Something is not quite right about these images from the exhibition at the Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina in Firenze Italy. But that's OK, because they are meant to be that way. The exhibit "Manipulating Reality: How Images Redefine the World" is designed specifically to explore how modern images can be manipulated to redefine the reality. The image above for example is NOT of a model. It is actually an image shot from a helicopter…
Added by Mark Huckabee on December 4, 2009 at 11:00am —
I first came across Nathan Mazur's art through his I Love Robots
t-shirt design on Neatorama.
Delving a little deeper, I found Nathan's blog - a place where a treasure trove of funny illustrations awaited. I picked out a few of my favorites. Check them out.… Continue
Added by alice on December 6, 2009 at 9:30am —
The Museum of Arts & Design
in New York is currently holding an exhibition called "Slash: Paper under the knife". Catchy title... The museum had started a while ago, to feature artists who work with traditional materials in an innovative way. This time it highlights those who create their art using cut paper. Whether… Continue
Added by Inka Leoni on December 7, 2009 at 9:04am —
As the visual representation of information, an infograph is an awesome way to take in a lot of information in a little amount of time. Personally I love seeing information displayed in a way that's not only clear and simple but in a way that's easy on the eyes and meaningful and relevant to our lives. In case you missed these, here are some of the best infographs… Continue
Added by alice on December 10, 2009 at 9:00am —
Could you imagine taking a break from your hectic life and escaping to this modern sanctuary? Designed by Mexican architect Gilberto Borja, the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya looks like the perfect place to relax.
Located 26 miles south of Cancun, Mexico, the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is set amidst 36 acres of tropical forests, with calm water views…
Added by Eugene on December 24, 2009 at 6:30pm —
How does one look at a shipping container and see a public space? Just ask German artists Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt who took hundreds of bottle crates and perched them on a shipping container, creating a cool clubhouse.
But this type of creative work isn't new to them. The artists create art landmarks for public spaces all over the world. They work to reclaim lost public spaces and open people's eyes to the fact that art… Continue
Added by alice on December 28, 2009 at 9:00am —
Already home to the world’s tallest building, Dubai is preparing for a record-breaking arch bridge. Inspired by desert dunes, the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing will stretch one mile long (667 m), with an arch 672 feet (205 meters) high and 2200 feet (667 m) long. It outreaches China’s current record holder, the Chaotianmen Yangtze River Crossing, by 410 feet (125…
Added by Eugene on January 6, 2010 at 10:30am —
Philippe Starck never ceases to amaze us. In his latest creation, the brilliant and somewhat crazy French designer has converted a former aristocratic home in Venice into a hotel. Created for Design Hotels, Palazzina Grassi promises a "magical world of mirrors, glass sculptures, rare books and vintage objects." True to form, Starck will surprise you with transparent…
Added by alice on January 12, 2010 at 11:00am —
Next time you're walking through your local grocery market, think of Carl Warner. His unbelievably meticulous food landsapes will put a smile on your face. Not just a photographer but a true artist, Warner takes vegetables, fruit, fish, meat and dairy and turns them into amazing scenes. One of his most recent creations is Garlicshire. Just as you imagined, Warner took… Continue
Added by alice on January 14, 2010 at 11:30am —
For those of you who love the nostalgic vibe of Polaroid pics, I present to you this sneak peek. Polaroid's raging back (not just with Lady Gaga but) with their re-release of the old instant film cameras and their Color 600 instant film later this year. First up is a completely redesigned, modern version of the Polaroid OneStep camera, the PIC 1000.
Added by alice on January 15, 2010 at 9:30am —
Barend Hemmes creates the most badass designer bikes you've ever seen! Taking inspiration from logos, he's so far created two works of art, the Charging Bull and the Jaguar. As Barend states "These concepts are my artistic representation of the logos and in no way do I wish to deface or ridicule them. I am just showing that it's possible to use each logo in a unique way…
Added by alice on January 15, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Ever wonder what Halloween would be like if you were a kid growing up in New York City? In this series, titled Halloween in Harlem, photographer Amy Stein explores this question as shows us the many colorful kid costumes walking the urban streets.
Stein is a photographer and teacher based in New York City. Her work explores our evolving isolation…
Added by alice on February 18, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Construction is finally complete on the national pavilion for Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo, which is set to start on May 1st of this year. The China Pavilion, also known as the Oriental Crown, represents the spirit of the people of China. It will be converted into a national history museum upon the conclusion of the expo next October.
Painted red, like the… Continue
Added by Eugene on February 19, 2010 at 11:00am —
Set to open on April 1st Norway's Halden Prison is a very modern facility. It even boasts several humorous pieces of art reminiscent of Banksy. All cells have flat screen TVs and en-suite bathrooms, and some kind of view. The windows don’t have iron bars (but there is a fence around the compound). As prisons go, this one looks pretty comfortable.…
Added by Mark Huckabee on March 1, 2010 at 1:49pm —
After only four months, L’Arc Paris Restaurant, Bar and Nightclub has already become one of the hottest urban spots in Paris. The venue, which is the brainchild of Prospect Design, is located right across the street from the famed Arc de Triomph, the monument from which the establishment takes its name.
At the restaurant, visitors enjoy the culinary…
Added by Eugene on March 2, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Inka's post on What the World Eats
made us truly appreciate how our cultural diversity plays into our food choices. Hamburg-based German photographer Oliver Schwarzwald delves specifically into our most important meal of the day with his series, "Breakfast." Here, he… Continue
Added by alice on March 8, 2010 at 1:30pm —
The typical American child generates 67 pounds of lunch packaging waste each school year. After reading this statistic, Kimberly Castner, a Southern California mom, knew she had to make changes. She came up with the design for Go Green lunchbox, an insulated bento box.
Added by Annie on March 8, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Instead of taking super slick product shots of Marc Jacobs Lola perfume bottle, still life photographer Joshua Scott wanted to capture the emotions or essence of the brand instead. Using everything from glitter and feathers to balls and confetti, Scott took the perfume (same colors as the perfume bottle) and…
Added by alice on March 19, 2010 at 8:30am —
If you could peek into your future and see how you'd age, would you? With a few Photoshop tricks, photographer/digital artist Aaron Nace shows us what 71 more years might look like.
"We get old, there is no getting around it. Lets speed up… Continue
Added by alice on March 19, 2010 at 11:30am —
Out of all the places I've partied in the world, Phuket, Thailand will always have a special place in my heart. I can still remember walking with my friends down Bangla Road in Patong Beach expecting nothing less than a great time...
The night scene in Phuket recently changed last fall when SOUND Phuket nightclub opened. Located at the resort destination of…
Added by Eugene on March 20, 2010 at 7:30am —