January 27, 2015

Portraits in Ink and Tea by Carne Griffiths





Portraits in Ink and Tea by Carne Griffiths

New series of portraits drawn with a fountain pen and painted in various blends of tea and alcohol. The works were created for the 2015 London Art Fair.
Working primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy and vodka Griffiths’ fascination with drawing focuses on the creation and manipulation of the drawn line. Images explore human, geometric and floral forms, in a combination of both literal and abstract translation and in response to images and situations encountered in daily life. Images are recorded in a dreamlike sense onto the page where physical boundaries are unimportant. His work creates a journey of escapism which focuses on scenes of awe and wonder, projecting a sense of abandonment and inviting the viewer to share and explore this inner realm.
Carne Griffiths is an artist based in the UK.

Exocet Chair: Design by Stephane Leathead









Exocet Chair: Design by Stephane Leathead

An innovative chair with identical slats on a rotating cylinder created by St├ęphane Leathead, designer and creative director of Designarium. The chair's distinguished look offers unparalleled elegance and can be configured several ways to accommodate the sitter.

January 26, 2015

Splash Heroes: Milk Portraits by Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz











Portraits of women in liquid superhero costumes. Using milk with food coloring, Jaroslav takes a base photo of the model and then milk is splashed on her numerous times. The different milk splashes are then layered over the base shot, which consists of about 200 images, to create the final image. The project was photographed over five intensive shooting days.

Real Food, But Not Really: Videos by Minhky Le







Real Food, But Not Really: Videos by Minhky Le

A series of films that explores the tricks used by food stylists showing the glaring contrasts between home-prepared versus foods that we see in commercials. Using food dyes, cotton-ball stuffing, imitation ice, and an array of other clever devices, these films reveal that what is presented to us in advertisements is just to make the food more visually appealing and not really edible.

Minhky Le is a videographer, graphic designer and illustrator based in Sydney, Australia.

January 23, 2015

Machine Dreams: Digital Art by SA-PO








Machine Dreams: Digital Art by SA-PO

Fascinating surreal illustrations by the artist team of Sven Sauer and Igor Prosavec (SA-PO) that places a robot in megacities such as Tokyo, Shanghai or New York as a metaphor for the rapid development of technology—which has exceeded what society can absorb. The artists combine the dilemma of “Do androids dream of electric sheep?” with their own observations of the cities as a crucible for social and technological mediums.

Arthur Egg Cup by Peleg Design



Arthur Egg Cup by Peleg Design

A boiled egg cup in the shape of a knight holding an eating spoon that's sure to make your breakfast a lot more fun. You can purchase the egg cup here.
The world of Peleg Design revolves around three basic principles: functionality, aesthetics, and humor. It is a world motivated by continuous curiosity with the explicit purpose to transform what was once an average, been-there-done-that concept into an innovative and truly exciting experience.
Peleg Design studio was founded in 2004 by Shahar Peleg, who holds a B.A. in Design and Interior Architecture from the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT).

January 22, 2015

Downtown Corrida: Photos by Alban Lecuyer









Downtown Corrida: Photos by Alban Lecuyer

A series of photomontages in which images of the destruction of old buildings are inserted into urban settings with human witnesses to make it seem like the event is happening in front of them.
This project is about how cities change as the time goes by; how new and old architectures overlap in urban spaces like the superposition of geological strata. Through photomontages, the series Downtown Corrida transpose buildings of historic interest in demolition yards, and focus on the very moment of their implosion. Three-hundred-year-old town houses become suddenly as precarious and unsteady as the obsolete large public housing units that fill European suburbs. By stopping the movement of the fall, I intend to initiate a reflection about the urban time scale. How long before a complete change of our surroundings? What kind of housing will be preserved or destroyed? Finally, the technique of photomontage forms an allegory of the urban sedimentation process.
Alban Lecuyer is a photographer based in Paris, France.

January 21, 2015

Taxonomy: Paintings by Yosman Botero




Taxonomy: Paintings by Yosman Botero

The latest three dimensional paintings by Bogota-based artist Yosman Botero. Yosman creates these optical illusions using layers of plexiglass. Each layer holds a detail of the painting and by stacking the sheets of plexiglass together, the illusion of depth is created.