Posts tagged "art"

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.

Annika Harris | November 30, 2009 - 9:30 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | November 25, 2009 - 6:15 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | November 16, 2009 - 7:30 pm

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…

Leonora Epstein | November 6, 2009 - 7:30 pm

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.

Susannah Breslin | November 6, 2009 - 1:10 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | October 21, 2009 - 12:40 pm

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…

Erin Flaherty | October 15, 2009 - 3:10 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | October 14, 2009 - 5:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 7, 2009 - 11:30 am

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…

Erin Flaherty | October 2, 2009 - 6:15 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | September 25, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Keep Calm And Wear A Thong

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

Susannah Breslin | September 17, 2009 - 11:00 am

Artist Jenny Holzer Creates Temporary Tattoos

You may be familiar with the work of Jenny Holzer, whose word-based public artworks have become ubiquitous in our culture. One of her most famous projects, projected across the side…

Susannah Breslin | September 11, 2009 - 12:45 pm

A New Book Looks At Hair As Art

A new book on hair, Hair’em Scare’em, showcases the hair on your head as a medium for artistic expression. While you may still be struggling with that updo, some artists…

Susannah Breslin | September 10, 2009 - 11:15 am

Photographer Elena Kalis Takes Lewis Carroll’s Classic Story Underwater

Will recreating classic fairy tales and children’s stories in photo shoots ever get old? Probably not. Photographer Elena Kalis took this amazing series of underwater photos in which her 10-year-old…

Catherine Strawn | September 9, 2009 - 2:50 pm

Restorers Discover A Big Old Erect Penis In A Classic 17th Century Painting

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that folks back in olden times (a) had a sense of humor and (b) had dirty minds just as bad as ours. But it’s true.

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | September 3, 2009 - 3:30 pm

What Would You Put on Display At the Museum Of Broken Relationships?

At this point in my life, I have enough memorabilia from broken relationships to fill an entire museum. As a writer, I tend to heal after a breakup by writing…

Ami Angelowicz | August 28, 2009 - 7:20 pm

Sex And Fashion Meet Beads And Felt

Think arts and crafts projects are all about camp activities and innocent fun? French artist Marianne Batlle causes us to think again. While her handmade beaded broaches are super crafty,…

Leonora Epstein | August 25, 2009 - 3:10 pm

Missed Connections Art By Sophie Blackall

Admit it. From time to time, you browse Craigslist’s Missed Connections, secretly hoping that you’ll recognize a description and realize you are the “girl on the A train.” What could…

Leonora Epstein | August 23, 2009 - 11:00 am
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