Posts tagged "art"

Artsy Trash Or Trashy Art?

Artist Christine Finley goes around N.Y.C. and dresses up dumpsters. Prettiest trash cans we’ve ever seen. [WWD]…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 8, 2010

MWAH: The Cocktail Gallery K.I.S.S. Poster

The mantra “Keep it simple, stupid” may get you through life, but it won’t help you mix a delicious drink. The Cocktail Gallery’s “K.I.S.S.” poster reminds us what’s really important when it comes to shaken or stirred beverages: simple syrup. Be sure to keep the 1:1 water and sugar combo in mind whenever you whi…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 8, 2010

Rage Against The Machine—Vending For Anger Management

Thanks to the automat, some people thought that in the future, everything would come out of vending machines. This seems to be a partial reality seeing as fashion vending machines are very in vogue, and you can buy digital cameras out of them in the airport. Now, you can also get therapy through the coi…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 1, 2010

Would You Put A Portrait Of Yourself Over Your Bed?

Our pal Gala Darling points to this photo of Padma Lakshmi in her bed, a bed that has a painting of herself over it. Ego gone wild or appropriate artwork? You be the judge.

By: Susannah Breslin / December 28, 2009

Women’s Magazines Shocked By Bald Women Photos

Milan/Paris-based photographer Enzo dal Verme (he’s shot for Vanity Fair, l’Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Grazia, Elle, etc.) has shot a series of bald women in a new gallery called “Bald is Beautiful.” All of the subjects have alopecia, have gone through chemo or are just happier without hair, says Verme, who interestingly goes on to…

By: Nina Carbone / December 21, 2009

Barbie’s Latest Career Move—Becoming Lady Gaga

This seems like one of those cases of life imitating art imitating life, and makes you wonder, which came first? Lady Gaga? Or Barbie Gaga? The likeness is crazy-similar! The guy who makes these is a Gaga-obsessed artist who has recreated the pop singer’s hairstyles and outfits with painstaking accuracy. Check out more pictures after…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 18, 2009

Here’s A Trashy Gift Idea

New York-based artist Justin Gignac is one of those dudes who inspires us to ask, Why didn’t I think of that? After a co-worker pointed out and emphasized the importance of package design, he got the bright idea that anything could be dressed to sell, including garbage. In addition to hawking crap from the street…

By: Erin Flaherty / December 16, 2009

A Cigarette Lighter As Paintbrush

Paris-based artist Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, aka Stak and Olivier Stak, uses only a cigarette lighter to create his ceiling masterpieces. A self-proclaimed suburbanite, he was intrigued by cities while growing up. His work is clearly influenced by street culture and graffiti art yet exhibits the nearly impossible symmetry of more classical art. Some his works are…

By: Annika Harris / November 30, 2009

Shakira Has Lost Her Head

Now that’s gotta hurt. UK street artist The Decapitator set about making a wackadoodle pop culture statement when he cut off Shakira’s head. Posters featuring the cover of the November issue of Rolling Stone were decimated in this rather gory fashion. Not satisfied with this New York City sidewalk prank, the guerrilla artist produced fake…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 25, 2009

Be The Life Of The Party By Lighting Up The Party

Wowwwww. Check out this amazing “Galaxy” gown created by CuteCircuit design duo Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz. Illuminated by 24,000 tiny, lightweight LED lights, the dress is totally wearable and powered by iPod batteries. The circuits and Swarovski crystals are layered on silk “so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightne…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 16, 2009

Nail Art As Real Art

Finally, someone looks beyond the superficial value of manicures. Photographer Molly Sorno focuses her work on nail art, salons, and manicure culture. Her pictures make you realize that your nails say a lot about you—concentrate solely on them, and you start imagining the person neon airbrushed tips belong to. Sorno’s work is now on display…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 6, 2009

A Sunday Drive To Meet The Boys In Prison

I came across this amazing photo series, “Sunday Drive,” on PDN’s Photo of the Day blog. It was shot by Luke Smalley, a photographer who died unexpectedly earlier this year. The photo story features three young women who are taking a weekend trip to meet their boyfriends who are in prison. It was Smalley’s last…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 6, 2009

An Affordable Work Of Art That Helps The Kids

I’m thinking about buying this beautiful piece, Burden, by Brooklyn-based artist Samantha Hahn. The original was done in concentrated ink on watercolor paper, and the matte giclee print is a brilliant reproduction. As for the subject: a woman holding a tower of chairs on her back. The description of the piece reads, “Chairs are really…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 21, 2009

Because You Care Enough To Send Your (Druggie) Friends The Best

Artist Mark McCloud has an unusual claim to fame: He owns the largest and most well-documented collection of printed or embossed LSD blotter papers in the world, aka the “Institute of Illegal Images.” Now, he wants you to “open your mind” and stuff, too. At Blotter Barn (classy name!) you can purchase large-scale, photographic digital…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 15, 2009

Barbie Gone Wild!

As far as I was concerned when I was a little girl, there was only one proper use for my Barbie dolls—simulating sex acts. But Barbie and Ken humping (without privates mind you) got old after a while. Now I know that sex is not always a Barbie and Ken doin’ it missionary style event.

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 14, 2009

Menstrual Activists: The New Breed Of Artists, Writers, And Protestors Destigmatizing Your Period

I got my first period in the sixth grade. When my mom took me to the grocery store to buy pads, I remember glaring at every man that crossed our path, thinking, “You don’t know what it’s like to be controlled by your body! You’re walking around all nonchalant in your Dockers, not a care…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2009

Buy An Ultra Chic Laptop For A Good Cause

The Dell Design Studio has just issued Product Red, a new line of laptop covers created by cool artists where part of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to help combat and eliminate AIDS in Africa. Photographer Ben Grieme created a series of beautiful ombre color gradations (like the one above), Klaus Haapaniemi designed…

By: Erin Flaherty / October 2, 2009

An Art Exhibit That Supports Your Girls

Forget the term “starving artist.” ArtPrize is a contest currently in full swing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where any artist — famous or total nobody — can show work, individually or in groups, at a location of their choosing. Visitors to the festival will vote on their favorite pieces and the top 10 entries will…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 25, 2009

Keep Calm And Wear A Thong

Designer Liz Franco created this hilarious send-up of this iconic British WWII poster. [Via Fraying]…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 17, 2009
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