The Out Of The Ordinary auction in London

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 6 September 2013

If you’ve always wanted to get your hands on an authentic triceratops skull or a set of Francis Bacon’s paintbrushes, now is your time. Christie’s in London is holding a very interesting auction come September 5, aptly named Out of The Ordinary. Of course, the auction will have all the usual Christie’s stuff, like paintings, […]

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Make it Famous: creative illustrations for boring objects

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By Darwin Cosico in New Illustration on Friday 6 September 2013

Sydney’s annual Grad Program has already kicked off and the theme this year is around the ‘Make it Famous’ challenge. Applicants will be randomly assigned everyday objects and it’s their task to make them look famous. They will be judged on their strategic thinking and creativity. To kick off the campaign, DDB have partnered with some of […]

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Floating objects in a room

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 30 August 2013

In Pamem Pereira’s This Is A Love Story installation, objects in a room are lifted and suspended in mid-air — a spectacle that symbolizes the unshakeable relationship between what’s material and what’s spiritual.

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Everyday objects tweaked to become improbable

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 27 August 2013

In his Improbabilita photography series, Swiss-born artist Giuseppe Colarusso takes everyday objects and manipulates them in a whaaaaaat?-inducing way. The Cyclops-like sunglasses (or should we say, sunglass) is a top idea, as with the trio of coins smelted as one.

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Domestic objects made surreal

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 10 August 2013

Polish-born American artist Adam Niklewicz has a great body of work, which includes creating domestic household items that are a little odd. There’s the rug with a rip curl in the middle of it; the shirt lying down flat on the floor with one sleeve propped up as a lighthouse; and our favorite, the dining table all disconcertingly balled up with no legs.

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Proof that people pay for stories on eBay

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 7 August 2012

If an object comes with a story behind it, does its objective value increase? Significant Projects, a work by journalist Rob Walker and author Josh Glenn, flirted with this idea by putting up curious thrifted items with elaborate made-up pasts for sale on eBay. The final bids of the objects ended up escalating way higher than their original asking price. Still, $81 for an ugly cup? $56 for a kitschy bobblehead? Really?

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The Typology: a new project by Diana Zlatanovski

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By Diana Zlatanovski in New Photography on Tuesday 3 April 2012

Working with cultural artifacts, I’ve developed an appreciation for the importance of objects. My latest project, The Typology, combines my experience as a curator with my passion for photography through studies of collections composed of like objects. My hope is that these collections and their biographies can foster an appreciation for the importance of curation and preservation of cultural and natural artifacts.

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53 Square Meters

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By cristina lapiedra in New Illustration on Friday 5 November 2010

53 Square Meters is a blog where Amaya Uscola is uploading her drawings with comments about all the funny and ordinary things her boyfriend keeps at this little loft she moved into with him.

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