Posts tagged "art"

Artist Katie Sokoler Keeps The Kid Inside Alive

In-flight magazines almost never hold my attention—more often than not, I lose interest in them once I figure out the crossword puzzle is already completed. After this, I usually find myself flipping through Sky Mall and picking out all the outrageous things I could buy for my cat if I had all the…

Kelli Bender / January 24, 2010

Gap And SF MoMA Tap Ed Ruscha, Other Artists For T-Shirt Collab

We’re loving us some artsy fartsy style today. The SF branch of MoMA has just released a series of artist-designed t-shirts in collaboration with the Gap to celebrate the museum’s 75th anniversary. The goods feature the work of some of our favorite artists like photographer Ed Rushcha, who made a color block address-book image, and…

Leonora Epstein / January 18, 2010

Photographer Meg Wachter Dumps SpaghettiOs On Her Pal

In her series “Dumped!,” Brooklyn-based photographer Meg Wachter pours everything from Pepto-Bismol to cottage cheese to Fruit Loops on her friends’ heads and snaps their reactions. Is it wrong that I find these pics strangely erotic? [Meg Wachter Photo]…

Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2010

Behold The Music Flesh Map

Fleshmap is a series of studies done by artists dedicated to an inquiry into human desire and its expression through touch, feel, and sound. Yep—it’s a little bit of crazy art science for ya. My favorite study on the site is about music genres and body parts. It maps out the body parts invoked most…

Ami Angelowicz / January 13, 2010

Check This Out: Artsy Barbie

Looks like there’s a Barbie art trend catching on. Not too long ago, we saw some amazing re-creations of Lady Gaga costumes modeled by the doll, and now we’ve come across another designer who makes her over according to artist themes. There’s Vermeer “Girl With a Pearl Earring” Barbie and Coco Barbie. She also star…

Leonora Epstein / January 11, 2010

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]…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Erin Flaherty / October 15, 2009
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