Thursday, December 31, 2009

A DARKER GREY IS BREAKING THROUGH A LIGHTER ONE

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Nicolas Ghesquiere's Spring 2006 collection for Balenciaga as shot by Nick Knight for Pop Magazine.

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via The Glossy

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

MOVEMENT MAPPING

"[Morgan] O’Hara tracks the movement of the hands of people engaged in life activity. Essential vitality is caught and rendered visible on the page. Live Transmissions are drawn with both hands and with two or more pencils: people talking, working, dancing, reciting poetry, playing music, giving birth, repairing shoes, practicing martial arts."
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Movement of the hands of
pianist Martha Argerich

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Movement of the hands of
Dr. S. J. Schmidt while lecturing
Vom Lesen Des Sehens - Vom Sehen Des Lesens


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Movement of the hands of
Musicians Cooper-moore,
William Parker and Susie Ibarra

POTPOURRI

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A little useless information to keep you occupied for a while...

These new Hermes window displays totally blow.

The most scathing art reviews of 2009. My personal favourite being Christopher Knight's description of Shepard Fairey's sticker empire as "Hello Kitty with pretentions." via newsgrist

Starving artists? Apparently, the starvation now extends to art bloggers as well. via i'm revolting

Lasers implant bad memories into the brains of fruit flies. via bbc

Ooo, swish! 1930's predictions of what we might have been wearing today. via niotillfem

Above image by agent wolfhound

Sunday, December 27, 2009

NATURE IS A MACHINE

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"I believe everything is mechanical and everything can be understood in mechanical terms."

With multiple degrees ranging from mechanical engineering to biology, Bill Smith hopes his interactive sculptures will evoke the sense of wonder he holds for both science and nature. An example:

"When you open the gallery s front door, a motion-detection sensor trips a
fan that causes a piece of wire suspended from the ceiling to rotate. This
wire, which is spotlighted from below, has a maple tree s helicopter seed
attached to it, which, as it spins, casts a shadow on the wall that looks like
a flying butterfly."NYTimes review

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via but does it float, photos via bill smith, p.p.o.w.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

REALIGN YOUR CHAKRAS

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Combining the power of healing with the power of intimidation, Debra Baxter's Crystal Brass Knuckles seek to give the human body a super-human ability.

Full title: Crystal Brass Knuckles ( I am going to realign your chakras mother******! )

via my love for you is a stampede of horses

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

PEBBLE LONDON

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Favoured for editorial photoshoots or to accessorize runway shows, Pebble London designs jewelry based on the idea that you can't improve upon nature. Case in point, the gold leaf ring (top) or the Green Beetle Necklace (bottom), made using actual Green Thai beetle wings strung together with brass nuggets.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

DAN GRAHAM: BEYOND

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I recently saw a retrospective of Dan Graham's work at the Walker in Minneapolis and thought I'd share a link to an interesting interview with him by Museo Magazine. In it, he denounces Maurizio Cattelan's work as "90s cynical". An interesting accusation considering his work could certainly be written off as a precious collection of "60s idealism". I happen to identify strongly with both schools of thought.

If you're unfamiliar with Graham's work, there's a short preview of his seminal work, "Rock My Religion" on youtube. The real deal is over an hour long.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

JAMES GALLAGHER

Vacant looking collages by James Gallagher. The bio on his website is kind of useless in terms of personal information, but he also has a blog which is full of his most recent work as well as a more descriptive biography.

I'm not tech-savvy enough to save pictures off of a flash website so just promise me you'll check out the gallery on his website because all my favourite images are trapped in there. And before you make fun of my computer skillz, just know that I got my first cell phone when I was 19 and I'm working on a laptop made in the 90s. Judge not!

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via booooooom

FYI: if you like the art I feature on my blog, please go check out BOOOOOOOM! and bookmark it.

Monday, November 16, 2009

FAREWELL MY BLACK BALLOON, LET THE WEATHER HAVE ITS WAY WITH YOU

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photos by neon.tambourine

I'm back again. And this time I'll try to stick around for a while.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

LITTLE JOY



I know the blog has been slacking for over a week now, but today is my birthday and I'm not about to spend the majority of it on the internet. Fun fact: I'll actually be spending most of the day cleaning.

And since my gifts did not include a timeshare in Brazil, I'll have to be contented with some cheap beer and music like this.

Friday, October 16, 2009

SAINTS AND MARTYRS

You might find these photos a little intense so early in the morning, but this photograph series by George Krause was too good not to share. He apparently started the series in 1963 while on assignment in Mexico for a Sports Illustrated feature on boxing.

High contrast black and white photographs compliment the high contrast of beauty and terror present in each piece. They remind me a lot of the time I spent in Lourdes on my way to the next Tour de France stage. I don't happen to affiliate myself with any religion, but it was definitely an experience I won't ever forget.

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via Morbid Anatomy

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HANGING BY A THREAD

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Dry Toast is an amazing visual blog focusing on vintage book design. I especially loved this post from a vintage book on puppetry.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NEGATIVE SPACE

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Sparse but powerful pencil illustrations by Greg Eason, from Norfolk, UK.

via beautiful/decay