Archive for ‘Art’

September 21, 2011

Video: The Pursuit Of (Cool) | Coltrane Curtis

This series is too dope and inspiring. I feel the up-and-coming generation needs to follow this series. Not only does it document influential people of now, it goes into their history and how they came to be what they are now. The influencers who influenced them.

September 21, 2011

DAMN! THAT’S A BIG ASS BOOK!

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All I know is that that’s a big ass book and I want to jot, doodle, scribble, transcript, and scribe on it.

Starting at Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum in 2006, Cameroon-born artist Bili Bidjocka and Lausanne-born curator Simon Njami have been traversing the world inviting creatives of varied professional backgrounds to write on the blank pages of eight enormous books “as if it were their the last opportunity to hand write something.” Their project, called Ecriture Infinie, emphasizes the gestures of writing and the flow of pen on paper rather than actual content.

Photos and Video below.

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September 13, 2011

Video: Super Mario Bros. Played In A Box?

It’s so simple but cool as hell. Vintage!

Using a Teagueduino and a few inputs and outputs, we put together a physical side-scrolling video game. To control it, there’s a knob on the side. As time advances the game gets faster and faster — can you avoid all the obstacles and make it to the end?

September 13, 2011

Bare Essentials By Dennis Nalden

Some of television’s most memorable characters are stripped down to their bare essentials. Can you name them?

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September 8, 2011

INSA Makes Girls On Bikes Look Hot!

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I’ve seen these pictures floating around the internets and always wondered who took them. Now that I finally found out and saw the whole set I’m effing elated. Come on now, hot girls on bikes?! You can’t go wrong.

During his successful exhibition in Hong Kong, INSA unveiled the completed set of his ongoing public installation project, Girls On Bikes. Now the rest of the world will get to see the 12 individual photos that work together as a unified piece. The seemingly random images seeks a deeper meaning on how we perceive ownership of public space, represented by his mural, of sexuality, represented by overtly sexualized female presence and of belongings, represented by the bicycles. Majority of the photographs were taken in London, however there are some exceptions with San Fransisco, Ghent, Los Angeles and Hong Kong mixing things up.

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September 1, 2011

Video: Stunt Poetry Is Dope

Anything that involves flipping or acrobatics in general is dope. Especially when shot in slow-motion.

This film stars Dante Ha, a professional stunt man whose work includes Dark Knight Rises, Contagion, X-Men: First Class, Walking Dead, Teen Wolf and more.

Directed by Rishi Kaneria

August 30, 2011

Julija Steponaviciute | A Place in the Sun

These stunning photos came way of Dansk #26 Fall/Winter 2011 magazine. Shot by Lowe Seger

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August 28, 2011

Pirelli 2012 Calendar Featuring Lara Stone, Kate Moss, and Milla Jovovich

Isabeli Fontana, 28, Brazil: Pirelli for her is the fifth (Photo by Alessandro Scotti)

Vanity Fair Italy releases a few shots from the upcoming Pirelli 2012 Calendar. Last May 12 models were shot  in Corsica, in the resort of Murtola, by Mario Sorrenti.

The magazine will be presented on December 6 in New York.

Among the 12 girls are: Lara Stone, Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Rinko Kikuchi, Saskia de Brauw, and Isabeli Fontana.

More NSFW photos below.

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August 24, 2011

A Shelf’s Shelf

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The Typeshelf is a part of a new series by designer Ufuk Keskin called flat objects designed for Thirtyfive Creative Works, an up and coming design studio in NYC that specializes in creating simple and clever products. This series takes 2D objects and with interaction from the user transforms those objects in to 3D functioning products.

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Seen: Dtail

August 23, 2011

Veuve Clicquot Origami??

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What we have here is Clicq’up Origami Ice Bucket by Mathias van de Walle. The whole idea is pretty damn cool. The only I problem I have is that Veuve Clicquot has ran it course, at least with me. Every brunch or dinner someone wants to order a damn bottle. Don’t get me wrong its tasty, but I’m over it. Now I’m on the quest to find another overpriced bottle of champagne to fulfill my inner smugness.

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August 23, 2011

Hedi Slimane & Sky Ferreira Make Photography Magic

Famed photographer Hedi Slimane and model/singer Sky Ferreira come together to create this punky and yet sultry shoot. What publication will it be in? I don’t yet and don’t care. These photos are magnificent.

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August 23, 2011

ROA Tags Up Copenhagen

Belgium-based artist ROA happened to be in town for the Galore Festival located in the cultural area of Toftegårds place in Valby. For display he decided to wrap a dismembered serpent around a tower.

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August 22, 2011

The Sexy House Series Is A Must

Taiwanese photographer Chien Wang Yang brings a youthful exuberance along with erotica for this shoot which places women in all parts of an enormous version of Pee-Wee’s playhouse.

More NSFW photos below.

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August 18, 2011

Video: 65,000 CDs Made This

“WasteLandscape” is a 500 square meters artificial undulating landscape covered by an armor of 65 000 unsold or collected CDs, which have been sorted and hand-sewn. It is well known that CDs are condemned to gradually disappear from our daily life, and to later participate in the construction of immense open-air, floating or buried toxic waste reception centers.Made of petroleum, this reflecting slick of CDs forms a still sea of metallic dunes: the art work’s monumental scale reveals the precious aspect of a small daily object.

August 18, 2011

Video: Bon Iver – Holocene

You couldn’t make a better video for this song. I already loved the crap out of this song, now seeing the video….I think I may have had an eye/eargasm.

Much respect to Nabil Elderkin

August 16, 2011

Passion Of The Craft (Trailer)

I highly recommend you watch this once it drops in its entirety.

Passion Of The Craft is a short documentary about just that.

BANDIT, a strategic ideas agency in Copenhagen, work with clients daily that don’t understand the real link between the lives of the consumers, and their brand. So they started on a journey to find like minded individuals in fashion, branding, media, photography, marketing and design.

The result is 10 frank and open conversations with 10 influential people in modern culture.

August 10, 2011

Video: Kendrick Lamar x Estevan Oriol Shoot It Up

Make sure to check out Kendrick Lamar’s show at SOBs Aug. 31st.

I first shot Kendrick Lamar while shooting Jay Rock’s album cover in Knickerson Gardens in Watts. Louie Mejia from CNN is always on the lookout for the next lastest greatest talent we have here in LA. So I put him in touch with Kendrick through my good friend Richie Abbott.

August 9, 2011

Ingenious Dance Photography By Bertil Nilsson

Unusual but beautifully done.

Dancers, contortionists or gymnasts, the Swedish, London-based photographer Bertil Nilsson has shot them all in a beautiful and unusual way. Taking inspiration from movement and the human form, Nilsson collaborates extensively with dancers and contemporary circus performers.

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August 9, 2011

Celebrities Close-Up By Martin Schoeller

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Here’s a series of celebrity close-up shots. You can blame this piece of brilliance on photographer Martin Schoeller.

Photos include Mark Zuckerburg, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, Jay-Z, Pink, Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper (R.I.P.), and many more.

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August 8, 2011

Video: Absolut Blank?? A New Drink?

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To be frank….I have no clue what the drink is but the video was awesome and has me intrigued like a mofo!

Absolut……