Acclaimed hip hop star A$AP Ferg recently touched down in Australia to headline the annual Groovin’ The Moo festival, while also stopping in New Zealand to perform for fans explosive performances off his Traplord album. But instead of seeing the sights around Sydney when he got off the plane, A$AP Ferg made a beeline to one of Sydney’s hottest stores: SUBTYPE.
At first glance, you might believe these are ordinary terrariums, but they actually contain Sith lords, evil wizards, and turtle-stomping plumbers. Etsy seller Jacie Anderson-Coovert is responsible for these geeky creations, and in this exclusive interview, she talks more about her roots as a terrarium artist. [read our original post about Moss Love Terrariums here.]
His name is Jay Freestyle, and as the name implies, he does his clients’ tattoos freestyle. No templates, no stencils, just good ‘ol imagination and amazing artistry. In this exclusive interview, Freestyle talks about his beginnings as a tattoo artist, his creative process, and his memorable experiences with clients. [Read our original posts about him here and here.]
‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘Cell Sweet Cell’ are a series of sardine can dioramas wherein we see the lives of everyday people inside their apartments and prison cells. In this exclusive interview, the artist behind these artworks, Nathalie Alony, talks about her inspiration for the series and thoughts on modern society living. [read our original post about her here]
These ‘loaves’ of glass that when sliced, reveal biblical narratives are amazing: we interviewed the artist
Artist Loren Stump has been manipulating glass to form highly-detailed works of art for the past 40 years. One of his most celebrated works involves murine, ‘loaves’ of glass that when sliced, reveals portraits and biblical narratives that will both amaze and boggle your mind. In this exclusive interview with Stump, he talks about his lengthy career as a glassworker and as a professor, as well as how he makes these beautiful glass pieces. [read our original post about him here]
No need to impatiently wait for the clock to strike 5 o’clock, you can already start boozing in the office with the help of some rather stealthy accessories. FlaskTie and FlaskScarf are two quirky inventions that discreetly store your alcohol rations. They might look like a plain tie and scarf, but there’s actually a valve, from which you can sip on the drink of your choice.
‘The Last Billboard’ is an ongoing project by curator Jon Rubin and designer Pablo Garcia, wherein each month they choose a person who gets to place any message they want on a 36-foot long rooftop billboard in Pittsburgh. In this exclusive interview with Rubin, we ask him how the quirky project began and how people have reacted so far to the messages. [read our original post about The Last Billboard here.]
Snails and slugs as headphones? Might get a bit slobbery but who knows, the sound quality might be superb! Prague-based artist Klara Pernicova made these quirky heaphones in an attempt to unsettle people in their judgement of things we’ve taken for granted. In this exclusive interview, she talks more about why she made the mollusc headphones and how it has disturbed the people who have seen it. [you can read our original post about her here.]
After winning a space suit in an auction last year, photographer Tim Dodd imagined what an astronaut would be doing in a normal, everyday situations. The result is the hilarious series ‘Everyday Astronaut’. In this exclusive interview, Dodd spills the fascinating story behind the series. [read our original post about Everyday Astronaut here.]
I believe this pair of shoes really has some bite to it! Odd but beautiful, it deserves its own plaque! The ‘Apex Predator’ was created by London-based studio ‘Fantich & Young’. The unique collection of sculptures was created to send out a message about the horrors of the 2008 financial crisis. In this exclusive interview, the creative duo talk more about the inspiration for the shoes and what dentists think of the tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth. [read our original post about them here.]
Celine Semaan Vernon of Slow Factory created these out-of-this-world scarves by harnessing the open-source images of NASA’s Hubble Telescope images. In this interview, she talks more about her inspiration for the star-studded collection and what’s in store for the future. [read our original post about her here.] Could you give us more details on the story […]
‘Wet Dog’ is a series that captures the down and out faces of our beloved pooches as they experience the harrowing experience called: bath time. In this exclusive interview, the photographer behind the series, Sophie Gamand, explores the relationship between humans and dogs in her body of work that includes dog high fashion, dog pageant, and dog rescues (she really loves dogs.) [read our original post about Wet Dog here.]
Fascinated by the rockin’ hot bods you see in magazine covers and tv shows? Do you set your expectations on beauty based on those images by the media? Photographer Gracie Hagen of Gracie Hagen Photography makes us rethink the concept of ‘attractiveness’ by showing us that everyone is equally beautiful and equally unflattering in her series and book ‘Illusions of the Body’.