Artist, Owen Gildersleeve, has created a Nissan car totally out of paper. This British designer, together with Thomas Forsyth made the full size paper version of the Nissan Juke. To see more, and watch a video on how it was made go to Contemporist.
I was mesmerized by these moving photos. There is something very calming about them. I especially like this one, with the rain beating across the window. It really adds a dimension to the photograph and creates a deeper atmosphere. These images were created by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg of Ann Street Studio. Check out lots more photos and an interview of the artists at My Modern Met.
Using high-end cinema cameras, they've pioneered this art form, which features still images that incorporate motion to tell a mesmerizing, visual story. Back in 2011, the artistic duo created their very first cinemagraph and, since then, they've worked with clients such as Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Volvo, Giorgio Armani, and many other household names. They describe their invention as a "living moment" that can either be used as a GIF on the web or a video on Instagram. Either way, their main goal is to make each cinemagraph come alive as a portal to another world.
David Bowie was an amazing artist, musician, and inspiration. It's hard to imagine the world without him as he touched so many aspects of it. He influenced my life starting from seeing him in the movie Labyrinth as the goblin king to the song Rebel Rebel in high school. There are even so many well known songs that I found myself saying "that's a Bowie song too"?! I'm still blown away by the exhibit, that was at the Art Gallery of Ontario, featuring David Bowie back in 2013. I posted about my experience here. It is still one of the best exhibits I have ever been too, and I went twice! It was so well done, letting the visitor explore many different rooms; each place expressing a different mood, from whimsical to homey, to serious. The exhibit ended in a huge room that felt like being at a live concert. It had many of Bowie's costumes on display with lots of colourful lights and played his music from live performances. We hung out in there, on the many couches, for quite awhile just taking it all in. After this exhibit I got into Bowie and his music even more. He had quite the life, always being the first to try something and start a new trend. The world will miss this genius.
What do you do when you see a modern chandelier you really like but it costs 1000s of dollars? Why, make it yourself of course! That's just what my father, Steve White, did at my parents condo. The new light hangs over their dinning room table, and it certainly is a conversation piece. I've already commissioned him to make one for us.
From the designer:
A unique dining room chandelier was created by modifying standard under-the-counter LED lighting components. The LED lights are available from Lee Valley Tools on reels of peel-and-stick tape in any length. Also available are one meter long aluminum tracks (to mount the LED tape), light diffusers, wiring, connectors, power supplies, and dimmers for complete kitchen counter or bookshelf lighting.
It was discovered that the LED tracks are made of a soft aluminum extrusion which can be gently curved or twisted into almost any shape prior to installing the LED tape. The possible lighting designs are only limited by one's imagination. In this case, 5 of the tracks were bent over a wine bottle into various curves, such that they all line up to be of equal lengths at the two ends. The ends were then clamped by sandwiching them between two aluminum plates cut in a semi-circle shape and bolted together. The space between the plates contains the interconnecting wires joining the LED strips.
A 12 volt power supply, mounted in the ceiling box, can be dimmed using a standard AC light dimmer. The chandelier is suspended from the ceiling box by 4 picture wires, which also carry the 12 volt power to the fixture.
I just love how unique it is, and even more special since it was handmade. It's amazing what can be done with a little imagination and hard work. Can't wait to have one hanging over our dinning room table!
Take a look at this amazing sculpture. So neat! It's called Not Now and was created by artist Michael Beitz. It would be pretty crazy to work at an end of a desk like this. Just thought I'd share something fun with you for the week end. Hope to get more to you next week about our master bathroom. We have been working on it I promise!
A department store in Amsterdam has created a vertical living area in the tower of their building. Very neat use of a small, but tall, space! It was created by i29 Architects. For more go to Contemporist.
The living space has been designed for an artist in residence project created by de Bijenkorf and theRijksmuseum named ‘Room On The Roof’, with artist Martin Baas starting the first residency on the 27th of January.
The department store has invited artists, writers, musicians, architects and designers to take part in the program. Artist Maarten Baas will be first to use the studio. During the launch, the full program for 2015 will be unveiled together with the first screening of an introductory film by Artist and Creative Director, Christian Borstlap.
I came across this artist, Bernard Pras, and I just had to share. These pieces are amazing! You can see more here if you are interested. From the front the pieces look like paintings, but from the side you can see it's all kinds of stuff jumbled together that create the image you see when viewing from the front. It's just incredible! I couldn't find too much information about the process of the pieces themselves, but I found this short video that shows how the piece would look if you were to walk around it. Take a look!