Posts tagged "art"

Butt-iful Toilet Paper Roll Art

Anything used to wipe your you-know-what would be the last place we'd look for art supplies. One artist, however, manages to create beauty out of toilet paper rolls. Pretty incredible, no? [Geekologie]…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 9, 2010

The Perfect Pop

Photographer Edward Horsford has really good timing -- which is how he's able to take such jaw-dropping photos of balloons as they pop. Incredibly, Horsford works alone, using a timer and a flash to capture the absolute perfect balloon-popping moment. We love how he captures the balloon's moment of release. [Neatorama]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 8, 2010

Check This Out: Illustrations From The “Drawing Fashion” Exhibition In London

Designer sketches are one thing, but to be a fashion illustrator is another art altogether. And that's what a new exhibition—called Drawing Fashion—at London's Design Museum explores. The show features the works of famous fashion artists from the 1930s to the present. Some examples: the right hand image above is a print called "Fashion by…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 4, 2010

Ready For A Close-Up

This might look like a photo from a beauty editorial in a fashion magazine, but it's actually a painting by hyper-realist artist Simon Hennessey. I've spent approximately four hours examining those exquisitely detailed pores and whispering, "No freaking way! That's paint?" (As you can tell I am an eloquent art critic). If you've got time…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 3, 2010

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: The Coolest Collage

This adorable mini-collage would look amazing framed and hung up in a glassed-walled sun room, surrounded by potted ferns and gilded curiosities from around the world. Luckily for me (since I don't have a glass-walled sun room or a fern), it would also look awesome tacked onto the inspiration wall above my desk, surrounded by…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 2, 2010

Anonymous Street Artist Wins TED Award For His Moving Public Work

Anonymous street artist JR was awarded a $100,000 TED Prize this week for his impressive public art endeavors. JR makes intensely large photographs, which he then wheat pastes into a variety of locales, transforming his surroundings. The photo above is from an installation he did in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. After the jump, check out…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 21, 2010

An Engagement Ring For Polygamists?

Behold artist Kate Bauman's work, titled "'Til Death Do Us Part." The Gloss cheekily suggests that this knuckle engagement ring is for people who get divorced multiple times and keep their rings. We first thought it referenced polygamy. Or the luckiest girl in the world who got not one, but four diamond rings for her…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 21, 2010

Starry, Starry Bra

This Starry Night bra is currently just an awesome art project (medium listed: "acrylic on bra"), but I'd be first in line to buy one if they ever hit stores. Not only do I love Van Gogh's work, but it would go perfectly with my Mona Lisa thong. [via deviantART]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 14, 2010

Creepy Or Cool: The Self-Painting Dress

No, this is not a costume left over from "The Fifth Element." It's a project called Pseudomorphs, created by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht. The concept: a self-painting dress that brings together art, fashion and technology. The futuristic-looking felt garment is hooked up to stores of paint, which are fed through tubes by a mechanical system.

By: Leonora Epstein / October 13, 2010

Kind Of Romantic: Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Ghosts” Photos

If you are a fan of the novel Wuthering Heights, then you’ve imagined the Gothic landscape upon which Catherine and Heathcliff’s tortured relationship played out. You can see if your imagination syncs with reality in Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Ghosts” photo exhibit, on view at the Brooklyn Museum of Art this fall. The snaps were taken i…

By: Joanne Hinkel / October 12, 2010

Rag & Bone Will Make You An Art Star

Attention all artists, art school dropouts, or people who have time on their hands and know how to use a pencil and the internet: Rag & Bone (one of our favorite collections) is holding a mural contest. The NYC-based line recently moved into a new space in lower Manhattan, and they've got a spare outside…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 8, 2010

How Not Paying Attention In School Can Lead To Amazing Things

Artist Dalton Ghetti must have been really bored in geometry class to have whittled out the middle of a graphite pencil to create two teeny tiny interlocking hearts. We say: A+. [Irresistible]…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 8, 2010

Behold, A Sculpture Made Out Of Underpants

Figuring out what to do with old or unwanted undies is quite the conundrum, am I right? You can't take them to the Salvation Army; you can't use them as dishrags 'cause that would be weird, but it feels wrong to throw them away. Swiss-born artist Pipilotti Rist figured out just how to recycle undergarments:…

By: Joanne Hinkel / September 30, 2010

Sorry, Levi’s: Turns Out, Jeans Are Way, Way Older Than We Thought

While many like to believe that Levi Strauss invented denim as we know it in 1873, it turns out that jeans have a much, much longer history. Historians have known that denim fabric is actually centuries old, but have been murky on details of its regional origin, pointing to Nimes in France or Genoa, Italy.

By: Leonora Epstein / September 22, 2010

Princess Hijab, The French Graffiti Artist Who Draws Burqas On Subway Ads

This short film follows Princess Hijab, a graffiti artist who skulks around the Parisian subway system, scribbling burqas on commercial advertising with a black Sharpie. The Princess appears to be a woman, but like other street artists (Banksy, for example), the true identity is unknown to protect her from police.

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2010

Ouch! This Bra Pinches!

If you thought wearing a bra was uncomfortable before, imagine strapping on artist Laura Ann Jacobs clawed brassiere! It would, ahem, make you pretty crabby, no? According to AOL's Weird News, "Her body of work includes more than 100 unusual, ornate sculptures of bras and corsets that are meant to poke fun at the extreme…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 9, 2010

Art Wars

Bloods go high-brow: Artist Dana Park Weiser pays tribute to classic gang hand signs with her sculpture series, "Throw 'Em Up." [Lost in a Supermarket]…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 8, 2010

Things We Love: Cindy Sherman And Her Hate For Couture

Iconic photographer Cindy Sherman made a name for herself by doing self-portraits in fabulous disguises. In the September issue of Pop magazine, Sherman had the opportunity to use the Chanel archives as her costume supply, from which she sampled classic vintage looks made by Coco herself, as well as Karl Lagerfeld's contemporary designs. While Sherma…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 31, 2010

Yummy Gummi Bear Rug

As a candy, we think gummi bears are just OK. But as an artistic medium, well, they really shine. Chinese American artist YaYa Chou employs the chewy, gummy creations to fantastical effect. Chou's "Gummi Bear Series" features sculptures coated in the tiny bears -- like this meta faux bear rug made out of the saccharine…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 30, 2010

Giant Beaver Vagina Terrorizes The People Of Minnesota

Life must be slow in Bemidjii, Minnesota. Locals are up in arms over a piece of public art: Gaea, a human-sized beaver with a vagina painted on her belly. Gaea is just one of 10 beavers made by artist Deborah A. Davis, who says the pink folds and round nub are the hands of a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2010
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