped in time. As he tells us, "I love the bizarre aesthetic from back then, people didn't shy away from saying sad or frightening things, especially in kids books or nursery rhymes. I try to bring some of that sadness to my work.. it's OK for people to be sad now and… Continue
Added by alice on August 30, 2010 at 11:00am —
Thinkspace Gallery gives us their digital preview of Sarah Joncas's new solo show, Siren, set to open this Friday, September 3rd. The Toronto-based artist has outdone herself, creating new, beautiful paintings that each have their own, unique meaning. As mentioned in a… Continue
The Muddy Dog is a company started by Susan Dench, inspired by her “muddy” Golden Retriever Molly who had a penchant for down comforters. She got the idea to create luxurious dog bed inserts from down and down alternative as well as complementary duvets.
She also created a line of dog bed slipcovers cleverly called “Dog… Continue
In order to promote the arrival of Levi's new CurveID custom fit women's denim line in Japan, the brand brought together 30 dancing models to the windows of a building in Tokyo. Why? To show the perfection of the pants on their bodies.…
Born in 1968, Sas Christian is an artist from London. She is greatly inspired by anime and, in her oil paintings, likes to portray “weepy girls, punk, catholic, damaged but not broken girls, yet intelligent and independent.” I really like the way she paints expressions and her signature big eyes.
Here are theMET, we're big fans of green architecture. We recently partnered up with the people at the Princeton Architectural Press and they were gracious enough to send over a few books regarding the topic.
I just finished reading all three books, and my favorite was LEED…Continue
Intrigued by what he could not see, Harold Edgerton made it his life's mission to analyze motion and extend our perception of time. He was an inventor as well as an MIT professor who was credited for taking the stroboscope from the lab to the forefront of our creative consciousness. Combining the stroboscopic process with the camera’s flash,… Continue
Street artist Probs created this neon wall mural as a tribute to Daft Punk and their involvement in the upcoming Tron2 movie. The piece was completed in London at the International Meeting of Styles event, which featured over 50 aerosol artists from across the world for a day of color and creativity.
The 'Urglass' project by British industrial designer Ellen Thomas is a lamp design that began as an investigation into how people utilize light while taking into considering its effects on space and the problems involved with portability. The results is a product that derives its aesthetic from a workman's lamp featuring cleats to conveniently wrap the wire around.…
Japanese designer Chikara Ohno created this installation, at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Minato-ku, Tokyo, which is made from aluminum that it is very thin and easily bent by hands, yet harder than cloth or paper. By winding and sometimes extending this single, long strip of aluminum from the entrance to the back-end of the store, it creates a beautiful waving form.…
Brazilian designer Andreia Chaves created these shoes after experimenting with different textures and forms. The footwear looks more like art than wearable shoes. I wonder how comfortable they would be...…
There's no doubt in my mind that Hedi Slimane is in a league of his own. He's credited with revolutionizing men's fashion. He's worked as both a designer and creative director at some of the biggest fashion houses in the world, such as Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, and even designed album covers for artists like Phoenix, Daft Punk and Lady Gaga. He's published… Continue
Inspired by a recent trip to Kyoto, Japan, San Francisco based painter Ferris Plock decided to cleverly mashup samurais and skateboarders in his new series, Rest for the Wicked. This new collection embodies the artist's trademark character-based works along with a Ukiyo-e inspired sensibility. Ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock prints, is one of the most… Continue
Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Kyoto on the changing world of the geisha. Shot and edited by Matthew Allard, the piece gives us a rare, inside look at their modern world.
"Japan is reeling from a 20-year economic slump, and has recently been surpassed by China as the world's second-largest economy. What the Japanese call the "lost years" have taken a serious toll on some of the country's most beloved cultural icons, including the Geisha. Instead of… Continue
Added by alice on August 28, 2010 at 9:23am —
A few weeks ago, I timidly entered my first photography contest. Eugene told me about Your Photo on Canvas's ‘Summer Party’ photo contest on Facebook and suggested I submit a photo. Let it be known that I've never entered a photo contest and that I almost didn't do it because I… Continue
"Constrained Ball" is a drawing aid created by Korean designer Giha Woo. Once attached to the pen, this device helps to draw straight lines without using a ruler, measuring the drawn distance at the same time.
Peruvian street artist M. Sueño created this incredible wheat paste mural on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia. It appears as though Sueño really poured his heart and soul into the piece, as the central theme is his rich Peruvian culture.
Earlier this month, the city was transformed into an all-out open air gallery for more than 50 graffiti artists, hailing… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 27, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Mortal Engine is a dance-video-music-laser performance using movement and sound responsive projections to portray an ever-shifting, shimmering world in which the limits of the human body are an illusion. Crackling light and staining shadows represent the most perfect or sinister of souls. Kinetic energy fluidly metamorphoses from the human figure into light image, into sound and back again. Choreography is focused on movement of unformed beings in…Continue