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16 Oct 16:48

Guide to Flavouring With Spices by Cooksmarts

by Maria Pujol

Do you want to know more about your favourite spices?
Take a look at this infographic from Cooksmarts, it will teach you the best way mix flavours and discover amazing dishes!

12 Oct 14:15

Diem Chau Carves Pencil Tips Into Incredible Miniature Animal Sculptures!

by Lori Zimmer
10 Oct 17:21

Tom Fruin’s Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park

by Christopher Jobson

Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
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Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
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Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
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Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
Gigi Altarejos

Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
Gigi Altarejos

Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
DUMBO Arts Festival

Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
DUMBO Arts Festival

Tom Fruins Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park stained glass sculpture New York glass
DUMBO Arts Festival

As part of this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival, sculptor Tom Fruin installed his famous plexiglass house, Kolonihavehus, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The multi-colored house was lit from inside and temporarily inhabited by performance duo CoreAct who engaged in a collaborative physical performance that is described here by DUMBO:

The colorful glass house is inhabited by two performers, who portray everyday dilemmas and lifestyle paradoxes in a subtle manner. They have lost the ability to meaningfully discriminate, and are trapped in a long chain of procrastination, mirroring our current social patterns.

You might also recognize Fruin’s other renowned sculpture in DUMBO, Watertower. (via My Modern Met)

10 Oct 14:58

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison

by Christopher Jobson
Ninadarkangel

what a patience!

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison wire trees sculpture

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison wire trees sculpture

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison wire trees sculpture

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison wire trees sculpture

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison wire trees sculpture

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison wire trees sculpture

Dense Wire Tree Sculptures by Clive Maddison wire trees sculpture

Using nothing but wire, sculptor Clive Madison creates tangled trees that grow from wooden bases into dense clusters of leaves and branches. Each piece is made by hand without glue or solder, using single strands of wire that start at the base and terminate at the top. You can see many more pieces on his website, and several are available through Lee Champman Gallery. (via Ghost in the Machine)

08 Oct 22:59

Bob Dylan: 6 quilos de poesia

by João Lopes
A poesia pode ser também uma questão de peso: com chancela da editora Simon and Schuster, Bob Dylan vai publicar a mais completa antologia de letras das suas canções, numa edição que pesará, contas redondas, 6 quilos.
The Lyrics - Since 1962 surgirá em Novembro, incluindo, em 960 páginas editadas por Christopher Ricks, as versões originais de temas de 33 álbuns, bem como as variantes experimentadas por Dylan, nomeadamente ao vivo [notícia do New York Times]. Preço da edição normal: 200 dólares (cerca de 157 Euros). Os 50 exemplares de uma edição especial, assinados por Dylan, custarão cada um 5000 dólares (3927 euros).
A anterior edição dos poemas de Dylan intitula-se Lyrics: 1962-2001 e vai até ao álbum Love and Theft (2001).
06 Oct 15:33

http://crypticpoetry.blogspot.com/2014/10/watermelon-memories-and-vanilla-skies.html

by Sónia Costa Campos
Watermelon memories and vanilla skies
everyone has a galaxy in their eyes

You can hide yourself
you can disguise your inner self
for everyone has a mistery...


02 Oct 18:30

Melting Arctic Ice Causes 35,000 Walruses to Mass on Alaskan Beach, Raising Fears of Stampede

by Beverley Mitchell

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This past weekend a mass of 35,000 walruses congregated on a remote Alaskan beach – and now authorities are concerned that the animals could stampede. This would put many of the animals at risk of death by trampling – especially juveniles. In response, the Federal Aviation Authority has re-routed flights, and the media, tourists and bush pilots have been asked to keep away from the site in an effort to not startle the animals. The animals are believed to have come ashore because arctic sea ice is currently at its sixth lowest level since satellite monitoring began in 1979.

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30 Sep 13:58

Notebooks Adorned with Hand-embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns

by Christopher Jobson

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Notebooks Adorned with Hand embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns notebooks embroidery anatomy

Athens-based Fabulous Cat Papers offers a wide range of hand-made notebooks with embroidered Japanese paper covers featuring anatomical, floral, and geometric designs, all stitched by hand. What you see here is just a peek, see much more here. (via Demilked, Lustik)

29 Sep 20:49

Mattias Adolfsson’s Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles

by Christopher Jobson

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Exploring sketches and artworks by freelance illustrator Mattias Adolfsson (previously here and here) is an exercise in discoverey with a twist of insanity. The pieces are almost impossible to take in all at once, and represent a collection of bizarre stories, exaggerated characters, and manical devices, all byproducts of Adolfsson’s uniquely dense imagination. Collected here are some posters and sketchbook spreaders from the last year or so, but you can see plenty more in his Flickr stream and in this 2013 interview with Nonsense Society. He also has prints and other items available in his Etsy shop.

28 Sep 10:48

Booktitles by Hugleikur Dagsson

by Maria Pujol
It's sunday, so I always try to find some jokes to put a smile on your faces.
Today I found these curious jokes about some famous books, I really love them.
You can purchase some of them at Daggson, but almost all of them are sold out...





26 Sep 15:58

Storm Chaser Films Rolling Cloud Formations That Make You Feel like You’re Underwater

by Christopher Jobson

Storm Chaser Films Rolling Cloud Formations That Make You Feel like Youre Underwater weather clouds

Earlier this summer, storm chaser Alex Schueth managed to capture a timelapse of a rare cloud formation called a undulatus asperatus during a storm over Lincoln, Nebraska. The rolling pattern formed by the clouds almost gives the impression you’re underwater looking up at the surface at waves. (via PetaPixel)

24 Sep 23:10

David Zinn’s Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor

by Christopher Jobson

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

Since 2001, artist and illustrator David Zinn has stalked the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, creating temporary illustrations with chalk and charcoal. Zinn improvises each piece on the spot and makes use of found objects, street fixtures, and stairsteps to create trompe l’oeil illusions. These are some of our favorite pieces from the last few months, but you can see plenty more on Facebook and in his 2013 book Lost & Unfounded: Street Art by David Zinn. All photos courtesy the artist. (via Street Art Utopia)

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

David Zinns Quirky Chalk and Charcoal Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor street art illustration humor comics chalk cartoons

24 Sep 13:37

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Powerful Speech at the UN Climate Summit (Video)

by Josh Marks

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a brief but powerful speech Tuesday morning before world leaders gathered in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit. DiCaprio, who on Sunday participated in the People’s Climate March — the biggest climate march in history with an estimated 400,000 concerned citizens hitting the streets of Manhattan to demand climate action — humbly implored the international community to “answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet” before it is too late. The recently appointed UN Messenger of Peace issued a bold challenge to the attendees, saying that “you can make history or be vilified by it.”

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23 Sep 16:40

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin

by Johnny Strategy

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

In an ongoing series titled “Dreams,” Chinese sculptor Wang Ruilin creates surreal animals that don’t act like animals at all. Their backs, and sometimes their antlers, function as arcs that carry monumental elements of nature like lakes and mountain cliffs. It’s like an animal-version of Noah’s Arc without people. “Leaving individuals behind is painful”, admits the 29-year old sculptor, but it allows us to reduce confusion and see the value and force of life.

Ruilin’s copper sculptures are the result of Eastern classical painting and imagery that’s been combined with past experiences. He recalls a life-changing incident when, at the age of 4 or 5, he encountered a painting of a horse by the artist Xu Beihong. He became obsessed with the vigorous animal and has ever since identified with it. The artist describes his creative process as digging deep into his heart and excavating “works that originally exist from various experiences.”

Ruilin’s “Dreams” series was most recently part of ART Beijing earlier this year. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Behance.

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

Surreal Animal Sculptures Carrying Monumental Elements of Nature by Wang Ruilin sculpture copper animals

22 Sep 17:05

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by ‘Pejac’ Interact with the Outside World

by Christopher Jobson

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Miniature Window Silhouettes Painted by Pejac Interact with the Outside World windows street art silhouettes

Early last month, Spanish artist Pejac (previously) created a fun silhouette artwork commemorating the 40th anniversary of French high-wire walker Philippe Petit’s daring walk between the Twin Towers in New York. In Pejac’s version, a tightrope walker painted in black acrylic on an interior window is shown walking along an airplane contrail several miles away in the sky. The fun optical illusion caught the attention of Sasha Bogojev over at Hi-Fructose who discovered the artist has been creating similar silhouette artworks since 2011. Seen here are a few of our favorites. Photos by Paco Esteve and Silvia Guinovart courtesy the artist. (via Hi-Fructose)

15 Sep 20:16

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric

by Christopher Jobson

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina, 2011. Grey Bardiglio Marble. 190 x 45 x 52cm

Irish sculptor Kevin Francis Gray works primarily with bronze and marble to create idealized figures draped with fabric in the style of Neoclassical or Baroque figurative sculptures. Though, unlike gods or royalty that one might expect to see rendered in such incredible detail, Gray instead creates anonymous depictions of regular individuals he encounters near his studio in London, often people struggling with addiction or other difficult, real-world issues. From an essay about Gray’s work by Rachel Wilf:

The resulting works portray these subjects—often with personal histories marred by contemporary demons such as addiction—with dignity and importance, yet they also express a somber, contemplative quality emphasized by the artist’s consistent shrouding of his subject’s faces.

While some artists now rely on laser cutting or other machines to cut from marble, Gray instead works by hand, from start to finish, chiseling away just like Gian Lorenzo Bernini or Giuseppe Sanmartino might have done in the 17th or 18th century.

Gray studied at the National College of Art & Design in Dublin, the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and received an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmith College in London. He’s now represented by Pace Gallery where he had his first exhibition with them earlier this year. You can see much more work in his online gallery.

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina, 2011. Grey Bardiglio Marble. 190 x 45 x 52cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina, 2011. Grey Bardiglio Marble. 190 x 45 x 52cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina, 2011. Grey Bardiglio Marble. 190 x 45 x 52cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Ballerina Bust, 2012. Black Carrara Marble. 41 x 35 x 35cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2012. High Polished Bronze, Bardigilio Marble. 89.9 x 89.9 x 169.9cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2012. High Polished Bronze, Bardigilio Marble. 89.9 x 89.9 x 169.9cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2012. High Polished Bronze, Bardigilio Marble. 89.9 x 89.9 x 169.9cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2011. Carrara Marble. 94 x 80 x 80 cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2011. Carrara Marble. 94 x 80 x 80 cm

These Veiled Figures of Bronze and Marble by Kevin Francis Gray Seem to Drip with Fabric sculpture marble bronze
Temporal Sitter, 2011. Carrara Marble. 94 x 80 x 80 cm

08 Sep 16:58

‘Os Gemeos’ Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants

by Christopher Jobson

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photo by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals
Photos by roaming-the-planet

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

Os Gemeos Converts Industrial Silos in Vancouver into Towering Giants Vancouver street art murals

First a Boeing 747, and now an industrial complex on a Vancover island; it seems no canvas is too large for Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos who were invited to the Vancouver Biennale to turn six multi-story silos on Granville Island into their trademark ‘Giants.’ The murals on the 70-foot towers are now the largest paintings ever attempted by the pair, an astounding feat considering Os Gemeos completely donated a month of their time to create the non-profit art project. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign to recoup costs associated with painting the silos has been extremely successful. You can see more over on Arrested Motion.

04 Sep 10:00

Sabias que a localização das bobulhas tem significado?

by Teresa Celestino
Depois de algumas pesquisas, de chamadas de atenção do meu terapeuta de Tui-na que, de vez em quando, me apontava para o rosto e dizia: " Isso é fígado, isso é hormonal..." resolvi preparar este post para vocês e para mim também.

A localização das borbulhas no nosso rosto podem ter um significado. Como tal, se soubermos a causa, mais fácil será tratá-las ou pelo menos amenizá-las.


1 e 2: Problemas digestivos -  Deves ter mais cuidado com o que comes. Evita junk food e alimentos gordurosos em geral. Tenta combinar uma alimentação mais saudável com a ingestão de muitos líquidos .


3: Fígado - Modera a ingestão de álcool, de alimentos gordos e lacticínios É também nesta zona que se reflectem as alergias alimentares, como tal  devemos ter-se mais atenção aos alimentos ingeridos para saber a causa da alergia.

4, 5, 7 e 8: Rins - Desidratação, pelo que se deves ingerir mais água e evitando bebidas com gás, café e álcool.

6: Coração -Verifica a tensão arterial e tem atenção os níveis de Vitamina B (podes estar em carência). Diminui a ingestão de alimentos salgados e/ou picantes. Por outro lado, como o nariz tem muitos poros dilatados, vê se a tua maquilhagem ainda está em condições e/ou é adequada para ti.


9 e 10: Sistema respiratório - Zonas são problemáticas para fumadores e pessoas que sofrem de alergias. Reduz o açúcar e tenta respirar ar puro.


11 e 12: Hormonais - Reflectem o stress e os problemas hormonais (típicos em determinada altura do mês...). Bebe mais água, come verduras, descansa e mantém a pele limpa. As borbulhas nesta área indicam ovulação, e de que lado.


13: Estômago - Ingere mais fibras, reduz as toxinas e bebe tisanas  de ervas que possam ajudar-te na digestão.


14: Sistema imunitário - O corpo está a combater bactérias para evitar uma possível doença (gripe, constipação...). Deves descansar, beber mais água e respirar bem. Praticar Yoga, pilates, exercícios de relaxamento podem ajudar.

Claro que nada disto é estanque, nesse caso deves consultar o teu dermatologista para uma análise mais precisa.


Deixo-vos aqui também, algumas sugestões de produtos para aplicação local na borbulha, minimizando-a.

  1. Tea Tree Oil The Body Shop
  2. Gel Secativo Capricho O Boticário
  3. Estée Lauder Clear Difference Spot
  4. Clarins Blemish Control

27 Aug 15:48

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions

by Christopher Jobson

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Their Refinement of the Decline, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Their Refinement of the Decline, detail

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Diminishing Returns, oil on canvas, 48 × 60 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Diminishing Returns, detail

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Witching Hour, acrylic on paper, 34 × 42.5 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
A New Religion, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Hollow Pursuits, acrylic on canvas, 54 × 54 inches

Paintings by Michael Kerbow Warn of Dire Consequences for Current Actions surreal painting environment
Fool’s Gold, oil on canvas, 60 × 48 inches

Michael Kerbow is an artist based in San Francisco who works in a variety of mediums including painting, assemblage, drawing and digital photography. Of particular note are his large oil and acrylic paintings that depict surreal and at times nightmarish visions of the future, where industry and human development has grown without regulation or care for the environment. Kerbow shares via email:

My work explores the way in which we engage with our surroundings and the possible consequences our actions have upon the world in which we live. Through my work I attempt to question the rationale of our choices, and try to reveal the dichotomy that may exist between what we desire and what we manifest. Recently my work has focused upon the mechanisms that power our society and examines how they may influence the construct for a possible future.

Kerbow will have work at an upcoming group show called “Real Surreal” at Sandra Lee Gallery in San Francisco.

20 Aug 22:05

Ornate Painted Dragons Based on a Single Giant Brush Stroke

by Christopher Jobson

Ornate Painted Dragons Based on a Single Giant Brush Stroke painting dragons

One of the most common feelings I get when watching an artist working is “oh, that looks easy.” After all, the materials and method are all right in front of you: paint or ink, a paint brush or pen, and a hand that moves deftly across a canvas. What goes completely unseen of course are the years upon years of practice, the trials and failures, and the possession of innate talent. A great example of this are these Japanese dragon paintings that are rendered almost completely with a single stroke of paint.

According to Japanese culture blog Iromegane, the paintings are called Hitofude Ryuu (Dragon with one stroke), and the ones shown here originate from a small studio called Kousyuuya in Nikko, Japan. The studio has seen four generations of master painters who have been creating these stylized dragons for decades.

The process involves carefully painting an ornate dragon head with various flourishes, and then finishing the piece using a giant sumi brush in a carefully orchestrated stroke. The process has much in common with both ink wash painting and calligraphy, and similar to letterforms, the images are often repeated. From the videos you can see certain designs are reused in different colors or with added details. All the videos here start at the fun part where the torso is painted, but you can rewind them a bit to see the creation of the entire painting. (via Cineraria, Iromegane)

17 Aug 21:40

A IMAGEM: Erwin Olaf, 2014

by João Lopes
ERWIN OLAF
Pollock
Série "Les Beaux Arts" / VOGUE (2014)
13 Aug 13:31

"O Captain! My Captain!" BY WALT WHITMAN

by Sónia Costa Campos
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
11 Aug 12:32

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

by Christopher Jobson

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano illustration embroidery animals

Based in Oxford, England, illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals rendered with freehand embroidery. The final works of a sleeping fawn or mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble, yet can take long periods of time to complete as she mixes myriad thread colors to achieve perfection for each piece. Giordano also creates various 3D sculptures which you can see more of over on her Tumblr, and says that she is currently available for projects and comissions.

11 Aug 00:29

Serie JUGULAR

by Ana Vidigal
Angolar (+ madalena)

Kwanza

Cacimbo


​"ixi ya mavu" (terra de barro vermelho)

Beijoca

Suspirinho (por ti)

Angolar

Cacimbo (+ Madalena)


08 Aug 15:03

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier

by Christopher Jobson

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Water on the moon, Reykjanes Peninsula

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Hvitserkur Rock

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Gullfoss at dusk

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Turquoise Falls, Bruarfoss

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Black Falls, Skaftafell

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Blue Storm, Jokulsarlon

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Blue Ice, Jokulsarlon

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
The mighty Dettifoss

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Sacred Water, Godafoss

Stunning Views of Iceland Captured by Jerome Berbigier landscapes Iceland
Svartifoss, infrared processing

Photographer Jérôme Berbigier moved from France to Australia in 2007 and soon after took up photography. Inspired by a childhood spent near the Atlantic Ocean and the natural beauty of areas surrounding Sydney, it wasn’t long before he was capturing stunning landscapes up and down the Australian coast. A 2012 trip took him to Iceland where he captured these amazing views of the country’s waterfalls, rivers, and seascapes, some of which he didn’t publish until just this year. You can see much more of his photography on Flickr and over on Facebook. Prints of all his work are available upon request. (via Colossal Submissions)

07 Aug 14:46

Towering Animals by ‘Irony & Boe’ Stalk the Streets of London

by Christopher Jobson

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Towering Animals by Irony & Boe Stalk the Streets of London street art murals London animals

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about an enormous dog mural by Smates in Belgium, here’s another great collection of humongous animals by UK duo Irony & Boe (aka. Whoam Irony and Placee Boe). The pair have collaborated on several large pieces in London over the last year including this wacky chihuahua that appeared on Chrisp Street in East London about a month ago. (via ordinatissimum chaos, Inspiring City)

06 Aug 23:46

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser-Cut Paper by Eric Standley

by Christopher Jobson

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper Zeno of Elea, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea II. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Zeno of Elea II, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley sculpture paper
Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1, detail. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

Virginia-based artist Eric Standley (previously) brings a whole new meaning to the term “cutting edge” with his methodical stained glass windows created entirely from laser-cut paper. Standley stacks well over 100 sheets for many of his pieces which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly. The artist says his inspiration comes from the geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation which he somewhat jokingly calls “folk math.”

Standley currently has work as part of “Fold, Paper, Scissors” at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, and is an included artist in the upcoming book Mandala Masterworks by Paul Heussenstamm. You can see many new pieces from the last several years on his website.

01 Aug 09:09

Geometrix by Rupert Vandervell

by Maria Pujol
Enjoy these amazing photographs from the artist Ruper Vandervell.

A combination of light, shade and human form that comes
together in aesthetic harmony, creating a special geometric
relationship. These pictures are about clean lines, angles, shapes and
textures in the urban landscape and their abstract collaboration. 




30 Jul 14:27

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco

by Christopher Jobson

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco surreal portraits conceptual

Photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) who lives and works in Kiev, continues to wow us with his vivid style of conceptual photography that places subjects in the middle of surreal and fantastic tableaus. Oprisco spends large amounts of time scouring flea markets and resale shops to collect props, costumes, and other items for each shot which he often sketches beforehand in a sketchbook, with the final shoot requiring 2-3 days of preparation. I love this bit from an interview with 500px earlier this year where he was asked to give advice to amateur/student photographers:

I strongly advise to use your time wisely. Laziness is your worst enemy. Enough looking at photographs taken by your idols. You’ve commented on enough work that you hate. It’s time to take photos. Your best photos. Let go and shoot, shoot, shoot!

All of Oprisco’s work is available as prints which you can inquire about directly. You can see more of his recent work on Flickr and Facebook. (via 500px)

23 Jul 17:27

Surreal Graphite Drawings by ‘Violaine & Jeremy’ Merge Nature and Humor

by Christopher Jobson

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Surreal Graphite Drawings by Violaine & Jeremy Merge Nature and Humor surreal illustration drawing animals

Violaine & Jeremy is a graphic design
and illustration studio based in Paris formed by Violaine Orsoni and Jeremy Schneider. The duo collaborate on a wide range of projects including the design and layout of Influencia magazine, indentity projects, and album covers. Among their best work are these astounding graphite drawings of quirky animals adorned with beards of wildlife and other unexpected characters. You can see much more over on Behance.