Posted by : Natalia Riis Revsgaard Jørgensen 2013-05-21 10:50
Sculpting everyday materials by Tara Donovan
The American artist Tara Donovan experimenting with virtually worthless trifles like toothpicks, foil, straws and nails. By collecting things - often in the tens or hundreds of thousands she conjures both the physical and poetic potential of the material and make it "grow" into organic sculptures that works sensual and alluring.
Source: www.louisiana.dk, www.acegallery.net
Posted by : Natalia Riis Revsgaard Jørgensen 2013-04-05 13:55
The Australian brand Maripossa is focusing on notion of contradiction and opposition, coarse metals are transformed into fabric-like jewellery fusing raw earth crystals, sterling silver and fine chains. By interspersing these contrasting mediums each piece has its own distinct sense of aesthetic malleability.
"Into The Ether"
Posted by : Natalia Riis Revsgaard Jørgensen 2013-03-26 12:10
Metal Pop Art by David Kracov
The American artist David Kracov whose paintbrush is guided by the ever-changing muse of pop culture and whose designs are brougth to life by his literary prowess, has left his unmistakable fingerprint on the world of modern art.
Source: www.davidkracov.com, www.tumblr.com
Posted by : Natalia Riis Revsgaard Jørgensen 2013-03-18 23:55
Paper sculptures by Irving Harper
Irving Harper (born 1016) one of the most hyped industrial designers in the 20th century, while working for George Nelson Associates, inc. On designs for Herman Miller furniture - Irving Harper became one of the most prolific designers of the modernist styles.
Irving Harper's private passion and hobby is his paperboard sculptures which over 40 years has become an incredible collection.
Source: Grainedit.com, Google.com, tumblr.com
Posted by : Natalia Riis Revsgaard Jørgensen 2013-03-13 11:35
Occupied by Brands
Maybe just a bit too fond of brands
Source: Google.com, Flickr.com, Tumblr.com
Posted by : Natalia Riis Revsgaard Jørgensen 2013-02-24 01:15
Ugly Models London is a London-Based alternative modelling agency that specialises in character modelling. It's owner Marc French says it's about "celebrating everyone's unique beauty".
To discover this phenomenon have DANSK magazine shown the concept in their magazine.
Source: DANSK Magazine, www.ugly.org
Posted by : Natalia Riis Revsgaard Jørgensen 2013-02-06 10:15
Posted by : Natalia Riis Revsgaard Jørgensen 2013-01-30 22:20
Fashion Shows Through History
Copenhagen Fashion Week is officially started and a lot of all the Danish and foreign fashion companies are attending.
They present their new styles through a fashion show, but do you know when the first fashion show took place? Actually more accurately did the first fashion show found place in 1391 by Queen Isabella of Bavaria.
Below you see pictures from fashion shows throughout the last century.
A Collection a Day is a blog written by artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon. The blog documents a project that took place during 2010 where Lisa each of the 365 days photographed or drew one collection. Some collections are imagined some are real and exist in her home or studio. Check out the project and the 365 lovely collections here...
Posted by : Tina 2010-11-30 11:55
Mad Men Yourself
Are you following the series Mad Men? If you want to find your own Mad Men look, just enter the site and choose from a range of different bodytypes, hairstyles, outfits and accessories.
Soon the Cross Connection Ballet Company have a new performance in Copenhagen. Right now they are busy at their workshop, doing choregraphy and rehearsing, designers creating costumes and scenographers working on making the right visual sceneries.
Their performances consist of several short ballets, with different dancers and artists. So you get a glimpse of different styles and moods. It ususally results in a magical experience.
CCBC is an international dance ensemble of experienced professional dancers and choreographers, founded in 2007 by Constantine Baecher and Cedric Lambrette, both dancers at the Royal Danish Ballet. Their mission is to promote contemporary dance by performing for a broad audience, while being a platform for budding choreographers and new works.
OUTSIDE IN takes place in the end of June. Take a look at what it could look like...
Posted by : Leena 2010-05-17 11:20
Do the Dog Pose
Doga - or Dog Yoga - is the new excercise form in New York. Bring your pup to yoga class, and you can both do the Downward-facing Dog posture.
Doga is a combination of massage and meditation with gentle stretching for dogs and their human partners. For example in a â€œresting poseâ€, the owner reclines, with legs slightly bent over the dogâ€™s torso to relieve pressure on the spine. This is supposed to make the dog and itâ€™s human partner closer and more connected.
What a great way to spend more quality time with your doggy...?
Posted by : Leena 2010-05-05 11:25
"Aqueous" by Mark Mawson is a creative and beautiful series of photographs of different colored paints being dropped into water. Check more of his work here.
These are kind of an internet phenomenon - not new, but growing more and more impressive. Some people really put an effort into making the pictures believable, and we appreciate it a lot.
Posted by : Leena 2010-03-31 12:25
Why not freshen up your kitty and make her female chic with a brand new hairstyle?
Buy your wig here, or just the book with photos of those beautiful trendsetters.
Have a Happy Easter!
Posted by : Leena 2010-03-04 15:30
In 1917 two cousins, Elsie Wright, 16, and Frances Griffiths, 10, came to public attention in the UK. They claimed, and presented over time, five photographs that appeared to show them in the company of fairies.
Some believed the pictures to be authentic, and even Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to be a firm believer in them. For much of their lives the girls maintained that they were genuine, before finally admitting in an interview in 1981, that they had been faked using cardboard cut outs stuck on hatpins. Elsie Wright though continued to maintain until her death in 1986 that they had seen fairies in their garden and that the fifth and final picture, in which neither girl is present, was genuine.
Posted by : Leena 2010-02-24 14:50
Need some new inspiration for how to do your daily braids? Here are some ideas...
Frida Kahlo was undoubtedly the queen of braids.
Posted by : Leena 2010-02-16 13:40
Meet the real life invisible man - Liu Bolin, 36-year-old artist, has the ability to disappear. Inspired by how some animals blend themselves into the surroundings for self-protection, Bolin creates these amazing camouflage artworks. He paints himself to merge with the surroundings, and he is so apt at it that at times passers-by don't even realize he is there until he moves. He takes up to 10 hours at a time for a single photo to get the perfect outcome. For Liu Bolin no surrounding is too difficult to blend into.
Posted by : Leena 2010-01-26 17:20
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Shadow art by Kumi Yamashita.
Wood blocks and light make up these installations, that must be a whole lot more complicated than they look at a first glimpse. Amazing work.
Posted by : The Stella team 2009-12-18 11:55
The Stella Nova team wishes you a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
A little piece of history, from the description of the project:
"Pink was once a color associated with masculinity, considered to be a watered down red and held the power associated with that color. In 1914, The Sunday Sentinel, an American newspaper, advised mothers to â€œuse pink for the boy and blue for the girl, if you are a follower of convention.â€ The change to pink for girls and blue for boys happened in America and elsewhere only after World War II. As modern society entered twentieth century political correctness, the concept of gender equality emerged and, as a result, reversed the perspective on the colors associated with each gender as well as the superficial connections that attached to them."
Posted by : Leena 2009-12-07 18:50
Like mother like daughter
Yet another cool blog.. This is a 17 year old girl from Texas, clearly influensed by her mother's style, wardrobe, and wallet. A glimpse into the world of people who actually go to balls, and wear Chanel when they do.
The first two photos are of mother and daughter together.
Posted by : Leena 2009-11-19 20:45
This 13 year old girl is may be a style rookie, as the title of her blog says. But she is very fashion savvy, and has a lot of opinions as well as a great eye for photography. Also a very well developed language and a personal style that make her blog worth the read...
Here is what she writes about herself: "Tiny 13 year old dork that sits inside all day wearing awkward jackets and pretty hats. Scatters black petals on Rei Kawakubo's doorsteps and serenades her in rap. I have no where near 4 million readers. Rather cynical and cute as a drained rat. In a sewer. Farting. And spitting out guts."
PS: Finally upload is working again!
Posted by : Leena 2009-11-06 08:05
Unfortunately upload is not working at the moment, which is why we can't upload pictures to make new blog posts! We are working on the problem, and hope to be onboard soon again. In the meantime, enjoy this song by Taxi Taxi!
Posted by : Leena 2009-10-02 15:25
Barbie slaughter - For beauty you must suffer!
Ever play with Barbie dolls? You might like this jewellery then... It's amazing how recognizable she is, even in small cutouts of her body.
These are all works by Margaux Lange - she has specialized in jewellery made from Barbie body parts, and she writes on her site; "I enjoy the funny juxtaposition of wearing the body, on the body. Barbie has become the accessory instead of being accessorized."
Posted by : Leena
500 different coloured pencils
Pencils in 500 different colours, with names like Lettuce, Tea With Milk, Bonfire, Rapunzel, Madame Pomperdour, etc. You don't receive all of them at once, but over the course of 20 months. So you can get to know each and every one of them.
They also make different cases, to keep and display your pencils. Very aesthetic!
Posted by : Leena 2009-08-14 12:15
Wonderful My Little Ponies by artist Mari Kasurinen. You can write her, if you have a special one in mind, she might even make it for you.
How about My Little Andy Warhol, My Little Frida Kahlo, My Little Edward Scissorhands, or My Little Lady Gaga?
Posted by : Leena 2009-07-14 13:25
A B C D ...
Know your ABC? The first alphabet below is photos of spaces between buildings, the second one is people on a beach, and the third one has been created from satellite images of natural features and buildings - a graphic designer from Australia took six months to find the complete alphabet set in Google Maps.
Posted by : Leena 2009-07-10 17:15
Art with clothes
Did you know you could this with your clothes? Those jeans look kinda mean, but don't worry, I saved the friendly one for last!
Posted by : Leena 2009-07-06 18:25
This is a guy called Scott Weaver. He started gluing toothpicks together around 34 years ago and started rolling ping pong balls around the results. Eventually, that would become this toothpick sculpture of San Francisco that he has spent about 3,000 hours (about 375 work days) creating in his living room. Wow!
Posted by : Leena 2009-06-08 12:45
Past Future Fashion
Predictions from the 1930's by American fashion designers, of how we would dress in the year 2000. For example skirts will disappear entirely, and an electric belt will adapt the body to climatic changes. Also, the hair fashion is pretty remarkable...
Posted by : Leena 2009-05-26 14:10
Cute pets, that will follow you wherever you go, and never whine for food or attention! You can choose a dog, Bambi, or even a panda for your new companion.
Posted by : Leena 2009-05-18 10:25
Pirates and ladies at Chanel
The 2010 Resort show season has started, and last week Chanel had their catwalk around dusk time at the lido in Milan. It's not difficult to see where the inspiration came from... and you have got to love that hair hat!!
Posted by : Leena 2009-05-11 11:25
Eyes on you...
Know that feeling - like someone is watching you? Try throwing a glance at the trees around you next time...
Posted by : Leena 2009-04-28 20:55
Posted by : Leena 2009-04-24 17:40
Hvass&Hannibal is a design and art studio based in Copenhagen, established in 2006 by childhood friends Nan Na Hvass & Sofie Hannibal. The duo works with basically everything from album covers to music videos, graphic art, silkscreening, art direction, illustration, installation and lots more.
They have a show - Magic Hour - at Mohs Exhibit, Copenhagen, from today!
Posted by : Leena 2009-04-22 19:30
Under my Umbrella
Now that summer is coming, and the weather has been so beautiful for a while now, we are not really needing our umbrellas (let's hope it lasts...). Here are some ideas for finding other use for your umbrellas. These are all art installations by different artists.
Posted by : Leena 2009-04-12 18:20
Igor & André
Blog by a guy, who just loves to draw! Very evocative drawings of beautiful women.
Shinichi Maruyama is a Japanese photographer and artist, who lives in New York since 2003. Among a lot of other things, he has done a series of amazing high speed shots of water in the air. The series is named Kusho.
When you see the photos, they could as well be tiny drops of water, but this picture shows the scale of his work... Looks kind of messy, but fun! Some finished artworks below.
Posted by : Leena 2009-03-20 11:40
Norwegian designer Bjoerg does this lovely fairytale-like jewellery, with associations to old playing cards and Alice in Wonderland. The pieces have a rare yet familiar feel â€“ like discovering in your Grandmaâ€™s attic a rare gem that has a contemporary twist.
Also lovely and surrealistic campaign images...
Posted by : Leena 2009-03-10 18:20
Tiny Street art
There are a lot of things out there, that you never see, even if you are right in front of them! Take these artworks for example. Very easy to miss, but if you do notice them they can make your day, don't you think? They are all found in the streets of London somewhere...
Posted by : Leena 2009-02-21 17:50
Horse hair fashion
Why not do something extra special for your horsie-friend?
Remember these hairdos? This is kinda the opposite...
Posted by : Leena 2008-12-21 23:50
If youâ€™ve been on a cruice ship, you might have
experienced thisâ€¦ The service personnel fold these animals and leave
them for you after the daily cleaning of the room. If you leave your
sunglasses in the room, you are very likely to find the animal wearing
them when you return. They are really cute, I wouldnâ€™t want to unwrap
Posted by : Leena 2008-11-05 21:45
This wallpaper is cool! It is decorative, both blank, and after
being drawn on. It will change appearance forever. Great idea for the
bathroom or waiting room - wherever people feel bored! Just put a
bucket of different coloured pens in there too!
And last but definitely not least: it is a good excuse for you to draw on walls!
Posted by : Leena 2008-10-30 21:50
PJs as outdoor wear
In Shanghai it is not uncommon to see people walking
the streets in pajamas, and not only in the morning. They wear them for
shopping, dogwalking, and I guess many other places tooâ€¦ Of course a
pajama is very comfortable, but could it become a fashion?
I love these pictures, because although the people look kind of
serious, the PJs totally out of context makes them funny and
Posted by : Leena 2008-10-21 23:45
Trees in shapes
This is not photoshop! Arborsculpture is the art of shaping the
trunks and branches of live trees. You must be very patient to do this
kind of art, as it takes several years for each item to finish.
It looks amazing, and I am fascinated by the fact that there are
people out there, who dedicate themselves to this! Imagine a garden
with live tree furniture, with leaves and everything! I like those
human figures too!
The creator of this stool has succeeded in making a business out of it,
and is now growing them all over his yard. Itâ€™s pretty cool I think!
Posted by : Leena 2008-08-09 14:25
Pretty rainbow shoes
There was a Salvatore Ferragamo exhibition at the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art this spring. I loved these fantastic shoe installations, and now I want to own a pair in each colour!
Posted by : Leena 2008-07-28 13:25
Ever tried making a shadow with your hands, that looked like a dogâ€™s or
a rabbitâ€™s head? Well, you can do a lot more than thatâ€¦How about an
elephant, or a human face? Hereâ€™s a few so you can practice.
It takes a little practice, though, to get it as good as the guy in
this first videoâ€¦ itâ€™s amazing how fluid his movements are, and how he can
bend those fingers and hands!
Also the second one is pretty coolâ€¦ itâ€™s from the Oscar Show, a group of
maybe ten dancers doing different movie-titles like Happy Feet and
Posted by : Leena 2008-07-15 19:05
The word doggystyle has got a whole new meaningâ€¦
Bad hairday? - put a dog on your headâ€¦ or a moose, or a sealion! See the other hair-hats at Uchu-country under Works.
Posted by : Leena 2008-07-12 12:40
By Robert Sabuda. These books are amazing! They kind of look like many other childrenâ€™s story books on the outside, but thereâ€™s an unbelievable world inside. And on every page there are small popup books within the popup book! There are so many great details, you can look them through again and again, and always discover something new. I made these videos to try to show you how wonderful they are.
The first one is Alice in Wonderland, the second is The Wizard of Oz. Music by Hess is More. Enjoy!
Posted by : Leena 2008-07-08 15:25
How about buying a fake cake (or why not many)! It is so much easier than making a real one, and you can use it again and again! I guess you must be pretty sure though, that your guests will turn down your offer (it would NEVER work with my friends), but you will get the credit for making that beautiful dessert!
It would also be cool to decorate a whole room in the house with cakesâ€¦ like the bedroom for example. You would be granted sweet dreams every night!
There are actually several websites selling fake cakes and other desserts and foods, both ready- and custom-made. There must be a great market for this out thereâ€¦ These ones are from Leelees Creations.