Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DUST, PART 2: AIN'T NO PARTY IN A SAD, SAD CITY

Last Wednesday, a crazy dust storm blew through Sydney, Australia. It caused scary, post-apocalyptic looking red skies, but it made for some amazing photo opportunities.

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via flickr

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

DUST, PART 1

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Dust is an ongoing collaborative project by Ujin Lee and Tom Edwards.

via today and tomorrow

Monday, September 28, 2009

21ST CENTURY LIFE

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I'm not sure what it is about them, but I just love photographs of modern infrastructure. Perhaps it stems from my childhood inheritance of a million Wallpaper* magazines leftover by my older siblings after they moved out. Or perhaps it stems from my general disgust and subsequent fascination with all things relating to humankind's supposed dominance over nature. Either way, these photos have a real gravity to them and I think they nicely capture the sprawling nature of human civilization as well as its (inherent?) (ironic?) beauty.

Check out the rest of Jason Koxvold's Flickr stream.

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photos by Jason Koxvold

Sunday, September 27, 2009

OUR BODIES GROW BIGGER BUT OUR HEARTS GET TORN UP

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If I had enough money to spend on ridiculous extravagances like this jumpsuit, my descent into madness would surely accelerate. Instead, I first have to get up the energy and will to construct this out of old towels before I can shamelessly indulge myself by acting the fool and building a tiny paper forest in my apartment.

If you do have the cash, the jumpsuit will be available online at Opening Ceremony starting this Monday.

That being said, this is probably going to be one of the most popular Halloween costumes this year. This and Michael Jackson.

via We Love You So

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

STATE OF NATURE

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Graphic animal illustrations by Nacho Gil. The market is already oversaturated with ironic wolf tshirts and Christopher Kane gorillas, but if these were emblazoned on some kind of fabric I would definitely wear it. I'm wondering how hard it would be to make 3D folded paper masks out of these images. Project?

via human resources

Monday, September 21, 2009

ART AS BUSINESS

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Bookmark it! Click here for some really great business advice for struggling visual artists written by Alexandra Hedberg (who created the image above). And for great business advice in general, go to Bakery. Bakery was created by Erin Loechner (Design For Mankind) and Jaime Derringer (Design Milk) and is all kinds of useful for those wistful, day dreaming sorts who lack focus or common business sense (hey, that's me!).

image by alexandra hedberg

Sunday, September 20, 2009

MARY KATRANTZOU SPRING 2010 RTW

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Inspired by artisan blown glass, Mary Katrantzou's spring ready to wear collection utilizes the newest digital printing technologies to create amazing trompe l'oeil patterns. I absolutely love how she used to patterns in the fabric as inspiration for how to fold and drape the dress. So brilliant!

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source style.com

Saturday, September 19, 2009

WHAT LIES BENEATH

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Guy Sargent somehow manages to transform real things into surreal images. He photographs both man-made architechture and the natural environment as part of an ongoing portfolio series entitled, What Lies Beneath the Surface, which he began in 2006. See the rest of his portfolio here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

INSPIRATION: MESS

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I could never live in one of those minimalistic, white, sterile sort of homes. I think part of the reason why I'm such a messy person is because I just think it looks better, as crazy as that may sound.

photos via the selby

Sunday, September 13, 2009

FEELINGS OF INADEQUACY

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These photos were taken by a sixteen year old. He has a flickr account and an interview on Blood of the Young. I'm long past sixteen and I have....an ill-maintained blog? Hmm.