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.