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the devil’s rope

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The Devil’s Rope/Type, a series of wires pulled across two wooden posts by Andrew Effendy. Each barbed section of the wires form letters of the alphabet, A through Z, and when linked up to form words alludes to the aggressive nature that words can often convey.

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January 25, 2011 at 9:53 am

Posted in art, typography

mugler menswear fw2011

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Now this is art. via Jak & Jill Blog

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January 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Posted in art, fashion, photography

shelly reed

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Shelly Reed sees the world in black and white, and paints it thus. Her beautiful grey tones lets the viewer focus on the beauty of the composition and textures.

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January 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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real magick in theory and practise

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Believed to be the most geometrically complex and aesthetically beautiful structure in mathematics, the 4_21 polytope is the algebraic form at the centre of a universal theory of everything. Originally described in the late 19th century, 4_21 models all interactions and transformations between known and postulated sub-atomic particles. It is the 21st century equivalent of the proto-scientific art of alchemy – where the transmutation of elements was the most elusive mystery of the universe. The theory is an attempt to reconcile one of the fundamental unsolved problems in physics: unify quantum physics and gravitation in hopes of ultimately explaining the fabric of the universe.

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January 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Posted in art, design, graphic

delight in my garden

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Lola Guerrera, a former student from the EFTI photography school in Madrid is in the process of creating dreamscapes of paper animals in their natural habitat. What a romantic notion.

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January 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Posted in art, photography

meghan gerety

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Meghan Gerety creates stark images of silhouetted trees on watercolour paper using only pencils. The result is something that is surprisingly photorealistic, but on closer look has the subtle beauty of handwork and lots of patience.

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January 4, 2011 at 9:49 am

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grisly gadget anatomy

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Madspeitersen looks through the plastic and metal encasing our everyday electronics and peers into their insides. Objectification taken to an extreme is always a perfect starting point for amazing art.

 

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December 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Posted in art, illustration

dust

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Olivier Valsecchi’s beautiful series Dust.

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December 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Posted in art, photography

rapidprototypedshoe

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Marloes Ten Bhomer created a rapid prototyped shoe that is built with two different materials to allow for each part to be replaced when it wears out. This looks really sexy, like stepping to a hard piece of acrylic and letting it envelope your feet.

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December 22, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Posted in art, fashion

jason de caires taylor

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I love diving, for the sense of freedom it gives me, as well as the myriad of lifeforms that are completely alien to that on terra firma. I love the shapes that are formed by the corals and rocks, often reminding me of human settlements and skyscrapers. Underwater sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor obviously thinks the same, taking the idea to its extreme by constructing human figures, or ‘life casts’ out of material that encourages coral growth and plants them along the bottom of the seas. The resulting ‘man-made’ landscape is quickly overtaken by the marine lifeforms, creating a sometimes erie, strangely beautiful art that is surely out of our world.

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December 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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cornfield

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I am always a huge fan of repeated elements, repeated to such an extent it takes over the idea, the execution, the space. Everything. Ryuji Nakamura’s Cornfield has precisely that magic, taking over an entire gallery with a thin latticed structure made out of paper. via Designboom

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December 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Posted in art, exhibition

resist resisting god

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So beautiful, and intricate and shiny. Slavs and Tatars are, in their words:

Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective’s work spans several media, disciplines, and a broad spectrum of cultural registers (high and low) focusing on an oft-forgotten sphere of influence between Slavs, Caucasians and Central Asians. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Their mirror mosaic is just one of the entire series of thought-provoking and sometimes controversial work. Brilliant stuff!

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December 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Posted in art, design

robert lazzarini

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By skewing and shearing everyday objects, (well.. ok.. everyday objects AND a skull), Robert Lazzarini forces upon his audience a new perspective that warps and distorts. I can imagine feeling disoriented viewing these art pieces, which is the best compliment you can pay.

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December 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

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winnie truong

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These are some seriously sick drawings, from Crayola crayons, by artist/illustrator Winnie Truong

 

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December 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Posted in art, illustration

clock for an architect

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Daniel Weil latest extraordinary project is a clock, its parts stripped from each other and displayed for the word to see. All the basic runnings of the a clock is there, beautifully presented, all plated in chrome. I especially love how the numbers for the hours and seconds were done, one set on the inside rim, and the other on the outside. Simply beautiful!

 

 

 

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December 9, 2010 at 11:18 am

Posted in art, product

troika x swarovski

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A beautiful, mechanical way of producing pulsating rainbows on your floor… by Troika for Swarovski

 

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December 6, 2010 at 8:18 am

Posted in art, interior, video

peter alexander

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Peter Alexander is an established American artist whose series of resin sculptures, done in the sixties and seventies seems so ultra modern and minimal, really spoke to me. I simply love the gently gradating colours and the precision of his execution. Who does not fall in love with a solid block of resin?

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December 5, 2010 at 10:49 am

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buildings made of sky

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What a beautiful and poetic discovery, and what a stunning execution! by Peter Wegner

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November 30, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Posted in art, photography

cut and paste chair

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The Cut & Paste chair by Icelandic furniture designer Sigurdur Gustafsson is an interesting idea, mashing up four different chairs to form a new one. Comfort is in question of course, but whats comfort if you can look chic and fashionable? via dornob

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November 30, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Posted in art, furniture

richard wilkinson

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Richard Wilkinson has amazing skills in photoshop, rendering lifelike birds for a magazine spread. What’s more amazing is that he generously captured his process in an animated GIF for some unadulterated coolness. (The GIFs are huge so may take a while to load, but completely worth your time. I promise.)

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November 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Posted in animation, art

taxing art

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An interesting take on taxes and the government. Design studio Beta Tank have designed a chair with moving panels that transform it from a functional object (on which tax is payable at 19%) to an art object (tax payable at 7%). By deliberately creating an object that is purposefully unusable, the object avoids the high tax rate. via Dezeen

 

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November 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Posted in art, furniture

simon duhamel’s thermoplastic

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Simon Duhamel has an amazing series of photographs, where he perfectly lit a series of bubble packing infront of bright primary coloured background to amazing results.

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November 26, 2010 at 12:28 am

Posted in art, photography

frammenti by silvia zotta

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Silvia Zotta created a wall full of colourful candy-like ceramic installations, showering down on its viewers. Although it reminds me too much of the now defunct Fortis logo, this is still extremely beautiful and perfectly executed.

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November 25, 2010 at 11:40 am

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jeff koons for kiehls

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His work broke records at auction houses, and  has graced countless products, including a fierce looking BMW. Now Jeff Koons is partnering my favourite apothecary Kiehls in the latest interpretation of the Creme de Corps. A great happy colourful gift just in time for Christmas! via The Luxist.

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November 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

Posted in art, packaging

abhominal

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Jason Hopkins envisions a perfect human form, based on geometric shapes and organic curves. The resulting images are scarily familiar, but hauntingly alien and seriously scary.

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November 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm

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for use/numen’s packing tape web

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Viennese/Croatian design collective Numen / For Use has created a web cocoon only out of packing tape, all 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of it. Drawing inspiration from a dancer’s movement across the space, the resulting web is strong enough to support visitors climbing into and all over it. via Fast Company

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November 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

Posted in art, interior

fat monkey

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Florentijn Hofman’s Fat Monkey made entirely out of flipflops!

Fat Monkey (Macaco Gordo)
Sao Paulo 2010
5 x 4 x 15 meters
Inflatable and flip flops

The Fat Monkey is a site specific work which was created out of the question from the Pixelshow to make a sculpture during their conference in 2010. Made with the help of local students and made from the brazilian icon; the flip flop which obviously works as one of the 10.000 pixels. The fat monkey is a work in the series Obeastitas.

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November 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Posted in art, fun

bednij

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Beautiful black and white collages from bednij.

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November 12, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Posted in art, photography

non-sign II

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Beautiful work by Lead Pencil Studio, reminiscent of work by the Antony Gormley. An empty billboard? Advertising the sky? Simply beautiful? Yes! via Fast Company

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November 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Posted in advertising, art

skizzomat

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Gorgeous collages from skizzomat.

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November 9, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Posted in art

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