November 27, 2014

Vanishing Spirits – The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch: Photos by Ernie Button










Vanishing Spirits – The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch: Photos by Ernie Button
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At first glance, the images look like they were taken from space by the Hubble telescope but these are actually patterns created from a small amount of Single Malt Scotch left in a glass, after most of it has been consumed. The idea for the project occurred while putting a used Scotch glass in the dishwasher when he noticed the leftover drops of Scotch had dried into a chalky but beautiful film. He began experimenting with different varieties of Scotch and photographed the residues using colored lights to give them an otherworldly effect.
What I found through some experimentation is that these patterns and images that you see can be created with the small amount of Single-Malt Scotch left in a glass after most of it has been consumed. The alcohol dries and leaves the sediment in various patterns. It’s a little like snowflakes in that every time the Scotch dries, the glass yields different patterns and results. I have used different color lights to add ‘life’ to the bottom of the glass, creating the illusion of landscape, terrestrial or extraterrestrial. Some of the images reference the celestial, as if the image was taken of space; something that the Hubble telescope may have taken or an image taken from space looking down on Earth. The circular image references a drinking glass, typically circular, and what the consumer might see if they were to look at the bottom of the glass after the scotch has dried.
You can see more images here

November 26, 2014

Paintings by Yvan Favre








Paintings by Yvan Favre

Paintings by French artist Yvan Favre that are influenced by artists such as Edward Hopper. The subjects of his paintings are often figures in some form of loneliness or sadness, often isolated and deep in thought.
My characters are often in situations of waiting and dreaming. The representation of light is an essential parameter in each of my paintings, and continuing research to reflect it with justness.

Edges: Paintings by Alex Diamond








Edges: Paintings by Alex Diamond

Abstract watercolor paintings resembling repetitive layering in metamorphic rocks such as slate.
These pieces, these beings, matured on countless pieces of paper, are not of the sky or water, nor the trees or ground. They are born and they grow from conditions and constraints, with little regard for their final form. They look inward, yet they resemble natural phenomena; caves, fossils, bubbles, enzymes. While natural imagery is not an intention or a reference, natural processes are. The aspiration is the organic, where forms arise inevitably from rules evolved over generations. These works are artifacts of process; snapshots from an endless series of moves. 
Alex Diamond is an Austin-based artist and designer. 

November 25, 2014

Endings: Paintings by Laura Ball








Endings: Paintings by Laura Ball

A series of watercolors composed of plants and animals that are weaved together and function as a whole. The focus of her paintings is on endangered and extinct animals that exists in the subconscious and manifest themselves in dreams once gone from the world.
Within the subconscious, our faults and fears, shortcomings and struggles, manifest in corporeal form and appear in dreams either as monsters or as encounters that threaten our survival. We journey inward in these dreams, crossing the thresholds and boundaries of our mental landscape until we reach the core of the psyche. It is in this realm that life-saving and sustaining battles unfold, and the monsters we encounter change before us as the definition of evil and good moves from black-and-white to shades of gray. 

A.NY: Photos by Gustav Willeit






A.NY: Photos by Gustav Willeit

Photos of planes flying over the New York skyline. What makes this series work is not only the angle from which the images were taken but also the planes look like they're navigating between the spaces of the tall buildings.

November 24, 2014

Intricacies: Illustrations by Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller








Intricacies: Illustrations by Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller

A series of highly detailed graphite drawings by Illustrators Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller that blends natural imagery with hints of story. Each drawing took about 30 to 50 hours to complete and were the product of a conscious decision to slow down and explore the natural landscape and the quiet moments of wonder in their tiny studio in rural West Michigan.
With our tight drawing style and love of detail, we have woven rich natural imagery into precarious moments that hint at stories of heartache and personal growth. We’re hoping that when everything is moving too fast, that slipping into these illustrations can give you the slow, quiet space that we had this summer. We hope that maybe they will give you reason to pause and notice the small, mysterious things that lie just out of sight in our everyday.
The illustrations will be collected and released this January in "Intricacies," a hardcover, cloth-bound, offset-printed book, designed with as much care as the drawings it contains. You can help fund this project on Kickstarter.

Prada, Walking in Milano: Video by Marta Vismara



Prada, Walking in Milano: Video by Marta Vismara

A short video on the art of shoemaking from design to finished product for Prada, the Italian luxury fashion house founded in 1913. After watching the video, you'll understand why the handmade shoes are worth the price.

Marta Vismara is a freelance film director who alternates between commercials and web documentaries, for both Italian and international projects.

November 21, 2014

Naomi Nutcracker: Design by Take2 Designagentur




Naomi Nutcracker: Design by Take2 Designagentur
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A simple and effective nutcracker using coil springs containing a firmly fixed pin. Simply place the nut in the steel bowl provided and place the spring above it. Pull the ball at the end of the spring upwards and release. The pin slams down and cracks the nut while the conical springs prevent the shell fragments from flying around.

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