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Art Imitates… Art

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This is one of Brandon Jan Blommaert‘s junk sculptures.  I love the idea of re-using junk but I think what I like the most is the close resemblance to the monster in Where the Wild Things Are… which, by the way, should be an awesome movie!

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Flip It Good

Mister Kama used a series of drawings on label stickers and an elevator handrail as his flipbook canvas in Milan.  Check it out…

For another interesting flipbook idea, check out Erbert and Gerbert’s Human Flipbook.


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Flickd – Design

I’ve been obsessing about design lately. 

I used to believe life was all about timing but I have changed my mind.  Now I firmly believe life is all about design.  Some things work by design while other things don’t… by design.

On a simple scale, this bridge is illustrative of that very idea.

(I have no idea where this bridge is… sorry)

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Owww… that REALLY hurt!

 

Doesn’t Banksy‘s latest NYC piece remind you of the YouTube darling, Charlie Bit My Finger?

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Make Some Space

It’s here!… Today, September 19th is the second annual Park(ing) Day.  Conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective, PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.

This is obviously a “green movement” but I think it has greater implications.  I was lucky enough to walk past three of these exhibits on my way into the office… one of which I had enough time to sit at while enjoying my coffee for a bit and I can honestly say that it changed my morning.  If nothing else… it will change your perspective… and only good things can come of that. 

If you get inspired and are interested in participating next year, check out the Park(ing) Day How to Manual for hints on how to create your own parking project.  Have fun – and send me pics!

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Flickd – 3d retro

It’s all about perspective… here is a sampling from a Flickr album titled 3d retro by pilllpat (agence eureka) that is worth checking out.  Ahh – life in blue in red!  You know what to do…

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ATE – XII

Wallace & Gromit… Fashionistas?

For my twelfth installment of All Things English… let me break down my Wallace & Gromit obsession for you.  As a child I enjoyed their antics but when I was in college I found a W&G alarm clock that rang with “Morning Gromit!  Time for walkies!” in his famous English accent.  At that moment, my affection for them turned to full blown love which clearly is what Harvey Nics is banking on with their new rock-star ad campaign for their soon-to-open Bristol store

Wallace is wearing an Alexander McQueen navy cashmere and silk suit,
Dolce & Gabbana fitted white shirt and a Giorgio Armani tie. 
Gromit is in a navy silk
Paul Smith scarf.

Wallace is in all Paul Smith and Gromit’s scarf is by Duchamp.

Lady Campanula Tottington is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress,
Christian Louboutin heels and a bag by Zagliani.

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