George Takei and animator Eoin Duffy have teamed up to create the animated short, The Missing Scarf. The film received its world premiere on July 13 at the Galway Film Fleadh, nabbing the James Horgan Award for Best Animation, now rendering the film Oscar eligible. In addition, the film has also been invited to screen […]
Our friends at PSSSST! recently featured a very interesting article relating to Living Food. Is this the future of culinary experiences after Molecular Gastronomy? This project explores new culinary experiences through developments in synthetic biology, and finds its lineage in haute cuisine and molecular gastronomy. The food behaves like a living creature, entertaining us through […]
To celebrate the final series of Dexter starting on FOX, the entertainment channel has given media a slice of his life – literally! A full sized Dexter cake – created by food artist Annabel de Vetten – was sliced up, wrapped in cling-film and sent to the media along with a funeral order of service for the last ever series of the critically acclaimed show.
Laugh in the face of death with this stylish CANCER STICKS™ cover that fits any standard twenty pack of cigarettes. This simple silicone case is perfect for anyone who smokes – and beautifully transforms each pack of cigarettes into a newly branded warning about the danger of this dirty habit.
Child fighters in sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) are commonplace in the martial art’s country of origin, and the subject of much attention. However, Born Ready introduces viewers to a group of young champions training together at a gym in Philadelphia. All four, between the ages of 12 and 17, have already secured national […]
Sandra Backlund has managed to turn wool into architectural splendor. Her hand-crafted creations look more like towering statues than basic winter wear, deserving of any gala. Although she has recently admitted to needing some technological assistance to help scale up the production of her wool wonders, the pieces are sure to remain one-of-a-kind garments.
By Niamh Ni Cheannabhain in Video on Wednesday 17 July 2013
Monster at the Top is Pocket Sneak’s first release by Irish lyricist OC and Aruban producer, Fellow. The video, directed by Amsterdam’s Maartje Van Nijmegen, visually explores the idea that whilst we climb to success we think we are in control, but in reality we are far more affected by the people lurking behind the […]
Swords, skulls, and daggers are key ingredients in Seattle artist Cady Bogart‘s illustrations. This young artist draws black and white, incredibly detailed, ink pen drawings inspired by everything from traditional tattoo flash to hand lettering.
By Ashlee Lennon in New Photography on Wednesday 17 July 2013
Movement is the centerpiece of Berlin-based Matt Arbuckle’s latest series, Pictorial Grammar. Aside from its challenging visual boundaries, the collection features a palette of blues which he mixed up while reminiscing about the Resene pots from his childhood growing up in New Zealand. These paintings seemed at home both on display at his latest exhibition […]
The Polyomino Game is a collaboration between Russia-based fashion designer Lisa Shahno and jewellery designer Tania Hennessy of Aroha Silhouettes in Canada. Over a span of six months each designer created seven unique pieces following a set of specific rules. In November 2012, the Polyomino Game came to an end with a photoshoot in Moscow, […]
By Amanda Teo in New Photography on Tuesday 16 July 2013
New Zealand photographer Jonathan Cameron’s series Vamp: High Tea Edition, plays on the idea of pop-culture’s obsession with the alluring Vampire figure. A series of photos featured as a cookbook are accompanied by recipes that include the unusual ingredient of blood, playing on the idea of the ‘vegetarian vampire’. For the series, Cameron developed the […]
By Airin Dia in New Art on Thursday 11 July 2013
Aakash Nihalani’s style is recognizable across the wide variety of mediums he uses: minimal geometric shapes on a flattened visual plane, often employing different techniques of contrast and forced perspective to give the impression of virtual depth or movement.
By Jonathan Schlackman in New Illustration on Thursday 11 July 2013
Local ‘Mokummer’ Lisbel Gavara has lent her considerable artistic talents to illustrate a new young person’s book called Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands, featuring a Bluesman alligator, hair metal rodents, and Grunge-Era pigeons. It’s currently available on Amazon Kindle.
Wat Rong Khun (The White Temple) is a contemporary Buddhist temple situated in Chang Rai, Thailand. It is the vision of artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who has dedicated the rest of his life to completing the sculpturally intricate, mirror embedded sanctuary. He believes the project will take 70 years to complete and he is in the process of passing his aspirations onto his 60 or so helpers.
The first thing that strikes you when you see these paintings is the bright contrasting colours, form and how they interact with the surrounding space. Hugh Byrne operates out of his studio in Cape Town, South Africa where he finds himself influenced mostly by the city. The paintings are created by combining multiple layers of household […]