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If you are into music, and perhaps no matter your age, you recognize the iconic Pink Floyd album cover for Animals. The pig flying over Battersea Power Station in London elicits "that's from the Pink Floyd album", when we pass it on our way to/from Heathrow the first time we visit London. To announce the release of the band's new [...]
Preston Moeller designs playfully upcycled furniture. During his tenure as a industrial design student he created the 'rubberband chair' which earned him the $3,000 first prize in the Appalachian State University’s 6th Annual Chair Design Competition. Constructed from a wire frame on which 65, 000 colorful rubber bands are bound, [...]
Ranging from the musical and visual wonder of oscillating guitar strings to cameos carved from the creamy center of Oreo cookies, last month's top posts are eclectic, though with one consistent thread, almost all of them are art oriented. Thank you for continuing to surprise us with your enthusiasm and support. This month, we will be [...]
We have been enjoying Bashir Sultani's series : Art with Salt. Today he released a new one of Jimi Hendrix. Enjoy the immediacy of his process, and the magic of the transformation of common salt into an iconic image. Be sure to watch till the end when we are reminded of the medium and its transience.
During the mid-nineteenth century hair work became a popular drawing-room occupation as the Victorians used hair in jewelry. But modernity gave way to a different aesthetic, so that the work from Kerry Howley's graduate project at Middlesex University makes us pause for the very reasons she decided to do the series: My concept is a [...]
A simply lovely use for Oreos by Judith Klausner.
Go take a look at Gitte Nygaard's website to get a sense of her sweeping design ideas. She really has an expansive approach towards art and design, even ornament. Her work with the concept of carbon as an element, caught our eye. She says so much, simply by utilizing this somber and sophisticated material : It’s rather thought [...]
Feeling a little retro today. From Parisian Laundry, a piece by BGL from 1996 called Jeu en atelier, made of reclaimed wood. Ah, the good old days.
Daniel Hulsbergen is a young designer and artist we find interesting on a number of levels. His work with patterns explores not only the beauty of well designed repetition, but seeks multi-leveled meaning in its existence. He asks us to look closely and see: Winning and losing, black and white, triumph and fear, hate and love. [...]
Identical twins, Mike and Doug Starn rose to prominence in the 80's, when their large scale collaborations utilizing photography and scotch tape earned them a place among the art stars of New York. Their work, which has always dealt with transition and impermanence still resonates with themes of life, death, and fragility. The [...]