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Pow Martinez: Funny Thick Paintings

Posted 2011-11-16 02:56:39 | Views: 16,353

Pow Martinez known for his sound and sculptural installation works has in the last few years taken his eclectic, flamboyant and humorous viewpoints on Pinoy pop-culture into the realm of painting. Pow’s paintings stand strong and inventive as they compete and make fun of the current market driven resurrection in photo-realism painting in the Philippine art scene. Pow’s paintings are thick with paint and humor. Scenes of the apocalypse the inquisition and demonic local icons sprawl across his canvases with harsh ease. Pow has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Manila, Malaysia and Japan. 2010 solo exhibition Hyper blast abomination at Mag:net Gallery, Manila.



Tim Barber's Fashion Photography

Posted 2011-11-16 02:01:02 | Views: 15,590

Tim Barber grew up in Amherst Massachusetts, lived for a few years in the mountains of Northern Vermont, studied photography in Vancouver B.C. and now lives in New York City. A photographer, curator and designer, Barber runs the online gallery, where visitors are encouraged to submit their photographs and artwork.


























































Check out more of Tim Barber's photos at his site: 

James Hopkins: Vanitas

Posted 2011-11-15 20:29:04 | Views: 15,679

Approaching a work by James Hopkins could induce the kind of contemporary art-related panic we all fear — that moment when an art work seems so alien or impenetrable that we are left dumbfounded and defeated by some hidden meaning we can’t quite perceive.


Yet, all is revealed if you look closely enough at the series of shelving pieces that Hopkins has been making for about a year, including two works commissioned by Wallpaper* (opposite and previous page). ‘Nothing is quite what it seems in my work because I often use perspective and illusions, so depending on which viewpoint you adopt, you see different things,’ he says. For example, amid the mirrors, chopping boards and wastepaper baskets, a ghostly skull slowly appears across the shelves. Hopkins realises that design, like everything else, soon meets its maker. ‘I see these shelves as tombstones to the current, ephemeral era in design because, while they look quite luxurious and modern now, next year they will already begin to look dated’. --- KEEP READING 



Matt Wisniewski: Surreal Digital Collages

Posted 2011-11-13 21:38:59 | Views: 24,629

Matt Wisniewski uses images discovered via Tumblr and other social media outlets to create these surreal digital collages, blending fashion and beauty with the natural world. It's interesting how now with the internet, artist's and designers are appropriating images found through digital media more then ever. In the coming years I wonder if this will create bigger issues with what artist's can use and not use. It's just the beginning of what's to come...whatever it is it is very pleasing to the eye indeed. 



Fashion Street Style Inspiration

Posted 2011-11-13 21:17:06 | Views: 32,605

Street Style: Rubina

Owl and Mexican Skull Cufflinks

Posted 2011-11-11 17:25:41 | Views: 40,587

Wooden Hoot Cufflinks - red and blue

These cufflinks feature two little owls with red and blue feather details. Made from sustainable plantation hoop pine ply. 16x23mm

Wooden Day of the Dead Cufflinks

These skulls celebrate the 'Day of the Dead' in Mexico, and are adorned with marigolds, hearts and petals. The colourful printing brings the coordinating pair to 'life'. Made from sustainable plantation hoop pine ply. 17x21mm

Really Cool Wooden Cufflinks from

Maja Rose and Tess Lloyd met in 1999 while studying Industrial Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. After graduating into professional roles, the designers sought the fulfilment of creating their own products. Soon they were selling their fun, light weight polypropylene baskets at local markets, and Polli was born.


Via: Polli

Grace Jones as a White Woman

Posted 2011-11-10 16:21:09 | Views: 25,689

I Wonder: Grace Jones as a White Woman?

Came across this amazing photo. I had to do some research to make sure it was indeed Ms. Jones. :O)


Daphne Groeneveld for Love Magazine

Posted 2011-11-10 14:28:33 | Views: 17,748

Daphne Groeneveld photographed by Mert and Marcus for Love Magazine #6

In little more than a year modeling phenomenon that is Daphne Groeneveld has sky-rocketed beyond the rising star status and now she shares covers of prestige mags with top model faces such as Maricarla Boscono and her role model Lara Stone. Her first campaign was Miu Miu, she posed for the cover of Vogue Paris with Tom Ford opened for Givenchy and walked now on numerous other fashion runways.

Elaine Irwin (Vogue 1992)

Posted 2011-11-10 12:56:10 | Views: 22,707


Vogue Italia, February 1992
Photographer: Walter Chin
Model: Elaine Irwin

la femme


McQueen - Winter/Fall 2011

Posted 2011-11-02 19:15:29 | Views: 26,655


This look, simplistic in cut, yet exquisite in silver-embroidered detail, radiates the ethereal beauty of an angel as depicted in traditional Catholic imagery. The model's head is bound with bandages, a move which at once references McQueen's legendary Spring/Summer 2001 Asylum collection whilst also nodding towards the head coverings donned by modest women in Northern European medieval and Renaissance portraiture, such as Johannes Vermeer's 1665 masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring.



Fall/Winter 2010

Via: Bohemea





Alexander the Great

Originality is the Last Thing

Posted 2011-10-31 23:36:00 | Views: 17,810

Most people think an artist tries to be original, but originality is the last thing that develops in the artist. 

Quote by Lukas Foss

The Art of Fashion: Neiman Marcus

Posted 2011-10-31 15:11:44 | Views: 19,932

The Art of Fashion by Neiman Marcus
Photographer: Geof Kern
Model: Kristen Bronson
Clothing by Thierry Mugler

Kate Spade Spring 2012 Collection

Posted 2011-10-27 20:00:29 | Views: 21,909

Spring 2012 collection (Kate Spade) featuring prints by australian artist florence broadhurst.

Photos by Petra Collins

Posted 2011-10-27 15:56:17 | Views: 33,040


Petra Collins is a photographer and visual artist currently living and working in Toronto, Canada.