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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bursting at the seams with saturated color and a hint of whimsical drama is a stunning umbrella installation that would make any onlooker gasp.  Located in Agueda, Portugal this amazing display was put together using an array of umbrellas that were structured to simply float above the city streets. Not only does the exhibit make for a stunning visual, but it also serves as added shade on a hot summer day. Looking up and onward, one immediately gets the feeling that they’ve been transported into a magical place straight out of a fairytale storybook.

Photos via: Diana Tavares

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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Iranian photographer Ashkan Honarvar successfully makes the most gruesome photos (dare I say it) delicious! In his 2009 series, Faces 5,  Honarvar takes photos of soldiers from WW1 who suffered extreme facial injuries and recreates them with present day models- and candy. Superimposed images of ice cream, jelly beans, licorice and sprinkles in place of war wounds either leaves the viewer with a sweet tooth, or completely grossed out. Either way, the Faces 5 series is a sweet euphemism for the lasting wounds that war leaves.

Written by Whitney Washington

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Looking for a cool place to curl up  and soak in the sun this summer? The Royal Botania has you covered with their sleek and stylish collection of “Wave Surf” hammocks that were creatively designed to simply “hover halfway between heaven and earth.”  By allowing the user to pivot on a stainless steel base, one can float under the comfort of a semi translucent fabric that was designed to block 86 percent of the sun’s rays and simply swing and drift away while taking in the beauty of the great outdoors. I’ll take one please! 

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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Remember the joy finger painting brought when you were a little kid? Getting your hands dirty and creating museum worthy masterpieces (or so your little kid brain thought) was always fun. Well, New York based artist, Judith Braun really does create genius works of art with nothing but her fingers. Titled “Fingerings“, Judith dips her fingers into charcoal to draw directly on the wall, sometimes with both hands simultaneously to the extent of arms’ reach. This technique enables the body to create symmetrical drawings on either side of the body. Amazingly, the whole life-size drawings of landscapes and abstract art are completed solely with Judith’s fingers- no pencils, pens, or paint brushes, just fingers. Maybe your days of painting with your fingers wasn’t so childish after all!



Written by Whitney Washington

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Look closely at this collection and you’ll find that the assortment is made up of an eclectic mix of discarded household items fused together to embody an amazing display. Born in Yokohama, Japan the creator of this collection, artist Sayaka Ganz, feels strongly that used objects should not be thrown out and made to waste away when they can be repurposed for the usefulness of other objectives. From spatulas to water-guns, Ganz will only work with items that have been previously overlooked and discarded. In her effort to create beauty from “trash” her works have a way of broadening our perspective on the importance of seeing the potential in things that, as a society, we’ve become accustomed to discarding.

photos via: Sayaka Ganz

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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How about this swank restaurant by Thailand based design firm Integrated Field Company? Ingfah restaurant is a local cuisine, outdoor eatery that frames the sky with its light geometric structures that can easily be moved to set the mood of the guests. At night, the ambiance aims to reflect the night sky with illuminated seating and furniture. I love the interactive idea of the light source coming from where you sit rather than from above. How cool! View more projects from Integrated Field Company here.


Written by Whitney Washington

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It’s hard to get a perspective on the assorted photos from Damien Blottière’s innovative collection that showcases a fusion of unique photography, art and graphic designs. Using a “cut and paste” technique, French born photographer Blottiere creatively reinvents each image to depict a mixture of various poses and viewpoints. Depending on your focus, your perspective of each image will seemingly shift creating a new outlook on the selected pieces. Starting his journey into the world of art as a fashion editor, Blottiere slowly began to dabble into the art of graphic design where he unearthed his passion for hand made collages through the study of the naked human body. His works haven been used in various campaigns and magazine editorials becoming renowned for their creative interpretations and eye-catching graphics.

Article via: Yatzer

Photos via: Damien Blottiere

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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As a youngster, I often spent summer nights entertaining myself with sparklers that were so easy to find around the fourth of July. My friends and I would quickly draw out little shapes and names in the air with the lit piece to see the echo of the design left behind by a line of light. Using this same idea, French designer Aissa Logerot has created the Halo light-writing tool that mimics the graffiti  style of writing and techniques often associated with that style of art. The lit display, created through LED lighting, can be interchanged for preferred coloring. If the can ever runs out of battery power, users can simply shake the can to reenergize the battery.

 

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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For years wallpaper has been used as an easy way to spruce up interior spaces. It sets the mood, and creates the atmosphere for a room, catering to the owner’s personal style. So why does this sense of style have to be trapped inside? Designers at the Italian company Wall & Decó,  primarily known for interior wallpapers and large-scale decals, have branched out…side, that is. Creating prints from bold patterns to grungy graffiti, Wall and Decó’s unique outdoor wallpaper selections are sure to create an amazing atmosphere for the world to see. Applied just like indoor wallpaper, this solution to a monotonous outdoor space is perfect!

Check out more prints at WallandDecó.com


Written by Whitney Washington

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Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has become well known for his incredible underwater installations that can be found in various locations of the coast of Mexico, the Bahamas and even the West Indies. As a youngster, he showed a heavy interest in graffiti art drawing an exceeding amount of inspiration for his designs from nature and the sea. Over the years, his artistic creations began to evolve into more sculptural pieces with his medium of choice being an eco-friendly concrete. Intensely bold, beautiful and visually captivating, Taylor’s collections were designed to grow and eventually become one with the surrounding marine life. Over time, the collections slowly begin to morph as they’re overgrown with sea life becoming a completely new and inspiring work of art.

 

via: Colassal

Written by: Georgette Mosley

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