Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Office Pets

Vitra Edition is an extension of Vitra, the international furniture company focusing mainly on design in the workplace. Vitra Edition is a kind of playground for designers to create products without the constraints of the market and gives the designers a sense of creative liberation effecting in surprising results. I like these office pets by […] Read more…

It's a Gorey World

Edward Gorey, writer and illustrator of over one hundred humorous, quirky and deeply macabre stories, has inspired I feel, many of todays alternative talents such as Tim Burton and Lemony Snicket. There is a dark Victorian sensibility to his illustrations, often set against atmospheric interiors and wintry landscapes. ‘The Gashlycrumb Tinies’ is a tale telling […] Read more…

Wood Nymphs

Audrey Kawasaki is a painter and illustrator known for her ethereal works of oil on wood. Paintings of vulnerable yet seductive girls and women, with graceful curves and haunting dolls faces. The subject looks more like watercolour than oil in my opinion and brings traditional Japanese Art into the 21st Century. I can almost imagine […] Read more…

Plain Living

Photographer Ditte Isager’s beautiful and luminescent images for Food Illustrated made me think of a book i’ve just finished reading about the ‘plain people’ or the Amish. The purity and simplicity of these pictures is so inspiring, i think i’d like to style a shoot based around Amish interiors and Plain Living… there is a […] Read more…

His Dark Materials

Marco Crivello shares his passion for nature with the likes of Caspar David Friedrich and Turner, for his paintings certainly evoke a similar dark romanticism for 21st Century. I love the textures and the dark tones, each painting tellng its own wintry and gothic story. The painting titled Sunken Cathedral makes me feel absolutely desolate […] Read more…

Glass Houses

Dale Chihuly is known for revolutionizing the glassworks movement by breaking free of the idea of solitary artists working alone in a studio, and has embraced the advantages of collaborative teams and the unusual division of labor within the creative process. In this way he has been able to develop complex, multipart sculptures of dramatic […] Read more…

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

A new era for Edgar Allen Poe – known for his tales of the macabre and mystery. This lavishly illustrated hardcover volume of stories, brings a contemporary twist to the already progressive Poe, each story featuring artwork by eminent international designers. The cover alone sends chills up my spine! Read more…

The People's Palaces

The stations of Moscow’s subway system have often been called “the people’s palaces”, for their elegant designs and lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Built during Stalin’s rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian […] Read more…

Kolkatta

Calcutta, once the glittering epi-centre of the British Empire. Who could imagine that the curious blend of Eastern and quintessentially English customs could marry so well to form long lasting traditions now effortlessly woven into the Calcutta’s intrinsic culture. Lazy late afternoon lawn parties, with peppered cucumber sandwiches and samosas… Rolls Royce’s and Ambassador’s the […] Read more…

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