By Jonathan Tager in New Photography on Tuesday 12 August 2014
Twenty years on from Nelson Mandela’s election as the first President of the new democracy of South Africa, and for those born within the curly braces of democracy, The Born-Frees, things were expected to be radically different. A more integrated society, mitigated socio-economic disparity and abounding opportunity.
Brian Eno and Karl Hyde aren’t strangers to the marriage between music and stunning visuals. For their recent collaborative album Someday World, they took that union one step further by teaming up with creative studio Toby and Pete, as well as technology and interactive guru Lukasz Karluk.
Every August, thousands of colourful balls flood the streets of Cobh, a small fishing town in Ireland, for the Barrack Hill Ball Roll – the world’s quirkiest, most unique lottery. 6,000 red, blue, green, and yellow numbered balls are released at the top of West View, the town’s steepest street, aptly nicknamed the Deck of Cards.
By Sheena Andies in New Fashion on Thursday 10 April 2014
Alongside my eternal quest for more sushi, I think I’ve found a way to satiate my craving for the time being. Or perhaps initiate it. Just like a take away menu, you choose your sushis, your makis, and your rolls, and they all come to your door in a bento box. Can we consider these […]
By Jacob Paul Cherniayeff in Architecture on Thursday 10 April 2014
A consortium consisting of Italian space engineering firm Alta SpA, Pisa-based engineering university Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and design firm Foster + Partners has been busy exploring the possibilities of 3D printing to construct lunar habitations. Addressing the challenges of transporting materials to the moon, the study is investigating the use of lunar soil, known as […]
By Milo Sumner in New Film on Wednesday 12 March 2014
Late last night, filmmaker Tatia Pilieva released her short film entitled First Kiss. It is a project with a simple premise: she invites total strangers into her studio and simply asks them, in their own time, to kiss each other. Beautifully shot, the result is a perfect combination of awkward and heart-warming.
Pacfic Northwest based designer & woodworker Kyle Miller has long been involved with creating beautiful industrial fantasy pieces. Kyle’s work blends elements of traditional woodworking with science-fiction inspired design in a wholly unique style. the Steampunk Nixie Tube Clock is the most recent offering form Miller’s studio, and is made from solid black walnut, steel, […]
By Elliot Knox in New Photography on Thursday 20 February 2014
Photographer Chris Fitzgerald has created a series of striking portraits of discarded mattresses on the streets of Los Angeles. I asked him about his inspiration behind the series: ‘I began photographing mattresses after seeing an abundance of old, used mattresses lining the curbs. On our dog-walking route alone I must have seen eight over a […]
By Alex Steele in New Art on Friday 7 February 2014
Night Light Detroit is a delightfully bright and colorful addition to Detroit’s art scene. Designed by a university sculpture class under the guise of Larry and Friends Design Group, the goal of the project was to create a new source of illumination in midtown Detroit, where very few streetlights have left the area dim. Resembling […]
This is my photo project, The Bonnie Days. I started this adventure when my daughter was five weeks old as a birthday gift to my husband. Some of the props I made myself, some I already had at home. I never added or subtracted things in Photoshop, everything was taken naturally. The process is quite simple: I set […]
To create these stunning effects, photographer Thomas Senf set multi-coloured spotlights on different parts of the frozen waterfall to capture the two climbers in resplendent colour. The action took place in Eidfjord, near the city of Bergen, Norway, where the waterfalls reach more than 500 meters in height. Just mind-blowing, really.
By R.M.Orman in New Art on Saturday 30 November 2013
Kim Keever’s large-scale photographs are created by meticulously constructing miniature topographies in a 200-gallon tank which is then filled with water. These dioramas of fictitious environments are brought to life with coloured lights and the dispersal of pigment, producing ephemeral atmospheres that he must quickly capture with his large-format camera. More of his work can […]
By Marta Gardarsdóttir in New Illustration on Saturday 30 November 2013
We stumbled across Helena Frank’s mysterious, beautiful characters on the web. Frank is an illustrator based in Copenhagen. Her skillful portraits of outsiders has a wonderful attention to detail and a very cool use of colour.
Replicants unite! Here’s a fan-made tribute to one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Known for its futuristic, dystopian aesthetic, the Blade Runner universe provides the perfect fodder for a collaborative art project. Twenty-five illustrators have provided artwork for this risographed anthology zine. The project has been successfully funded […]
Being an evil genius requires great attention to your lair and appearance. Sure, you could be sitting in a skull mountain-like Skeletor, but then you sit in a regular chair with a couple of skulls and shenanigans randomly thrown in, ruining the effect. You could get yourself a scary chair, but that usually kills the […]