Posts tagged "art"

Lucy Liu Is Actually A Talented Abstract Artist

Not only did I think Lucy Liu was bad-ass for her role in "Elementary" as a female Dr. Watson, but now I'm damn well in love with her. It turns out Liu is also an abstract painter! She's been painting for years and exhibiting under the pseudonym Yu Ling, so a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2013

18 WTF Celeb Tributes For Sale On Etsy

There's a lot of beautiful weirdos out there. And a lot of them sell crap on Etsy. Specifically, we're talking about the strange amalgam of celebrity-oriented craftery that's available on Etsy. Need an R. Kelly prayer candle? Yeah, we've got one. A wine glass etched with the glorious visage of Julia Roberts? Of course you…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 8, 2013

Plant This Pretty Flower Print Anywhere In Your House

I love all of Valentina's colorful ink drawings, but this flower print especially caught my eye, thanks to its funky '70s vibe and whimsical swirling shapes. The best part? Unlike the jar of wilted roses in my office that I keep forgetting to throw away, this bouquet will last forever. [$35 framed,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 1, 2013

Today In Crazy History: CIA Admits To Using Modern Art As A Cold War Weapon

Don't "get" modern art? Apparently none of us do, because while we were off contemplating Jackson Pollack's splatter paintings in the Museum of Modern Art, the Central Intelligence Agency was using Pollack and his pals as "weapons" during the Cold War. A new report reveals that the CIA promoted American Abstract Expressionist painting around the…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 26, 2012

These Dopplestränger Pictures Are Mesmerizing

In a new project called "I'm Not A Look-Alike!", Canadian photographer François Brunelle brought together unrelated strangers who could be twins. He invited these pairs of dopplesträngers (I'm coining that term by the way) to his studio and photographed them together. These pictures are kind of blowing my mind. Click through to see more…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 15, 2012

“Photoshop In Real Life” Is Exactly As Troubling As It Sounds

There's no such thing as "too perfect" in the age of Photoshop. Reconstruct eyes, mouths, noses, cheekbones, entire faces? Turn real, blemished human skin into smooth sculpted porcelain? Make full thighs slender, small breasts large, protruding bellies flat? Well, if you can do it, then why not? We're so accustomed to the image of widespread…
By: Rachel Krause / December 10, 2012

Shirtless Prince Harry Immortalized In London Gay Bar Mural

"Pride" takes on a whole new meaning at Manbar, a London gay bar that just got its own shirtless Prince Harry mural — our royalty is more bangable than your royalty, Swedes. Manbar commissioned artist Mike Bliss to put a shirtless Hot Ginge outside its Charing Cross pub and surprise, surprise, it's quite…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2012

Check Out These Cool Faux Vintage Travel Ads

When I was a kid, my family drove to upstate Connecticut once a year to visit friends. On the long, dark drive through the woods on the way home, my older sisters and brothers (and mom — thanks, Mom) had me convinced boogeymen were in the trees, just waiting to drop on our minivan. I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 24, 2012

Kate Moss Can Just Sell Her Tattooed Skin If She Ever Goes Broke (Not Likely)

''[Lucian Freud] told me about when he was in the navy, when he was 19 or something, and he used to do all of the tattoos for the sailors. And I said, 'Oh my God, that's amazing.' And he went, 'I can do you one. What would you like? Would you like creatures of the…
By: Rachel Krause / November 23, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 11 Artsy Movie Posters

Once you move out of your college dorm room, it's generally frowned upon to plaster your walls with crinkled "Animal House" posters. You can get around the stigma by putting your movie posters in ornate frames (which is what I did with my beloved "Spice World" poster) or you can show your love for your…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 23, 2012

Sienna Miller Stripped Down For A Pregnant Portrait (NSFW)

Sienna Miller had her first child over the summer with Robert Pattinson's adorable BFF Tom Sturridge, but just before she popped out daughter Marlowe (what, is that not a clinical term?), she posed for a nude portrait by her artist friend Jonathan Yeo. The painting itself is actually quite beautiful, but Yeo had…
By: Rachel Krause / November 7, 2012

James Franco Is Covered In Paint, Making Weird Art

God bless James Franco for always keeping things interesting. Here he is getting down and dirty with a set of paints with what looks like a giant Gumby doll inside someone's bedroom. If you don't understand, it's just because you don't get modern art. [ONTD] Pippa Middleton's new boyfriend has a brother who i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2012

Do Not Want: Jawbone Sunglasses

One of my dad's main hobbies when I was growing up was collecting and cleaning skulls, so I probably feel a bit more comfortable with bones, teeth, and cartilage than the average person (my brothers and I used to play with one particular manta ray exoskeleton as if it were a GI Joe doll). Even so,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 6, 2012

Life Dream Status: A Trampoline Bridge In Paris

Paris is my favorite city in the world (so original, right?), and before today I didn't think there was anything that could make it better. But after seeing this conceptual photo of a giant trampoline bridge across the Seine, well, I stand corrected. Dreamed up by architects at Atelier Zündel Cristea, the idea took third…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 1, 2012

Thank Goodness For Pretty Thank You Cards

Finding the motivation to send a proper thank you note is almost impossible--unless I have a stack of beautiful thank you notes sitting on my desk, in which case I'm so excited to use them that I start thanking everyone for everything. Thank you, 5th grade teacher, for believing in me! Thank you, best friend,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 30, 2012

Creepy Or Genius? Artist Gives Men A Peek Into The Ladies Room

Austrian artist Alexander Riegler must really want a meeting in the ladies room, because for his latest project, he's installed a one-way mirror in the bathroom of a local cafe in order to capture what women really do in the bathroom. Riegler swears he's not a perv, and promises that the mirror only captures wome…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 24, 2012

A Baby That’s Pregnant With A Baby That’s Pregnant With A Baby

Calm down. Baby's First Baby is not a real toy. It's art, dammit! The piece by Darren Cullen will be part of a group show called "Moral Holiday," showing at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Of his human pregnancy wormhole, Cullen says: "It seems like the majority of news websites covering this have misunderstood…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 19, 2012

French Artist Sculpts A 330-Pound Cube Out Of Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick

Leave it to the French to come up with a fresh, creative, avant-garde use for a practical product from one of their most iconic brands: conceptual artist Fabrice Hyber crafted a 330-pound, one-meter cube, titled "1m3 de Beauté" (or "One Cubic Meter of Beauty") of solid Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in shade…
By: Rachel Krause / October 18, 2012

Do Not Want: Tooth Shoes

These toothy oxfords, made with a pair of British dress shoes and over 1,000 dentures, are just an art project at this point, but let's hope they don't become a trend. I have a hard enough time remembering to floss the teeth in my mouth--I'm not sure I could handle the extra responsibility of flossing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 15, 2012

Start Saving Up, Hipsters: This Bike Costs $70,000

Classic Schwinn not doing it for you anymore? Yearning for a ride that will really get you noticed? How about this one-of-a-kind beech wood bike? Inspired by a famous 19th century chair designed by Michael Thonet (side note: who are the people who are keeping track of famous chairs? Should I know about famous chairs?),…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 10, 2012
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