Kislow's characters look like they escaped from a 19th century Brothers Grimm fairy tale, tacking themselves up onto 21st century walls. The Ukrainian street artist uses bright, vibrant colors, which make his three-dimensional works appear to pop out. The amount of detail found in each piece is quite impressive...…
Added by Marica on September 29, 2010 at 9:00am —
If you're looking for a hotel that speaks to your love for modern and contemporary art, check out Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà in Italy. Tradition blends harmoniously with modern design in a hotel that's filled with an impressive permanent collection of contemporary art from the likes of Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor and Takashi Murakami among… Continue
Added by Marica on September 28, 2010 at 12:30pm —
French photographer Philippe Ramette has the ability to defy gravity, or so it seems through these captivating shots. You may look at each scene and assume that they're photoshopped, but Ramette believes nothing should ever be faked. "You see a tension in my hands, my red face is far from serene as the blood rushes to it, my suit is ruffled," said Ramette.…
Added by Marica on September 28, 2010 at 8:30am —
Taking wearable art to a whole new level, Berlin-based Mashallah Design & Linda Kostowski created this 3-D sweatshirt by scanning human bodies and using the data to create sewing patterns. The human form is turned into 3D patterns of polygons, which are then turned into 2D files and used to laser cut fabric.
"Making a clothes pattern in this way changes… Continue
Added by Marica on September 28, 2010 at 2:00am —
Famous photographer Jean-Francois Campos and Belgian model Anouck Lepere team up for an amazing editorial in the October issue of Flair Magazine. Set in Modica in south Sicily, Italy, it is one of the cities declared as World Heritage by UNESCO. The spread features Lepere wearing fabulous outfits by everyone from Versace to Alberta Ferrettii, Riccardo Tisci and more… Continue
Added by Marica on September 27, 2010 at 5:30am —
Even though this Vogue UK spread is from late 2007, it's still one of my favorites. Mario Testino proves time and time again why he's one of the best fashion photographers in the world. Here he is with one of the most beautiful models of the moment, Sasha Pivovarova.…
Added by Marica on September 25, 2010 at 9:00am —
With a name like "Adam & Eve Hotel" one would suspect there would be lots of sinning going on around here. Located in Antalya, Turkey, this ultra-chic 5-star hotel houses 497 rooms, including 27 suites and 25 private villas, each with a private swimming pool and garden.
According to one travel… Continue
Added by Marica on September 24, 2010 at 3:30am —
Starting tonight, September 17, and continuing for two more consecutive nights, the Colosseum in Rome will be on fire! Not a real fire, mind you, but an artistic one involving an incredible video installation.
Why the coliseum? The artists want people to think about social and cultural challenges. As the website states, "The Coliseum is the symbol of a cultural… Continue
Added by Marica on September 17, 2010 at 4:30am —
Ji Lee, Creative Director at Google and designer of the “Bubble Project” (amongst many other things) has re-imagined the chess board. Lee’s version transforms the flat, everyday surface into a three-dimensional battleground that creatively showcases the play taking place.
“The three-dimensional chess board adds an extra dimension of physicality to the game’s… Continue
Added by Marica on September 15, 2010 at 2:30am —
Butterflies can play a beautiful role in fashion photography. They inject life and color into an image, and can be barely noticeable, or take over a whole scene.
The butterfly effect is a term used in Chaos Theory to describe how tiny variations can affect giant systems, and… Continue
Added by Marica on September 13, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Photographer Fan Ho has won 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956. Ho takes photographs of daily life on the streets of Hong Kong, showing us a city laden with symbolism. He's been selected Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, England;… Continue
Added by Marica on September 7, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Valentino's 2011 Resort Collection is simply stunning. Taking inspiration from the late sixties and current runways fashion trends, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli presented wedding-worthy dresses for romantic brides and red carpet dresses adorned with flowers. The magnificent collection also features lean trench coats, miniskirt shift dresses, and tunic… Continue
Added by Marica on September 7, 2010 at 11:30am —
Peter Callesen is an artist who cuts up paper into beautiful little things. Sort of like papercraft, but he always uses the actual sheet from which the design was cut as part of the piece. They're all absolutely beautiful. I posted a few of my favorites, along with a link to the whole gallery after the jump, which is a must-see. I really admire the time and patience… Continue
Added by Marica on September 1, 2010 at 11:30am —