Tuesday, 30 July 2013

BEAUTY IN ALL ITS FORMS


Bangkok beckons with news of The Body Project: Beauty, Brutality and the Reasons Behind exhibition at the Museum of Siam. Tracing the history of what typifies beauty in various cultures across the globe, this show promises to stun and amaze with its portrayal of the ways women's bodies have been shaped over the centuries in the name of beauty. We're intrigued, and just a little discombobulated to learn we could pop a twig in our mouth to see how we'd look with a Mursi clay plate in our lip. Can we try Marilyn's hourglass figure?

Monday, 29 July 2013

SNAP: FISKARS 8.56PM


UP IN ASHES

With a suggested auction value in the tens of millions of dollars, it's little wonder that art afficionados are aghast to hear that some paintings by Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and others may have gone up in smoke. In a brazen heist at Rotterdam's Kunshtal in October 2012, thieves made off with several paintings in one the biggest art thefts in years. Sadly, it seems the paintings are lost forever. Image: Reading girl in white and yellow, 1919, Paul Gauguin.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

MEOW MEN


We don't feel we need to say too much about this. Perfect for keeping smiles on faces.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

THIS IS: GARGANTUAN

It's been eons since dinosaurs walked the planet, but to get an idea of what it may have been like get yourself to Paris to see Philippe Pasqua's towering beast on the Seine. We're agog. Image: © Anthony Gelot via the ever wondrous DesignBoom.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

WIGGIN' OUT: SOCIAL SORCERY

We've set the time machine to 2010 to rediscover Rob Sheridan's glitchy art works for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross's soundtrack to The Social Network, a fascinating film charting the history of Facebook. Rob took an experimental approach by disrupting the images using a text editor rather than Photoshop, with text taken from Facebook fan sites added to the code to corrupt images. The edgy results speak for themselves matching the dark mood of the soundtrack. We're in awe.








Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July 2013

PLAYLIST: FLIGHT FACILITIES

We're shaking our groove thing courtesy of Flight Facilities, a local DJ duo spinning disco and nuhouse with toe-tapability. It's the perfect way to stay focused and keep our inspiration firing.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Friday, 5 July 2013

PYRAMIDS IN THE CANAL

The Camley Street Natural Park in London will soon be home to this phenomenal pyramidic structure (above). A collaboration between London Wildlife Trust, The Architecture Foundation and The Finnish Institute in London the pyramid will be a viewing platform and workshop facility for the London Wildlife Trust’s popular Camley Street Natural Park. Situated in the centre of London, the nature reserve provides a natural habitat for birds, butterflies and amphibians. We're reckoning everyone will be craning for their view once this architectural wonder is installed in Regent's Canal.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

FONTIFICATE: TYPE CITY UK

Instagram's snappy sharing service is put to the test with the burgeoning Type City UK, a Tumblr site presenting an array of typographic forms across the United Kingdom. Anyone can do it, simply submit your font finds to #typecity.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

DOT WORK

Yayoi Kusama: Self Obliteration on Nowness.com
We can't think of a more inspiring way to kick start the week than by watching this revealing short film about one of our favourite artists Yayoi Kusma.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

VENICE BIENNALE: SIMRYN GILL

Celebrating 55 years, the Venice Biennale is again in full swing, this time with Simryn Gill in the hot seat for Australia. Simryn collects, photographs and draws to create poetic works, often with sculptural elements, that interrogate the passage of time, history, landscape and progress. Her carefully collated installations never cease to amaze, but this year she's taken the roof off, literally! (above) To integrate her work with the great outdoors, part of the Australian Pavilion has been removed which cleverly heightens the overall effect while paving the way for the construction of the new pavilion (below) by Denton Corker Marshall.



Monday, 1 July 2013